A ceramic paint protection coating adds additional protection to your car’s exterior and helps keep it looking like-new with comparatively minimal maintenance. When your car’s color fades, you have nothing to do except taking your car to an auto service station for paint correction. Also, there are certain conditions when the need of paint correction arises. If your car meets an accident, you probably take it to a mechanic to get the dents removed. Dent removal is a process that includes eliminating just major dents, and not scratches, marks or other surface imperfections. If you want your accidental or damaged car to look like a brand new piece, the only solution left for you is to get it painted. Paint correction is a part of restoration.
Paint correction, as a service of restoration, includes mechanically polishing a car’s paint to remove scratches, oxidization, swirl marks and other surface imperfections caused by accidents, weather exposure, birdlime or chemical fallout. The typical car paint correction process involves many steps as follows:
- To start with, the vehicle is rinsed and soaked under a blanket of snow foam.
- The wheels are cleaned using PH neutral wheel cleaner to remove break dust and car tar spots, while the car paint is soaking to loosen up the dirt.
- Then the car’s body is washed with clean water using the “two bucket” method, which minimizes contaminant transferal to the cars paintwork and the infliction of wash marks. Lambs wool wash mitts are used to carry out washing.
- The body and the wheels are dried completely using using “waffle weave” and microfibre drying cloths.
- After washing and drying the car, the next step is to remove bonded contaminants. It provides a smooth surface ready for machine polishing.
- Thickness of the car paint is meticulously measured using a Fischer paint thickness gauge. If any area is found to be thinner than desirable, it’s adjusted to avoid breaking pain.
- Before the car is ready for machine polishing, paint condition is carefully checked with the aid of a Brinkman paint inspection lamp.
- The car is then painted using an electrical machine polisher. Starting from the finest grade of polish, the paint work gradually moves to coarser grades of polish as required to achieve a good level of correction and ensure smooth finish.
- At the very next stage, painter perform some localized wet sanding, which helps in achieving full removal of any RDS (random deep scratches). Paint thickness is again measured. If the paint is too thin, wet sanding will not be possible.