Traverse City's Premier Automotive Aftermarket Garage!
Paint correction is the mechanical leveling of clear coat or paint (clear coat is unpigmented paint, clear) to a point where all the paint is free of swirl marks and light scratches. Swirl marks are essentially a “V” cut/slice in the paint where light bounces around in the valley of the scratch and exits. This is how you see the swirl marks. If the paint was flat, with no valley, you wouldn’t have anywhere for the light to bounce around...that is where paint correction shines the best.
As the polishing steps are carried out, there are various degrees of aggressiveness that are used for different levels of desired end results. For example, not everyone needs or should have “perfect paint,” some are simply ok with quality increase but not perfection. Not everyone looks at their paint with perfect lighting very close to the vehicle. This can be a straightforward and simple process or a very labor-intensive process where experience and knowledge are of the utmost importance depending on the car owner’s expectations. We take the time to figure out the proper steps and use the correct products to achieve the desired results in a timely fashion. We don't cut corners by “filling” in defects by using oils and glazes to make it “look” like work was done, only to find out after two washes all the oils are removed and your paint looks the same as before.
Thorough exterior wash of the vehicle and wheels using the 2 bucket method and de-ionized water to reduce water spotting and adding additional scratches and swirls.
Basic wash including a paint decontamination step to follow the wash. This step includes a full iron removal and clay bar of the vehicle to remove any embedded contaminants in the paint.
Deluxe wash followed by either a one or two step paint correction depending on paint condition to achieve paint perfection. (We strongly suggest following a platinum wash with paint protection film or one of our Ceramic Coatings)
Complete vacuum of the vehicle followed by dressing the dash and interior vinyl surfaces with a UV protectant. Cleaning all glass in the vehicle
Basic including shampoo and extraction of all carpet and cloth seats. Application of leather conditioner/protectant if applicable. (additional option to include an ozone decontamination to remove set in odors and smells)
Deluxe including application of Gtechniq smart fabric and leather guard to all applicable interior surfaces for the best interior protection possible.