What is Paint Correction: A Comprehensive Look at the Car Paint Correction Process

The last thing you’re thinking of when you first buy your vehicle is the need for paint correction. It’s hard to imagine the new, glossy shine of your car’s paintwork ever being scratched or dented. If your vehicle’s paint isn’t protected with time, you’re likely to need work done on the surface of your car. But what is paint correction, and how will it benefit your ride?

In this comprehensive look, we will provide you with everything you need to know about the different steps involved in car paint correction, such as examining paint thickness, adding a clear coat, and applying ceramic coatings. We will share with you the steps we take to ensure your vehicle looks its best, especially after a small bingle.

Don’t Let Your Car Get Ruined: Protect It!

If you’ve bought a new car from a dealership showroom, there’s no guarantee it has the protection of a clear coat of ceramic coating. Whether making your purchase from a dealership or by other means, it helps you long-term to ask whether the vehicle is protected. 

If your car doesn’t have the protection it needs from swirl marks, scratches from shopping trolleys, and even bird etching marks, we recommend having your paint surface properly covered with a graphene coating. While it won’t help those bigger dents, it will help keep your pain surface in tip-top shape.

Types of Dents Removable With Paintless Dent Removal

Using paintless dent removal techniques is suitable for minor paint corrections. Types of damage include:

  • Minor dings to doors
  • Bubble repairs
  • Scuffs to the bumper
  • Fender benders
  • Damage from hail storms.

Modern technology ensures that once the issues are repaired, your vehicle will be back to its pre-damaged state. It’s a highly successful technique.

Hail Damage Car

Keep Your Car Looking Shiny & New With Paint Correction

Gone are the days when the only form of paint correction available was in the form of panel beating. If you want to keep your car looking its best with Eightyeight detailing, we make a complete transformation of your dent without the need to touch up your paint coating.

We use modern techniques and technology that are less invasive than panel beating and engage in the permanent removal of your dings after a minor bingle.

Our Process for Major & Minor Paint Corrections

Step 1: Damage assessment

For a real professional finish, a damage assessment is necessary to determine what can be done and what needs to be left alone. To properly restore the painted surface, it is necessary to know the extent of the damage, such as the diameter, depth, and width of the dent.

Step 2: Accessing the dent

Getting access to the dent is the next course of action. Depending on the dent’s location will determine if any panels need removing. Generally, it involves removing some screws to pop the interior trim out to make room for the tools.

Step 3: Cleaning the damaged area

The dented area gets a good clean using a solution of alcohol. This enables good adhesion for the tools when massaging the dent out. 

Step 4: Apply slow pressure

Applying the correct techniques is the only solution for getting the right finish. When using specialised tools, the paint correction takes place with careful massage of the damaged area to remove the dent and paint imperfections.

Step 5: Prevent Corrosion and Rust

Given that it is a less invasive technique on your car’s paint and no fillers are used, if there are any exposed metal elements, these will be treated to prevent corrosion and rust.

Final Step

The final step is to screw the internal trim back in, and the job is complete.

The Benefits of Car Paint Protection

As a car owner, you know that paint is an important aesthetic feature of your vehicle. It not only enhances the appearance, but also protects the underlying metal from corrosion. When you need some serious corrections made because of a bingle or minor scratches, paintless dent removal has many focused techniques that make it a beneficial way to remove dents.

  1. Less Downtime

Whether for an older or modern car, this form of paint correction takes a lot less time compared to more conventional methods.  The time it takes to complete the job depends on how many dents need to be repaired and how easy the locations are to access. 

You can expect the Eightyeight technicians to give you an informative and accurate time frame that, even with multiple stages to complete, can take as little as a few hours.

  1. Less Invasive

There’s no need to use a machine polisher, match different paint types or even wet sanding because paintless dent repair is a less invasive technique compared to panel beating. The most complex aspect is removing a few screws to access the back of the dent.

  1. Saves Money

Paint correction saves our customers money because it takes less time and requires fewer labour costs compared to more traditional methods. Given that there is no need to use paint sealant, machine polishing, primer, paint coats, and more, there are fewer costs associated with the job.

  1. Environmentally friendly

Not only does paint correction remove your dents, there is also no lasting negative impact on the environment. There is no pollution from undergoing a paint job, using thinner, or using car body filler. It also means the risk of contaminated groundwater is eliminated.

How Costly Is the Correction of Car Paintwork?

The severity of the paint defects, how many dents you have, and the time it takes to fix the damage will affect the paint correction cost for your vehicle. It is more affordable than repairing panel beating, as there are no spray painting expenses involved.

Contact Eightyeight Detailing for Professional Paint Correction

The Eightyeight Detailing crew are professional technicians who provide high-quality paint correction services along with a host of other auto detailing services. They use only the best products and know that this less invasive technique is ideal not only for one car but for all vehicles. 

If you’re looking for a technique that will never be high cost because of its ease of application and has the same finish as other paint correction solutions, be sure to consider paintless dent removal. Along with adding a clear coat of paint protection to protect your vehicle from light scratches and worn paint, this technique will have your car looking new and showroom ready.

Whether you want to know more about this service or you’re looking to have your car’s paint restored to its original condition, be sure to contact us for more information.

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