Importance of Paint Correction
Paint correction is the process of using a machine polisher with different combinations of pads and compounds to permenantly remove swirls, scratches, oxidation, water spotting, marring, paint transfer, and sanding marks from the clear coat of the vehicle. These defects can create an uneven surface area. By leveling down and smoothing out the surface light will reflect back in a uniform direction, illuminating the paint finish and creating the sought after high gloss, high clarity, and mirror like appearance.
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Paint Correction FAQ
What Is Paint Correction?
Paint correction is the process of permanently removing defects from clear coat, single stage paint, gel coat, or clear plastics. These defects include swirling, scratching, etchings, water spotting, sanding marks, marring, and paint oxidation.
What Level Paint Correction Do I Need?
The only way to know for certain the level of paint correction needed is after inspection and correcting a small test spot on the vehicle.
Greater level of correction is usually required if its an older vehicle, heavily driven, drive thru car washes, non garage kept, has water spotting, dark colored, or has hard clear coat such as Audi, VW, Mercedes, and BMW.
Can My Car Be Paint Corrected?
The clear coat thickness on the vehicle will determine if its eligible for paint correction. Clear coat wears down over time from washes and UV rays. Generally speaking if your vehicle is 5 years old or newer it can be corrected without issue. It is still important to take paint gauge readings before performing a paint correction, especially on older vehicles.
How Long Does Paint Correction Take?
Paint correction can take anywhere from 3 to 10+ hours depending on the condition and size of vehicle. The worse the conditon the more correcting steps need to be taken and therefor the more time that is needed.
How Long Does Paint Correction Last?
Paint correction permanently removes scratching and swirling so it will last as long as its properly maintained. If the car is taken through a car wash the vehicle can be back to the same starting condition in a couple weeks. To help preserve the flawless paint after a correction we always recommend a ceramic coating to add a durable layer of protection. This will help keep the paint in its best condition with less chance of defects.