When you buy a new car or even simply walk by some new cars at the dealerships, one of the first things you’ll notice about them is their pristine paint job. Before a car is driven through the conditions, the paint looks sleek, clean and spotless. However, through regular wear and tear and weather damage, the paint job on a car begins to suffer.
Dents, chips, water spots, swirls and more are all too common on most vehicles after they have been driven. These imperfections can lead to the paint looking dull, Most of us simply just deal with these imperfections, but there is actually a better way. It's called paint correction and it can bring your car back to "better-than-new" condition.
What is Paint Correction?
Paint correction is a term used for the process of restoring the paint job on a car. This is done through the removal of the types of imperfections we mentioned earlier. Most of the time, paint correction is done by an expert with experience in restoring and correcting paint jobs.
The corrections can often be done in a day or two, and are generally much more affordable than repainting your car. It can make an old car feel new and should be considered by everyone who has fallen out of love with their car.
What's involved in Paint Correction?
Now that you know a little bit about what paint correction is, what is the process like? First, your car will need to be thoroughly washed to get rid of any loose dirt or other debris. Next, your car will be clayed with a clay bar, to remove any small, leftover pieces of debris that could damage your car during the paint correction process if left alone. Next up, it is time to polish.
Polishing can have a number of stages, as the detailer will use different grades of polish to remove different scratches and other impurities. This is the longest and most labour intensive part of the correction process. Once polishing is done, the panels of the vehicle are wiped down with alcohol, which will remove any of the oils that were left after the polish, and will help to reveal the true sheen and shine of the paint.
Of course, if these imperfections are only covered up, and not actually removed or fixed, it's not a true paint correction. Once the process is done, your vehicle should show true reflections in the paint, without any swirls, scratches or other issues.
As far as pricing goes, this will depend on the type of vehicle you have, the type of paint and more. While finding deals is okay, a cheap or inexperienced detailer might not do as good a job as someone who might charge a little more for their expert service. If you have a vehicle that is in need of paint correction, or you simply just want it to look like the day you got it, don't hesitate to reach out to Ming Shine.