Paint Correction Process
Heres some examples pictured below
Swirl Marks/Cobb webbing
Here we had booked in a Black Range Rover Sport, the car was looked after by a basic Valeter who cleaned it every few months and a fair few quick £5 washes, and the results are clear to show.
The majority of swirl marks are caused by incorrect washing techniques with i.e a sponge that collects all the tiny particles of grit inside that you wash with causes all the tiny swirl scratches, this is also caused by using the automatic car washes are their brushes are far to rough for vehicle paintwork and also the cheap £5 hand car wash sites as they almost always use the same dirty water and sponges used on many cars before.
The car went through the Major Correction Process over 4 days to achieve these high standards,
Some shots from during the detail........
Another cause of paint defects are known as Buffer Trails
This is caused by the misuse of a polisher either rotary or orbital polisher, They occur when the polish has not been broken down correctly.
Another main defect is caused Holograms also known as Micro Marring
These are to look at like 3d images that seem to stand up out of the paintwork hence the name hologram, only really noticeable when the cars in direct sunlight or under inspection lights.
This is where the sunlight bleaches the colour out of the paintwork, the worst colour cars for this to effect are red as it stands out more than other colours.
Most people think when there car looses its colour and fades then its time for a respray, you could do but you will pay upto 6x the price when it can be fully restored back to original. (If its faded through the clearcoat it can't be brought back).
The paintwork on your vehicle is prown to contamination such as: road tar, tree sap, overspray, brake dust all of which bond to the paintwork surface making it feel rough to touch.
This is cured by the clay bar process which removes all the contaminants and bond to the clay resulting in a smooth glass like finish to the paint.
PTG (Paint Thickness Gauge)
This is used when you first inspect a vehicle before any correction work is carried out, the PTG measures the microns of paint to make sure there's plenty to play with when correcting.
This is a must have tool when using a machine polisher as the heat the polisher builds up doesn't take long to burn through the paintwork.
Paint correction is a highly skilled process using high grade polishes with a variant of abrasives to provide the perfect finish. The defects range form Swirls also known as cob webbing, bird etching's, water marks, light scratches and scuffs and faded and dull paintwork.
Most people regard a 'quick mop' at the local bodyshop for £60-£100 as the best polish ever but the defects are most often made worse using heavy cutting/rubbing compounds such as G3 and dirty machine polishing pads which inflict more damage than they remove.
The amount on 'NEW' cars that get machined to a very poor standard at the dealers these days are truly shocking, the best advise I can give to anybody purchasing a new vehicle is to asked the 'Dealers' not to touch or even wash the car prior to collecting as this is where most defect's arise from the dreaded dealer broom and dirty sponges.
We can provide the 'NEW CAR DETAIL' given the paintwork extra depth and gloss and added some high end Carnauba wax or a Sealant to the paintwork given the vehicle the best start in life.