Paint Correction is a professional term for polishing, compounding, or buffing. (Buffing is a generic term often confused with paint correction). Compounding and polishing are techniques that are used in the process of paint correction along with special rotary and forced driven orbital machines, cutting and polishing pads. This process covers all areas above and beyond general degradation. This includes removal of all imperfections including deep scratches, swirl marks, oxidation, hologramming, etching, paint overspray, and most surface damage. Many of these issues can be resolved using advanced paint correction techniques. This process slowly removes microscopic layers of clear coat to once again make the surface smooth and mirror like.
Unlike buffing, not just anyone can execute paint correction. This technique is a labor-intensive process and must be performed by a master technician that has several years of experience. There are also certain products that must be used to achieve paint correction. These high-quality polishing products are developed using Nanotechnology and contain super micro abrasives. They are carefully selected and imported from around the world. Each of these fine products are used for different levels of paint correction and the technician must be familiar with how to use each product individually. The art of safe, modern and proper polishing techniques is what separates the true professional detailer from all the rest and is a skill set that is mastered by very few.