PAINT CORRECTION

Paint Correction

PAINT CORRECTION, ALSO KNOWN AS COMPOUNDING, POLISHING, “CUT AND BUFF”, SWIRL/SCRATCH REMOVAL… THIS PROCESS CONSISTS OF REFINISHING FLAWED, OLD, AND/OR OXIDIZED PAINT, USING DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS OF MACHINES, PADS, AND BUFFING LIQUIDS.

REMEMBER WHAT YOUR PAINT LOOKED LIKE THE DAY YOU FIRST SAW IT??

IT’S NOT TOO LATE.  ACTUALLY, A LOT OF “BRAND NEW” CARS WE SEE DON’T HAVE PAINT ANYWHERE NEAR THE LEVEL OF FINISH WE THINK SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE. WE CAN RESTORE YOUR PAINT TO WHAT IT WAS INTENDED TO BE.

THE ACT OF PHYSICALLY PUTTING A POLISHER TO THE PAINT IS NOT ENOUGH.  IT TAKES A CAREFUL AND CONSTANT CONSIDERATION OF PAINT PROPERTIES, POTENTIAL FAILURE POINTS, DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES, TOOL COMBINATIONS, SPECIFIC VEHICLE PRECAUTIONS, AND THE PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS OF THE PAINT ITSELF.  NOT ALL PAINT IS CREATED EQUAL. SOME IS HARDER AND TAKES LONGER TO CORRECT, SOME IS SOFTER AND CAN REQUIRE FURTHER STEPS TO FINISH OUT PROPERLY.  EACH HAVE THEIR CHALLENGES.

THE PROCESS

WE HAVE RESPECT FOR THE PROCESS.  

MANUFACTURERS USE DIFFERENT PAINT AND PAINT SYSTEMS. FOR THAT REASON, WE ALWAYS DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF CORRECTION NECESSARY BY TESTING THE PAINT OF THE INDIVIDUAL VEHICLE. BY TESTING THIS WAY, WE CAN DETERMINE THE PROPER LEVEL OF CORRECTION REQUIRED, WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PAINT.  WE WANT TO REMOVE AS LITTLE PAINT AS POSSIBLE. WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, ACHIEVE THE DESIRED REULTS.

DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CORRECTION

WE OFFER MULTIPLE LEVELS OF PAINT CORRECTION AND DEFECT REMOVAL.

LEVEL 1: A ONE-STEP PAINT CORRECTION – POLISH (LIGHT TO MODERATE)

** A LEVEL ONE PAINT CORRECTION IS MEANT TO SAFELY REMOVE LIGHT TO MODERATE DEFECTS SUCH AS LIGHT SWIRLS, AND WATER SPOTS.

LEVEL 2: A TWO-STEP PAINT CORRECTION – COMPOUND + POLISH (MODERATE TO SEVERE)

** A LEVEL TWO PAINT CORRECTION IS DESIGNED FOR SAFELY REMOVING DEEPER DEFECTS. THIS ALLOWS US TO RESTORE THE PAINT EVEN FURTHER THROUGH A DEDICATED TWO-STEP PROCESS. FIRST WE USE PROFESSIONAL GRADE COMPOUNDS TO PROVIDE DEEPER DEFECT REMOVAL OF MODERATE TO SEVERE SWIRLS AND SCRATCHES.. AFTERWARDS, WE PERFORM A SECOND STEP  WITH A POLISH TO RESTORE THE CLARITY AND SHINE THAT WE ALL SEEK.

***SOMETIMES MORE STEPS ARE NECESSARY DEPENDING ON PAINT CONDITION AND LEVELS OF EXPECTATIONS. WET-SANDING AVAILABLE WHEN NECESSARY BEFORE COMPOUNDING PHASE, BUT GENERALLY ONLY RESERVED FOR SPECIFIC SITUATIONS THAT MEET CERTAIN PAINT DEPTH REQUIREMENTS (AFTERMARKET PAINT JOBS THAT NEED REFINISHING/SHOW LEVEL FINISHES, ETC).


IT IS RECOMMENDED TO  FOLLOW UP ANY FORM OF PAINT CORRECTION WITH SOME FORM OF PAINT PROTECTION (COATING OR SEALANT) TO HELP PRESERVE, AND EXTEND THE LIFECYCLE OF THE PAINT AND CLEAR COAT. 

PLEASE REACH OUT WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY STILL HAVE ABOUT THE PROCESS OR WHAT TO EXPECT! We are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. We truly love what we do and equally appreciate the opportunity to serve you in any way we that we can! We take careful consideration and analyze each vehicle, case by case, to ensure that we are making the most accurate and helpful recommendations possible. The way we see it, if the value we provide to you does not exceed the price you pay, then there is no point in being in business. Our word is all we have… Honesty, Integrity, and Professionalism is everything and without them there is no trust. Without trust, there is no long term reliability or relationship.

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