What is Paint Correction?

What is Paint Correction?


Paint correction is a term that’s currently utilized by skilled automotive detailers and automotive improvement enthusiasts worldwide to explain the method of restoring and rejuvenating the paintwork of a vehicle, largely through the elimination of surface imperfections that dull, oxidize, or haze the surface, thus detracting from a real and correct, clean, sharp, reflection. These imperfections embody things like swirl marks & fine scratches, bird dropping etching etching, hologramming & buffer trails, and random isolated deep scratches (or RIDS).

The term paint correction ought to solely be used if these imperfections are properly removed and don’t seem to be simply lined up or hidden with filler, which is a primary based product. the particular corrective method itself includes a low quantity of clear coat or paint being on top of the surface with the utilization of abrasive polishes, that are applied and worked in with acceptable sharpening machines, so as to level out the surface.

You’ve recently spent between $50,000 and $500,000 on a fresh vehicle. You’ve in all probability, spent uncounted hours researching your new high-end sports automotive, luxury sedan, SUV or truck, and you’re excited to finally have it in your possession. Since it’s new, you’ve got that extra-special tingling glow within, knowing it’s in perfect, pristine condition.

Except it’s not. As a result of the dirty secret lurking among your fresh vehicle’s paint, it may be a countless array of unaccounted  scratches that are dulling the outside surface since before it left the dealership. This is often the ugly-yet-unavoidable reality of automotive production, requiring new vehicles be painted, polished and processed quickly, however not essentially properly.

If you’re thinking that you’re car’s resistant to this downside as a result of it’s a high-end, restricted, production model carrying a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce or alternative ultra-premium badge, well, you’re wrong. There are countless of cars in “new” dealerships where there are scratches easily seen on the surfaces, when one knows what to look for.

To address this issue, a car-owner will want what’s cited as a “paint correction” treatment. That is, that the art of fine removing micro-scratches and swirls through machine sharpening (buffing). Once done properly, a really fine quantity of clear coat is removed, at the side of the otherwise permanent scratches and swirls within the clear coat. This leaves crystal clarity and pure reflections. once performed by a talented craftsman. The after-effect of the car with the treatment and before simply can’t be captured in photos. It should be seen face to face to believe. 

If you are trying to decide whether paint correction is right for your vehicle, we would be glad to help you out! Here at Apollo Auto Spa, we pride ourselves with providing customers with detailed lists explaining what paint correction is, why it is an adequate solution for your vehicle’s paint life or if other coatings are recommended. We also offer financial packages and options to make sure it is most convenient for you.  If you have any questions regarding paint correction or other coating options, feel free to visit our office or give us a call at 1(800)618-5881. 


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