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Paint Correction Full-Size

Full-Size Cars & SUVs

Starting at
$399

Paint correction is the process of leveling and perfecting an automotive finish to enhance gloss and remove surface imperfections. With our multi-stage technique, custom-developed tools, and flat-rate pricing, we made professional paint correction more affordable and accessible.

Our multi-stage paint correction service includes a minimum of two stages; a compounding stage and a finishing polish. The number of stages can go up to six, depending on the depth and number of scratches on the paint. If you need to learn how many stages you need, you can either use our wizard to get an idea now, or we will guide you through the right process after inspecting your vehicle. For most brand-new cars, we recommend 2-stage paint correction.
Service Time: On average, 4 hour(s)
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What is paint correction?

Paint correction is the process of leveling the upper surface of the paint using a combination of light abrasives and power tools. The ultimate goal is to enhance the gloss, clarity, and depth of the finish. It is a destructive process and should be performed by professionals, especially if the paint is rough and requires substantial cutting.

Why brand new cars need paint correction before ceramic coating?

If a brand new car stays a long time at a dealership's lot, we cannot truly consider its paint as "brand new". Paint-wise, brand-new cars can be considered as "floor items". This is a bold statement and can lead to misunderstandings, let us explain it. When you buy an electronic item, you do the unboxing yourself. Even when you buy an iPhone from an Apple Store, the agents encourage you to do the unboxing yourself, because there is "value" not only in the product but also in the packing. In the automotive business, however, this is not the case. Before shipment, manufacturers cover the cars with a thin white foam, however, it is not a kind of package that adds value to the car or to the sales experience. For this reason, dealerships remove the foam right after they unload the car from the truck. This is when a brand new car’s paint starts getting exposed to the elements. Dealerships wash their cars frequently to keep their inventory always clean and ready for sale. Most dealerships have inventories with hundreds of cars and nowadays, a lot of them have their own in-house drive-thru car wash stations. The longer a car stays at a dealership's lot, the more it is washed and gets swirled and scratched. Because of these reasons, most brand-new car finishes require some level of paint correction.

In which cases paint correction should be choosen over RestorFX®?

When the paint is not very rough and doesn't need 6-stage paint correction

When ceramic coating has to be applied right after paint correction and the curing of RestorFX® cannot be wait

When the car is brand new (or a used car with an almost brand new quality finish)

Why do you need paint correction before ceramic coating?

To maximize hydrophobicity: The smoother the paint is, the easier water droplets roll over it. Without paint correction, you cannot fully take advantage of the superhydrophobic properties of ceramic coating.

To maximize service life: Paint correction should be done before ceramic coating, not after. If you do it, you can destroy your coating.

To maximize gloss: Ceramic coating enhances the appearance of an automotive paint especially when it is perfectly leveled and smoothed out. Any swirl or scratch on the paint will diffuse the light and dull the paint, even it is ceramic coated.

Stages of Paint Correction

1-Stage

Polish

Enhances gloss

Removes hazing

2-Stage

Paint Correction

Enhances gloss

Removes hazing

Removes swirl marks

3-Stage

Paint Correction

Enhances gloss

Removes hazing

Removes swirl marks

Removes water marks

Removes light scratches

6-Stage

Paint Correction

Enhances gloss

Removes hazing

Removes swirl marks

Removes water marks

Removes deep scratches


Flood wash

No-rinse steam wash

Clay bar treatment

Fine polishing


Flood wash

No-rinse steam wash

Clay bar treatment

Light Compounding

Fine polishing


Flood wash

No-rinse steam wash

Clay bar treatment

Heavy Compounding

Light Compounding

Fine polishing


Flood wash

No-rinse steam wash

Clay bar treatment

2000 Grit Wet Sanding

3000 Grit Wet Sanding

5000 Grit Wet Sanding

Heavy Compounding

Light Compounding

Fine polishing


Best for near-perfect or light color brand-new paint


Best for most brand-new paint, especially dark colors


Best for remarkably swirled and/or lightly scratched paint


Best for remarkably swirled and scratched paint

Only when needed, no extra charges apply

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