Paint Correction is the permanent removal of imperfections within your car paint to reveal a perfect, deep, glossy shine . Paint Correction is not a just ‘cut or buff’ it is a complete transformation of your car’s paintwork. This requires a lot of expertise, correct tooling and time for vehicles that are needing the best possible paint finish.
Daily wear and paint imperfections like; swirl marks, water spots, light scratches and even bird etching marks can leave your paint looking tired and dull. Paint Correction can usually remove all of these without the high cost and inconvenience of a respray.
At Mr Detail we inspect your car to evaluate the paint condition and the thickness of the paint before we offer a recommendation and quotation. Based on our years’ of experience and considering these factors to fully assess your car, will allow us to provide you with an informative and accurate time and cost for correcting your paintwork.
FAQ – Paint Correction
How do we examine your paint to evaluate the condition?
Firstly we use a ‘Paint Thickness Gauge’ that tells us the overall thickness of your paint in microns, these professional gauges are worth hundreds or thousands of dollars and can provide valuable information to the history of the paint. We also include our years of detailing experience to investigate the paint using xenon light, to also find if the car has been resprayed or repaired, as these are also important factors.
How long does Paint Correction take?
It depends entirely on the current condition of your paint. Some minor paint corrections can take 2 days, while some serious corrections for badly weathered and worn paint can take 6-7 days – yes that is up to 50 hours of polishing, refinement and finishing for one car.
How much does Paint Correction cost?
Time and quality equal cost, so it depends on how long a Paint Correction is going to take. Generally the price starts at $500 for a minor correction, and anything after that is charged at an hourly rate.
Does Paint Correction remove a lot of paint and endanger my car?
If done by a real professional like Mr Detail, that knows about paint types, hardness, depth and uses the best car care products and modern techniques – No. The majority of imperfections are within the first 5-10 microns of paint/clear coat, a modern car should come with 100-140 microns of paint. If the correct techniques are used then the removal of paint is minimal and consistent, a lot of cars have more paint ‘hacked off and unevenly’ by some unqualified detailers and car washes that offer a cheap ‘cut and buff’.
When you polish a car with a machine, it leaves holograms and swirl marks?
Incorrect. When car paint is polished badly using poor technique, cheap products, dirty pads or insufficient preparation then yes, holograms / buffer trails or swirl marks are left in the paint and these can be seen in the sunlight. At Mr Detail we prepare the paint surface properly, use only the best products and 15+ years of experience – we guarantee results.
Why don’t you offer Stage 1 or 2 details?
Some detailers offer stage 1, 2 or 3 details / corrections / enhancements. We do not believe in this kind of ‘detail’ – let alone for a ‘paint correction’. The reality is that the paint on your car is in varying conditions on different areas/panels. For example; the paint on your bonnet or boot is probably in worse condition due to harsher circumstances than the paint on your doors, perhaps. Therefore it will take more time, more ‘stages’ with the polisher and a range of polishes and pads – so while 1 stage might give good results for some areas, it will not for all. We analysis and treat every area of your car with focused techniques to deliver real results and bring all panels up to the same standard, some panels need 1 or 2 stages while others may need 4 or 5 to achieve the same finish.