Paint correction allows for removing minor scratches and defects found in the automobile’s clear coat. Car service masters use an electric polisher, microfiber buffing pad, and particular substances to cut a transparent layer of the auto’s paint until the damages are gone.
The most common types of paint defects
Specialists of the company Max Protect, with the help of paint, successfully eliminate various types of flaws:
- Swirl marks. They occur due to improper wiping off the car during washing, using dirty towels, etc. You may notice swirl marks when the reflection of the light hits the paint cut.
- Deep marring. Such defects usually appear due to improper paint sanding or car washing. Deep scratches vary in structure and frequency. These marrings are not enough to feel but enough to see them.
- Watermarks and acid etching. Such defects are difficult to miss because of their large size. Watermarks are formed as a result of hard water or mineral deposits on the outside of the paint. Acid etching resembles watermarks, but it is a more severe corrosion stage. Acid etching begins when acid rain hits different areas of the auto.
All these damages specialists can repair.
The main stages of the restorative procedure
The paint correction process includes several steps; all depend on the level of damage to the transparent coating. The first step involves removing the dirt from all surfaces of the car. This procedure includes thorough washing, drying the car, and processing with a clay bar. After cleaning, the machine begins «wet sanding» to eliminate deep marring. Professionals use a moistened series of sandpaper with a fine grit to remove the top transparent layer of coatings.
Then the surface is polished to restore the original shine. It doesn’t mean just picking up a polishing machine and getting to work. Depending on many factors, such as type of coating, one stage paint or not, the extent of defects pad, and polishing agents can differ. The final step of the paint correction project is a new topcoat.
There are many compounds for car paint correction available on the market. Only specialists can choose the optimal composition, considering the type and condition of the paint. Some people are sure that paint correction and repainting are the same procedure. Repainting involves removing old paint, rust, corrosion and applying a new coat of paint to all surfaces. At the same time, the correction is an improved polishing option.