Paint correction is a fine art that requires a lot of time, patience, and talent. It is the process of delicately removing imperfections on a vehicle’s finish and restoring it to a better than new state. These imperfections can be swirl marks caused by circular washing, automated carwashes, water spots, bird droppings, fine scratches, and the list goes on.
When done properly, an exceptionally fine amount of clear coat is removed, along with scratches and swirls. This leaves crystal clarity and pure reflections.
We Delicately Remove Imperfections
Restore to a Better Than New State
Drastically Improve the Clarity & Shine
Increase the Longevity of Your Vehicle
First the car is washed eliminating any dirt and contaminants from the surface. Sounds simple but it is one of the most important parts of the process. If dirt and contaminants are not removed, it will damage your paint during buffing and polishing.
Once your vehicle is clean, we clay bar the surface. Another important step. Clay bar removes even more dirt and contaminants that typically can't be removed with a standard wash, or even through polishing and waxing. Note, this process does not remove scratches.
After careful inspection of the paintwork for imperfections, when needed we move to a technique called wet-sanding. If your car has deep scratches or orange peel, buffing and polishing may not be enough. With wet sanding, we remove the top layer of clear coat with very fine grit sandpaper. The surface will then go through extensive buffing and polishing to bring the shine back.
Depending on the amount and type of clear coat and the severity of imperfections, the next stage will vary vehicle to vehicle. Wet-sanded vehicles will require a multi-step polishing process with 3-4 types of pads and several types of polishes. These stages are required to achieve full correction. We go from most abrasive to very fine polishing.
After all the “correction” stages are completed, we seal up the vehicle’s paint to protect it from further damage.