What is Paint Correction?
Paint correction is machine polishing with an abrasive compound and is commonly referred to as a cut and polish. The process is referred to as paint correction as it’s a permanent solution that resurfaces the top layer of paint (usually the clear coat) and removes scuffs, oxidized/chalky paint, swirl marks, and restores gloss.
The term paint correction is confusing as it’s a very broad term for what is technically professional machine polishing.
Swirl marks are microscopic scratches in the surface of paint that show up like cobwebs in bright light.
Lack of Colour depth is where the colour has faded but isn’t classed as oxidised, typical on one stage paints that don't have a clear coat.
Bird droppings are very acidic and start eating into your paint the moment it hits, it’s important to clean any droppings off as soon as you see them.
Finger nails, rings and car keys scratch the paint around the door handle and leave unsightly marks.
Caused by vegetation and scrub rubbing against sides of the vehicle that leaves visible scuffs.
Paint transfer is occurs when a car panel comes into contact with another painted object with force and leaves a layer of paint behind.
Restoration purists would argue that classic cars should be bought back to the condition they were in when rolling off the production line, with everything from the gear stick to the exhaust tailpipe refashioned to resemble the original component.
But, while it’s true absolute originality will fetch a higher price when it comes to selling the car on, we think it’s better to go with your gut and inject personal touches as you go. The car should be modified to please you, not the next buyer, so don’t be afraid to choose the colours and design choices you like over those pre-assigned by the car’s original appearance.
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