Paint Correction Definition

Paint correction is simply a term used by professional detailers and some car enthusiasts to describe or explain the process of removing or greatly reducing the imperfections that could be found on the surface of one’s vehicle. Often these imperfections include fine scratches & swirl marks, hologramming or buffer trails. The term paint correction should only be used if the imperfections are removed properly and not simply covered up with certain products that have the ability to fill some imperfections temporarily.

The paint correction process itself comprises of a small amount of the vehicles clear coat or paint being removed with the use of high power rotary or dual action polisher in combination with the use of abrasive polishes. The paint correction process is usually a multi-stage task with the first step using a heavier cut compound, which will do most of the heavy lifting of removing the defects from the paint then followed with a finishing polish to restore shine & gloss.

It is important to note that not all defects can be removed. Some defects may actually be too deep or severe to safely remove from the clear coat or paint. Trying to remove these deeper defects could actually compromise the clear coat from blocking UV rays or remove too much paint that could result in premature oxidation of the paint.

Paint correction is a very labor intensive process and is the most time-consuming part of auto detailing. Only the most confident enthusiasts or professional detailer who has the knowledge and experience should carry out the paint correction process so it’s done safely and effectively.

Paint Restoration

car paint restoration

The step above from the wash and wax. In this service, we offer two types of paint correction. One will be a 1-step polish. That will primarily remove the lighter scratches about 60% (it REALLY depends on the paint). It’ll be a noticeable difference in the paint. The other type of paint correction would be a 2-step correction. This is where you’ll remove the deeper and lighter scratches with a compounding phase and then follow that up with a polishing phase. This is where the “wet-look” or “like a new paint job” corrections are made.

Services Included:

  •  Thorough hand wash
  •  Clean wheels, tires, fenders, gas cap
  • Clay paint to remove above surface contaminants
  • Thorough cleaning of door jambs
  • Clean windows
  • Dress Tires
  • Buff and polish paint to remove swirls a
    nd scratches
  • Apply wax/sealant for protection and a bit more shine (or a
    ceramic coating for more durable and longer protection)

Wash and Wax

A step above a basic wash. The paint will look glossier/shinier because the wax/sealant that is applied will cover some of the light scratches. It’ll also add a layer of protection to protect your paint.

Services Included:

  • Thorough hand wash
  • Clean wheels, tires, fenders, gas cap
  • Clay paint to remove above surface contaminants Lightly clean door jambs
  • Clean windows
  • Dress Tires
  • Apply wax or sealant
wash wax

Car Wash

Car Wash

Pretty straightforward. This is your typical hand wash to remove the dirt, bugs, debris, bird poo, etc.. from everyday driving.

Services Included:

  • Thorough hand wash
  •  Clean wheels, tires, fenders, gas cap
  • Lightly clean door jambs
  • Clean windows
  • Dress Tires

Headlight Restoration

If the headlights are foggy, hazy, and yellowish we are the one for the job
The goal is to restore the headlights to a like-new condition.

Services Included:

  • Multiple sanding stages with different grit levels (800, 1000, 2000, 3000)
  • Compounding and polishing to remove the sanding marks
  • Apply a sealant for protection (or a ceramic coating for much
    durable and lasting protection)
headlight restoration

Basic Interior Cleaning

basic interior cleaning

Just as it sounds, it’s a basic cleaning of the interior. This is primarily used for newer cars or cars that are well maintained.

Services Included:

  • Thorough vacuuming of entire interior
  • Lightly clean door jambs
  • Clean windows and glass
  • Wipe down dust on all interior panels

Deep Interior Detail

This is a step above from the basic cleaning. With this service, going to clean the entire interior from top to bottom, front to rear, to the best condition possible. If someone wants to feel like they bought a new car, this is the service they’ll want.

Services Included:

  • Armrest
  • Door Jambs
  • Dashboard and center console
  • Vents and cup holders
  • Door panels
  • Floor mats
  • Headliner
  • Glass and windows

Debadging emblems

Don’t like the dealership emblem they left on the car when you bought it? Want to give your car a cleaner look? We can remove a lot of the emblems on cars. Note, some emblems are not removable since it’s held down by fasteners/screws and not adhesive

Services Included:

  • Heat up emblem to remove off the car
  • Remove adhesive residue left behind
  • Clay the area to remove any above surface contaminants
  • Apply wax/sealant

Maintenance Program

The goal of our maintenance program is to maintain your vehicle in a great condition on a monthly, weekly, or bi-weekly basis.

It includes a thorough wash, cleaning the wheels, tires, door jambs, shining up the tires. In the interior, you’ll get a thorough vacuum, a light wipe down of all the interior panels, and cleaning the glass and mirrors.

Keep in mind, not much thorough cleaning will be done here. If your car has a lot of stains and blemishes, this is not going to remove those. That would be reserved for our Premium Interior Detailing.


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