Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS

Paint Correction

Paint Correction – The Process

Paint correction offers an affordable alternative to total paint removal and re-coating. Instead of repainting your car, paint correction only takes the outermost layer of clear coating and corrects it by removing microscopic abrasions and contaminants. Our professional technicians here at Poseidon Mobile Detailing can handle all your automotive detailing needs.

Correcting Damage to your Car’s Clear Coat

On every car there is an outer layer of clear coating that seals and protects its paint. Time and friction will eventually cause damage to this outer layer, no matter how well you take care of your car. Paint corrections aim’s at imperfections on this layer. The process removes scratches and swirls and leaves your car looking like new, with the original paint fully intact.

How it Works

Paint correction, also called paint restoration, works by removing a microscopic layer of your car’s clear outer layer to remove imperfections (light scratches, abrasions, water spots, acid rain/hard water, iron deposits). The result is a newer smoother coat minus the imperfections. Your car’s original paint code and color remain totally intact.

Paint Correction: A Great Choice for Your Car

As an economic and practical alternative to full paint removal.  Paint correction will leave your car looking great without the cost and hassle. Don’t bother with risky DIY projects and redundant car washes. Let the mobile detail experts here at Poseidon Mobile Detailing handle the process for you, and you’ll see the difference why there’s no clean like Poseidon clean.

Abrasive

Natural or synthetic particles found in polishes and compounds which cut the paint surface to remove imperfections

Buffer

A piece of equipment used by skilled technician to apply products to a vehicle reduces the time spent and improves the quality of the work performed

Car Wax

A car wax is a sacrificial barrier between the harsh elements and your car’s paint. A good wax will improve the sheen in the gloss of your vehicle while protecting the paint. A typical wax lasts 3 to 6 months.

Carnauba Car Wax

Carnauba is the hardest natural wax known to man and is produced by palm trees in Brazil

Clay Bar

Clay Bar is a method of removing surface contaminants from vehicle paint ranging from tree sap industrial fallout bugs road tar all though this is not necessary before waxing it is sometimes preferred to give the vehicle a nice smooth glossy finish.

Cleaner/Glaze

Combination of light abrasive cleaner silicones and waxed that allow the user to clean shine and provide protection in one step. Cleans Shines and Protects

Compound/Compounding

Any abrasive (liquid or paste) product designed to remove oxidation scratches and other imperfections. It is the first step in the detailing process.

Glaze

Product designed to produce a quick high shine not as durable as waxes polymer sealants

Headliner

The headliner is the fabric ceiling inside your vehicle

Industrial Fallout

Airborne pollutants from heavy industry or railroads which settle onto automotive surfaces and become embedded in the finish gradually the particles oxidize and appear as dark specs in the paint. Requires special products and procedures to be removed.

Orange Peel

The nubby rough appearance of paint looks much like the texture of an orange skin; surface lacks clarity of reflected image caused by paint being applied too dry resulting in poor flow out.

Overspray

Substance such as paint mist that settles out of the air on the automobile surface appearing as tiny speckles

Oxidation

Loss of oil’s in paint due to weather rain from the elements and oxidize surface appears to show chalky paint dullness and feels rough

Polishing

A light abrasive product normally applied by machine polisher designed to smooth out and eliminate the scratches and swirls left by compounding may remove minor surface imperfections and light to medium oxidation the second step in the detail process.

Polisher

A piece of equipment used by skilled technicians to apply products to the painted surface of a vehicle typically turn at 1000 to 3000 RPM.

Pressure Washer

A mechanical device that steps up the city water pressure 50 to 65 psi to 500/1200 PSI a system used to clean surfaces with cleaning solutions under pressure.

Rail Dust

Small metallic particles attributed to railroads which settle on automotive surfaces and become embedded in the finish gradually the particles oxidize and appear as dark specs in the paint. Requires special products and procedures to be removed. Also known as industrial fall out.