Also known as swirl mark removal or machine polishing, paintwork correction is the reduction or removal of marks in the top layer of paint to produce a more refined finish.
Paint correction can involve either the hand or machine application of varying grades of cleanser, polish or compound. The majority of work is usually done with rotary machine polishers to get the best level of correction. A dual action polisher may be used in the refining portion of the job.
Good paint correction requires a high degree of skill and concentration, but done properly, it really can transform the look of a car by dealing with (amongst other things); hard water marks, etching caused by bird muck or fly squash, swirl marks, scratches and fading.
Paint correction is also a much better financial option then to have your vehicle repainted. Some cars can cost up to $15,000 for a full proper repaint, where paint correction done correctly can correct up to 95% of defects and start at $350.
The process of paint correction begins with examining the paint and reviewing how deep the scratches are. We always do this with our clients in person to set the expectation of what can be removed and what cannot be removed. The simple rule is, if you cannot feel the scratch with your nail, we can correct the paint. We then begin by doing a complete paint decontamination, clay bar, cutting the paint, polishing the paint, another wash to remove excess dust, degrease wipe down to remove oils left from the polishing and then a sealant and wax to complete the process. The final step (sealant or wax) can also include ceramic coating.
Please review our ceramic coating section for more information.
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