Ceramic Coatings and Paint Correction services in Edmond, Ok
What you need to know about Paint Correction and Ceramic Coatings:
If you care about the appearance and longevity of your vehicle, having a paint correction and coating done is absolutely worth it. There is no better way to make your car stand out from the crowd and get some serious attention – even from people with zero knowledge of cars. This process will help rejuvenate or "restore" the paint while also adding more gloss and depth.
Pertaining to Ceramic Coatings, it is necessary to have some level of paint correction done in order for the ceramic coating to correctly adhere to the paint. Without correct preparation, a 3 year coating can start breaking down after just 1 year. If you don't have the budget for a $600-$1,300 correction and coating, I'd love to have a phone call with you to discuss other (more cost effective) options, so you can still have ceramic coating benefits without breaking the bank!
What exactly is paint correction?
Paint correction is the mechanical leveling of clear coat or paint (clear coat is the un-pigmented paint, clear) to a point where all the paint is free of swirl marks and light scratches. The paint correction process involves either a 1 or 2 step process of compounding and/or polishing in order to remove imperfections in the clear coat (or finish).
As the correcting steps are carried out, there are various degrees of aggressiveness which are used for different levels of desired end results. For example, not everyone needs or wants “perfect paint,” some are simply okay with much better but not perfect. Not everyone looks at their paint with a flashlight to inspect it, most people want just a simple "enhancement"; but some enthusiasts do desire perfect paint for show room results.
Swirl marks are very common among almost every vehicle. This is a result of improper washing methods or going to the automatic car wash. This can come out from a 1 step correction.
Light scratches like this ^^^ are also somewhat common from flying rocks, shopping carts, or sitting on your car. This is most likely to come out with a 2 step correction.
Water spots are very common and can be caused by improper wash methods or simply just a rain sprinkling. This can sometimes come out from a wash, but most likely they have been setting in for a while and need paint correction.
This can be a straightforward and simple process, or a very labor intensive process where experience and knowledge are of the utmost importance depending on the car owner’s expectations. We take the time to communicate with you and help you to figure out exactly what we can do to fulfill your expectations while also staying in your budget. We make sure to take the proper steps and use the correct products to achieve the desired results in a timely manner.
HOW LONG SHOULD PAINT CORRECTION TAKE?
This is a varying answer and there are many reasons why it can range from 6 hours for a simple one step, or 20+ hours for a much more involved multi-step process. Proper Paint Correction is not a fast or simple procedure to do correctly, we understand that and have implemented a process to deliver results every time. It all really depends on what you want and expect from these services.
We have designed our packages in the paint correction category based on our experience in this field. Our gloss enhancement ( 1 step ) is designed for those looking to get their daily driver/family car to have more gloss with a bit of swirl mark removal. About 75% to 85% of swirl marks and small scratches are corrected with this process. Usually this is called "1 Step" or "All In One Polish".
The 2 step correction is for those looking to really turn their car’s paint around and get back to square one with about 90% to 99% correction. Being realistic, 100% perfection is nearly impossible for anyone without repainting the car, but we can get very close to that. After this process your paint will look better than when you got it from the dealership.
PROTECTING THE PAINT AFTER A PAINT CORRECTION:
Ceramic contains SiO2 (silica dioxide) which is the primary component of glass and is what gives glass its strength and hardness. This integrated SiO2 technology makes this product far more durable and hydrophobic than any wax or sealant.
Here are some benefits:
Provides un-matched protection from 1-9 years
Hydrophobic properties that repels water, dirt, mud, and
Easier to clean with self cleaning properties
No more waxes or sealants needed
Your vehicle will look new longer
Cost effective way to keep your investment (your vehicle) protected
Able to last 2-9 years depending on maintenance
If you want the ceramic coating properties and benefits, but you don't care as much about the condition of your vehicle's paint, we can apply a ceramic coating without any paint correction if you do not want to pay that hight of a price. We will need to have a quick conversation to discuss how that will work and to correctly set your expectations.
(prices may vary depending on condition)
In these prices, a 2 year Ceramic Coating will be applied. If you desire a 5-9 year coating or cheaper pricing, Call or request a quote to learn more
1 Step Paint Correction w/ Ceramic Coating
Small Truck, SUV, and Jeep: $750
Large Truck, SUV, Jeep: $850
2 step paint correction w/ Ceramic Coating
Small Truck, SUV, and Jeep: $1,000
Large Truck, SUV, Jeep: $1,250