• George Hunt

What is paint correction?

You may have heard of terms like swirl marks, marring or orange peel. The majority of these defects started as a part of the paint before you even purchased your vehicle. Your paint has already been damaged before you drove off the lot. Paint correction is one way to correct these issues and make your car look amazing again!

There are two methods of paint correction - Mechanical and Wet Sanding.

Mechanical Correction

​This is the most commonly used form of paint correction. It can be done via a rotary buffer or an orbital dual action buffer. With a rotary buffer the head rotates on a single access causing heat. When paired with the proper compounds it will remove deeper scratches and swirls. A dual action polisher rotates in two directions. The easiest way to describe this is like a planet spinning on an axis while also rotating the sun. Less friction is produced using an orbital polisher and this method is designed for medium to light enhancements. Both mechanical methods rely on a “step method” going from very to less abrasive compounds.

Wet Sanding

This is used in the worst situations. Where deep scratches or heavy oxidation exist is the only time wetsanding would be employed. Wet sanding uses a sanding block and sandpaper to to abrade the surface abrasive. The “wet” part of wet sanding is the use of a very diluted soap water solution. The soap water solution prevents uneven marring of surface and the sand paper from “gunking” up. Wet Sanding also works from a more to less abrasive grit. Wet sanding is always followed up with the use of a dual action polisher to deliver a full shine.

Is paint correction right for me?

Paint correction is not right for everyone. We do not believe in selling a service to those who cannot commit to changing to proper care methods. For example, if you are still going to run your car through an automated brush wash daily, there is no reason to spend the money on fixing old damage when damage will be prevalent in just days again.

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