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What Is Paint Correction?

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Paint correction is the process of converting an unrestored car to showroom-ready condition, by refinishing the paint with a series of steps.

Do you have a scratched or pitted finish? Dull, oxidized trim? Ugly panel gaps? Paint correction services will remove scratches and chips from the surface and restore it to a showroom-quality finish. It can also be used on oxidized chrome trim and faded plastic headlights.

Paint correction can be used on any car, regardless of the paint color. Black cars are the most difficult because they often have a deep charcoal finish, but it can be done. Paint correction does not change the paint color, nor does it change the car’s value.

More traditional methods of correcting paint flaws include sandblasting and bodywork masking. However, this is an extremely expensive process that requires considerable time and labor. Paint correction is much more affordable than these traditional methods of auto refinishing work.

How does paint correction work?

The vehicle is sprayed with water-based acrylic lacquer to evenly coat all surfaces. The acrylic lacquer fills in surface scratches and chips. Car or truck owners can choose from a variety of colors, including black, white and red. After the acrylic lacquer dries, the auto body shop sprays a paint and lacquer coating on top of the acrylic lacquer to protect it.

The acrylic lacquer is sprayed with a machine that evenly distributes it over the surface area of the panel. The machine can be controlled to spray at different levels of thickness depending on what finish level is desired. Prior to spraying, all panels are treated with an alkali solution to remove loose paint particles.

After the lacquer dries, the auto body shop applies a paint and lacquer coating on top of the acrylic lacquer to protect it. The paint is sprayed in several coats; each time the car is spun in a machine. The machine can be controlled to spray at different levels of thickness depending on what finish level is desired. This process eliminates scratches and chips that were not visible before the application of acrylic lacquer.

It can also be used on oxidized chrome trim and faded plastic headlights; black cars are the most difficult because they often have a deep charcoal finish, but it can be done.

Paintless Dent Removal V Paint Correction. What’s the difference?

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is a patented system of techniques that removes small dents and dings from any vehicle without the use of paint, paint matching or painting. Fieldd not only has a solution for mobile car detailing software but also a one of a kind PDR App too.

What do I need to know before I have my car painted?
You should be aware that your color choice may affect the price you have to pay if you want certain details performed on your car. For example, pearl or metallic coatings are more difficult to repair than single-stage paints. If you have an expensive color, it may cost you more to have certain details performed on your car.

What should I look for when choosing a body shop?

Choosing a reputable shop or insurance company is an important part of the paint correction process. Here are some important things to remember when choosing a body shop:
There are many other questions that you can ask while you’re taking your car in for repairs. Be sure to ask how long it will take, what kind of equipment is used, and what materials are used in the repair process. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions or request that work be done differently if the results are not the ones you expected.

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