Paint correction makes up the majority of my business. It is the art and science that really got me into high end detailing, and surely the reason many of you have found Detailed Image and are reading these articles right now.
There is an abundance of abrasive liquids on the market which all claim they can do something better than the next guy. Well, we’ve tried most of them throughout the years… most work very well, some are revolutionary, and a few fail to meet our high expectations. With that being said, I always enjoy trying new compounds and polishes as I always want to produce the absolute best results while also saving some time and reducing overall effort when at all possible.
In days past, if you needed a product that would provide good cutting ability for defect removal, it came at expense of sacrificing clarity and gloss. Thankfully many manufacturers have been working to bridge the gap by creating products that can cut nicely while also finishing down better than you might expect. So far, this is exactly what the Griot’s Garage Fast Correcting Cream has done for us.
My preferred method is to use the Fast Correcting Cream with a Griot’s Garage Fast Correcting Pad or Microfiber Pad. These two pads work great with this product and have produced an excellent finish in most situations I have used them in to date. If needed, a Griot’s Garage Microfiber Fast Cutting Pad can also be used for even more defect removing power, but as expected this may introduce some marring/haze to the finish (as seen in the last image in this article).
Fast Correcting Cream has been incredibly easy to work with. When used with a clean pad, there is virtually no dust. The work time is exceptional as well. We tend to make 3-6 passes with this product depending on the situation, and I am confident I could continue working the product much longer without any drying up or sticking to the paint. The residue wipes away quite easily, and as already mentioned, the finish is very nice for a heavy cutting product. In most instances, only a light polish is needed to refine the surface afterwards.
This has become my go-to compound lately, and surely something that will remain on my shelf for quite some time.