PAINT CORRECTION

PAINT CORRECTION is the process of removing the imperfections in a vehicle’s finish and restoring it to an, often times, better than new state. These imperfections include but are not limited to, swirl marks or “spider webbing” from circular washing, automated carwashes, fine scratches, water spots, bird dropping etching, holograming.
PAINT CORRECTION

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 restoring and rejuvenating the paintwork of a vehicle, mostly through the elimination of surface imperfections, that dull, oxidize, or haze the surface by reflecting light off in various directions, therefore detracting from a true and proper, clean, sharp, reflection.

These imperfections include things like swirl marks & fine scratches, bird dropping etching & acid rain etching, hologramming & buffer trails, and random isolated deep scratches (or RIDS)

Paintwork defects such as scratches, swirls and holograms are all removable by machine polishing. Machine polishing is a recognised method of paint correction for professionals.

The thickness of the paint you see on your car is measured in microns (µm), 1 micron is equivalent to one thousandth of a millimetre (1/1000mm). It’s comprised of three layers: Primer, Base Colour Coat and Clear Coat (lacquer). The most common paintwork imperfections occur as swirl marks, deep marring and scratches (usually introduced during the wash process), etching caused by acid rain and calcium carbonate deposits from environmental and industrial fallout, as well as buffer marks resulting from poor machine polishing techniques! 

paint correction

0 – 1 year old car
STAGE I – Removes light Paintwork defects such as scratches, swirls and holograms

 

 

Start at

$200

1 – 5 year old car
STAGE II – Removes light Paintwork defects such as scratches, swirls and holograms

 

 

Start at

$300

5+ year old car
STAGE III – Removes light Paintwork defects such as scratches, swirls and holograms.
Paint is measured with a digital paint thickness gauge to prevent burning off the paint. 
Wet sanding and dry color sanding is performed to diminish isolated scratches.

Start at

$450

San Jose & Bay Area