Paint correction is our specialty at LUSTR and we always try to do our best with each vehicle. We educate clients on what’s possible and what’s practical when correcting paint on various vehicles. Sometimes multiple stages of polishing can yield a perfect finish, which provides the best looks and paint quality. Other times a single stage polishing detail will greatly improve the finish, make it look great and be practical as well as economical for a daily driven car. In the article Different Levels of Paint Correction I try to explain in depth the amount of correction we’re able to accomplish and what it means for different vehicles.
Most clients come to us for our paint correction and polishing services, without knowing exactly what it is that we do. We recorded this video to show exactly what we do on a daily basis and the results we can get with a thorough and careful paint polishing process. Below the video is the description of exactly what you’re seeing, so please read it before or after viewing as you wish. For best viewing select HD and full screen mode.
To explain the video… basically we did random levels of polishing on a trunk that has suffered years of neglect and bad washing techniques. We divided the trunk lid into four sections.
The first/left/driver side section received one stage of polishing, which would be our Paint Enhancement Detail. The 2nd section, just to the right, is the actual condition of the paint after receiving a wash. As you can see in the video, while the Enhancement polishing doesn’t eliminate all the deeper marks, it significantly increases the gloss of the black paint by removing all the minor swirl marks. This also creates a more level paint surface to which wax, sealant or a paint coating will adhere better and last longer.
The third section received 3 stages of correction and the last section to the right received 2 stages of correction. In the video, it’s hard to tell the difference between these two sections because the 3-stage section simply removed a few more deeper swirl marks than did the 2-stage, but you have to really look at it with the right light and the right angle to see the difference in this case. As you can see in the video, between the 3rd and 4th section we put down a tape line to indicate the difference between the Enhancement (1-stage) and Correction (2+ stage) detailing. The most notable thing of course is looking at the center of the trunk and comparing the original paint condition to the 3-stage polishing that made it practically perfect.
While results may and will vary depending on the paint type and condition, this is typically what we’re able to accomplish with a proper 2-stage Paint Correction Detail, which is mainly what we do at LUSTR Auto Detail. Whether it’s an Ehnancement or multi-stage Correction Detail you’re after, we’re more than happy to take proper care of your vehicle so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment today.
Ivan Rajic, Owner and Operator