Paint Correction

1937 Ford

1937 Ford

Fast Facts

 

 

FAST FACTS

  • Paint correction can visibly improve the appearance of paint
  • The process requires professional work and proper equipment
  • Paint correction can remove surface imperfections like surface scratches and swirl marks
  • Do not expect a paint correction to fix advanced paint damage

           Paint correction can help restore paint so it has deeper color and more shine. This may be necessary as paint ages and is exposed to the elements. Whenever scratches, etchings, or any other surface imperfections are present, a proper paint correction can perfect the paint as we see it. Clearly visible swirl marks and surface scratches might lead owners to get a vehicle’s paint corrected, but even new vehicles may be greatly improved by this process.

          It’s tough to know what a vehicle has been through. Even if it is new, the paint may be riddled with surface imperfections or random scratches incurred during shipping processes. In addition, dealers may not take time to properly wash and detail a vehicle. Improper techniques can create imperfections on the new paint. If a vehicle is washed improperly or polished while covered in contaminants, the appearance of the paint will be degraded. These are reasons to treat a new car’s paint. To ensure the best possible condition for the paint on your new vehicle, paint correction can remove issues caused by previous errors or unfortunate situations. Older vehicles may have paint that has lost its shine. If the lackluster appearance is caused by surface imperfections, the paint can be rejuvenated properly. Instead of covering imperfections with fillers or “all-in-one” polishes that can eventually break down or be washed away, the paint correction process removes the imperfections.

Fast Facts

 

 

FAST FACTS

  • Paint correction can visibly improve the appearance of paint
  • The process requires professional work and proper equipment
  • Paint correction can remove surface imperfections like surface scratches and swirl marks
  • Do not expect a paint correction to fix advanced paint damage
1937 Ford

1937 Ford

Fast Facts

FAST FACTS

  • Paint correction can visibly improve the appearance of paint
  • The process requires professional work and proper equipment
  • Paint correction can remove surface imperfections like surface scratches and swirl marks
  • Do not expect a paint correction to fix advanced paint damage

          Paint correction can help restore paint so it has deeper color and more shine. This may be necessary as paint ages and is exposed to the elements. Whenever scratches, etchings, or any other surface imperfections are present, a proper paint correction can perfect the paint as we see it. Clearly visible swirl marks and surface scratches might lead owners to get a vehicle’s paint corrected, but even new vehicles may be greatly improved by this process.

          It’s tough to know what a vehicle has been through. Even if it is new, the paint may be riddled with surface imperfections or random scratches incurred during shipping processes. In addition, dealers may not take time to properly wash and detail a vehicle. Improper techniques can create imperfections on the new paint. If a vehicle is washed improperly or polished while covered in contaminants, the appearance of the paint will be degraded. These are reasons to treat a new car’s paint. To ensure the best possible condition for the paint on your new vehicle, paint correction can remove issues caused by previous errors or unfortunate situations. Older vehicles may have paint that has lost its shine. If the lackluster appearance is caused by surface imperfections, the paint can be rejuvenated properly. Instead of covering imperfections with fillers or “all-in-one” polishes that can eventually break down or be washed away, the paint correction process removes the imperfections.

          The process starts with a thorough cleaning. The vehicle must be washed and free of any debris like dirt or insects. Once the surface is clean, it can be treated with a polish or compound that has the appropriate strength for the severity of the imperfections. If the imperfections are critical, a series of polishes may be used to treat marks left by the strongest cutting compounds, which are used to initially fix imperfections. When scratches are very deep, it may not be possible to remove them with paint correction. When a large amount of paint needs to be removed, or the paint is thinned significantly, paint correction is not the proper fix. Paint correction can be tedious and challenging, so it should be performed by an experienced professional. Knowledge and the correct usage of the proper tools are keys to success for a beautiful finish.

          When paint correction is finished, paint can be inspected for clarity, color, and shine. Direct light can reveal imperfections, so it can also be used as an inspection tool. Expect to see clear reflections in the paint. When visible imperfections are removed, paint becomes more reflective because there are less scratches to direct light in random directions. Instead of seeing a spider web illuminated by the sun, you may see a picturesque reflection of an object near the vehicle. Visible improvements and the true removal of imperfections make paint correction one of the most rewarding automotive detailing processes.

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