NANO CERAMIC COATINGS & PROTECTION
Paint correction is not just for old cars, it is for ALL cars – even new ones! Paint Correction is a labor-intensive process utilizing refinishing tools and very fine abrasive materials to remove surface defects, swirls, scratches, and hard water build up. So stop being upset about seeing swirls, scratches and water spots in your cars paint. Let us take care of it for you. Also, if you have a new car let us take care of putting the final perfections on it, and getting out the minor imperfections and overspray that we see on vehicles even when they come right off the lot.
See what a huge difference paint correction can do for your paint by checking out this before and after picture!
Step 1: Wash Process followed by Clay Bar
The first step in correcting a vehicle's finish is removing all surface contaminants. This starts with a thorough wash process, drying of the vehicle. While it may be clean to the naked eye, the surface is often still covered with stubborn contaminants that require an extra step to remove. This step is known as “Clay Bar.” In some cases, your paints finish might even feel rough like sandpaper if it has heavy contamination or paint overspray. This decontamination process is important, as when you move to the next stages of wet sanding, buffing, polishing, …etc
In this process, the surface of the paint is sprayed with a special clay lubricant and then gone over with a soft detailing grade block of clay. This process is extremely important because if one was to begin polishing before these contaminants were removed then they would be ground into the paint causing scratches or other visible results. Once all of these contaminants have been removed, the paint must then be inspected to see what sort of correction will be required.
Step 2: Paint Correction
Sometimes buffing and polishing isn’t enough to remove an imperfection from a vehicle’s surface. For the things like especially deep scratches or orange peel, they must be removed with a technique known as “wet sanding” or “color sanding.” This is the process of using a moistened series of specially designed automotive sandpaper with very fine grit to remove the top layer of clear coat. The surface then has to go though a staged extensive buffing & polishing process to bring the shine back.
Step 3: Buffing & Polishing
Step 3 of the paint correction process is the actual polishing of the vehicle. It isn’t as simple as grabbing a polisher and going to work though. Depending on a number of factors such as the amount and type of clear coat, if it is one stage paint or not, and the severity of the imperfections, the combination of machine, pad, and polish will differ from vehicle to vehicle. For instance, vehicles that have been wet sanded will require a multi-step polishing process including 3-4 different types of polishing pads and several different types of polishes.
Often times several stages of polish are required to achieve full correction. The first being the most abrasive and the last being a very fine finishing polish. The large scratches are removed in the first stage of polish and then the smaller surface abrasions caused by this harsh polish are removed by the finer polish that comes after it.