What does a paint correction do? Why it is needed

The paint correction has the power to remove any paint defect, whether it’s swirls or slight scratches. A mechanical leveling technique is used in this process. All painted surfaces of your clear coat should be perfectly even so that no swirls will appear on the surface after being polished!

You can read our previous post on the definition of Paint Correction and the stages involved in the process. In this article, we’ll go deeper into how a paint correction service can restore the beauty of your car’s paintwork.

What is paint correction 

The paint correction refers to removing paint defects like stone chips, chemical etching, and faded or dull paint

This includes light scratches or swirls marks caused by automatic car washes, holograms, hazing due to aging vehicle surfaces not being constantly maintained.

The vehicle will be treated with a full decontamination. Depending on the need, it could receive touch up paint and refinish, multi stage polishing to give you that perfect shine before coating your new finish in wax or sealant for maximum durability!


How long does Paint Correction take?

Paint correction can be a complicated process, but our professional auto detailers will make sure that your car looks absolutely amazing after we have finished our process.

On average, professional detailers will spend about 5 to 50 hours. For new cars, they use a few decontamination cleaners along with a polishing process to remove swirl marks and restore shine.

However, the time will be longer for cars that wear out over time, and the implementation process is more rigorous.

Will paint correction fill in fine scratches?

While paint correction can help remove scratches from your car’s clear coat, it won’t work if you have deeper scratches, let our professionals handle everything!

If you’re looking for a quick way to make your car look even better than when it was new, then paint correction is the perfect option! After removing scratches and other blemishes from the surface with our durable coatings techniques in mind (and depending on what type of vehicle), we recommend using either wax/sealant or ceramic coating/paint protection film to protect your vehicle. Not only will these products help protect against additional damage, but they also provide long lasting results if applied each time correctly.

How is paint correction achieved?

Your car paint must go through a process performed by the most skilled detailers to get a perfect look. The paint correction process includes.


Wash process

The first step to correcting a vehicle’s finish is removing all surface contaminants. This starts with a thorough wash process, drying the car, and then moving on to the clay bar for an even smoother ride!

Although the car, after being washed, will still have hard stains or brake dust. Technicians will use a clay bar to thoroughly clean the car’s paint surface.

By carrying out a proper course of decontamination, you can be sure that no nasty chemicals or particles will come into contact with your paintwork as we move on to our following stages. This is important because they could permanently damage the car’s finish and make it unsafe for operation!

Wet Sanding or Leveling (if required)

The process of removing deep scratches or orange peel is known as “wet sanding,” and it must be done with a moistened series of specially designed automotive paper. The top clear coat has to go through an extensive buffing and polishing cycle before shine can return on this vehicle’s paint job again.

Buffing & Polishing

The third and fourth steps in the paint correction process are polishing. It’s not as simple of a task as it sounds, though, because depending on factors such as clear coat type, amount present & severity imperfections will dictate what combination of machine polishing is required for individual vehicles. When a car has been wet sanded, the surface will need to be polished using 3-4 different pads and several compounds.

Polishes are a necessity in this industry. The first polishing stage is the most abrasive. At the same time, more refined finishes can be achieved with different creative techniques for an even more sophisticated finish.

Sealing and Waxing the Vehicle

The vehicle’s paint needs to be sealed after all correction has taken place to protect it from further scratching. However, some shops try to cover up their poor work by using what is known as a “glaze.”

Many car owners have this problem. They have their vehicles detailed and then weeks later find them looking scratched up again because the detailers used what’s called “glaze.” A glazing product contains particles that look like talcum powder but are water based, they sit on top of your clear coat without bonding to it as wax does so when harsh weather comes around (or even if you wash your vehicle thoroughly), all those clean surfaces will be scoured away!

The best way to keep your car looking new is by making sure it’s properly cared for. Our sealants and ceramic coatings will ensure the paintwork is locked in for years!

Use ceramic coating or paint protection film to protect your vehicle from future damage.

With new technology that provides the best possible level of paint protection, there’s no need to use anything else. Paint protection films or ceramic coatings will give your car an ultimate layer against swirl marks and other impacts from stones in traffic making it look just as good as day one with minimal maintenance required!

Humble Crew Detailing is the best car care and maintenance center in Minneapolis. We offer various services to keep your vehicle looking its sleekest, from high quality paint protection solutions that will last for years with every application or correction, we have service packages tailored just right according to our customer’s needs!