Ceramic Coating and Paint Correction
When looking into ways to get your car back to that like-new condition, you may come across two processes that generally go hand in hand – paint correction and ceramic coating.
Ceramic coating is a process in which a liquid polymer is applied to your car. This process is done by hand. Once the ceramic coating has been applied, a chemical bond occurs between that polymer and the paint on your vehicle. The idea is that this provides your car with protection.
This style of coating isn’t just meant for interiors exclusively, there are also products that can be used to coat and protect wheels, leather, the interior carpet in the vehicle, plastic, and glass.
In other words, you could protect the entire vehicle inside and out – Adept Wrapping offers all of these services.
There is Prep Required Ahead of Time
If you’ve decided to go ahead and have the ceramic coating professionally applied to your car, there are some preparation steps you will need to take in advance.
This ensures that the bond is strong and effective, so you’ll get your money’s worth. Cleaning the car is an obvious requirement, however, before locking in the car’s condition it would be best to do a full paint correction beforehand
Paint Correction – a Term Vehicle Owners Should Familiarize Themselves With
Have you been looking at your car lately only to realize there are a number of “swirls,” scratches, and maybe a general “dull” look to the paint as of late? You don’t have to have been in an accident to require a little paint touch-up on your car; sometimes it’s just normal wear and tear, and the results of the UV rays hitting it all the time or poor car washing compounded over years of misuse.
This is exactly where paint correction can come in handy. Paint correction isn’t a term that the average person would use, rather they tend to know it as polishing or buffing out those flaws or issues. The problem with ignoring these small little issues is that they can grow, and eventually, you’ll hit the point where you’re no longer able to do paint correction and you’ll be stuck with the car in its current condition or facing costly repainting.
What About the Swirls Specifically?
For many car owners, the biggest issue they have is with the “swirls.” Swirls can most easily be seen in the direct sunlight when the sun is beating on the car. They appear just like swirls, which is where the name comes from. If you were to look closely, you’d see that those swirls are actually made up of very tiny and thin scratches. What happens is that the scratches reflect back thanks to the sunlight and the end result is a very dull and tired-looking finish.
This is When Paint Correction Becomes Necessary
So, now that you understand what these swirls are and what causes them, the next question people typically have is how to remedy the situation. This is where paint correction comes into play. This isn’t something you’ll be able to do on your own at home, as it requires a professional with experience, training, and knowledge in order to properly get your vehicle back to that like-new condition you’ve been missing.
What makes this job so difficult? It is a fact that not all paint is the same. The professional needs to be able to assess exactly what kind of paint they are dealing with, and then come up with the most effective solution. If you don’t visit a professional and the job isn’t done properly, you can end up with a bigger mess on your hands. There’s also the fact that the proper lighting equipment is needed in order to detect all of the imperfections.
It’s important to also understand that paint correction is by definition the process of polishing out all the scratches and swirls on a car. It will look great when it’s done, but keep in mind all those same problems can start to happen again if you aren’t careful. Professionals tend to suggest you skip the automated car washes and invest in good quality washcloths that you can use on the vehicle at home.
We offer a 3-stage paint correction using a wide range of polishing machines and buffers. A proper paint correction takes 1-2 days – it’s a big job but the results are fantastic.
Unveiling the Ceramic Coating Difference:
Protected vs. Unprotected Surfaces
2 Stage Paint Correction & Ceramic Coating
Time-Lapse Transformation: Watch Ceramic Coating Brilliance Unfold
Experience the remarkable metamorphosis of your car’s surface as it receives the ultimate ceramic coating protection in a matter of minutes.