Paint correction is a necessary skill in the professional auto detailing world, and knowing the best abrasive materials to create a flawless finish is important. In this article we'll break down three effective choices for paint correction: an advanced compound, a finishing polish, and a glaze/sealant. This way you can see how each step creates another layer of refinement to achieve perfection!
1) Advanced Abrasive Polishing Compound
We'll start with an advanced polishing compound like our Farecla 360 Super Fast Compound. It is a strong cutting compound suitable for fine scratch removal on cars, but also works great on other VOCs such as rail dust.
For the very best results with paint defects, apply using a foam polishing or cutting pad on your random orbital polisher. The trick is then to switch directly to a finishing foam pad immediately after compounding so that another layer of oils are worked into the fresh cut. This helps seal in these microscopic sawdust particles so they can't work their way back up through your next layer of wax or paint sealant.
2) Finishing Polish for paint defects
Next we'll move onto a finishing polish like for example the Farecla G3 Pro Fast Finish. This is less aggressive than the compound, and will actually remove less paint in the process. It is perfect for removing light swirl marks and fine scratches left by some old-fashioned compounds while creating a stunning high gloss finish.
For application with a machine polisher, we recommend using a foam finishing pad on your orbital polisher to wipe away any remaining haze from the compounding stage. It's also important that you switch out of this pad immediately after use - otherwise you risk cutting into your car's clear coat that may get trapped inside!
After washing and drying your car, apply this polish to small sections at a time. Work it in gently at first, then remove by simply reversing the polisher's direction. This simple technique allows you to take your time and stay in control of the damage.
3) Sealant or Glaze
For final car paint correction, we recommend using your favourite glaze or sealant so that no additional marring is possible. This gives you an incredible deep gloss finish! We have two recommendations for this stage - either our Waxoyl Seal Schutz or Upol Gravitex. Both are hand-applied products that require elbow grease but deliver fantastic results when done correctly!
It's also important to remove any remaining wax after compounding with a clean microfiber cloth. This way the glaze or sealant has nothing to prevent it from doing its job!
If you have any questions about the advanced paint correction process
Thanks for reading this article all about abrasive materials in paint correction. If you want more advice on how to keep your car looking perfect, check out our blog or contact us today.
*The above recommendations do not represent a comprehensive list of available products and are intended as an example of effective results obtained by professionals using certain products referenced without warranty that we may also offer.