Clear CoatThe top coat on modern multi stage paint jobs. This is a very thin layer applied over the base coat (and any metallic or pearl coats) to provide UV, chemical, and abraisive protection. It also adds the gloss that gives paint that wet look.
ConcentrateA product that can be diluted, usually with water. Concentrated chemicals have the benefit of you being able to control the strength of the chemical as well as you not having to pay to ship water in already mixed products. So you get more control and you save a lot of money. Win/win.
CutThe level of abrasiveness of a polish. A higher cut means the polish is more abrasive and will remove paint, plastic, or glass faster. A lower cut means it is less abrasive. Learn more at Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Compounds and Polishes
CuttingThe act of removing paint through polishing. Also a term for the stage of paint correction where you’re removing heavy scratches and other blemishes using an aggressively abrasive compound. Cutting is usually followed by “polishing.”
DecontaminationRemoving microscopic dirt and particles from your paint that have become embedded. Usually a chemical like an Iron Remover or an abrasive like a Clay Bar are used to decon the paint.
DefectsAnything in the paint, glass, or plastic that shouldn’t be there. This includes scratches, marring, pitting, etching, paint runs, and chips.
DetailingRestoring and maintaining every aspect of vehicle to as perfect as possible. This is more than just washing the car. It’s making sure everything is clean, defect free, and treated for future protection.
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