Specializing in automotive paint correction, paint protection film, ceramic coatings, scratch repair, chip repair, and general paint restoration services.
Proudly serving Toronto, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Etobicoke and more with the the best reconditioning and protection on the market.
We at Toronto Buffing Inc. specialize in permanently restoring your vehicle's paint to better than new condition via the process of buffing and polishing. We are the original and only company in Toronto specializing exclusively in automotive exterior detailing and restorations. Whether it be deep scratch repair, swirl removal, stone chip, touch ups, headlight refinishing, texture repair,light scratch repairs, polishing, claybar treatment, waxing, ceramic coating installation, ceramic coating removal, paint protection film installation, paint protection film removal and other paint correction related tasks, Toronto Buffing Inc. has you covered.
With over 13 years experience in paint correction specifically, we have dealt with virtually every paint issue imaginable and understand what it takes to deliver desired results. We are geared toward building long lasting relationships with our clients, as well as providing the highest quality paint refinishing services. Our company survives on referrals. That is why satisfaction is guaranteed.
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Our skilled team has over 40 years of combined experience and training in the paint correction industry. We are experienced with everything from aggressive watersanding to fine polishing. This is a factor that distinguishes our company from others. We offer a skill traded, not general labor.
Our dynamic skill set allows us to provide a service that is unparalleled to most competitors. Our experience in touch up repairs, and chip repairs allows for a resulting paint correction and ceramic coating service that is unrivalled.
We have completed over 1000 paint restorations to date, and are true masters of our trade.
We live breath and sleep automotive paint!
Though many "paint correction" services exist, not all are equal. It is a common misconception that a 3-Stage Paint Correction and Ceramic Pro package is the same across all detailing services, but nothing could be further from the truth. The preparation before a ceramic coating is important, and many different factors can change the results. What products are used to correct the paint? What ceramic coating product was used? What is the experience of the person doing the job? If the cost of a correction and coating service is low, it can be a clear indication of one of two things. One, the cost of their products and/or labor is low, or they are a volume operation.
At our facility, no vehicle leaves with clusters of defects. The lower panels of your vehicle get the same care as the upper panels. A completed full paint correction at our facility can be inspected in all lighting. We are trained to safely use aggressive methods to remove deep defects that other shops may say are not removable. We verify this using various devices called paint meters. Similarly, we are trained to finish out even the most soft paints to a pure finish, free of micromarring or haze.
We pride ourselves on serving customers with very high expectations.
Our pricing may not be the most competitive though package deals can be made if multiple services are being done. If you are looking for the lowest pricing in the city, we are unfortunately not the service for you.
We sell on service and quality, not on price.
We have thorough experience with all vehicle makes including Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Bentley, BMW, Tesla, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniti, Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Fiat and more. We have extensive experience and training with various European, domestic, and Japanese paint systems.
We are trained to deal with the following paint defects: Swirl marks, Fine Scratches, Scuffs, Overspray, Cement on Paint, Road Paint, Keyed Paint, Dull Headlights , Deep Scratches, Fading Paint, Orange Peel, Etching, Urethane Wave, Dust in Clearcoat, Clearcoat Sink, Spider Scratches, Holograms, Bad Buff Jobs, Buffer Trails, Dry Paint, Paint Stains, Sanding Scratches, Tar, Vandalism, Tree Sap, Wear & Tear, Ceramic Coating Removal, Paint Chips, Paint Protection Film Removal and much more!
This time lapse gives our clientele an idea of how much time, effort, and attention to detail is required in our paint corrections. This job totaled 16 hours, not including time for ceramic coating.
The S600 Mercedes Benz in this video underwent a 3-Stage Paint Correction, Chip Repair, Front End Xpel Ultimate Plus Film, and a Ceramic Pro Gold Package. The result is a finish that is defect free, and protected.
Check out the results we achieved on this beat up 1996 Toyota Camry. Video shows results after wetsanding, paint correction, and a lifetime ceramic coating.
We specialize in permanently restoring paint to it’s full potential via the process of buffing and polishing!
Wetsanding is performed in order to remove deeper defects, orange peel, dirt in clearcoat, and more. Toronto Buffing specializes in wetsanding, and utilizes this advanced paint correction technique on a daily basis!
Looking for long term protection against chemicals, enviroment, and light swirl marks? Invest in ceramic coatings!
