What Is Car Paint Correction?
AKA - swirl mark removal, machine polishing or buffing, paintwork correction is the reduction or removal of marks in the top layer of paint to produce a more refined finish.
Paint correction involves machine polishing with varying grades of cleanser, polish or compound. (It can also be done by hand but is extremely inefficient compared to current technology with varying machine polishers, pad aggressiveness, etc.)
Paint correction requires a high degree of skill and concentration, but done properly, it can transform the look of a car by dealing with hard water marks, etching caused by bird droppings or bug and tar, swirl marks, scratches and fading or dull paint.
Done professionally, paint correction is entirely safe and will not cause any issues for your paint.
Why Consider Paint Correction?
A vehicle’s paint has to deal with a lot of environmental challenges:
Road grime and grit
Bird droppings, bugs, and sap
People brushing against the car with their clothing or bags
Bad detailing techniques and/or products
Poor machine or hand polishing techniques
Automatic car washes
All of these things can leave the finish of a car looking less than perfect and at worst, dull, faded and covered in light scratches, swirls and other marring. Not only does this detract from your car's appearance but it ultimately reduces its value as well.
For most, paint correction really can make a substantial difference and will completely remove or significantly reduce most marks. Not only this, but the resulting finish will have an amazing gloss, depth of reflection and slickness.
Will swirls and paint issues reappear?
New marks may appear over time (we can't stop future scratches), but with proper care you should be able to prolong them from reappearing.