Paint Correction

At Hooked on Detailing, paint correction is our specialty and we are proud to stake our reputation on it. When done correctly, paint correction is a long and labour intensive art. It is a honed skill that is far more than just a “buff”. Paint correction is the craft of creating the sharpest reflection possible without hiding or masking defects while removing the least amount of paint possible through the use of safe, modern and proper polishes and techniques.

Level II Polish
(Minor Paint Correction)

This service is designed for vehicles that are looking for paint refinement rather than paint perfection. A vehicle that is in great shape already and only requires one polishing step to remove minor wash marks and light marring, or for the customer who wants to enhance the gloss of their paint work, but less concerned with getting every scratch and swirl removed, a single stage enhancement polish is a great cost-effective alternative to a multi-stage correction. We can usually remove 50-70% of swirls, and light defects on softer paints (like Honda, Lexus, Toyota), whereas on harder paints (like Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW) this could be a 30-50%. There are different variables that can dictate just how much correction you can safely achieve in a single stage correction process.

Details

  • PREMIUM HAND WASH
  • Painted surfaces are properly prepped (full decontamination using claybar and iron remover)
  • Painted surfaces inspected for condition under various lights
  • Plastic trim and sensitive areas masked off to ensure no polish residue can contaminate them
  • One step paint polishing is utilized to remove many swirl marks and some light scratches restoring depth, gloss and shine
  • Paint wiped down with Alcohol based solution to remove polishing oils and ensure proper bonding of sealant/waxes
  • Leaves paintwork perfectly prepared for Protective Coatings
  • Final inspection of paint
  • Gloss enhancing paint sealant is applied which provides 6 months protection
  • Time required: 8 hrs+
Starting at $450
(HST applicable)

Level III Polish
(Major Paint Correction)

When you step up to multi stage paint correction, you’re significantly improving the finish by removing all of the swirls, and all but the heaviest of scratches and defects. This process starts with a heavy compounding machine polishing stage to remove the worst defects, and then followed by a secondary polishing stage to refine the finish and improve the gloss and clarity. Due to the different paint types, condition, and size of vehicles, the rate for the Multi Stage Paint Correction varies, but we consult with each customer to provide a more precise quote. The paint type and condition also dictates the level of correction, but typically this service will get rid of 75-95% of all defects. Pretty close to that of a brand new car.

Details

  • PREMIUM HAND WASH
  • Painted surfaces are properly prepped (full decontamination using claybar and iron remover)
  • Painted surfaces inspected for condition under various lights
  • Plastic trim and sensitive areas masked off to ensure no polish residue can contaminate them
  • Paint correction begins with 2 or more compounding and polishing steps to remove swirl marks, light scratches, oxidation, and as many severe defects as safely as possible. Please note some defects may require additional steps, or may be too severe to safely remove.
  • Paint wiped down with Alcohol based solution to remove polishing oils and ensure proper bonding of sealant/waxes or coatings
  • Leaves paintwork perfectly prepared for Protective Coatings
  • Final inspection of paint
  • Gloss enhancing paint sealant is applied which provides 6 months protection
  • Time required: 10-16 hrs+​
Starting at $650
(HST applicable)
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