Tint World® has the answers to paint correction, detailing and ceramic coatings

December 6, 2017

Here’s a quick primer on the differences

What is paint correction?

Paint correction refers to the process of removing imperfections in a vehicle’s finish and restoring it to a like-new state. These imperfections include swirl marks or “spider webbing” from circular washing, automated carwashes, fine scratches, water spots, bird dropping etching, and holograming caused by inexperienced detailers. Most detailers will fill fine scratches. In other words, your scratches are hidden and will be revealed again after you wash it several times. The only true way to remove scratches in your vehicle’s paint is with paint correction. Once the paint has been re-leveled, your scratches are gone for good, but it requires proper maintenance to keep your car looking great.

What is auto detailing?

More than simply washing the exterior of your car with soapy water and a rag, or swiping the interior with a cleaner and a vacuum, auto detailing means just what it says: focusing and cleaning the tiny details of your car to take it from clean to sparkling like new.

Some experts suggest you dedicate four to eight hours to the job to get it done right.

What is ceramic coating?

A ceramic coating (such as our proprietary Tint World® Nano Ceramic Coatings) is a liquid polymer that is applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle. The coating chemically bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint, creating a layer of protection.

A ceramic coating is not a substitute for paint protection film, which provides a more comprehensive defense. Rather, it is a premium wax alternative. A ceramic coating creates a permanent or semi-permanent bond with a vehicle’s paint, meaning that it does not wash away or break down and does not require repeated application every few months.

In short, a ceramic coating adds additional protection to your car’s exterior and helps keep it looking like new with comparatively minimal maintenance. The coating achieves this by making your vehicle more resilient and easier to clean. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Protection from UV light and oxidization

If a vehicle is often exposed to the sun, its paint will begin to oxidize, resulting in dulled and faded paint. A layer of ceramic coating protects a vehicle’s paint from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, thereby reducing the amount of oxidization.

  • Protection against stains and etching

Chemical staining from naturally acidic contaminants can be terrible on your vehicle’s paint. By creating a chemically resistant surface, a ceramic coating can keep some contaminants from bonding to your vehicle’s paint. The result is that your vehicle will be more resistant to staining and etching.

  • Easy cleaning

Ceramic coating is hydrophobic, which is a fancy way of saying it repels water. When a vehicle has a hydrophobic ceramic coating, water will bead on the surface and slide off more easily. This means that mud and grime will have a more difficult time bonding to your vehicle’s paint, and when you wash your car, contaminants can be removed with less effort.

  • Enhanced gloss

Adding a ceramic coating will make your paint pop with gloss. A good ceramic coating enhances the reflective properties of your car’s paint and clear coat, adding to the depth and clarity of your paint.

Contact your local Tint World® today to take advantage of these expert services and more!