Paint Correction

What is Paint Correction?

Paint correction is a process of restoring the vehicles’ paint, mostly through the elimination of surface imperfections, that dull, oxidize, or haze the surface of the vehicle.  These imperfections include things like swirl marks, fine scratches, bird dropping, acid rain, buffer trails and random isolated deep scratches the vehicles’ paint.

Before any paint correction is done on the vehicle, a thorough hand wash is performed. The vehicle is properly washed and cleaned to remove any loose dirt and debris, then after the wash process, the vehicle is clayed with a special automotive clay bar.

Paint correction is a very labor intensive process and is usually the most time consuming part of the car detailing process. 

Lastly, paint correction is a process in removing surface scratches and imperfections from a vehicles’ paint, which involves the use of machine polishers and a range of different polish products. 

*Please note “Paint Correction” is an extra charge.  We will access the vehicle upon drop off and advise if needed before it’s fully detailed.



Vehicles in great condition – This process removes light swirl marks (40-50% defect removal) to restore gloss, paint and brighten the color.  Note: This process will not completely eliminate the underlying scratches often seen beneath many layers of smaller swirl marks.


This process is highly recommended for the majority of older vehicles! This process restores and renews/brightens the paint, removing medium to heavy swirls marks and most scratches (depends on the depth) 80% + defect removal.  Defects include most water spots, insects and bird splats.