Paint correction, also called polishing or buffing, is a process designed to restore a vehicle’s finish to better than new condition. This process removes the imperfections in the paint and other surface issues such as swirl marks and water spots. Paint correction can be performed by any detailing professional who has been properly trained in this skill. It is a very useful service if you have minimal contaminants on your vehicle and want to make your paint shine. It is also a good way of maintaining the look of your vehicle by keeping it free from swirl marks and water spots that would only get more noticeable as time went on. The very labor intensive process involves polishing the paint to remove any defects in the paint, followed by using a sealant or coating to protect the corrected paintwork.
The first step is for your detailing professional to perform an inspection of the vehicle to examine all areas that may need paint correction. Once they have determined what areas need polishing, they will take a variety of polishing pads to remove any fine scratches in the paint. This process can be very time-consuming depending on how bad the paint is affected.
Once all of the necessary areas have been polished, the detailing professional will then use a variety of compounds to remove surface imperfections in the paint.
The final step in the paint correction process is to apply a wax, sealant or ceramic coating to your vehicle’s finish. This will help protect it from future damage and contamination to the vehicle.
Paint correction involves the use of machine polishers and a range of different polish compounds and graded pads. A fully corrected vehicle when viewed in direct sunlight will show only true reflections and no swirl marks, scratches or blemishes will be visible to the naked eye.
Swirl marks are caused when the dirt is rolled around on a vehicle’s surface rather than being wiped away with a microfiber cloth, often automatic car washes will cause swirl marks. This causes damage to the paint which results in swirl marks.
This depends on the polishing compound and the condition of the paint, but typically there are three stages to paint correction, using various pads and combinations. It also depends on the hardness or softness of your paintwork, how deep the scratches are and how thick the clear coat is on your vehicle. It is important to understand that not all vehicles have the same quality of paint and each must be treated on a case by case basis.
Some compounds have fillers which hides imperfections, we use only the highest quality compounds and pads to ensure that the finish is the best possible result.
A ceramic coating has the potential to be a great way to protect your car and keep it looking like new. As ceramic coatings are resistant to UV damage, acid rain contamination and other types of environmental damage, ceramic coated cars will stay looking nicer longer than those with traditional wax or sealant paint protection. However, ceramic coatings also need ceramic coating maintenance in order to maintain its protective qualities. Our ceramic coating brand Bombshell coatings is tried and tested and produces the best result – we stand behind our products and understand what is needed to make your car look outstanding.
Ceramic coating is a ceramic-based product that can be applied to any surface and has a number of benefits. When ceramic coating is applied to a surface it creates a tough, sacrificial layer that provides enhanced protection from the environment. Unlike other products on the market, Bombshell coatings offer the highest quality, we have hundreds of satisfied customers whose cars are glossy and easy to clean. UV rays can make our paintwork fade fast and it can lose its shine very quickly, by applying a ceramic coating, you can be assured of a showroom shine and ease of cleaning for many years ahead. Most important is that you maintain your ceramic coating frequently, to ensure it is always in its best condition.