Restorative Details and FULL PAINT CORRECTIONS
Paint correction is the process of machine polishing all imperfections completely out of the paint. A true Paint Correction will remove swirls, scratches, bird etchings, water marks, oxidation, orange peel, webbing, machine buffer trails, hologram effects and micro-marring from the vehicles top coat. By machine polishing the paint with various pads, compounds and polishes will leave the clear coat level and free from any imperfections. Ultimately your vehicle will look and feel better than the day you bought it. Heavily improving the exterior condition!
(minimum time needed for exterior paintwork: 12 hours)
Prices are based by hours, location & condition
(Shop Rate $60per hour)
Average base level pricing for basic Paint Correction
($720 – $1500 and up)
Above is a BMW Z8 hood (50/50) after re-leveling the paint by machine polishing.
All vehicles are tapped/masked where needed during the paint correction process to ensure the safety of all trim, rubber, clear film, lights, emblems etc.
LED’s and Halogen lights are used to simulate what the car would look like under the sun. As well as… Exposing all the damage (scratches etc.) during the paint correction process.
1) Thorough exterior wash & Paintwork decontamination is carried out by removing natural fall out particles & minerals such as iodine and iron metallic contaminates etc.
2) Paintwork assessment is measured on every panel. This will ensure how much paint we have to work with.
3) Paintwork correction is carried out by a wide variety of polishing pads and polishes removing medium and large scratches & swirls, heavy holograms, etc.
4) Paintwork Protection for top coat. waxes | sealants | nano/acrylic/glass coatings
Correction and Polishing on Carbon Fiber:
Some of the most seductive vehicles in the world are extremely well crafted for aerodynamics and performance. Most commonly known as exotics. In order for these cars to preform as they do, carbon fiber is introduced into the manufacturing process to save weight and add strength.
As a professional detailer, it is our job to know what is carbon fiber and what is not. Should we just pick up our tools and go at it like we would with most other cars…? “No” Carbon fiber vehicles need to be handled differently during a professional paint correction process.
Over some of the many exotics vehicles I’ve done, first thing we need to know is what type of carbon we are dealing with. Is this painted carbon, raw carbon, carbon kevlar, kevlar etc. and knowing how each material will act during the polishing process. Carbon Fiber is still vastly improving to be lighter and stronger. Each one of these materials have similar attributes while machine polishing.
Before any Restorative detail and Paint Correction process, I would recommended to have an evaluation taking with the vehicle before the scheduled date of the detail.
This will allow me to get a better understanding of what it is we want to accomplish. Based on the vehicles condition, driving habits, parking habits etc. Is it a daily driver or a garage queen? This greater allowing me to give some proper recommendations based on a few assessments. Determine n the best protection that will allow your correction detail to last the longest!
With the quote we will thoroughly examine the whole car using LED lighting and take measurements of the paint. This giving you a better understanding of what can and “cannot” be achieved through paint correction process. And I know you didn’t for get about the interior or motor. Nether will I. Going over the whole vehicle”s” is the best way to properly estimate the time it will take to complete. As well as setting a price range to expect.
If you would like to schedule a quote and are outside of a 30 mile radius there will be a fee of $30 to $50.00+ for gas, toll, time, etc. (depending on location.)
If you are out of driving range to do a quote and still wish to have AOWheels preform the paint correction. “That’s not a problem” We can work it out with a few more e-mails or phone calls. No car is to far for the automotive enthusiast that share the same passion as Brian Guy, Owner of AOWheels!
Even if your not ready for the service yet…. Lets talk about it!!! Its always great to here from people who wish the best for there automotive investments!
Exotics are most likely purchased with D/A wet sand marks that generally look like this (below)
Before After 50/50 in the one picture below (Blue Bentley GT)
Cars that have suffered bad washing and maintenance will generally look like this.
In the picture (below) it also shows it can be properly repaired (50/50′s)
How does vehicle paint get like this?
- Improper wash and dry
- Dealership wipe downs
- Dirty pads & bad buff jobs
- Earths natural fallout’s of oxidation & other contaminates
- Transportation from time of build
- Bad maintenance of wash mitts and towels
- Driving debris
A great quote: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”