How to use the EPIC® Paint Correction System
Looking for a paint correction system that gives you the ease-of-use of an orbital, with compounds and polishes that work harder so you don't have to? Our EPIC Paint Correction System is a one-step solution for use with a dual-action orbital polisher that efficiently cuts and polishes to achieve a beautiful swirl-free finish.
Kit Includes Everything You Need:
- EPIC Heavy Compound
- EPIC Medium Duty Compounds
- EPIC Finishing Polish
- Compounding Pads
- Foam Pad
- Conditioning brush
- Ultra Soft Edgeless Microfiber Towels
- Instructional Poster
Correct Scratches and Paint Imperfections
Use EPIC Medium Duty Compound and the Orange Foam pad to correct scratches and paint imperfections. EPIC Medium Duty Compound corrects severe defects and P2500 sand scratches while polishing to a deep gloss all in one step.
Center the pad on the backing plate and then plug in the orbital using a 12-gauge extension cord to avoid damage to the machine. Shake the compound and apply four quarter-inch dots of compounds to the pad. If your pad is new, you might want to add two more dots of compound to ensure that you have enough to work with.
Set the orbital to the lowest speed and spread the compound over the desired working area. Your work area should be no larger than 20 inches by 20 inches.
Once the compound is spread and your pad is seasoned, increase the orbital speed to its highest setting and work the compound in a cross-hatch pattern while applying medium pressure.
While working, watch as the compound turns from opaque to almost clear. This means the abrasives have broken down, transitioning from a cutting compound into a polish.
Wipe Off Excess Compound
Once the compound has turned clear and you've finished your final passes, shut off the orbital and wipe excess compound from the surface with our ultra-soft edgeless microfiber cloth. Because it's water-based, you'll find that EPIC cleans up easily.
Correct Heavy Scratches and Swirls
Use Heavy Duty Compound to correct P1500 sand scratches and up and remove heavy swirls caused by rotary polishers. Use a gray foam pad for softer clears and a purple foamed wool pad for harder clears. Depending on the location of the correction, it may be easier to switch to a three-inch dual action orbital polisher with the corresponding pads. These pads are made of the same material and perform identically to the standard size pads. From here, simply follow the same process that you did with the Medium Duty Compound.
Apply Finishing Polish
At this point, you've finished the correction process. If you desire an ultra-deep gloss, follow up with our EPIC Finishing Polish. In addition to being a gloss enhancer, EPIC Finishing Polish can also be used for light correction, including daily wear and light carwash scratches. Areas of the vehicle that have extremely fine scratches and dull paint can benefit from EPIC Finishing Polish as a one-step option, making the paint sparkle without needing a heavy cut.
Apply four quarter-inch dots of polish to the black foam pad. Set the orbital to its lowest speed and spread the Finishing Polish over the desired working area. Once it has spread and your pad is seasoned, increase the speed of the orbital to its middle setting and work the polish in a cross-hatch pattern, applying just enough to guide the machine but nothing more than that. Wipe off the excess with an ultra-soft edgeless microfiber.
Your finish will now look even better than when it came off the factory line, but it's imperative you keep it looking that way. The best method is to apply EPIC Ceramic Coating System, which maintains two years of protection on that paint that you just corrected.