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

2018 Porsche 911 Exclusive Edition: Full Body Suntek Ultra Paint Protection Film (Clear Bra)

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The Porsche Turbo S 911 Exclusive Edition is immediately noticed from afar with its dominant black stripes, however upon closer inspection, you notice it is real carbon fiber weave shown through the Golden Yellow paint. There is carbon fiber accents noted throughout the vehicle, from the side mirrors, air ducts on the rear, rear spoiler, to the subtly golden woven carbon fiber on the interior; Porsche hasn’t left a detail untouched on this one.

Boasting the 3.8L Flat-Six, the Exclusive puts down a healthy 607HP with 553 lb-ft of torque. With a 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 205MPH, it all feels so linear in Porsche’s 7 speed PDK Transmission.

THE DETAILS

The vehicle was brought in from factory and gone over with our client meticulously. We decided to wrap the entire car in Suntek’s Ultra paint protection film (PPF), as this is the best barrier to protect a vehicle’s paint from the elements of our environment (stone chips, sap, tar, bugs, road paint, etc).

The car was first washed, decontaminated with an environmental fallout remover, claybarred, and inspected for imperfections.

Upon completion, we prepped the car for wrap. Many clients who inquire about our PPF services are educated as to how each pattern is custom fitted to ensure all edges are tucked and rolled where possible, leaving a virtually seamless installation.

Finally, we did a post-wash to rid the surface of any install solution, and prepped for application of Ceramic Pro.

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With our 5 year package, we coat the film in two different products, 1 layer of each. The first, providing superior and added UV protection to the film, and the second providing an ultra slick, buttery smooth hydrophobic layer to ensure optimal hydrophobicity, gloss, and ease of cleaning. Washing a vehicle was never this easy!

For more information on our paint protection film services, click here

For more information on our coating options, click here

Below you will find a brief video capturing the wrapping and coating process performed on the Porsche.

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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2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Shipped in from Canada for Detail!

This brand new Lamborghini Aventador S was shipped to us all the way from Canada to receive a list of services mentioned below.

Paint Correction

Window Tint

Full front paint protection film

rocker panels protected with paint protection film

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all glass protected with ceramic pro rain

The paint finish from Lamborghini, although beautiful with very little texture, was riddled with sand marks and buffer trails from the factory.

After? See for yourself by watching the video above!

 

Window Tint Laws & Regulations by State

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Did you know your local law enforcement is equip with a special meter that can measure the darkness of your window tint? The laws vary state-to-state as to what percent darkness you are allowed or not allowed to have on your vehicle. For us Arizonians, it is required to have minimum of 33% light transmission on the front two windows. The rear glass can be as dark as you prefer. Our friends over at Rayno Window Film put together a flow chart showing the laws nationwide across each state. Take a look by clicking here