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Chadwick’s Triple Play Introduces Paint Correction System
Take care of your Mustang’s paint finish at home with ease using this new system
As car enthusiasts we want to keep our rides clean and sharp looking, but often we end up doing more harm than good. Sure, we know the basics, like not drawing on a dusty car with your fingers, but many owners will buy the cheapest products, or use a product improperly. There's also the generation after generation of dads or older brothers "showing" us how to properly wash our cars when they have some bad habits of their own as well. Even the basic car wash with a bucket of suds, garden hose, etc. is obsolete for most enthusiasts these days with the advent of waterless car wash products.
We'll admit that we were indeed skeptical of not using soap and water to clean our Mustang. I mean, we use soap and water to clean our clothes, our dishes, and even our bodies, right? So, when were introduced to Neil Chadwick and his brand's system we begrudgingly gave it a try. Well, three years later and water hasn't touched a single car in our driveway since. The Triple Play system works for everything from light cleanings (what you might use a "quick detailer" for) to full-on deep cleaning after weeks of driving.
Little did we know that about the time we started using Chadwick's Triple Play on our Mustangs and the wife's Fusion that Neil was working on something big—paint correction. The paint correction process has been around for a long time. In a nutshell an electric polisher is utilized along with specific compounds and cutting pads to remove small paint imperfections that reduce the paint surface clarity. However, it's something that traditionally has been something that requires finesse and experience. One wrong move and you could "burn" through the paint, especially along body lines and panel edges. Neil's goal was to produce a paint correction system that works with and complimented the Triple Play system that was consumer friendly, easy to use, and provide that mile-deep wet look we all want out of our paint.
After three years of field testing on all manner of paint finishes (both single stage and base/clear), and skill levels of the test subjects Neil has removed the guess work and "voodoo" from paint correction so that enthusiasts like you and I can do the job ourselves in our own garage. The Chadwick's Paint Correction System does not use silicone or petroleum oils, which reduce reflections and creates a lot of product "dust", and comes with everything you'll need in one kit, sans the polisher. However, since it is mandatory to use a machine polisher for effective results Chadwick's offers a Porter-Cable variable speed random orbit polisher as an option. Naturally the paint correction system was tested and designed to work perfectly with this unit, so we asked Neil to supply us one as well.
The Chadwick's Paint Correction System is simple to use, as everything is numbered. There are two polishes (bottle #1 and bottle #2), and three numbered pads (black #1, white #2, and red #3) along with a bottle of Chadwick's Triple Play, a Chadwick's Buffer Blok, and four microfiber towels. We'll do the step-by-step in the following captions or if you prefer a more visual take on it feel free to click on the video as well.
Photography by Michael Johnson