Paint correction is a complex process with many stages that restores paint to its original condition and often better then new condition due to lack of dealership knowledge in washing paint and also factory orange peel and imperfections. Paint correction is used to remove scratches, swirls, oxidation, overspray and stubhorn contaminents.
How is paint corrected?
Paint correction is accomplished from machine polishing the paint with the correct compounds, swirl removers, pads, correct preperation, special lighting to show all the paint imperfections and more importantly with proper technique done by experienced detailers.
Are all paints the same?
Deffinetly not! The are a large amount of different paints, lots of different variations of paints. Some are soft, some are hard, some have clearcoats and some of the new european cars have scratch resistent paints which make correcting alot harder. Every manufacturer uses different paint meaning different stratergies are needed to correct the many different types of paints making it very challenging to find the correct combination.
What causes swirl marks?
Swirl marks are generaly caused by improper washing or in some cases improper buffing by a inexperienced detailers. Swirl marks are made up of lots of tiny micro scratches that although most are straight but because there are so many light reflections on the paint give the appearance of them circling around the light giving a swirl or web look.