Paint Correction and Restoration Services

Every car is unique, that's why we take the time to evaluate your vehicle's unique needs and come up with the right step by step process for you.

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1-Step Paint Correction

A 1-step paint correction refers to a paint correction process that combines both the compounding and polishing stages into a single step. Instead of using separate products and pads for compounding and polishing, a specially formulated all-in-one product is utilized along with an appropriate polishing pad on a polishing machine. 1-step correction involves removing 40-50% micro-marring and minor scratches from the vehicle's paint surface.

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2-Step Paint Correction

The 2 step paint correction process involves two separate stages: compounding and polishing. Each stage uses different products, pads, and techniques to achieve a more comprehensive and refined correction of paint defects compared to a 1-step process.

Compared to a 1-step paint correction, a 2-step process allows for more intensive correction of paint defects, and removes minor scratches, holograms, wash marks and imperfections about 65-80% or better.

Paint Correction Process

Multi- step correction process that removes minor scratches, holograms, wash marks, swirls and imperfections about 90% or better. This requires an on site estimate with the vehicle. We will preform a test spot for you.

Compounding: In this stage, a cutting compound is used along with a cutting pad on a polishing machine. The compound contains abrasive particles that help remove deeper scratches, swirl marks, oxidation, and other defects from the paint surface. The detailer works on one section at a time, applying the compound with the machine in overlapping passes. The compound breaks down as it is worked into the paint, removing imperfections and leveling the surface.

Polishing: After compounding, the next stage is polishing. A less aggressive polish or a one-step polish is used along with a polishing pad on the polishing machine. The polish contains finer abrasive particles that refine the paintwork further, removing any micro-marring or haze left behind by the compounding stage. This stage helps enhance the gloss, clarity, and depth of the paint.

Finishing: The finishing stage is focused on refining the paint even further and achieving a high level of gloss and clarity. A finishing polish, which contains extremely fine abrasive particles, is used along with a finishing pad. This combination removes any remaining minor imperfections and creates a smooth, defect-free surface. The goal is to achieve a deep, reflective finish that showcases the true beauty of the paintwork.

Paint Correction Pricing

Prices are highly variable here as not all cars need the same amount of correction in the same areas.

An in person inspection is required to give an accurate estimate.

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Add On Services

Browse a set of some of our featured add on services


Headlight Restoration W/ Sealer  

Refinish aged headlight lenses that have become distorted, discolored or dull. We ceramic coat the lens after restoration to harden, seal and protect the lens from the UV rays


Damaged wheel repair

Repair damaged wheels from hitting curbs or potholes


Trim Restoration

Removes light oxidation, dirt, and wax residue from your plastic trim, and leaves behind a dark, shiny finish


Overspray Removal

Light and heavy clay bar options to remove overspray and contaminants from the surface of your vehicle's paint.


Water Spot Removal

Water spot removal with light spotting and no etching


Odor Treatment, Ozone/Fogger  

Removal of any odors, bacteria and viruses

Frequently Asked Questions

What is vehicle paint correction?

Vehicle paint correction is a process that involves removing imperfections from a vehicle's paintwork to restore its original shine and appearance. It addresses issues like swirl marks, scratches, oxidation, and other blemishes that can occur over time. Paint correction typically involves a series of steps such as thorough cleaning, polishing, and sometimes, even machine buffing to achieve the desired results.

How does paint correction work?

Paint correction works by carefully removing a thin layer of clear coat from the vehicle's paint surface to eliminate imperfections. This is usually done using abrasive compounds and polishing techniques. The process involves progressively refining the surface, starting with more aggressive compounds to remove deeper imperfections and gradually transitioning to finer polishes for a smoother finish.

What are the benefits of paint correction?

The benefits of paint correction include:

  • Restoring the paint's original gloss and depth, enhancing the overall appearance of the vehicle.
  • Removing swirl marks, scratches, and other surface imperfections, improving the clarity of the paint.
  • Increasing the resale value of the vehicle by restoring its aesthetic appeal.
  • Providing a protective foundation for further paint protection measures like waxing or applying ceramic coatings.
  • Extending the lifespan of the paintwork by addressing issues that could lead to more significant damage if left untreated.

Can I do paint correction at home, or do I need a professional?

Paint correction can be a complex and delicate process that requires experience, knowledge, and specialized tools. While some minor imperfections can be addressed using DIY methods, achieving professional-grade results often requires the expertise of a trained detailer. Professionals have the necessary skills, equipment, and products to safely and effectively correct paint imperfections without causing further damage.