Paint correction services

Paint correction is the process of removing defects in your vehicle's clear coat to restore the clarity and magnify the beauty of the paint. Common defects are swirls and scratches from automatic car washes and improper washing techniques, etching from water spots, bugs, and bird droppings, and oxidation from too much UV ray exposure. This is done through the use of various dual action polishers, compounds and polishes, and intense focused lighting to clearly see the surfaces of the paint. The paint correction process takes several hours, and sometimes multiple days depending how bad the defects are.  It is highly recommended that any paint correction services be followed by a ceramic coating.

Not looking for a full paint correction? Our enhancement polish is an affordable service that focuses on restoring gloss, adding slickness, and leaving a layer of protection. This is included in our Diamond Detail Package and entry level coating. A one-step or two-step paint correction is included in our professional ceramic coating jobs. 

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At High-Def Detailing we offer 3 levels of Paint Correction:


  1. Paint Enhancement: This service is included in the Diamond Detail Package and is also what we do when installing our entry level ceramic coating. It is a light machine polish with a foam pad that will shine up the surface and also apply a layer of protection. If you're getting our Level 1 Ceramic Coating Package we will use a different polish that does not have any protection in it since we will be applying a ceramic coating.

  2. One-Step Correction: This is the most common paint correction service we offer for newer vehicles and most daily drivers before applying a professional ceramic coating. This service is a great balance between defect removal, clarity, and gloss. A One-step correction will remove a majority of swirls and leave behind an amazing finish!

  3. Two-Step Correction: This level of correction is for those who want a shine like no other and a near defect-free surface. We start with a heavy compounding step to fix the swirl marks and remove most scratches. This is for vehicles that will be garage kept, well maintained, or that weekend driver. Also recommended for vehicles in poor condition needing a makeover to be acceptable.