Paint Correction is the permanent removal of imperfections within your car paint to reveal a perfect, deep, glossy shine – just like the day your car left the factory or even better results. Paint Correction is not a just ‘cut or buff’ or ‘cut and polish’ which we are not fond of and we do not believe in any of those services which a lot of “detailers” are offering, because it simply does not make sense to us. Paint Correction is a very long process and it is a complete transformation of your car’s paintwork and requires a lot of time and expertise, it is for customers who are looking for the best possible finish for their car paint.
Everyday wear and paint imperfections like; swirl marks, water spots, minor scratches and even bird etching marks can leave your paint looking tired and dull and over time your car lose its luster (brand new feeling) Paint Correction can usually remove all of these without the high cost and inconvenience of a respray and bring back the feeling of a brand new car again.
At Maxs Auto Spa we inspect your car to evaluate the paint condition and the thickness of the paint before we offer a recommendation and quotation. Based on our years of experience and considering these factors to fully assess your car, will allow us to provide you with an informative and accurate time and cost for correcting your paintwork.
Proper preparation is also the key to good results, your car will be snow foamed to dissolve all the dirt and grime, de-waxed to remove any old polishes or waxes that maybe hiding more defects, decontaminated to remove road tar, brake dust, tree and more – and then taped with 3M automotive tape to protect the trim, rubber and other areas that are sensitive. This preparation takes time but ensures the very best results – most other “detailers” do not bother.
At Maxs Auto Spa we continuously researching and developing with other professional detailers over the world to continuously improve and keep us updated with paint technology. We uses only the latest and current techniques chemicals and equipment from Germany, USA , Japan and South Korea. We also endorse using the best global brands such as Rupes, Menzerna, Sonas, 3D, System X, Meguiars and Auto Magic. These are highly effective on nearly all paint finishes including single stage, clear coat and even the latest ceramic-clear paint systems such as what BMW is currently using. We also use special lighting to be able to see all of the paint imperfections, and ensure we focus on every area of your car, this lighting imitates sunlight which as any enthusiast knows shows off paintwork to its very best or very worst!
After permanently renewing your paint, Maxs Auto Spa will then detail the rest of the exterior of your car, and protect your paint with the wax, paint sealant, premium wax or paint protection coatings of your choice. This will finish and protect that deep, clear gloss ensuring it remains longer and makes it easier for you to wash and keep your car immaculate.
Once paint correction is completed professionally, good paint correction can last for many years, it is not something that needs to be repeated frequently – proper washing, protection and maintenance are the key to keeping your paint in excellent condition.
Here at Maxs Auto Spa, this is how the paint correction process generally goes.
1) Snow foam as pre-wash to loosen up contaminants
2) 2-bucket system hand wash with Grit guard to ensure the wash mitt is always be dirt free.
3) High pressure rinse
4) Car will be dried by using a microfiber weave drying towel. (We don’t recommend using chamois “shammy” to dry the car because that’s one of the major reason it causes swirl marks.
5) Application of iron removing agent such as an iron remover from Sonax to remove any bonded iron (ferrous)
6) Application of fine/medium grade clay bar treatment to remove any above contaminants.
7) Measure the paint thickness with Paint Thickness Gauge to ensure we have enough paint to work with.
8) Inspection of paintwork and doing a test spot before carrying any work, this is crucial. A lot of “detailers” skip this step and use the heaviest step to save time
9) We professionally wet sand the car if it is necessary
10) Stages of machine polish with rotary/DA to remove paint defects as shown on the diagram
11) Protecting (Last Step Product/LSP) the perfect paintwork to protect it. This is done after the machine polishing step.
Choices of LSP on top of paint correction
– Premium wax
– Paint Protection Coatings
Paint correction may or may not be a one-day process, it depends on the paints condition. Bad condition paint can take up to few days to get a perfect finish, and also sometimes, better than what it came out from factory.
Numerous new scratch marks can be eliminated by just scouring the imprint with a somewhat wet and soft fabric. It’s in every case best to check it out to try not to harm paint. In the wake of dunking the material in water, apply a touch of pressing factor and, if the imprint is eliminated, buff the region with a dry white fabric.
The much deeper your scratch, the additional time and materials it takes to fix it. At the point when you’re searching for an expert fix here are the costs per scratch area $100- TBD
Little scratches can as a rule be wiped out with cleaning compound. The general guideline is that if your fingernail doesn’t get on the scratch, it’s simply a shallow clear coat scratch that can be streamlined and made imperceptible.