When it comes to imperfections and scratches in your paintwork it’s beneficial to understand the different types and how they can be corrected.
The diagram below shows the types of damage and visible marks that can occur on your paintwork. When your vehicles has anything embedded into the paintwork that runs beyond the clear coat then its not possible to fully polish/buff out these marks/scratches, although it is possible to makes these less visible.
Oxidation is light damage. This is caused by the sun and makes your cars paintwork very dull and old. This can be corrected with a polish and LSP (last stage protection) added to resist against the elements.
Imperfections that consist in most vehicles paintwork are swirls, scratches, oxidation, water spots, acid rain drops, bird drop etchings and many more. Detailing is the perfect way to rectify these and make your car looking new again. Not only can they be removed or smoothed into your car, detailing can also protect your car from these for years with a ceramic coating.