Paint Correction Is An Art!
When do you need paint correction?
Two Separate Approaches To Paint Correction
The 3 Stages of Paint Correction
Stage 1 – Heavy Cut or Compounding
A heavy cut compound and a wool polishing pad, will level the clearcoat really nicely and basically does all of your defect removal, but it’s a messy job that creates dust all over the place and leaves fairly heavy machine swirls in the finish. We use Rupes Wool pad as it has proven to provide the best finishes for this level. If you seen a car freshly poised with heavy swirling or a hologram like effect like an old baseball card then its probably been heavy cut without any additional steps. You will usually see this type of work from body shops, dealerships or inexperienced detailers. They are essentially removing defects but not leaving behind the desired finish. Finishing the work takes time as you’re are completely polishing the car three times.
Stage 2 – Medium Cut or Polishing
A medium compound and a medium density foam pad, will get the paint looking much glossier and leave a swirl free finish until you point a bright LED directly into the finish or the sun comes out. Each step brings you closer to the desired mirror finished. Quality takes time and skill.