What is Auto Detailing Paint Correction | Cut n Buff?
Auto detailing involves a meticulous restoration process known as paint correction, specifically our unique Cut n Buff techniques. These body-shop methods are designed to recondition your original paint to a like-new shine. By leveraging the power of wet-sanding and compounds, we address a variety of surface imperfections, such as stains, hard-water deposits, oxidation, and most general swirls and scratches, enhancing your vehicle's overall aesthetic appeal.
Understanding Paint Correction | Cut n Buff
Understanding paint correction, specifically the Cut n Buff process, requires understanding the anatomy of your car's paintwork. Typically, a factory-built car has three layers of paint:
The clear coat: This top, glossy layer protects the paint beneath.
The base coat: This layer gives your car its color.
The primer: This bottom coat is painted directly onto the car's metal body.
Our Cut n Buff process utilizes compound grits, acting like ultra-fine sandpaper, to carefully remove imperfections. Shallow scratches and abrasions that only penetrate the clear coat can be safely removed with our paint-free restoration techniques. Scratches and abrasions reaching the base coat require a bit more effort, and deep damage affecting the primer layer might need air brushing or a complete panel repainting.
Please note that the Cut n Buff process may not remove or lighten all deeper scratches, stains, or damage.
Does a Car Need Paint Correction | Cut n Buff?
If your car's paintwork exhibits visible imperfections beyond the reach of a simple wash or wax, it might be time to consider paint correction with our Cut n Buff method. Factors like the car's age, exposure to harsh weather, incorrect washing techniques, and road debris can lead to paintwork damage over time. Investing in our Cut n Buff paint correction process can restore your vehicle's high-gloss, showroom shine.
Let's break it down into simpler terms:
Clay and Wax Process: Think of this like a deep clean and moisturizing routine for your car. The clay bar is like a special soap that pulls out all the tiny bits of dirt, grime, and pollutants that get stuck in the paint of your car over time, which regular washing can't get out. After the clay bar treatment, the paint will feel smooth and clean, just like how your skin feels after a good exfoliation.
Then comes the waxing. Waxing is like applying a good quality lotion on your skin. It adds a protective layer over the paint, which helps keep it safe from dirt, scratches, and sun damage. Plus, it gives your car a beautiful glossy shine!
Paint Correction | Cut n Buff Process: This is more like taking your car to a spa for a comprehensive makeover. While the clay and wax process helps clean and protect the paint, the Cut n Buff process takes it a step further by removing minor scratches and imperfections that the clay and wax process can't handle.
The Cut n Buff process uses special compounds (think of them as super-powered exfoliators) and wet-sanding (a gentle scrubbing technique) to carefully remove a tiny layer of clear coat (the top layer of your car's paint). This reveals a fresh layer beneath, free of any swirls or scratches. It's like erasing the signs of aging from your car's paint, making it look as good as new!
In summary, while both processes are important for maintaining your car's appearance, they serve different purposes. The clay and wax process is more of a regular maintenance routine to keep your car looking its best, while the Cut n Buff process is a more aggressive treatment designed to restore your car's paint to its former glory.
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PAINT CORRECTION | CUT N BUFF
Vehicle Size | Prices
Single Panel } $75 - $125
Complete Coupe or Sedan | $375 - $575
Complete SUV & Truck | add $50
Complete Oversize SUV, Van & Truck | add $100
*note: Extended SUV with 3rd row seating or trucks with camper shells are considered as “oversize” vehicles **Prices are subject to change upon initial evaluation of vehicle
Paint Correction processes will not remove imperfections from areas where the paint is deeply scratched, missing, dissolved or heavily stained or damaged. Deeper imperfections may lighten and may not be 100% removed.
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