Note this is the general framework of our process. Certain steps have been left out to protect trade secrets.
Buffing refers to the process of removal of thin layers of paint (or clear coat) from an (automotive) finish. Buffing is synonymous with compounding, cutting, and leveling. It is the first step of correction in our 3-Stage Cut & Polish service. Buffing differs from polishing, in the way that buffing is used to fix more heavy paint defects such as scratches, heavy swirl marks, etching, oxidization, and much more.
Polishing is used to address milder paint issues such as swirl marks, buffer swirls, or light scratches. In addition to correcting paint, polishing can be used to refine the gloss and enhance the look of an automotive paint. This step in paint correction is where experience shows, as it is the difference between a vehicle's paint being 90 percent corrected vs 99 percent corrected. Being able to deliver the last 10 percent of perfection is what separates our skilled paint correction services from others.
Paint correction is the process of removing defects from automotive paint in general. Paint correction can employ any variation or buffing,polishing, and scratch repair. Applying sealant is usually the final step in the paint correction procedure, but does not do anything to remove defects.
Sealants essentially seal in an automotive finish, usually after the paint correction process. They range from short term paste wax all the way to permanent, ceramic and nano coatings. Sealants protect your finish from the environment, and prevent defects such as oxidization, UV damage, bird etchings, hard water spots, and even scratches. In addition to the paint protection benefits, sealants can enhance the look or appearance of an automotive finish.
It is a common misconception that “waxing” is the same as buffing, polishing, and paint correction in general. Waxing does nothing to treat actual defects. Waxing a vehicle simply fills in scratches on a temporary basis , and provides a slick finish. Buffing, polishing, as well as paint correction actually treat paint defects permanently. This is done by carefully removing thin layers of paint to bring your finish to a uniform result. The results of waxing will deteriorate over time with washes, while the results of paint correction, buffing, and polishing are permanent. For this reason, we at Toronto Buffing Inc. prefer to offer paint correction services, rather than wax services.
We at Toronto Buffing Inc. offer true scratch removal services. Some scratches may be repaired with less aggressive polishing,while certain scratches will require heavy buffing, and wet sanding. Unfortunately, certain scratches are out of the scope of our services. For instances, if your scratch has a dent, or a large portion of paint missing, we may not be able to repair it. However, we offer touch up services for moderate scratches. With this service, we sand the surface, apply touch up, allow it to dry, then proceed to level the paint. With touch up repairs, it is impossible to achieve a 100 percent correction. However, with our proper techniques, we are able to achieve up to 90 percent perfection on these repairs.
Toronto Buffing Inc.
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Toronto Buffing Inc: Buffing Polishing & Paint Correction Services for the GTA
Common Swirl Marks
Machine Induced Hologram Swirl Marks
Hard Water Stains
Note: Damages through the basecoat are not repairable by buffing, though can be minimized with various techniques.
1. Your paint is washed with a body shop safe formula that removes all chemicals and waxes from the paint, as well as contamination.
2. Second step is a full 3M clay bar of the vehicle. This ensures no stuck on debris remain on the paint's surface.
3. We then proceed to do a buff or "cut" to remove the imperfections addressed by the customer. This is done usually by rotary machine, though at technician's discretion.
4. After the buffing step, we follow up with fine polishing to remove any mild hazing caused by the rotary, as well as refine the paint.
5. In the final steps, we apply a sealant coat , to ensure your new and improved finish is protected for months to come.