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How is a paint correction service performed?

Paint correction involves several steps. Here is an overview of the steps involved in a proper paint correction service:

  1. Professional Inspection: The first step in a paint correction service is to thoroughly inspect the vehicle’s paintwork to determine the extent of the damage and identify any areas that require special attention. The level in which the paint needs to be corrected will be determined at this time. 

  2. Detailing: The next step is to thoroughly clean the vehicle’s paint to remove any dirt, grime, or other contaminants that could interfere with the paint correction process.

  3. 1-Step or 2-Step Paint Correction: The correction stage is where the actual paint correction work is done. This typically involves using a series of abrasive polishing compounds, pads, and polishing machines to gradually remove a thin layer of the clear coat and eliminate imperfections in the paint.

You might be asking what is the difference between a 1-Step and 2-step paint correction?


 The main difference between 1-step and 2-step paint correction is the level of correction that is achieved. Here’s a brief explanation of each process:


1-Step Paint Correction: As the name suggests, a 1-step paint correction involves a single stage of polishing. This typically involves the use of a fine/medium abrasive compound, which is used to remove light imperfections in the paintwork, such as light swirl marks, light scratches, and light oxidation. The end result is a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the paintwork, but it may not be perfect.


2-Step Paint Correction: A 2-step paint correction involves two stages of polishing, using both a more aggressive compound and a finer finishing polish. The first stage involves the use of a medium/heavy abrasive compound, which is used to remove deeper scratches, heavy swirl marks, and other more significant imperfections in the paintwork. The second stage involves the use of a finer finishing polish, which is used to refine the surface of the paintwork and create a high-gloss finish. The end result is a near flawless, mirror-like finish that looks like new.

Finishing & Protecting: Once the correction stage is complete, the vehicle’s paint is thoroughly cleaned again to remove any remaining polishing compounds. Your car paint is now prepped, and we can lock in your freshly corrected paint with a protection service. We recommend paint protection film for areas of your paint susceptible to impact damage, and a ceramic coating for complete protection over the entirety of your vehicle’s surface.

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