This simple diagram illustrates a typical modern paint system – base coat / clear coat where topical and sub-topical defects are embedded into the clear coat. The red dotted line illustrates how the clear coat can be reduced following a paint correction. As illustrated, some defects will be completely removed while others such as sub-topical scratches can be “rounded” making it smaller and much harder to see. The amount of defects removed depends entirely on the amount of clear coat provided on the surface and the type of paint correction service provided to the client.
A combination of buffing liquids and buffing pads are used with different machine tools to safely polish the surface. Not all vehicles are made up the same – Different methods and procedures vary from one another depending on their paint system and substrate. Also, we take into consideration our approach on unique, rare, concours type vehicles. All vehicles are inspected under our light tunnel and the paint is properly measured using our paint depth gauges to safely diagnose the surface in order to determine the maximum amount of correction can be provided.
Will Swirl marks and scratches reappear?
Resounding NO! After any level of paint correction, the most important aspect is in after car care. Only way scratches will “reappear” is by improper wash methods, Automated Car Washes, dirty towels and poorly maintained vehicle. We don’t use any buffing liquid containing fillers, which hides the defects temporarily – Think of it like beauty mascara (make-up). Therefore, you get a final finish that’s not going to wash off or come back! To further ease the maintenance routine and to up-keep the finish as intact as possible, click here to learn more about Quartz coatings!