Why MFD Paint Correction Is Essential

Your vehicle will accumulate dust, dirt, and particles from bugs and rainwater over time. Even sunlight can be harmful to your car’s paint job. Through the correction process, contaminants can be removed from the paint, and a wax finish seals in the paint and protects it from scratching and fading.

You shouldn’t think of it as a luxury but as a sound investment in your vehicle. The experts at Mirror Finish Detail can ensure that your vehicle gets the protection it needs.

Our experts are able to get rid of more than 95% of all paint defects, in most cases, taking around 18-30 hours on the majority of these jobs. This is an essential service because even washing your car can lead to scratches and imperfections if it is not done properly.

Washing your car usually causes micro-particles of dirt to scrape the paint and create swirls that become more apparent over time. Those scratches detract from your paint job, changing the way it refracts light and dulling your car’s paint.

Our paint correction process can take around 10 hrs for small corrections and as much as 100 hours for larger corrections. That time only applies to the machine polishing process. All that effort pays off, though, as the finished product will frankly be quite unbelievable. To experience this amazing process for your own pride and joy, book in below!

 

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What Does Paint Correction Entail?

Paint correction (which is also called machine polishing), is a process where polish and compound are applied to a vehicle to restore its “like new” appearance. The process can get rid of imperfections, such as buffer marks, swirl marks, oxidation and even scratches.

If done properly, your vehicle may even look better than when it came out of the factory. Our process removes every type of contamination instead of just masking them like some detailers do.

Our experts are able to get rid of more than 95% of all paint defects, in most cases, taking around 18-30 hours on the majority of these jobs. This is an essential service because even washing your car can lead to scratches and imperfections if it is not done properly.

Washing your car usually causes micro-particles of dirt to scrape the paint and create swirls that become more apparent over time. Those scratches detract from your paint job, changing the way it refracts light and dulling your car’s paint.

 

Orange Peel

Some new vehicles may have poor paint jobs, and when the finish is less than perfect, it creates an effect known as orange peel. That’s the name for the somewhat rippled look that paintwork can have. This happens when the factory paint guns spray out lots of air onto multiple layers of paint.

The airstream leaves behind a rippled look that’s a definite eyesore. We can use a combination of machine polishing and wet sanding to get rid of this orange peel. We remove a layer of paint at a time using abrasive paper.

This smooths out the paintwork and makes it completely flat, making way for us to polish the paint and refine the paint finish to make it look even better than it did when it was new.

 

Paint Depth

The team at Mirror Finish Detail always measures your entire vehicle’s paint thickness. We use an electronic gauge that can accurately measure down to the microns of paint your car has layered onto it. Just removing a few microns of paint can make a noticeable difference.

If you wish, we can provide you with a complete report of the vehicle’s paint depth before we begin.

 

Wet Sanding

We sometimes use a process known as wet sanding to get rid of some of the deeper scratches on your car. For this, we will sand the area that’s affected by scratches and buff out the edges to reduce how visible those scratches are. This can cut costs for you, avoiding the need for a costly repaint.

 

Our Paint Correction Packages

Paint correction, or machine polishing, as it is also known, is a method for adding polish and compound to produce some amazing results. No matter how alike two vehicles look, they probably have different kinds of paint on them, made by different manufacturers and slightly different hues.

No matter how alike two vehicles look, they probably have different kinds of paint on them, made by different manufacturers and slightly different hues.

It is essential for paint correction specialists to have a good knowledge of paint and paint products. The experts as Mirror Finish Detail have extensive knowledge in these areas.

Through machine polishing, we can get rid of most types of swirl marks as well as the majority of minor scratches, buffer marks, bird droppings and more. This allows us to restore your car’s paint to a condition that’s actually better than new.

It can even restore faded paint to its previous glory. In order to accomplish this, however, we have to make a close examination of the surface of your vehicle. There’s no guesswork involved. We have to determine the density of the coating, the precise colour that was used, the condition of your car’s surface and more.

We even used high-tech tools to gauge the paint’s thickness and determine how much polishing and correction is necessary.

It takes a proper understanding of the process and technique required for superior results in order to get some great outcomes, even when using a less than stellar product. Likewise, a great product that’s used incorrectly will yield unsatisfactory outcomes, such as when the technique is off or the surface isn’t prepared properly.

By using a combination of great products and a firm understanding of technique and process, we are able to guarantee great results every time. Really, the products used don’t factor in very heavily when trying to achieve the kind of outcomes we work for. It’s more important to have a good technique and to use the right methods.

If you like, we can offer you some washing tips and product suggestions to help you keep your car in the best shape possible. With the right tools and technique, you can have a car that looks as good every day as it does when we are finished detailing it for you.

We offer some paint correction packages that can help you save money. If you would like us to inspect your car before agreeing to one of our packages, then we would be happy to do so for you. During the inspection, one of our team members will point out the various imperfections with your car and let you know what kind of defects we will be able to correct.

The vehicle inspection covers every aspect of your car’s detailing, paint and correction needs.

Some clients prefer a full written report as opposed to our standard verbal assessment. They may want it for tax purposes or to keep for their records, and that is something we would be happy to offer you, if you request it.

Call or email us to book an inspection or to request a package. Our people will be happy to discuss specific services and pricing information with you.

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