What is Paint Correction?
Paint correction (aka machine buff or machine polishing) is a process of removing or minimizing defects such as swirls, hazing, scratches, etching, water spots, and oxidation to restore your paint back to it's original condition. Clear coat is removed on a microscopic level to even the surface, The goal is to remove these defects safely, while making sure to preserve the clear coat as much as possible.
What causes swirls & scratches?
A number of things could cause swirls & scratches in your vehicles paint: Improper washing techniques & tools, tunnel washes, using brushes to remove snow from the vehicle, car covers, california dusters, sitting or leaning on your vehicle. These are just a list of the more common causes for swirls & scratches. There's no 100% safe way to prevent t, but using the correct tools & techniques could minimize them greatly.
What is involved in corrective paint polishing?
Paint correction is a extremely time consuming process. One must have an eye and the skill to perfect the art that goes into restoring paint work. A number of polishers, compounds, finishing polishes, pads, and specific lighting is used to be able to complete each task. The key is to remove surface defects safely to restore paint back to it's original condition, while also preserving the clear coat as much as possible. A lot of time, testing, and patients is key when performing any type of paint correction work. Paint correction can range from 6 hours to 15+ hours pending on the vehicle's condition.
What's the difference between a one step & two step correction polish?
Some may have heard these terms before (or not), but each of these terms differ pending on the vehicle's condition and the outcome.
One step is using only one pad and one polish to remove defects as much as possible, but is able to leave behind a high gloss finish in one step. This option aims to enhances the vehicle's overall appearance and not chase after heavy imperfections.
A two stage correction includes a mild or heavy cut compound to remove deeper imperfections, followed by a ultra fine finishing polish to restore gloss and clarity. You'll see the best results from a two stage correction as this removes a higher percentage of heavier imperfections.
Is paint correction safe for my clear coat?
If done properly, very little amount of clear coat will be removed when performing a paint correction process. We take measurements of all panels of the vehicle with a paint depth gauge. This helps determined if it is safe enough to proceed. Low readings indicate that it's not safe enough to perform paint correction on a vehicle. Also note that clear varies from one car manufacture to the next. For an example, Honda clear coat is generally soft, while Audi's clear coat are generally on the harder side. You don't want to use a super aggressive combination on a vehicle with super soft clear. Harder clear coats can get away with a more aggressive combination if needed.
**NOTE: PRICE ARE DETERMINED BASED ON VEHICLE'S CONDITION, SIZE, WHAT IS NEEDED, AND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING TO ACHIEVE OVERALL. EACH VEHICLE CAN WIDELY DIFFER FROM ONE ONTO THE NEXT. UPON SCHEDULING, WE HIGHLY PREFER TO SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON CONSULTATION FOR A QUOTE. A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED UPON SCHEDULING.**