Revitalise Paint Correction System
The complete paint correction system
The Revitalise paint correction system from Auto Finesse detailing products and car care has been developed to provide beginners with everything they need to jump into the world of machine polishing in one box. The kit comprises of 3 compounds and 3 accompanying pads, all conveniently colour coded and numbered to indicate their place in the procedure. Developed extensively in conjunction with the Auto Finesses detailing community, the compound polishes have been formulated for use on dual action/random orbital machine polishers. Restoring compound (No:1) is our heavy hitting cutting compound capable of taking care of the most neglected finishes. Car polishing compound (No:2) is our all rounder, capable of restoring average swirling and paint dullness. Refining compound (No:3) has been developed to produce an ultra crisp clear finish.
Getting set to polish your car:
The Revitalise kit contains all you need to accompany your machine polisher in tackling swirl marks, but the stages that occur before the machine polishing stage are equally important in creating a swirl free finish. When it comes to paint correction its vital the car wash stage is carried out carefully and thoroughly as any dirt missed on this stage could potentially get picked up by the polishing pad and then dragged all over the paintwork causing more damage. Claying, this is another step we strongly advise carrying out before proceeding to the machine polishing stages, if you are not familiar with a Clay bar, Claying or what they can do for your car see our Clay bar guide. To check if your vehicle needs Claying simply run your hand over the paintwork once clean, if its not totally silky smooth then you have bonded contaminants. Claying will remove these and stop them getting caught up in the polishing pad and ground in to your paintwork at the polishing stage.
Here are some other items or steps you might find useful, such as:
An LED torch or even a halogen lamp work wonders in highlighting the defects in paintwork.
Its hard work on the lower panels and your knees will thank you for it later.
Marking your backing plate, to ensure your pad is always rotating, with an orbital polisher a top tip is to mark a straight line with a marker on your backing plate, it also helps count your revolution times.
Use the masking tape supplied to mask off any sensitive areas such as plastic and aluminium trim, badges, grills and headlamps to prevent the car polish staining, or “glossing” of matt finished areas, ensure the trim and all gaps are fully dry before proceeding to this stage.
Priming the pad
After attaching the pad to the backing plate of your polishing machine and taking extra care to ensure the pad is centrally located to the backing plate, add a single spritz of pad prime pad lubricant to the face of the polishing pad, this is to eradicate the likeliness of “dry scrubbing” and lubricates the pad to work smoothly across the paintwork preventing “grabbing” or “hopping”.
Apply polish to the pad
Apply two small pea sized amounts of the product to the pad, in opposite areas on the pad. Apply the pad to the paint surface before starting the polisher. The machine should always be started and stopped whilst on the paintwork to avoid product “sling”.
Spread the polish
With the machine set to the lowest speed (No:1 – A) spread the car polish across a section approx, 2ft x 2ft (60cm x 60cm) then raise the machines speed to somewhere between setting 4-6, depending on what feels comfortable to work at. Apply moderate pressure and work in overlapping passes, ensuring the machine is always spinning as described above in “getting set to polish”
Work the polish
Work the car polish until almost clear, the average time per set should be around 1:50 mins for a set
After each set, remove the car polish using the microfiber towel supplied and check with a strong light source.