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Paint Correction

Understanding Paint Correction: Cleaning, Polishing, and Protecting Car Paint

Paint Correction: the removal of improper surface defects by leveling the surface with proper polishing, compounding, and wet sanding techniques. Correcting the paint finish will remove haziness, dullness, oxidation, and contamination.

Anything that touches the surface of paint is a source of imperfections: improper buffing with the wrong tool, aggressive washing, incorrect drying technique, abrasive buffing with the wrong polishing approach.

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Paint defects include oxidation, swirls, micro hazing, fine or deep isolated scratches, bird poop etching, water etching, buffer hologramming or trails. Notice how the lights shoots off in multiple routes, taking away the color appearance of the paint.

paint correction

An improperly prepared surface will reflect light in many random directions which hinders the clear, deepness, natural color, reflection, and glossy potential of paint.

paint correction

As seen in this corrected BMW, the closer you get to a flat surface, the closer you get to maximum light reflection. The objective of paint correction is to produce a flawless surface without any swirls or fine scratches. The surface should create warmth, glossiness, reflections, shininess, sharpness, and wet paint.

Paint Preparation Process is Key

Step 1 – Inspect Car Paint & Measure Thickness
paint thickness meter

Highline II Paint Thickness Gauge

Measuring the paint is essential to maintaining the UV protection built within the clear coat and to guarantee proper paint lifespan. It is best to balance paint removal with ownership length, percentage of defect removal, maintenance process, and visual expectations.

Step 2 – Cleanse Vehicle Surface

hand car wash

A high foam pre treatment and intensive  wash will remove all light soiling. Strip as much grime, tar, bugs, and light contamination prior to the decontamination phase.

 

Step 3 – Decontamination of Fall Out, Rail Dust, Organic, & Inorganic Matter

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Decontamination phase removes  rail dust, fallout, water spots, adhesives, light etching, and any surface contamination. Nanoskin’s advanced rubber polymer technology CarPro IronX, and imported paint work clay result in a perfectly smooth surface.

 

Step 4 – Paint Correction by Leveling & Refinishing the Surface

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Correction phase can include spot wet sanding, compounding, polishing, and final burnishing with a variety of polishing equipment. Today the amount of correction achievable amazing for the money.

Menzerna Car Care, Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze, and Optimum Polymer Technology Brinkmann Maxfire Marine Dual LED Spotlight, speciality high spectrum LED Lightbulbs Rupes Big Foot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher and Griots Garage Random Orbital Polisher are the many tools that bring a great result.

Step 5 – Protection by Polymer Sealants, Natural Carnauba Wax, or State of the Art Coating

Final protection range from specially sourced polymer sealants, carnauba waxes, and spray polymers. Vehicle color determine maximum slickness, glossiness, shine, depth of field, and durability. Menzerna, Optimum, Ultima, Blackfire, Collinite, 3D/Hd, Prima,  and many more brands are special options available.
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Optimum Opti Coat Pro: a multi year ceramic protective coating is available for outstanding protection.

Paint Correction Examples


mini cooper
mini cooper

Mini Cooper S Paint Correction & Opticoat

paint correction
paint correction

BMW E39 5 Series Wagon Touring Paint Correction Bodyshop Repair

paint correction
proper polish

Porsche Boxster Correction

proper polish
proper polish

BMW M3 E92 Jerez Black Paint Correction Dealership Repair

proper polish
proper polish

Porsche 911 996 Blue Paint Correction

bmw correction
bmw correction

BMW F10 528i Blue Paint Correction Detail Shop Repair

infiniti correction
infiniti correction

Black G35 2004 Infiniti Restoration

porsche 993 correction

paint correction

Black Porsche 993 911 Paint Enhancement

porsche 996 correction
paint correction

Unique Red Porsche 996 911 Enhancement

audi s4 correction
paint correction

Audi S4 Black Paint Correction: Snow Shovel Damage

 

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