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Professional Paint Leveling
By Corky Stanton
Corky Stanton

The "orange peel" look on your car's paint will be gone forever. It is impossible to ever come back!
Wet sanding is a practice that should only be performed by those who have honed their skills. The clear coat on your car is about as thin as a sheet of paper. So you have to be careful.
Get a museum quality paint finish through a four step polishing process. We take off just the highest points of the paint's finish keeping it still very protected but smooth, super glossy and looks like a mirror.


Call for an appointment: 559-642-7381. I love to travel. Mostly California. I can work remotely at your location!

Look at the finish on your car, if you see "orange peel" in the finish,
and you can not see yourself in it like a mirror, then it needs wet sanding.


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Wet sanded on the left below:
Wet sanding detail detailing


Click on photos below to see examples of amazing shine after wet sanding!

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I use special lighting in my garage for wet sanding and polishing paint.
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polishing booth
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Paint polishing specialist - 20 years experience - Wet sand the "orange peel" away from a new or old car and get the wettest looking mirror finish. Besides looking flat and glossy like glass, it is also smooth to the touch!

It is a true art and a time consuming process, but you will get a very wet looking mirror-like shine. Minimize "orange peel", repair scratches and defects.  

Wet sanding prices:

Also known as color sanding. We mask off edges and sand the paint usually with 1500 grit sand paper to remove "orange peel" on brand new or older cars or freshly painted cars with a good clear coat. Most scratches, swirl marks and water spots are repaired. We then use a rotary machine with a cutting compound to remove the 1500 grit sanding scratches. After that we machine polish with ultra fine polish for a wet looking mirror finish. We then finish with a long lasting sealer and carnauba wax that is very smooth to the touch. The top three prices below are "show car quality", the bottom three are "museum quality". I will make your car a masterpiece! Call for an appointment. love to travel. Mostly California. I can work remotely at your location!

1. Small car - Remove "orange peel" in main visible areas .......................................................................$1,000
2. Large car - Remove "orange peel" in main visible areas........................................................................$1,500
3. Large SUV's, Trucks, etc. - Remove "orange peel" in main visible areas................................................$2,000
4. Small car - Remove almost all "orange peel" except tight and not noticeable areas .............................$2,500
5. Large car - Remove almost all "orange peel" except tight and noticeable areas....................................$3,000
6. Large SUV's, Trucks, etc. - Remove almost all "orange peel" except tight and noticeable areas............$3,500

7. Highest Quality Polishing and Wax for all cars (Included with wet sanding above) ...................................$500
Make your car look wet and extremely shiny!! Number 7, polishing and waxing repairs most scratches, water spots and any oxidation.

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Some people say factory finishes do not have enough clear coat to sand and you will not have enough protection if you sand.
If the lowest point of the clear coat is enough to protect the car then if you sand to that point and no further then you car will look its best and still be protected.
The secret is to never sand any more than the lowest point of the clear coat. See illustration below:
orange peel

A car should be wet sanded once and once only! After the "orange peel" is gone it will never come back. If the paint gets "spider web" scratches from incorrect car washing, it can be polished away without ever sanding. Plus the clear coat on most cars is not thick enough for more sanding.

Many expensive cars like Bentleys, Lamborghinis, etc. are hand sanded and polished at the factory. GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, etc. do not wet sand the final clear coat because it is too much work. Now your new car can have a mirror finish also. Please call for a price quote on wet sanding. For example, a brand new red Corvette with factory "orange peel" will cost $1500 to give it a mirror finish. (Your average detailer does not have the expertise for wet sanding paint). Prices subject to change depending on your car.


It's like getting a new car without the payments!

Costs may change under the following conditions are always pre-approved by my clients:

  • Paint over spray, tar, tree sap or excessive bugs
  • Heavy oxidation
  • Deep scratches
  • Large vehicles
  • Repainted
  • Previous sand or polishing that may need repair
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    I went to the LA Auto Show and was surprised at all the new cars that had scratches and "orange peel" in the paint. I took some photos of a few cars that looked decent to me. They usually sand prototypes but not production cars unless it is a very expensive car.
    Bentley

    This Lincoln Navigator is wet sanded but when you buy one at a dealer is is usually not:
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    Bentley
    Bentley


    I get calls all the time about what products I use so, you asked for it! Here are some of the products I use. Many are recommended for professionals only. It takes more than just knowing what product to use. I can take years of training. Some never get the hang of it or do not have the patience. It is an art. I use Carpro denim orange peel removing pads. The denim pads have been a game changer for me, they equal 2,000 grit sandpaper. They remove sanding marks and orange peel. For the pads I use a Flex PE14 Rotary Polisher with a Lake Country 4.75 Inch Rotary Backing plate using Meguiar's M105 Ultra Cut Compound. For polishing, I use a Rupes LHR 21ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher using Meguiar's M205 Mirror Glaze Ultra Finishing Polish and finish with Meguiar's D30116 DA Microfiber Finishing Wax, a good blend of polymers, silicones & carnauba for durability, high gloss and fingerprint resistant smooth feel.

    3M Hookit II Finishing Film Disc D/F
    3M Hookit II Finishing Film Disc D/F
    , 6 inch - 1500-grit


    (Or use Meguiar's Unigrit Finishing Papers and sanding backing pad)

    Other products I use:

    Detailing Clay
    Detailing Clay
    - Safely restores a smooth-as-glass feel to your paint by removing bonded contaminants from the surface.

    Complete Wash System
    Complete Wash System
    with Dolly will save your paint. With Grit-Guard.

    Spotless rinse
    Spotless rinse
    - water de-ionize. Leaves no water spots.
    Air Wand
    Air Wand
    . For scratch less drying.
    Xenon Spotlight
    Xenon Spotlight
    . Great for finding scratches indoors.

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