What is Paint Correction?

paint correctionThis trending term is used by both car cleaning enthusiasts and professional car valeters/detailers, it describes the process of rejuvenating and restoring the paintwork of a car, aircraft or any other vehicle. The basic work includes removing surface imperfections, that haze the surface by reflecting the light of different directions. This causes detracting from a proper, true, clean and sharp reflection. The paintwork issues include thinks like small scratches, swirl marks, acid rain damage, bird dropping, and holograms. Sometimes 100 percent correction isn’t continuously possible; compromise must be created in areas with skinny clear coat wherever it'd be impractical to sacrifice lacquer and to run the chance of placing through. Also, as a general rule, scratches that you just will ‘feel’ together with your nail can typically need paint (However they will be visibly reduced by ‘rounding off’ the perimeters with correct machine technique).

The actual paint correction process.

Before we start the actual paint correction process, we need to take care of a few things like deep exterior wash and decontamination of the treated vehicle surface. After the wash process, the paintwork is clayed with a professional automotive clay bar, which safely removes anything that is stuck on the surface like industrial fallout and tar spots. This will help to leave the vehicle paintwork smooth, which helps the machine polish process.

Paint correction + Machine Polish

Machine Polish

The buffing/polishing is a multistage process, including a range of different cutting compounds, which removes a small layer of the paintwork. After that finalizing polish product which remove any marks from the previous stage. The machine polish varies from the vehicle paintwork condition and age of the car. This is personalized for each different vehicle.

After correction, all the treated areas are wiped down with isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to remove any oils that have been left from the polishes. This will reveal the true paintwork condition after the paint correction. After inspection, there be necessary to treat some missed areas.





Paint correction and machine polish

Correction DONE

In conclusion, this is a very labor-intensive process of removing paintwork surface imperfections and scratches from the vehicle panels, which includes the use of machine polishers and a range of polish products. A fully corrected paintwork is when viewed in direct sunlight will show only true reflections and scratches, blemishes and no swirl marks.







machine polishFor paint correction best results

We recommend sealing your perfect paint protection with Ceramic coating. Find out more here. 

The term paint correction should be used only if the final result removes all of the paintwork imperfections, not just partly cover them. The actual paintwork correction process itself takes off a small amount of paint or clear coat using different types of abrasive polishes, which are applied with the right polishing machines, in order to level out the paintwork surface.

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