Car Compounding Near Louisville, KY

 

Car compounding can help you maintain the value of your vehicle far beyond the first day you drive it. After all, you spend so much time inside your car going to and fro. Accumulating wear and tear is inevitable as you pile up the miles. Minor paint damages are common, as other cars might scrape you as they pull out of the spot next to you or maybe you just pulled in too close to the curb and now have a nice green streak across your side. Minor scratches or barely-noticeable swirls created during washing may be able to be erased fairly quickly and easily by applying a basic buffing compound or using a car polish machine on the affected area on your exterior.

However, there are some scratches and scrapes that are far too deep for the simple "buff it out" method. Sometimes, the scratch is too deep for wax sealant or polishing agent to remedy, and car compounding is the only solution.

Care Beyond the First Layer

When a scratch has breached the most outward layers of your paint job, car compounding is the only method that can get your car's eyesores filled in as if they never even existed in the first place. The difference between your average surface-level buffing methods and car compounding is that the compounding agent applied actually fills in and evens out the surface, whereas polish removes defects and seals over the scratch more like a bandaid.

Compounding a car levels the uneven paint surface and permanently erases the defect from your car's coat. Car compounding smoothes out the damaged areas of the paint and removes the many harmful contaminants like errant dust particles, road dirt, tree sap, bird poop, and small bugs from your car's exterior. You'll emerge with a vehicle that's actually properly taken care of and re-energized after getting a more fortified, spotless, shiny, and gleaming paint job on your more protected car. Add polish, sealant, and wax on top of the polishing compound or leveling agent to finish the job.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Compounding

Our service center staff at our do-it-all new car dealership in Kentucky fields all sorts of questions about fixing damage or remedying wear and tear from local drivers every day. We've compiled a couple of common questions they receive from car owners just like yourself that are looking for car compounding answers now.

How much does it cost to compound a car?

A common paint correction to fix scratches and scrapes costs around $500 but can skyrocket upwards of $2,500, given the extent of the damage done to the vehicle and the condition it's in. Compounding, as you might expect, costs more than surface-level buffing services, but it ensures that a particular scrape is actually taken care of for good. A car's overall value is always positively impacted when you take the ultimate care of your car's coat.

What is car compound used for?

The process of compounding a car utilizes a compounding agent to erase scratches and scrapes by leveling the uneven paint on the surface of the car. People sometimes confuse it with polishing, but that process doesn't involve leveling out the uneven surface. After the compounding process is complete, polishing is a common finishing touch to leave your car looking as sweet as ever.

Is rubbing compound bad for car paint?

Rubbing compound is not bad for car paint, but you should be conscious of how much you're applying if doing this process in the driveway. Rubbing compound removes just enough paint so that the surface imperfections (scratches, swirls, holograms, oxidation) go away with the paint that is removed, so don't take more than you need.

Do you need to polish after compound?

While polishing isn't necessary, it helps maintain the work that's just been done and allows it to shine as brightly as possible. If you view your car after the compounding stage with the proper lighting and it doesn't look up to snuff, use a finishing polish before your final wax and sealant application to make sure your car can take its spotless coat far beyond the garage.

Your Local Car Compounding Experts

If you're looking for auto detailing near me and you're in Lexington, near Louisville, come on down and let us take a look at your scratch or scrape. We're experts at this type of thing, and we can't wait to put our knowledge and expertise to return to you a car free of damage.


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