Paint correction is the process of perfecting automotive paint using high speed polishers combined with compound and polish. It is imperative to remove scratches, swirls, and any other imperfections in the vehicles paint before applying ceramic coating. Before starting the correction and after the thorough cleaning process, we take paint depth measurements of the entire vehicle to ensure safe and efficient polishing. Paint correction is vital to the ceramic coating process because once the ceramic is cured, it will seal in all the work underneath. Combining these compounds and polishes are a part of the prep for ceramic coating. This is very important, as it ensures the condition of the vehicle is as close to perfect as possible.
Every vehicle will be different when it comes to how aggressive the paint correction needs to be. Even brand new cars have swirls and scratching. Never assume a new car doesn’t need any polishing at all. From transport, getting checked in for PDI, being prepped for the lot, and customers; so many hands have already been around the car that the opportunity for damage to the clear coat is very high.