How Paint
Correction Works

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At Panache Auto Werke, we want to help you keep your car looking sleek and beautiful, and one of the ways we can do that is with our paint correction services. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of how this process works so that you can know what to expect when you bring your car in to get spruced up.

How Paint Correction Works

Automotive Paint 101 

Before we get into paint correction itself, we’ll start by going over some basics of automotive paint. During the painting phase of the manufacturing process, cars are first coated in a primer, and then a base coat of acrylic polyurethane enamel paint, which gives the vehicles their color. After that, a clearcoat is applied to give the car its signature glossy shine.

What Paint Correction Does 

While it may seem redundant to explain what paint correction actually does–after all, isn’t it in the name?–we still want to go into more detail. Paint correction is a process designed to remove swirl marks and scratches in the clearcoat, a.k.a. the outermost layer. When examined up close, swirl marks are basically tiny “V” cuts into the clearcoat’s surface, which create valleys for light to bounce around in before exiting. The paint correction process smooths these valleys away so that no blemish remains.

How It Works 

When you bring your vehicle in for paint correction, our team will mechanically level out the valleys and scratches in your car’s clearcoat, using various levels of abrasion. Once we have achieved the desired results, we’ll apply a new coating to ensure that the paint underneath has the right protection to keep it looking great for years to come.