Paint correction & ceramic coatings
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Ceramic coating explained
Seeing as you have found your way here I am going to make a few assumptions,
1: You want your car to look great all the time.
2: You have run yourself ragged with the basics, (daily to weekly washing, monthly waxing) to get rid of those scratches, water spots, dirt, road grime, etc. only to be unsatisfied with the results and the constant hassle of having to continually keep up with the routine.
3: You find yourself searching for something new that will give you the level of presentation you desire with very minimal routine maintenance. A permanent solution to solve the issues of constant maintenance, oxidation, acid damage, and water spots.
Undoubtedly in your search for a miracle solution for your car you have heard the words Ceramic Coating, the internet seems to be saturated with bad facts and sales pitches concerning ceramic coatings so our goal in this article is to summarize and clarify what a ceramic coating truly is, as well as what it DOES and DOES NOT offer.
Professional grade ceramic coating is a chemical polymer solution that is applied to the exterior of your vehicle. Ceramic coatings chemically bond with your clear-coat to form a hydrophobic layer of protection from external paint damage.
So what does that mean exactly? Ceramic coatings bond with the surface of the clear coat without effecting the vehicles paint and provides its protection as a new outer layer to shield your paint from harmful external elements.
Below are the some of the actual benefits of ceramic coating.
weather you realize it or not your car is constantly under attack (especially here in the south) by acid damage, this comes in the form of bug guts, bird poop, and other harmful elements such as spilt chemicals, gasoline, etc.
We all know how easily the sun can damage things, your car is no different, UV damage from direct sunlight is one of the major causes of Oxidation and clear coat failure. Ceramic coatings provide the highest level of UV protection available on the market.
Water Spots and Chemical Etching
Ever wonder why you have spots left behind on your vehicle after washing or from rainwater, sprinklers, puddles, etc.? Water acts as a carrier for chemicals which are left behind on your vehicle after the water evaporates, these chemicals then start eating through your cars paint and do not stop until they reach metal. Ceramic coatings are resistant to chemical damage and help to prevent water spots.
DOES CERAMIC COATING PREVENT ROCK CHIPS?
Ceramic coating does in fact add a degree of scratch and chip resistance: professional grade ceramic coatings create a much harder outer layer than your paint previously provided, this in combinationg with the added slickness helps to prevent damage from light scratches and deflect minor impacts.
ceramic coatings become a hydrophobic shell on the exterior of your vehicle this causes water to instantly bead up and shed off of the surface of your car which makes washing an absolute breeze and also helps to prevent the depositing of harmful chemicals that would normally build up on your paint.
on top of being hydrophobic Ceramic coating positively charges the surface which keeps particles from being able to easily grab on or bond to the surface of your vehicle.
Along with the protections provided a ceramic coated vehicle requires far less upkeep than a non coated vehicle, the simplicity of cleaning is sure to save you time and money as well as never having to wax again!
ceramic coating enhances the gloss and depth of your car’s paint and greatly improves the aesthetics of your car.
We take pride in providing you with the highest quality of decontamination, paint correction and a higher level of gloss, depth, and shine than the day your vehicle left the dealership.
Paint Correction Explained
Paint correction is a industry term which refers to the refinement and restoration of a paint job.
Paint correction can come in many shapes and forms and be used in different situations.
Paint correction is not just for older vehicles with extreme signs of paint damage. Paint corrections can be performed on new vehicles with low or even zero miles.
What many do not realize is that their factory paint job isn't refined after being applied to the vehicle, this means an experienced paint correction specialist can use various techniques such as chemical decontamination, clay barring, buffing/polishing, or for some extreme cases sanding to refine the factory paint and enhance the clarity, gloss, and shine of even the newest of vehicles.
Paint correction minimizes or removes water spots, scratches, swirls, orange peel, and various other imperfections. the methods used are custom tailored to address each vehicles individual needs.
Nearly all vehicles have paint defects and damage direct from the manufacturer, this damage is worsened over time from UV exposure, mineral etching, and improper or even automated washing. Our goal is to reverse this damage and leave your vehicle looking better than factory.
A crucial part of prepping a vehicle for a ceramic coating is stripping away any harmful chemicals, acids, embeded dirt, etc
We use a multi step decontamination process on every vehicle we coat to ensure a clean slate for us to work with.
This process includes a chemical stripping to remove any wax, sealants, tar, and a variety of other stuck on contaminants, as well as a physical clay barring to remove more stubborn embeded contaminates from the pores of the paint.
The most satisfying stage of paint correction is the machine polishing stage. Our highly trained paint correction specialists implement a variety of tools and techniques during the machine polishing stage to remove or minimize scratches, swirls, and other forms of visible damage. After the "heavy lifting" of removing damage from the paint our Tech's then jewel the finish out to get the most depth and shine as possible.
In some extreme situations our Technicians may implement wet sanding or block sanding to remove Heavy imperfections, minimize extreme orange peel or to adress a myriad of other types of major paint defects.
the process of paint correction is almost a form of art, our skilled Technicians are often implementing techniques, and using tools, that in the hands of an untrained individual could very quickly damage or even strip the paint entirely from the area being worked. Besides the level of experience and skill that our Technicians posess we also implement many very useful tools to ensure that we are not at risk of causing any damage to the vehicle.
We continually measure the thickness of paint throughout the process of paint correction using digital paint thickness gauges as well as closely examining damaged areas using wireless handheld microscopes.