Paint protection film is the ultimate paint protection. Excellent resistance to stone chips, scratches, and the environment. We use bulk, custom cut film whenever possible. All of our PPF includes a complimentary ceramic coating of the film!
We can repair many clearcoat scratches with various autobody methods, without repainting your vehicle!
Have a stone chip? We can use our well guarded process to repair your chips and protect against rust!
Headlights not looking up to par. Our headlight restoration process is fast, effective, and permanent!
From small chips, to heavy collision damage, Toronto Buffing has a solution for every paint related issue! Factory level paint is used, and virtually all repairs are backed with our lifetime warranty.
Paint correction is the process of removing defects from an automotive finish. This is (usually) done with collective friction via machine polishers and pads, abrasion via aluminum oxide based compounds and/or fine grit sandpapers. Other tools and accessories may be used throughout the process (meters, lighting, etc).
Contrary to popular belief, the mechanism of action is done by removal of clearcoat.
a quality paint correction is extremely important before doing any sort of "LSP" such as ceramic coating, or paint protection film
Preparation of an automotive surface is part of the paint correction process, but in itself is not “paint correction”. With modern vehicles, “paint” correction has little to do with the actual “pigmented paint”, but more so the clearcoat. A tech is usually dealing with a “Clearcoat Correction” rather than paint correction, unless a vehicle is basecoat only (eg. lacquer, or single stage).
“Scratches” or “Swirls” are microscopic cavities in an automotive finish. The process as a whole has one goal; to remove as little material as possible, to achieve a “leveled” scratch free surface. When done correctly, the process is perfectly safe.
Taking paint measurements, thoroughly inspecting the surface, and researching the vehicles history are all good precautions to ensure a safe paint correction.
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We use industrial grade products. There is no universal system (in our opinion) for all paint types. Some paints react better to certain buffing compounds and machines than others. We use a variation of Menzerna, 3M, Sonax, and Wolfgang polishing compounds. Panels are frequently inspected with a 70/30 mix of alcohol. All products contain zero fillers.
We use the latest machines on the market including brands such as Rupes, Flex, and Makita. We have over a dozen machine polishers of varying size in order to work on the most intricate body styles. There is no standard paring of machines that we use. Certain vehicles such as exotics require smaller, more versatile tools, and larger vehicles require machines that tackle larger surface areas.
This being said, all the finest products and machines mean nothing in the hands of someone that can not use them. We have mastered the flawless finish on every type of paint, and know exactly what combination of products and tools will be required to reach the desired result, as well as the limitations of paint correction.
We always take measurements of a vehicle before we proceed to machine. Alternatively, a trained technician can tell the thickness of clearcoat by eye. This vastly reduces any risk of burning paint, and also gives us an idea of the history. Surprises of repainted panels are often discovered during our paint correction and ceramic coating processes, giving you deeper knowledge into the vehicle you own. Top dollar has been spent on various paint meters capable of measuring on all surface types, with a few exceptions.
We use a combination of overhead LED (focused) lighting , paired with several high output standalone LED lights. We also utilize several scan grip battery operated lights for more illusive areas. We place great emphasis on not only correcting upper sections that you will see, but also lower sections you may only notice as the sun is setting. Every job we do must pass the biggest test of all, the sun!
To remove all possible defects from a vehicle, several factors come into play such as paint condition, type, defects, surface area, vehicle geometry, etc. In order to get an accurate time frame for paint correction, vehicles must be assessed in person. Speaking very generally, paint correction can take a minimum of 4 hours (such as a 1 stage polish) , all the way up to 100 hours for larger, heavily defect, and complex jobs (watersanding jobs).
Want to protect your corrected paint with the best technology available? Ceramic coatings are your answer! These nano-ceramic coatings are liquid crystal chemicals that are applied to the surface of a vehicle. They are measurable additional layers, that are flexible and form a covalent bond with a surface. They possess many characteristics and benefits.
Incredibly hydrophobic, they assist with preventing swirl marks and scratches ( to a degree), as well as combat the harshness of the environment. Protection ranging from 2 years to 15 years (Lifetime).
That "glass" like look, because in essence, we are laying glass on your paint!
Ceramic coatings are traditionally composed of Silica (also known as SiO2, or Silicon Dioxide ), and chemical solvents. The quality of the silicon dioxide, as well as the solvents have an incredible impact on the quality of a coating. In relation, the ratio of SiO2 and solvents play a major role in product quality.
