To the untrained eye spider webs and swirls can seem like a normal part of any car’s paint job. Unfortunately this is not true and these marks are actually damage caused to the paint itself in the form of minute scratches that have chipped away at the paint’s surface. Fortunately there are ways of repairing the damage to your paint and removing these marks for a flawless finish.
What Are Spider Webs?
Spider webs are tiny scratches that criss-cross over your paint’s surface making them look like a web. These scratches are not visible in normal lighting but are blindly obvious when under bright lights or full sun. Therefore most people don’t notice that they are there but they can appear even on new cars fresh from the dealership.
They are caused by using abrasive materials to clean the car including sponges, cheap cloths, dirty cloths and even car washes. All of these things can leave your car looking sparkly but will damage your paint.
What Are Swirl Marks?
Swirl marks are also tiny scratches in your car’s paint and can be more defined on dark coloured cars, especially if they are really bad. Unfortunately, there are many things that can cause swirl marks in your paint, especially if it is unprotected and doesn’t have a layer of paint protection.
Dry cloths, towels, dirty chamois and not washing off debris before you clean your car can lead to swirl marks. Even using the wrong polisher, buffing pad or compound can mark your paint, so you won’t always get the best result unless you really know what you are doing and understand the paint on your car.
How Are They Removed?
Spider web scratches and swirl marks can be removed by qualified professionals. However, just because someone states they can detail your car doesn’t mean they will do a good job with your car’s paint. Sometimes it can come back even worse, especially if you have it detailed at the dealership who will also charge you a small fortune.
The best way to remove spider webs and swirl marks, is by performing professional paint correction on your vehicle. The paint correction process starts with removing the obvious debris from the vehicle before decontaminating the paint. Then the vehicle is finely polished until all the marks are removed. At Image Perfection it doesn’t stop there, we also add paint protection to your vehicle to ensure that your paint is protected against further damage.