How long can I expect my paint correction to take?
This will depend a lot on the starting condition of the paint. There are a lot of factors that come into play when doing paint correction on a vehicle; washing methods / frequency, color, age, previous protection, type of paint, and desired results. All of these affect the amount of time in one way or another. This is definitely not a one answer fits all situation. An estimated time will be quoted to you when we do our normal pre-correction inspection.
Why is this service more expensive than normal “detailing”?
These services take considerable time and finesse to complete. Some paint correction can take days to get exactly how we want it. 95% of the general detailing market could care less about the things that are completed in the Perfection Paint Correction packages. They are looking for a wash, a quick polish, and a wax. This service is not for them. It is for those detailing enthusiasts that know exactly what they want, and know what it takes to achieve perfection. Perfection takes time.
What are protective Coatings?
Recently, in the Auto Detailing Industry, there has been a rise in products that we consider “coatings.” They are not waxes or sealants, but a much more durable or even sometimes permanent solution to protecting your vehicle’s finish. They adhere to the clear coat of your vehicle, and form an invisible barrier against light scratching, marring, and etching. They can also enhance the gloss and reflectivity of the paint.
My vehicle is new, do I need “paint correction?”
The answer to this question is more than likely YES. Because the vehicle is new to you, that does not mean it just rolled off the factory floor. It has probably spent months in transit and sitting on lot waiting for you to come along and purchase it. During this time it was washed countless times by a lot attendant whose only focus is to wash as many cars as possible. There is rarely any thought to proper washing technique or scratches / swirls. Even worse than that, some dealerships run them through their automatic car wash once a week. Not often does a vehicle make it through this ordeal without some damage. Dealerships do not have detailers on staff that are capable of proper paint correction, so they use Glazes and Waxes to cover up the damage so it “shows well.” Once that wears off, you see the true condition of the paint. When it is new is also the best time to get a protective coating application to extend the life of the finish and protect against any future damage.
Do you use Glaze?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. Glazes are used to hid imperfections and cover up spider webs and swirl marks. When we do our paint correction, we actually fix the problem at the source. We level out the clear coat so that the imperfections disappear for good. No cover ups or quick fixes here.