Paint Correction, also known as swirl mark removal or machine polishing, is the fine art of delicately removing micro-scratches and swirls through machine polishing / buffing. When done properly, a very fine amount of clear coat is removed along with the otherwise permanent scratches and swirls in the clear coat. It could be likened to ultra-fine sanding but when we talk about microscopic we are referring to a few microns (a micron is 1/1000th of a millimeter).
This leaves crystal clarity, pure reflections, amazing gloss and slickness. When performed by a skilled craftsman, the difference cannot be fully captured in photos. It must be seen in person to believe.
A combination of cleansers and polishes of various grades are applied to a car's paint using specifically designed buffing pads (there are many grades and types available) and either rotary or dual action polishers. Each stage is meticulously controlled and vigorously inspected using specialized lamps and tools.
As you can probably tell, to be able to do the job properly requires the ability to judge the existing condition of your car's paint and foresee likely issues before starting work. This requires not only the use of the right equipment, but also years of experience and an understanding of the many different paint systems used on cars.
2017 Jaguar XF before
Visible scratches and swirl marks before paint correction.
2017 jaguar xf during
The right side of this photo shows the dramatic difference that properly administered paint correction can make.
2017 Jaguar xf after
The finished product is scratch-free and glreaming.