"Paint correction" is a term that is now commonly used by both professional car detailers and car cleaning enthusiasts worldwide to describe the process of polishing and restoring the paintwork of a vehicle, boat, or aircraft. Mostly, through the elimination of surface imperfections that dull, oxidize, or haze the surface by reflecting lights off panels in various directions, they detract from a true, clean, sharp reflection. These paint imperfections include swirl marks, fine scratches, etchings, holograms, and random isolated deep scratches or (RIDS)
Before any paint correction is undertaken, a thorough wash and decontamination of the vehicles painted surfaces is performed. Paintwork is carefully and properly washed to remove any loose dirt and debris. After the wash process, the vehicle will get decontaminated either chemically (iron remover)or physically (clay mitt), or sometimes both. This will safely remove any bonded surface contaminents such as tar spots, overspray, industrial fallout and rail dust.
Next step is to measure the paint thickness with a digital depth gauge tool. We take readings all over the vehicle and it helps us make sure we have a good surface to work with as we do not want to compromise what is there.
Some deeper or wider scratches may actually be to severe to safely "correct" without risking removing to much surface paint or clear coat. In that case we minimize and reduce as best as possible using techniques with our various polishers and specific compounds and polishes. Doing this will round off the edges of the scratches and will make them far less aparant in direct light. Other scratches or swirls will be completely erased from the paint surface leaving you with flawless, deep shine that makes your vehicle appear its best.
Paint correction is not just for vehicles that have miles on them. We do paint correction work on many brand new vehicles. Some come with imperections from being transported to the dealership or while at the dealership. People send their vehicles to us often right after taking delivery of their new vehicle at the dealership. We make it look perfect like it should, and often cover areas they would like with paint protection film (PPF) and also coat the entire exterior of the vehicle with a ceramic coating.
Paint correction is our specialty. We have a lot of experience working with many different paint types and ages. Our goal is to restore your vehicles paint finish to where it's looking its best without compromising what is there. From there we want to help you protect it and keep it that way for as long as possible.
Paint Correction pricing:
Enhancement-2 Stage Polish
Small Vehicle $800
Medium Vehicle $900
Large Vehicle $1,000
X-Large Vehicle $1,100
Small Vehicle $1300
Medium Vehicle $1600
Large Vehicle $1800
X-Large Vehicle $2,200