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Paint Correction

Here at Elite Auto Spa, we are proud to offer the finest in Paint Correction services due to our advanced training from top professionals throughout the country. We are able to remove and refine paint marring, etchings, swirls, and defects by bringing out the paint's true depth and luster.  Please feel free to give us a call any time and one of our Paint Correction Specialists will personally inspect your vehicle and provide you with a detailed recommendation based on your desired finish.

Paint Correction (swirl removal), is labor intensive and utilizes nano-technology abrasives such as compounds and polishes. Some vehicles have thin soft clear coats while others are thick and hard, we treat every vehicle according to our paint analysis and base our steps around that. As said, There are several steps one MUST adhere to when performing Paint Correction and very few learn to properly master those steps, it's what separates true professional detailers from the rest.

In addition to our Paint Correction services listed below, we recommend the addition of a Protective Coating to help maintain and protect your new finish for the absolute longest period of time.

Paint Correction - Swirl, Scratch, and Hologram Removal

PAINT DEFECT TYPES

Swirls

Swirl marks are fine scratches on the surface of a vehicles paint occurring in a circular fashion. Often times they are most commonly caused by wiping/drying a vehicle with dirty & dry towels. Over time these microscopic scratches collectively add up with each wiping.

Minor Scratching

Minor Scratches are visible to the naked eye and don't penetrate deep like heavy scratching. These types of scratches can be seen without any lighting changes.

Holograms

Holograms are caused by the improper operation of a high speed buffing device often used to "Polish" or "Wax" a car. Dirty Pads, Inconsistent coverage, or excessive buffing over one area all contribute to causing Holograms.

Oxidation

Oxidation is due to UV Rays heating a vehicles paint surface. Heat then combines with Oxygen within the paint and will breakdown the molecule structure.

PAINT CORRECTION SERVICES

    Single-Stage Paint Correction.

Single Stage machine polishing is an entry level of Paint Correction, but can have a huge transformation in the finish. It can help remove light swirls/swirling, wash marring, and improve dull/hazy paintwork. Paintwork is often damaged over time from improper washing techniques, automatic car washes, or lack of regular maintenance. Japanese brand Automobiles for instance have softer paints, we can usually remove 50-70% of all swirls, haze, and light defects. German brand automobiles on the other hand have Harder paint, we can usually remove about 30-50% of swirls, haze, and light defects. There are several factors that directly dictate just how much we can safely achieve in a one-step process. Each vehicle has unique circumstances meaning there is no one system or product that works for all cars. Our advanced training in all modern polishes & polishing techniques allows us to custom tailor every vehicle.

      Exterior 

  • Pressure rinse & Foam Bath using pH-Balanced Shampoo
  • Premium 3 bucket Hand wash using proper and modern techniques to prevent swirls & marring of the finish
  • Deep clean wheels, wheel wells, and tires
  • Hand dry with plush microfiber towel
  • Blow dry around emblems, mirrors, and door handles
  • Light bug and Tar removal
  • Chemical & Mechanical(Clay Bar) Decontamination to remove embedded contaminants in the paint
  • Single step machine polish
  • Durable sealant applied to painted surfaces to provide long-lasting protection
  • Apply Tire Dressing (water based non-sling tire gel)
  • Pricing: Coupe $300, Sedan $400, Full Size SUV/Truck $500

NOTE: Prices stated are starting guidelines and are subject to vary after inspection of vehicle

     Two-Stage Paint Correction.

Two-Stage machine polishing can eliminate Light-medium swirls, Wash Marring, Oxidation, andd improve dull/hazy paintwork. Paintwork is often damaged over time from improper washing techniques, automatic car washes, or lack of regular maintenance. This level of paint correction can remove 80% of surface defects. We recommend this service on a "daily-driver" as the result will be stunningly clear, and paint depth will be visible under direct lighting conditions.

     Exterior 

  • Pressure rinse & Foam Bath using pH-Balanced Shampoo
  • Premium 3 bucket Hand wash using proper and modern techniques to prevent swirls & marring of the finish
  • Light bug and Tar removal
  • Deep clean wheels, wheel wells, and tires
  • Hand dry with plush microfiber towel
  • Blow dry around emblems, mirrors, door handles
  • Chemical & Mechanical(Clay Bar) Decontamination to remove embedded contaminants in the paint
  • Two-step machine polish
  • Durable sealant applied to painted surfaces to provide long-lasting protection
  • Apply Tire Dressing (water based non-sling tire gel)
  • Pricing: Coupe $400, Sedan $500, Truck/SUV $600

NOTE: Prices stated are starting guidelines and are subject to vary after inspection of vehicle

     Multi-Stage Paint Correction.

Multi Stage machine polishing is the ultimate level of Paint Correction. It can remove all swirling, wash marring, and even the heaviest of scratches/defects. The Photo examples above (Before and After images) are of the multi-stage process and as seen the transformation is significant. It begins with a heavy compounding machine polishing stage to remove defects, followed by the secondary polishing stage which refines the finish, increasing gloss & clarity. Differences in paint types (Soft - Hard), condition, and vehicle size directly impact the rate of defect removal. In a Multi-Stage correction we will consult with each vehicle owner to provide a more precise pricing structure to meet specific demands/needs. A Multi-Stage correction is designed to remove 80-95% of all defects, Leaving your vehicle in a condition very close to that of a brand new vehicle.

     Exterior 

  • Pressure rinse & Foam Bath using pH-Balanced Shampoo
  • Premium 3 bucket Hand wash using proper and modern techniques to prevent swirls & marring of the finish
  • Light bug and Tar removal
  • Deep clean wheels, wheel wells, and tires
  • Hand dry with plush microfiber towel
  • Blow dry around emblems, mirrors, and door handles
  • Chemical & Mechanical (Clay Bar) Decontamination to remove embedded contaminants in the paint
  • Multi-step machine polish
  • Durable sealant applied to painted surfaces to provide long-lasting protection
  • Apply Tire Dressing (water based non-sling tire gel)
  • Pricing: Coupe $500, Sedan $600, Truck/SUV $700

NOTE: Prices stated are starting guidelines and are subject to vary after inspection of vehicle

To preserve your vehicle after Paint Correction We highly recommend the addition of a Protective Coating.