Paint Correction & Protection


Paint correction comes in many forms: polishing, compounding and wet sanding. Here at Palm Wash we always start with the least aggressive and work our way to the appropriate method. It is important to understand that no two cars are the same, even the same year, make, and model car can have different thickness and hardness to the paint. This is why it is important to perform test sections and determine the best method for the vehicle. it is also important to note that different panels on the same car can also have slightly different characteristics.

Paint correction levels

For the purposes of most daily driven vehicles 50-70% paint correction is a desirable level. This is because the amount of time it takes to get above 70% correction increases exponentially. If you have a show car, exotic, or any other vehicle that is not driven on a daily basis and is kept out of the harsh environment that most vehicle see, getting to 80,90 or 100% correction makes more sense. This is because these vehicles will not get scratched as easily so it will not need constant correcting. Daily driven vehicles will get scratches from people walking past in parking lots, debris falling from trees, cinders and debris coming up off the road. 

Paint protection 

spray wax - our spray wax protects paint for up to 45 days; however, we do recommend having this service performed every month to ensure continued protection. In the harsh environment that is South Carolina waxes and sealants tend to break down quicker. This is why it is very important to keep protection on the vehicle. 

Cleaner Wax - our cleaner wax containes mild diminishing abrasives that correct minor imperfections while laying down three months paint protection. 

Sealant - Our sealant service provides six months paint protection as well as hydrophobic properties that help reduce contaminates from bonding to the paint. This makes maintenance easier with less wear on your car. 

Coating - Our coating service provides 12 months of unsurpased protection. When properly maintened you can expect to see a full 36 months of protection. This service is great for new vehicles as an initial service