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Paint Correction / Buffing

Buffing & Paint Correction

Paint correction is the process of removing imperfections on the paint surface such as swirls, surface scratches, oxidation, bird dropping etching, water spots, holograms and marring caused by inexperienced detailers.  

Our service will leave your car looking just like new, and the products used will not simply wash out in a few weeks time.

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Non-Abrasive Package (Light Scratches)

  • Foam Wash the vehicles exterior
  • Clay barring to remove contamination
  • Plastic mouldings masked up for protection
  • Two stage Machine buff

Abrasive Package (Deep Scratches)

  • Foam Wash the vehicles exterior
  • Clay barring to remove contamination
  • Wet Sand deep Scratches
  • Plastic mouldings masked up for protection
  • Three stage Machine buff
  • Foam Wash the vehicles exterior
  • Clay barring to remove contamination
  • Plastic mouldings masked up for protection
  • Two stage Machine buff
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FAQs

If you want your paint to look spotless, you are highly recommended to get a paint correction. This process will remove the dirt, scratches, and poor work done by other detailers. A paint correction will restore the paint and prepare it for the next steps, such as a coating of your choice.

Your car needs a paint correction when the surface appears dull, even after washing and applying a sealant. The surface scratches and swirls will distort the light reflection, resulting in a dull look. A paint correction will have these flaws fixed and restore the luxurious shine of your vehicle.

A paint correction can cost between $400 to $1000, depending on the current condition and the size of the vehicle. Older cars will require more work, so the labor costs will raise the price. Newer cars have experienced minor wear and tear, so consequently, you will pay less.

Paint correction is the only way to remove scratches. This process will restore the paint’s shine by removing the fine scratches, scuffs, and marring, which distort the light reflection. Also, a paint correction will refresh the vivid color of the faded paint, which is a result of direct exposure to the UV rays.

Paint correction refers to the process of using machines and polishing agents to remove the scratches and restore the shine of the paint. Buffing means polishing with a microfiber cloth using circular motions and is a part of the paint correction process.

The length of the paint correction will depend on the current condition of your vehicle. The service will take from 5 hours and go above 10 hours depending on the work that needs to be done. Your chosen detailer will inspect the paint and give you an estimate of the project’s timeline.

Yes, you should apply wax after the paint correction is completed. The paint correction will remove the scratches and restore the paint’s gloss, but also remove the protective layer. This step will leave the paint vulnerable, so you need extra protection. The best thing to do is apply wax or ceramic coating to protect the paint from dirt, acid rain, and UV rays.

The ceramic coating is a semi-permanent layer that will protect the paint from scratches and UV rays while restoring the glorious shine. However, it won’t fix the damage. You will need to do paint correction before applying ceramic coating to fix the scratches and swirls.

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