Paint correction, swirl mark, hologram, rids, buffer trails , surface scratches

Paint Correction

What is paint correction?

Paint correction is a term that is now commonly used by both professional car detailers and car cleaning enthusiasts worldwide to describe the process of restoring and rejuvenating the paintwork of a vehicle, mostly through the elimination of surface imperfections, examples  include things like swirl marks, fine scratches, bird dropping etching, acid rain etching, hologramming, buffer trails and random isolated deep scratches (RIDS).

The actual corrective process itself comprises of a small amount of clear coat or paint being removed from the surface with the use of wet sanding and abrasive polishes.

The polishing is usually a multistage process as a range of different grades of polish are used, ranging from heavier cutting compounds, which remove the surface material, to finer products which then remove any marks that the heavier products may have inflicted and generally refine the finish and levels out the surface.

Lastly, it is important to distinguish between paintwork that has been truly corrected and paintwork that has been treated with products that are designed to mask and fill surface imperfections such as an all in one polish for example. This should not be referred to as paint correction even if no scratches or blemishes are apparent, because they have not been genuinely removed and are still present under the products fillers, which in time, will wash away and reveal them once more.

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We understand some customers are not in need of a paint correction and is looking for just a wax. Click the link below to be redirected to our exterior service. 

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Paint Correction


Understanding paint defects

Paint defects can decrease the value of your vehicle. Paint correction will provide a showroom shine .


no need for a paint job

Before considering a paint job you should ask us to evaluation your paint. Most cases a paint correction will be suffice saving you $100s if not $1,000s


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