Paint Correction & Protection
Paint correction is a term that is used by both pro auto detailers and car enthusiasts to describe the process of restoring and rejuvenating the paint of a vehicle, mainly through the elimination of surface imperfections. These imperfections include things like oxidation, haze, swirl marks, fine scratches, bird dropping etching, acid rain etching, holograms & buffer marks..
The phrase “paint correction” should only be used if the imperfections are properly removed and are not just disguised or hidden with filler polishes. The actual corrective procedure comprises of a small amount of clear coat paint actually being removed from the surface with the use of micro diminishing compounds or clear coat safe polishes and glazes.
Before any paint correction process is executed, a very thorough wash-up and prep of the vehicle needs to be performed. Paintwork is properly washed and decontaminated to remove any dirt, debris and surface dust. After the wash-up process the painted surfaces are clayed with an automotive clay bar or Nanoskin AutoScrub product, which will safely remove any bonded surface contaminants such as tree sap and industrial fallout.
After the paint correction process is completed the painted surfaces will need to be protected with a car paint sealant or high grade car wax. The paint protection process will not only protect the surfaces against the environmental elements but will also add to the depth of the gloss and shine. To keep the painted surface looking good well after the detail has been completed an express wax or polish.