Cut and Polish BRISBANE
Paint Correction Services ("Cut and Polish")
As Brisbane’s trusted paint specialists, our team at Timeless Car Cleaning work around the clock to ensure that the community of Northgate have access to reliable car cleaning services to maintain the value of their vehicle. Have you noticed any blemishes or marks on the exterior of your car? With our services, we can restore your exterior panels to be as reflective and glossy as they were when you initially purchases the vehicle. Whether it be scratches, faded paint, oxidisation, minor swirls, animal droppings or holograms, our paint correction services have got you covered.
What's a “Cut and Polish”?
Our Brisbane cut and polish services are our means of restoring paint from various forms of blemishes and scratches. With a cut and polish we remove a very thin layer of paint from your panels, smoothing out your surface from any defects and restore the quality of your paint.
What can a cut and polish fix?
A cut and polish can fix many defects including:
Here are common problems that our Paint Correction can fix
Have you noticed small scratches on the surface of your paint that only appear in a brighter light? This type of defect is referred to as a swirl mark. Unfortunately, swirl marks appear when you do not correctly wash your car. Particles of dirt within sponged and other cloths leave swirl marks to the coat of your paint, which can be incredibly frustrating. With our single stage correction package we can remove up to 60-70% of your swirl marks. Alternatively, with our dual stage package we can remove up to 70-85% of swirl marks and our triple stage package is guaranteed to remove a further 85%-95%.
Finger nails, rings and car keys scratch the paint around the door handle and leave unsightly marks.
Entry marks are the results of rings, key stretches and finger nails. Although difficult to remove, it isn’t impossible. Our solution is spot machine polishing. If your trying to sell your car, getting spot machine polishing is a great way to boost your sale-value. Our price is $20 per panel when added to a detail or $75 call out fee + per panel.
A lack of colour depth is when the paint on the exterior of your car has faded, but not as a result of oxidisation. A single stage correction will improve the quality of your paint coat, but we recommend a dual stage correction if you need to remove swirls or other blemishes on your panels as well.
This type of paint defect occurs when the integrity of your paint is exhausted by sun, water and oxygen. This phenomenon is more commonly found on white, red and black cars. Our solution to oxidised or chalky paint is with our single stage or dual stage correction packages.
Trail marks are caused when foliage and other types of vegetation rub across the side of y our panel and leave behind visible blemishes. These can either be easy or very difficult to correct, depending on the depth of your scratches. Our solution is our dual stage paint correction.
When you remove a sticker or decal from your car, it often leaves behind marks that are very difficult to remove. To tackle ghosting, the aim is to clear away these marks without causing further damage to your paint. Our spot dual stage machine polishing is the most affordable solution. With an affordable cost of $45 per panel with a $75 call out fee, we can restore your car panels to their former glory.
When a panel collides with another painted object, commonly a layer of paint is transferred from the object onto the panel. This paint is difficult to remove, but far from impossible. The paint transfer can usually be polished off, but commonly leaves behind scratches. If you can see the undercoat of your car, it’s time to consider a respray. Our dual-stage correction is recommended for darker coloured cars with these deformities.
You may be surprised to know that bird droppings are very acidic and can cause severe damage to your paint. When parked outside, the hot and cool weather is capable of amplifying these damages. For this reason, it’s vital to ensure that you clean the dropping off of your car as soon as possible to avoid further ramifications. Our spot dual stage machine polishing is the most affordable solution for restoring your panels. From as little as $45 per panel with a $75 call out fee, we can have your car looking brand-new in no time.
Although there are multiple forms of water spots, we tend to focus on the two most popular types. The first type is magnesium and calcium deposits that rest upon a paint coat. The second form of water spotting is when minerals have been left on a paint coat for too long and begin to eat away at it. When left untreated, the ramifications are deep etching and scratching.
Here are common problems that our paint correction can't fix
It isn’t common knowledge that bird droppings are extremely acidic and damaging to the paint coat of a car. Unfortunately, when bird dropping have been left on a car for too long, deep etching will begin to form. If left untreated, you may require a full re-painting of your car. The good news however is that light crazing and cracking can be vastly improved with a dual stage paint correction. Although we can’t guarantee a perfect finish, our services are capable of significantly improving the quality of your paint-job.
The depth of your scratch will determine whether or not our services will make a difference. Scratches that are too deep will need to be stripped back and repainted. With that being said, light to medium scratches are usually correctable with a cut and polish. As a general rule of thumb, if you can run your thumb nail over the scratch and if there’s an indentation then it’s too deep to be fully corrected with a polish.
This defect is generally caused by a prolonged exposure to weather. When this occurs, you will usually require a full-repainting. To find the most affordable prices for a repainting, contact your local servicemen.
Unfortunately, if you have paint missing from your exterior coat then your only available choice is a repainting.
Key marks are commonly the result of vandalism. If your car is being keyed than unfortunately respraying your panels is your only option.
It’s a little known fact that ‘egging’ a car can actually cause irreversible damage to it’s paint coat. Little fragments of the egg’s shell can penetrate the outer coat upon impact. When this happens, a full repaint is the only way you can restore your paint-job.
How long will it take?
The important thing to remember here is that every job is different. Depending on the severity and quantity of your blemishes, a longer job may be required to ensure a smoother finish. With that being said, at minimum cut and polish in Brisbane can take anywhere between four to six hours.
As a general rule of thumb, you should be cautious when hiring someone to correct your paint if they’re charging anything less than $200. Usually, these companies to not take the time to decontaminate your paint and do not apply the right measures for on-going protection. You’re in safe hands with a cut and polish in Brisbane from Timeless Car Cleaning.
How much does it cost?
As mentioned, the cost and duration of the job will vary from vehicle to vehicle. Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $600 for a full-vehicle correction. With our other services, we can also include an interior detail if you need.