Paint Correction is the process of removing surface defects off automotive finishes via the process of abrasion (buffing and polishing).
We are trained to remove clear coat scratches, as well as deeper scratches via the paint touchup process.Save hundreds from body shop quotes!
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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. 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.
We at Toronto Buffing Inc. offer true scratch removal services. Some scratches may be repaired with less aggressive polishing, while certain scratches will require heavier cutting, and wetsanding. Our paintless scratch repairs can literally save you hundreds of dollars. Rather than paying a to respray your damaged panel, and dealing with the inherit risks that come along with a repainted panel, call us to discuss your options for repair. Our repairs are permanent, and carry a lifetime warranty. The results are far superior than DIY repairs that you can purchase from your local hardware store. Professional applicators, sand papers, and understanding of clearcoat are a few of the assets we use to provide you with high quality scratch repairs.
We offer touch up services for moderate scratches. Certain criteria must be met before a job like this is taken on. With this service, we sand the surface, apply touch up, wait for it to dry, then proceed to level the paint. With touch up repairs, it is impossible to achieve a 100% correction. However, with our proper techniques, we are able to achieve up to 90% perfection on these touch up repairs. We are trained in the time tried and true techniques in the auto body field with regards to paint touch ups, and are able to deliver the best possible service for the price.
Note , certain scratches are out of the scope of our services. For instances, if your scratch has a dent, or a large portion of paint missing, we may not be able to repair it with this method. Certain metallic paints simply do not match well, such as pearl whites and other 3 Stage paints. If a scratch is intricate, or if the results will not be better than a certain threshold, we reserve the right to refuse the job.
Here we have a Mercedes Benz E63 we recently polished, and coated with a Ceramic Pro Gold Package. A few weeks after the coating job, the customer had the unfortunate situation of having his vehicle hit in a parking lot. Before we started the process, we thorughly clean the surface to properly asess the damage. After inspection, the vehicle had a series of chips, clearcoat scratches, and scuffs.
First, we scuff down the deeper scratches with P1500 grit sandpaper. We do not fully sand to removal, as this surface has already been machined heavily by us from the past paint correction. We leave the lighter defects and scuffs, as they will be removed during following stages.
Next, we use a rotary polisher, and a heavy cutting compound to remove the sanding scratches we installed, and cut down a majority of the paint defects.
After rotary polishing, we follow up with two stages of fine polishing, to bring back the deep shine, and clarity. During this phase, we apply necessary touchup to areas that require.
Lastly, we reapply the Ceramic Pro coating to the entire panel. The job is now complete.
Chances are, if you own a vehicle, you have heard of the term "Ceramic Coatings". There is a lot of confusion in terms of what ceramic coatings are, and beliefs of what a ceramic coating is capable of.
Simply put, a ceramic coating can be defined as an additional protective layer of material applied to a surface. Generally, ceramic coatings are composed of one of two chemicals.
SiO2, Silicon Dioxide, or more commonly known as "Quartz". This is by far the most popular ingredient in today's ceramic coatings. A variation of this chemical, and solvents, make up many of the high end coatings in the market including Ceramic Pro 9H, Sonax CC36 Basecoat, and Cquartz UK 3.0.
TiO2, or "Titanium Dioxide"is another popular ceramic coating chemical. In our arsenal, it is only used in the top coat Ceramic Pro Light.
Both of these chemicals are very hazardous, and can cause serious health problems when mishandled.
In the car and automotive realm, when we discuss ceramic coatings, we are referring to their use on paint. Ceramic coatings increase the hardness and durability of an automotive paint surface. Ultimately, ceramic coatings are paint protection products. To which extent the surface hardness is increased by depends on several factors such as product being installed, how the product is installed, and original paint hardness.
Chemical and water resistance is a common reason clients have their vehicles ceramic coated. A ceramic coated vehicle is much easier to clean, as there is a layer preventing dirt from sticking. Many coatings feature the "self cleaning effect".
Ceramic coatings are not only for protection. Many decide to get ceramic coatings for the enhancing effects it has on paint. After a ceramic coating install, paint is glossy, and slick to the touch. The vehicle presents its sapphire gloss wash after wax, for the duration of the coating.
Any reputable detailing company will tell you that ceramic coatings are in no way bulletproof, but do offer the best possible paint protection on the market, next to paint protection film.
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