What is “Paint Correction?”

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Paint correction is often times mistaken by many for repainting a vehicle. Many think that the term paint correction refers to fixing scrapes, stone chips, dents, dings, etc. 

While all those horrible mishaps can be fixed with other methods, they are not fixed by a machine polisher or “paint correction”.

Paint correction is the process of reducing, minimizing and/or eliminating imperfections in a vehicle’s clear coat. 

A vehicle has a few layers to the pretty shiny stuff you see: typically there’s a primer layer, a base coat or “color” layer, and the clear coat or top coat which makes the surface appear ultra shiny/glossy. Imperfections in clear coat can be caused by a plethora of things, such as a cat walking across the hood, someone keying a vehicle, wiping it down improperly, improper washing/care methods, bird poo droppings, acid rain, California dusters, tree sap , the list goes on! 

 

So how do you get rid of the scratches?

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Paint correction can involve a number of measures (literally) including measuring paint depth to ensure there is enough clear coat available to correct (otherwise you’ll burn through to the base coat or beyond!), as well as choosing the right machine, pads, compounds and polishes to correct the issue.  

Ask the abused Maserati above, he’ll show you what we did. See the scratches/swirls/spider webs/unholiness in the paint? Well here is after

 

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Another example below 

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For more behind the science of paint correction and what you’re actually seeing, head over to our paint correction page where we dive into the process. Click here

 

 

Happy Detailing All!

- Chris Parker  

Co-Owner Detail BOSS

Porsche Carrera GT in for paint correction and ceramic pro!

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This stunning 3800 mile Porsche Carrera GT is in for our stage 2 paint correction to remove minor surface imperfections and prepare the surface for application for our 7 year ceramic coating! The interior, glass and wheel faces are also being protected with Ceramic Pro  

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Scottsdale AZ: Ferrari 458 brought to a deep, mirror, show car finish after paint polish and ceramic paint protection coating

Now and then a vehicle arrives to us that completely blows our minds when its complete. This is what drives us in our pursuit of high quality and unmatched results. This Ferrari 458 came to us with heavy scratches, swirls, and imperfections from improper care. While not perfect, we achieved approximately 90% perfection with our Stage 2 paint correction. Not familiar with the process of paint correction? Visit our easy to understand guide by clicking or tapping here.

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This Italian stallion also received a full front paint protection film to protect against rock chips from highway and daily driving. We offer XPEL Ultimate as well as Suntek Ultra, both which carry a 10 year warranty against cracking and yellowing. I want paint protection film, take me there now!

Furthermore, the 458 Italia also received our 5 Year Warranted ceramic coating by Ceramic Pro. This offers a 2 layer system in which the first layer applied adds chemical and scratch resistance. The top layer provides a super slick, high-gloss, hydrophobic shield that adds UV protection, not to mention makes cleaning a breeze. Not only are these properties beneficial for ease of cleaning and low maintenance, but even sweeter, having a ceramic coating applied to your vehicle eliminates the need to ever wax it again!

Paint correction specialists and ceramic coatings are not all equal. It is dependent upon detailers' individual skill level, expertise, and attention to detail which determines the final outcome of the results, along with the products they choose to offer. We at Detail Boss are known for our expertise in paint correction and extensive experience with clear coat and installing ceramic coatings. We offer what we feel is the best not only in products we use, but tools, techniques and customer service to our clientele. With 14+ years of combined experience, training, continued educational programs, seminars, webinars, and events we attend, feel confident & comfortable that you are choosing an industry-leading brand.

For more information about what ceramic coatings are, click or tap here!

For more info on this car, and if you're interested in getting behind the wheel, contact our friends over at Skyline Dream Cars! Get in touch with them here.

 

Until next time, happy detailing!

 

- Detail BOSS

2011 Mercedes S63 brought back to life

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This 2011 S63 had the usual scratches from improper care and neglect. The owner had his S550 done prior to upgrading to the S63 AMG, so he knew the potential the original black paint had! Below you will see a picture before paint correction took place. 

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After test panel; swirls and scratches corrected and removed 

After test panel; swirls and scratches corrected and removed 

We performed our stage 2 paint correction. The results were staggering! While deep scratches that would require additional steps or color sanding to remove, we ruled that overall, about 80% of the defects were removed! Here is an after shot of the trunk.

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For all things detailing, give us a call, shoot us a text, email or stop by. We'd love to show you just how far we can transform your vehicle