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Paint Correction

1. Hand wash

The paint correction process starts with thorough hand washing of the vehicle. It is extremely important to wash away dust and dirt before going further with machine polishing. Our six-step exterior hand wash will make your vehicle look extravagant. We will hand wash the outside of your vehicle with our power house degreaser which will remove the sodium chloride and road gravel off your car, truck or SUV. Once this is complete we will use our triple foam conditioners, our two-step soap, and finally blow-dry and full wipe down.

2. Paint decontamination

Decontaminating a car’s paint finish is an often-overlooked detailing step yet very necessary to achieving a flawless finish.

At Nova Auto Detailing we either use an iron remover surface decontamination system which is completely safe and effective on automotive paint. Iron remover is sprayed on the surface and then rubbed into it. All the contamination will turn purple after being in contact with the iron remover. Then the iron remover must be completely washed away from the painted surface.

3. Paint decontamination (clay bar)

The clay bar process removes all stubborn contaminants. This step is very important because stubborn contaminants can be ground into the paint and cause more scratches while machine polishing.

The next level of paint decontamination (and most cost effective) after washing is achieved through the use of ‘detailing clay’ through a process known as ‘claying’.

Detailing clay is designed to remove above surface bonded contaminants on paint, glass, fiberglass, and metal. Claying is excellent at removing above surface bonded contaminants, and is an essential step in the detailing process.

4. Wet sanding and re-leveling (if required)

The wet sanding process is used when buffing and polishing isn’t enough to remove deep scratches or orange peel from a vehicle’s surface.

Wet sanding is an amazing process that, when done properly, can result in a surface that’s as smooth as glass. Whether you’re talking about paint, primer, bare metal or anything in between, your car’s body can be smoothed by wet sanding.

5. Buffing and machine polishing

The machine polishing step is the actual polishing of the vehicle in the paint correction process. Our specialists determine a combination of machine, pad, and polish compounds to be used to achieve the best possible results in paint correction. Usually two to four cut and polish stages are applied. Deep and large scratches are removed in the first stage of polish and then the smaller surface abrasions caused by this harsh polish are removed by the finer polish that comes after it. Every case is unique and it differs from vehicle to vehicle.

6. Erasing

Degreasing is a very important step that prepares painted surfaces for the final step in the paint correction process. A chemical by Carpro called Eraser was specifically designed for the complete removal of polishing oils for inspection and prior to the application of Quartz or any other coating, wax, or sealant

7. Sealant

After all the paint correction steps above have been completed, it is time to seal the vehicle’s paint to protect it from further scratching.

It is important to use a high quality and durable sealant. We, at First Detailing Studio, recommend using Car Pro Nano coating as the sealant in paint correction process.

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10351 59 Ave, Edmonton,
Alberta, T6H 1E7

Working hours

Monday – Friday : 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday : 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday Closed