What Is Paint Correction?

Paint correction is a term that is now commonly used by both professional car detailers and car cleaning enthusiasts worldwide to describe the process of restoring and rejuvenating the paintwork of a vehicle, mostly through the elimination of surface imperfections, that dull, oxidize, or haze the surface by reflecting light off in various directions, therefore detracting from a true and proper, clean, sharp, reflection. These imperfections include things like swirl marks & fine scratches, bird dropping etching & acid rain etching, hologramming & buffer trails, and random isolated deep scratches (or RIDS).

Paint Correction

Paint correction is a time-consuming and labor-intensive task. Since an entire vehicle can take up to 12 hours in some cases, of course, there is going to be a premium attached. We offer multiple types of paint correction from our most basic single-stage which incorporates the cutting compound with polish, to multi-stage paint corrections which not only provides the best results but the most professional and long-lasting finish!

Single Stage 

Single Step Paint Correction is the act of using a compound which incorporates the cutting compound and polish together as one! This removes the need for a second polishing pass over the vehicle ultimately lowering cost by reducing labor and material.


A Dual-Stage Paint Correction uses two separate compounds to refine vehicle paint. A cutting compound which is used to remove a very small amount of clear coat. Then there is the polish which is responsible for removing the micro-scratches left behind from the cutting compound.


A Multi-Stage Paint Correction utilizes multiple compounds with different cutting levels and polishing aspects. For the best results possible, a vehicle must be polished in steps. This by nature requires more labor, time, and skill as to not create any additional blemishes in the paint.