Flight Shield Paint Correction & Paint Protection
Excalibur Mobile Detail is your Exclusive Flight Shield Paint Protectant applicator
Paint correction is the process of removing all defects in the car’s finish such as micro scratches, swirl marks and scratches returning the finish to the way it came from the manufacture or better. Some people refer to this as cut and buff, but it is better described as the technique used in the paint correction process. Before starting to correct any of the processes listed below, the vehicle must first be clay bared in order to remove any impurities trapped in the paint’s surface that could be picked up by the buffer and introduce even more micro scratching. (see Fig. 1)
Micro scratches (see Fig. 2) are usually caused from improper washing from not using a chamois and a microfiber towel to dry the vehicle or using a brush to wash the vehicle instead of a fluffy wash mitt. Usually these are the easiest to be removed by using a fine compound and a polishing pad (see Fig. 3).
Swirl marks are more severe scratches in the paint (see Fig. 4) and are usually caused from taking the car to the car wash or a touchless car wash that uses brushes. They can also be introduced to the paint by drying the car with a bath towel.
Removal of these scratches is usually done in a 3-step process starting with a cutting compound to cut down to the depth of the deepest swirl mark. Then a second compound is used to remove the fine scratches left from the cutting compound, and finally a polishing compound is used to bring back the luster (see Fig. 5).
If it’s a show car an ultra-fine polish and pad can be used in the fourth step. This is called jeweling the paint. Before any of the above can be done a paint meter MUST be used to check the depth of the paint (see Fig. 6) to see if there is enough clear coat to work with. Since the clear coat is only 1.2 millimeters(mms) thick from the manufacture it is strongly recommended that you do not remove more than .3 mms of the clear coat.
Cars that have previously been buffed at the used car lot may not have enough clear coat to be buffed again. In this case a trip to the paint shop is the only alternative.
These take experience to know whether to completely remove or blend them in so they can no longer catch the eye (see Fig. 7). Since the clear coat is only 1.2 mms thick and most auto manufactures do not recommend removing more than .3 mms of the clear coat for paint corrections, a paint meter MUST be used (see Fig. 6) in order to see how thick the paint is and if there is enough clear coat to work with without having to repaint the car. In this process the scratch must be first wet sanded to level or smoothed out with the surrounding paint before buffing. Usually a cutting pad and cutting compound are used to remove the scuff marks from the sand paper, then a medium pad and a lighter compound are used to bring back the shine in the finish. Finally, a polishing pad is used with a fine polish to bring the paint’s luster back (see Fig. 8).
3-Year Nano Reactive Polymer
Flight Shield is a crystal clear Nano Reactive Polymer Coating that was originally developed for the aerospace industry to protect and enhance the paint of the Aircraft. Flight Shield has now expanded to the automotive and marine industries and is available through our network of authorized applicators.
Shield your vehicle or vessel from climate extremes and contaminates that cause premature aging of the paint, oxidation and fading.
Flight Shield Chemically bonds to the paint to become a new surface and protective layer offering an ultra-smooth, high gloss and resistant coating. This coating stands between contaminants and the surface, providing exceptional protection and gloss retention.
Benefits of Flight Shield:
Flight Shield protects by providing a barrier to harmful things like Climate extremes, UV rays, dirt, hard water etching and bugs. This product cures and bonds to the surface creating a long lasting and durable finish
Flight Shield offers the finest paint revitalization system in the industry. Our paint revitalization system removes years of oxidation and contaminants to reveal a brilliant and flawless finish. We guarantee it!
Paint and Gel Coat life extension
Flight Shield extends the life of the paint or gel coat by providing a protective layer between the painted surface and the harsh climate, repelling contaminants and harmful environmental elements.
Cleaning Expense Reduction
Flight Shield reduces cleaning expenses by repelling contaminants that can harm painted or gel coat finished. Simply put, your vehicle or vessel will stay cleaner for longer, requiring less cleaning maintenance.
Flight Shield’s high gloss finish sets your vehicle or vessel apart from the rest and is sure to stand out in the parking lot or on the dock.
Flight Shield is better for the environment because it saves water and reduces the amount of pollutants that could enter the water ways from washing. Flight shield dry wash system completely the need for water.
5-Year Nano Ceramic
Flight Shield’s high-gloss finish sets your auto or vessel apart from the rest and is sure to stand out at the lot or on the dock.
Flight shield Sapphire V1 chemically bonds to paint to become a new surface and protective layer offering an ultra-smooth, high gloss and resistant coating. This coating stands between harmful contaminants and the surface, providing exceptional protection and gloss retention. Flight shield Sapphire V1 also offers the finest paint revitalization system in the industry. Our revolutionary process restores paint and gel coat to look like new. We guarantee it!
Protect Your Investment
Sapphire protects your car from harmful UV rays, oxidation, abrasion, fallout, chemicals and other contaminates by curing and bonding to the surface creating a high-gloss, hard and durable protective layer that is guaranteed
to last for years.
Sapphire’s hydrophobic finish reduces cleaning expenses by repelling water and contaminants that can harm paint or gel-coat. Your investment will stay cleaner for longer, requiring less washing and no waxing. Ultimate Revitalization Our technicians are experts for restoring paint and gel-coats by removing years of oxidation and contaminants to reveal a brilliant and flawless finish.
Flight shield Sapphire V1 is not a paint protection, wax or sealant that will wash away or break down over time. It is a Nano-ceramic coating that forms a permanent adhesion to the paint and can only be removed through abrasion. No chemical can dissolve the coating.
When the coat hardens it creates a surface that can withstand stone chips and all sorts of light scratches. The glass coat is above 9H on the Pencil test scale. This scale is used in the coating industry to determine a mineral`s hardness, 9H is the highest on the scale. The coat will stay hard for a lifetime if maintained correctly.
The coating has a 100% resistance against the damaging contaminants and harsh chemicals that a car can be exposed to. Since chemicals do not do anything to the coating, the car will stay protected.
Oxidation and Corrosion Resistant
Bare metal will oxidize and painted surfaces will not. Flight shield Sapphire V1 protective coat protects the paint and the metal from getting in contact with water and oxygen.
The coat will not be affected under 1200 Fahrenheit.
The UV protection keeps the paint, rubber and plastic from aging. Super Gloss
The shine from this product is not comparable to any other product on the market. It has to be seen in real life.
Excalibur Services & Pricing
EXCALIBUR MOBILE DETAIL Visalia CA offers everything from a weekly car wash to Paint Correction and a 3-year Paint Protectant coatings or a full auto detail. Mobile detailing and car wash done by professionals. 16+ years experience. Areas of service include: Tulare, CA; Visalia, CA; Hanford, CA; Selma, CA; Clovis, CA; and Fresno, CA.
Phone: (559) 802-4392
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