An ideal ceramic coating uses high quality key components, as well as the correct ratios. This is why some "ceramic coatings" are sold online for extremely low prices. They are a ceramic coating only by meeting the criteria of having Si02 and Solvents, but offer little to no protection or longevity.
Increased Swirl Resistance:
Conventional waxes do not offer any protection against swirl marks and physical wear on a vehicles paint. In fact, waxes have been used for decades to hide paint issues. Ceramic coating service at Toronto Buffing are much different, as they contain zero fillers and hiding effect. A coating can increase the hardness of a surface, resulting in a finish that is more difficult to damage. Ceramic coatings are ideal for those who have a vehicle with a delicate paint finish. It is important to understand that these ceramic products are not 100 percent scratch proof, but enables a surface to stay defect defect free for substantially longer than an unprotected surface.
Sacrificial Invisible Layer
With coatings, it's not only about swirl resistance. Another positive attribute to ceramic coatings is the fact that it adds a sacrificial layer of protection to your paint, that is able to take the brute of the damage, while keeping your original paint intact. These coatings can greatly vary in thickness depending on product and application, but generally can add anywhere from 0.5-2.5 mils. Coatings may get worn and damaged, but at a substantially slower rote. The key concept is that your original paint or clear coat is still protected.
Hydrophobic (Liquid Resistant Layer)
This factor is one of our client's favorite. A coated surface becomes hydrophobic. The science behind this water beading effect has to with the actual contact angle of the coating at a molecular angle. Different coatings have different contact angles, thus a variation in hydrophobic effect. Hydrophobic paints are surfaces that lack the ability to get wet.
Increased Gloss and Reflection
Quartz is a sapphire crystal, and most ceramic nano coatings are quartz based. This is what gives a treated vehicle the intense level of gloss. Some coatings even boast the ability to reduce orange peel via layering, such as Ceramic Pro. A key benefit is that a coated surface retains the same level of gloss as the day it was coated, for the duration of the coating.
Increase Ease Cleaning
Gone are the times of spending hours to wash and wax your vehicle. A ceramic coated surface is easier and faster to wash. This is due to some of the previous benefits. First, the hydrophobic properties make it difficult for dirt to adhere to the surface. A thorough rinse is usually enough to get a vast majority of dirt, salt and contamination off the surface. Also, the swirl resistance properties give you more tolerance for wash induced swirl marks, allowing you to worry less when doing a wash on your vehicle. Finally, you can scratch that weekly wax off your to do list, as a coated surface is at its full potential after a regular wash!
Long Term Solution
Ceramic coatings are long term investment solutions. Your initial investment in one of our coating packages saves you money and time. You will not have to do frequent polishes, or waxes, as you would with an unprotected surface. This can amount to thousands of dollars over the course of your vehicle ownership. Less important than the cash savings, is the time savings. For those who spend their Saturday waxing their vehicle can now use this time enjoying their vehicle!
A client who is interested in preserving and/or enhancing their vehicles paint should consider ceramic coating their vehicle. Those who are considering to keep their vehicle for an extended period of time, and those who simply take pride in what they drive should consider protecting their paint.
As mentioned above, ceramic coatings add a sacrificial layer that can take significantly more abuse when compared to naked, factory paint. They improve gloss, and depth, as well as reduce wear and tear.
There are arguments that can be made on performing ceramic coatings in the winter versus the summer/spring. In the GTA, winters can be extremely abusive on paint; thus protection is needed. That being said, spring and summer months have the highest demand for ceramic coating services in Toronto.
Your vehicle should be taken to a shop with a track record for quality and workmanship. The ideal facility will have thorough experience in paint correction, as it is at the foundation of any ceramic coating job. From a consumer perspective, things like customer service, and feedback should be considered in choosing a facility.
Aside from the benefits stated above, ceramic coatings have financial and time saving benefits as well. It is well known that a ceramic coated vehicle stays cleaner longer, and thus does not need to be washed as frequently. A ceramic coating can also add enough thickness to a surface in order to remove the need for panel repaints from minor scratches.
A ceramic coating should be installed on clean automotive paint that has been corrected to its absolute full potential. It should be installed in a controlled, indoor environment. Finally, it should be installed by an individual with a thorough amount of experience installing coatings on various brands of clearcoat.
