SMART Chip Repair System
Are stone & paint chips ruining the look and feel of your vehicle? The Final Touch SMART Chip repair system is designed to provide the best possible colour match to the existing paint. Using a spray and wipe methodology our paint chip repair process creates a smooth finish, no nasty bulbs of paint protruding upward from your vehicles paint surface. Loved by private owners, enthusiasts, car dealers, and corporates since 1993. Every Final Touch SMART chip repair operator is skilled in the process of applying multiple layers of automotive grade paint to gradually fill the paint chip.
Automotive Grade Paint
Final Touch SMART Chip repair paint is developed from the automotive industries leading paint suppliers. Ensuring quality of finish for customers and assurance of supply for operators.
With 20 plus tinters and pearl powders available we ensure that ability to provide a paint chip repair colour which is just right for your vehicle.
Our paint chip repair process of spraying multiple layers of paint into the chip ensures a lasting bond between the chip repair paint and the vehicle.
The Final Touch SMART Chip repair process provides the cleanest looking repair, no blobs of paint protruding upwards spoiling the look and feel.
Detailing, Cut And Polish
Since 1993 Final Touch has continued to refine and define the art of paint detailing. Renowned for their abilities in paint cutting and polishing, wet sanding and removal of deeper swirls and wash marks. Each operator is trained to assess the current condition of the paint surface before undertaking paint correction. As part of our dedication to continual professional development, Final Touch has undertaken to ensure all operators perform at IDA recognised standards. Where we work to define ourselves as producers of swirl free mirror finish paint detailers, you will experience the Final Touch “WOW” factor in paint repair.
Swirl Free Mirror Finish
Final Touch operators are masters in the art of paint detailing, cut and polish. Skilled at creating a swirl free mirror finish. Working to IDA standards you will find our operators to be both professional and proficient.
Equipment We Use
With 25 plus years servicing the automotive loving community, we have developed strong binds with quality product providers. Including, Meguiar’s Car Care Products, RUPES polishing and paint correct products, Dura Seal and Optimum Car Care Ceramic Paint Coatings. Where quality products are, there you will find us testing and approving them for use within our networks.
Modern clear coats range between very soft and very hard. In some circumstances, we find that it is better to fully wet sand the paint with 3000 – 5000 grit products. This exposes a fresh layer of clear coat to work with. Clearly, this activity is only recommended for those trained and experienced in the processes involved.
In 2017 Final Touch began the process of building relationships with those who sought to set industry-wide standards for detailing to attain to. The IDA (International Details Association) stood out as an organisation who could bring about world wide standards and recognition for detailers. We continue to advance our operators in IDA standards and protocols.
Ceramic Paint Coatings
Where waxes and synthetic sealants provide short term protection and provide limited shine from one to three months. In contrast, ceramic paint coatings provide a much harder barrier between the elements and the vehicles paint surface. Ceramic paint coatings need to be applied in a controlled environment. That’s where Final Touch excels in understanding and application skills. We work with you to understand your paint protection needs, offer advice on the product that will best suit and the expected life span of the product. Ceramic coatings are suitable for clear coat, gel coats, plastics, and glass. Talk with us about the full range and their application.
Who Are They For
Ceramic coatings are good for people who are short on time, but big on car care. Providing a long-lasting alternative waxing and polishing routines. Dramatically reducing washing and drying time. With no need to apply waxes after washing.
The life expectancy of ceramic paint coatings caries from brand to brand and the environment in which they are used. Like any product, some care is required. Regular washing and drying of the paintwork, limited exposure to chemicals etc. On average ceramic paint, coatings can be expected to last between 3-5 years with correct care. This can be extended with a Final Touch paint maintenance package.
Brands We Trust
Over the 25 plus years we have been servicing the car-loving community, Final Touch has and continues to test ceramic paint coatings for the best finish, gloss, environmental protection, and water repelling capabilities. Talk with us about the brands and products we are currently supporting.
Your ceramic paint coating application is covered by our Applicator Warranty. Should you find that the product has not been applied correctly, feel free to talk with us about having it assessed and put right.
UV damaged headlights look unsightly and limit the range of your headlights at night. In 2014 Final Touch sought to develop a method that restored the clarity of your headlights lenses and provides years of UV rated protection. Our process starts with full removal of all UV damaged lenses coatings and plastics. In many instances, this involves sanding back to a clear layer of plastic. We follow this with the application of a UV rated coating designed to last for 2-3 years. We caution against the use of harsh buffing as this can ‘burn’ the plastic. Once this ‘burning’ occurs the lenses clarity can never be recovered. Always use a skilled lenses restoration person to help you achieve the best results.
Over time modern plastic headlight lenses become yellowed and faded through car wash chemicals and the sunlight UV damage. The degree of damage can vary from light surface clarity issues to full yellowing and a significantly limited throw distance of the lenses.
Equipment We Use
We use modern wet sanding, hand and machine techniques to fully remove UV damaged coatings and light scratches from the headlight lenses. While protecting the integrity of the plastics. We follow this process with the application of a new UV rated headlight lenses coating.
Wet Sanding or Buffing
While you may be tempted to just get a buffing machine and attempt to cut back the damaged lenses coating, consider those plastics heat up very quickly. This process of high heat often leads to ‘burning’ of the plastic lenses. This is why we wet sand the surface to remove all traces of the UV damage. Then bring the surface up to a level where the application of the new coating will form a lasting bond.
Your reconditioned headlight lenses come with a two-year operator application warranty. This warranty covers; that applicator has correctly prepared the lenses by fully removing the damaged coating and applied a new UV rated coating to a high standard of clarity.
From Invercargill, NZ to Helsinki, FIN. There are Final Touch and SMART Chip repair operators throughout New Zealand, Australia, UK, and Europe.
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