All you need to know about paint correction
What does it mean?
Paint correction is basically the method of restoration of the painted surface of an automobile. To restore the paintwork and bring back the original shine of your car, we employ means to remove swirl marks, scratches, buffer trails, etc. These imperfections are the main reasons for spoiling the paint and preventing a crystal clear reflection.
How we do it?
Our professional detailers first give the vehicle a detailed wash to clean out all the contaminants that collect on the surface. The paintwork is thoroughly washed and cleaned and after the dirt particles are got rid off, a specialized clay bar is applied to clay coat the recently washed surface, to ensure absolute removal of the accumulate debris.
The disappearance of these pollutants is mandatory before implementing the paint correction process, because once they get stuck on the pad of the polishing machine, they will be transferred onto the car surface again and the aimed purpose will be ruined. Claying the paintwork gives a clear assessment of the condition of the surface.
Different kinds of polish are used to clear out the fine particles as well as the evidently visible ones. During this prolonged process, a paint depth gauge is usually a common practice of most detailers and we also use it.
The paint depth gauge measures the thickness of the paint on the metal panel and is used during and after the process to give an exact calculation of how much material has been removed and mainly to stop excess removal, which may fade out the painted surface or make a mark on it, to cause severe damage to your car. At Clean Image, our extensive paint detailing technique also includes the use of specialized halogen or LED lamps to produce a similar glow as that of sunlight, which allows an effective checking of the condition of the paint coating as well as how efficiently the swirl marks and fine scratches are being vanished.
How to remove deep scratches?
The ridding of very deep scratches always poses a risk of removing excess paint during the correction procedure. To avoid this, the severe imperfections are reduced to size through our use of the machine polisher and polish products that round off the edges of the irritating scratch marks and make them appear much less distinct under direct light.
The panels are then wiped down with an isopropyl alcohol to remove extra residual oils, left behind from the polish. Thus, the actual finish of the car comes to light and also reveals any missed area. Once the paint correction is complete, a glossy painted surface will uncover and will produce dazzling reflections, because the little imperfections and scratches will no longer scatter the light rays.
Clean Image is a specialist in this most time-consuming episode of the detailing process. We put in our full dedication to rejuvenate the paint glow and the outcome of the paint makeover is always a dazzling car.