PPF (paint protection film) is a clear film that’s applied to the surface of your vehicle to protect your paint from rock chips, minor dents, bugs and other road debris keeping your paint unharmed. PPF is a popular choice by customers whom want to preserve their original paint from the inevitabilities of vehicle ownership, such as wear and tear. Commonly used in front end (or other high impact areas) of vehicles where damages mostly occur. We also offer full body PPF packages for ultimate protection and piece of mind. Self healing film are the latest technology in the automotive world. If scratched, the film can be repaired by simply heating the material. The material reflows itself, thus removing the defect.
Simply put, Xpel offers one of the best paint protection film on the market. They are industry leaders in the PPF market, offering the highest quality polyurethane materials. The film is extremely durable, and resist stone chips, swirl marks, scratches, chemicals etc. Their latest product Xpel Ultimate is currently the industry leading product, and the go to material of professional installers world wide.
You have purchased a new vehicle, and are looking for the best protection on the market. Ceramic coatings are wonderful, but do not protect you against stone chips, and deep scratches. You want to be able to enjoy your vehicle without worrying about damaging the aesthetics via wear and tear. Your search is over ; invest in Paint Protection Film!
Xpel Ultimate has many benefits over traditional materials. They offer a 10 year standard warranty on the film. Xpel states: Xpel Ultimate Plus also comes with a full 10-year warranty against yellowing, discoloration, peeling, cracking and hazing. If it fails, we’ll replace it—labor included. With a warranty offering like this, it is clear that this company truly stands behind their product!
In the paint protection film industry, there is a wide range with regards to quality of installs. Many veterans in the business will explain, that it is very rare to have a perfect paint protection film installation. There are many factors that contribute to the end result of a ppf installation. These include quality of the paint, condition of the paint, quality of the film, capability of the installer, and environment. We at Toronto Buffing Inc. have the solutions to bring paint up to a move acceptable standard prior to installation; something lacking in alternative service facilities.
Paint protection film has the tendency to amplify certain defects such as stone chips, and micropitting. With the same token, ppf can in fact “flow” certain deeper defects, and reduce their visibility. It is important to understand the limitations of paint protection film.
At Toronto Buffing Inc, we offer several additional services that can bring your paint to a more acceptable, more suitable level for paint protection film installations. Panel refinishing, or repainting, is highly recommended on panels with moderate to severe stone chips. This process reconditions the entire panel, removing all possible defects.
Our stone chip repair service can assist in further improving a finish prior to PPF installation. Keep in mind, this service is generally limited in scope, as only certain stone chips can be repaired. In certain cases, we are limited in terms of colour match. Certain parameters must be met in order for a chip repair to have a positive result. As mentioned in our chip repair category, improvement, and protection from corrosion is the goal with any chip repair.
Watersanding can improve certain defects that a standard paint correction can not solve. Issues such as orange peel, dust in clearcoat, and previous touch ups are all items that will be amplified by a paint protection film install. Wetsanding can improve these deficiencies prior to install.It is clear that proper preparation is a major factor to a paint protection film installation.
This film is self healing, using EPT (elastomeric polymer technology) . They are products that are solids, with rubber like properties (elastometers). This means that if any swirls or light-medium scratches are inflicted on the surface, they can heal themselves with either the heat of the sun, warm water, or a heat gun. What this means for the client is that you will not have to replace your film frequently once it gets tarnished. In fact, the rate of deterioration is exponentially reduced with this and other technologies in the film.
Another huge benefit to Xpel Ultimate Plus is the zero orange peel effect it has. In the past with other materials, customers had to compromise between showing their paints true beauty, and protecting it. The professionals at Xpel have solved this. Traditional films give a slight texture appearance, hindering the gloss and aesthetics of your vehicle. Xpel Ultimate gives you seamless protection; you wont be able to see where the film starts and the paint ends!
Furthermore, another benefit of using Xpel Ultimate Plus film is their newest topcoat technology which protects the film. Old school clear bra films yellow, fade, and scar after as little as 1 year of use. This is not the case with Xpel. The film retains its gloss for years with this special clearcoat technology, and protects against environmental contamination. Bugs, tree sap, bird droppings, can be easily removed with a microfiber towel, where as with a normal paint surface, would require thorough decontamination or even polishing!
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