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Gaston
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Paint correction on a new vehicle.
Ever done this? Supposedly prevents swirls and future paint defects.
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TulaneUVA
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
You're talking about ceramic coating the paint?


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PrivatePublic
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
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Supposivwly


Are you hunting wabbit again?


LSUtigerME
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
I've only seen a "correction" done on damaged/swirled paint. I've seen some remove factory orange peel, rail dust or shipping sediment, and any initial light swirls from the dealership.

No idea about preventing future paint defects though.

ETA: Oh, saw comment about ceramic coating. I see what you're implying about future damage. Not sure how well it works, but I imagine poor washing techniques will still lead to paint damage.
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Gaston
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
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Supposivwly


WLY?


OysterPoBoy
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
I would keep a log of every time you wash the car.


Gaston
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
I'll marker that on the inside of my other pocket.


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RummelTiger
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
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Supposedly prevents swirls and future paint defects.


lulz... No. It doesn't prevent them...it CORRECTS them.


nguyt518
Member since Apr 2015
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
Does not prevent. Only "corrects" your paint from all the damage on the surface coat(s).


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achenator
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
I've had it done and i've done it. I would clay whole car then polish with a one step. Go over with a sealant and wax or a ceramic. I did a DIY ceramic Gyeon mohs coating on my last new car. It was pretty easy but very time consuming to do all the steps correctly. It also helps that I have a pro level Rupes polisher. I can't attest to the longevity of the coating as I traded the car in within a few months.


RummelTiger
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
I'm a fan of Chemical Guys stuff...


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Gaston
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
Smoothing the clear to prevent contaminants from attaching...preventing damage from you working those around in it.

IDK, I'm asking. I've never heard about it until recently.


Gaston
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Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
It was a nice car? The immediate effects obvious?


RummelTiger
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National Corndog Day: 03/04/2018
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
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Smoothing the clear to prevent contaminants from attaching...preventing damage from you working those around in it.


No, a correction will not "prevent" anything. That said, you can use a clay bar from time-to-time to get contaminants out - that will help keep shite from creating swirls. But, again, the correction will be to correct the paint. Also, do not do those on the reg, as they're only for pretty bad paint damage. A lot of people think they need to correct, when a good wax and seal will do the trick. Also, using quality products will help that much more - so spend a little when buying your kit.

Like I said earlier, I like Chemical Guys stuff, and they have great videos to help guide you.

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achenator
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
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Smoothing the clear to prevent contaminants from attaching...preventing damage from you working those around in it.

I don't think that it can hurt but why go through the pain of a full correction (shouldn't be that bad on a new car) and not protect it with something. Thats the easiest part. What color is the car to be? Best thing you can do is take delivery of the car dirty. Dn't even let them wash it.


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lnomm34
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
Did you sell that badass over landing machine of yours?


Gaston
LSU Fan
Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
25869 posts

re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
Yep, yesterday. $25k.


achenator
Member since Oct 2014
1467 posts

re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
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It was a nice car? The immediate effects obvious?


It was a 17 Ford Focus RS. The car was a light glossy primer gray color so it didn't really show many swirls. I bought the car off the showroom floor so it had only been washed once. The difference was there, i could notice it but I spent a whole weekend working on it so I hope i could see it lol


S
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
Brb asking my chauffeur


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el Gaucho
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re: Paint correction on a new vehicle.
I depaint all my new vehicles


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