Professional Car Polishing and Paint Correction
Polish + Seal + Wax = High Gloss
If you are seeking to restore the flawless appearance of your car’s paintwork and eliminate any imperfections like defects, holograms, or swirls, or if you simply want to enhance the resale value of your vehicle, then professional paint correction is a necessary step. This process typically entails the use of compound and fine polishing techniques to rejuvenate the surface of your car and bring back its original luster. By addressing these issues, you can ensure that your car looks its best, making it more appealing to potential buyers and maintaining its overall value. Professional paint correction is an investment that can greatly improve the aesthetic appeal and overall condition of your vehicle.
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Why have your car professionally polished?
1. Restoring the car's appearance
Over time, a car’s paint may become faded, scratched, or dull, detracting from its overall appearance. Paint correction and polishing can help restore the car’s original shine and luster, making it look like new again. This can be especially important for car enthusiasts who want their vehicles to look their best.
2. Enhancing your cars resale value
A car that looks like new is generally more valuable than one that appears worn or damaged. By using your paint correction and polishing services, car owners can improve the resale value of their vehicles. This can be especially important for those who are planning to sell their cars in the near future.
3. Protecting the car's finish
Paint correction and polishing can also help protect a car’s finish from further damage. By removing scratches and other imperfections, the surface of the paint becomes smoother, making it less likely that dirt, debris, or other contaminants will stick to it. This can help prolong the life of the car’s paint and keep it looking great for years to come.
Our 6-stage process for paint correction and polishing
Whilst polishing a car might sound straightforward, there are a few factors and a process that should be followed and below are our steps to determine how we take on a paint correction job.
Stage 1 - Questions
Before we see the car, we will ask a series of questions to determine what we will be looking at when we do the second stage.
Stage 4 - Wash and Decon
In order to polish a car we will fully wash the car + do an iron decontamination + clay bar, then followed up with IPA wipedown to make sure the surface is as clean as possible
Stage 2 - Discovery Report
During this step, we physically review the car’s paintwork condition, and measure the paint depth on various parts of the car.
Stage 5 - Polishing
Using various polishing pads and textured compounds and polishes we will work the surface of the paint until it is hologram free.
Stage 3 - Book it in
Once we have established the condition of the paintwork, we are ready to book the car in for a paint correction.
Stage 6 - Seal & Wax/Ceramic
To protect the polished paintwork, we will first apply a sealant and then a wax or ceramic coating.
Our tried and trusted method of car polishing & paint protection
When it comes to polishing and sealing a car, each detailing company may have its own unique method and process. These methods can vary based on the products used, the equipment employed, and the expertise of the detailers. However, our detailing company has developed a method over the years that we believe to be a bulletproof solution.
Our method for polishing and sealing a car involves several steps that ensure a thorough and effective result. Firstly, we begin by thoroughly cleaning the car’s exterior, removing any dirt, grime, or contaminants. This step is crucial as it allows us to work on a clean surface and ensures that the polishing and sealing products adhere properly.
Once the polishing process is complete, we move on to the sealing stage. We use a high-quality sealant or wax that provides long-lasting protection and enhances the car’s appearance. Our sealant is specifically chosen for its durability, resistance to environmental factors, and ability to create a protective barrier against UV rays, dirt, and other contaminants.
Our method for polishing and sealing a car has been refined over the years based on our experience, customer feedback, and advancements in detailing technology. We are confident that our approach provides a bulletproof solution that not only enhances the appearance of the car but also provides long-lasting protection.
Paint Correction/Car Polishing Prices
People ask “what’s the difference between a Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Paint Correction, Paint Defect Removal or Machine Polishing?. If you are a detailer or enthusiast, you may already know that this refers to how many pad/polish combinations we use to complete a job.
Stage 1 paint correction is an initial step in restoring a vehicle’s paint finish. It involves a thorough cleaning and the use of a machine polisher to remove light scratches, swirl marks, and minor imperfections from the paint surface. This stage results in a noticeable improvement in the overall appearance of the vehicle.
Prices from €350
2 days turnaround.
Stage 2 paint correction is a more intensive process that builds on Stage 1, using a more aggressive cutting compound to remove deeper scratches and paint defects. It requires a higher level of skill to balance the aggressiveness of the compound with the risk of damaging the paint surface. The end result is a significantly improved and refined paint finish.
Prices from €750.
3 Days turnaround.
Stage 3 paint correction is a comprehensive and time-consuming process that uses multiple cutting compounds to remove all paint defects. It is recommended for vehicles that require extensive restoration, resulting in a showroom-quality finish with a high level of depth, gloss, and clarity.
Prices from €1,500
1 Week turnaround.
Prices for Polish + Seal + Waxstarts from
- Prices for polishing and paint correction start at the above price depending on the quality and level of correction needed + Size of Car.
- Turnaround time, minimum 2 days.
- Price does NOT include interior detailing.
- Booking are by appointment only
Frequently Asked Questions about our paint correction and polishing services
What is your process for polishing and paint corrections?
Our car polishing process is a comprehensive and meticulous three-stage procedure designed to achieve outstanding results and restore your vehicle’s shine and lustre.
Stage 1: Preparation
During the Preparation Stage, we focus on thoroughly cleansing and decontaminating your car’s exterior surface.
The process begins with a rinseless wash, where we apply PH-neutral foam suds to release dirt and grime.
Next, a gentle rinse with a low-powered soft jet wash removes the foam.
We then employ a two-bucket wash system using Blacklight shampoo and soft wash mitts to clean the paint, wheels, and glass.
To eliminate brake and iron contaminants, we apply a special iron decontaminant on the paint.
Finally, we use a clay bar technique to smooth out the paint and remove any remaining particulates, leaving a clean and pristine surface.
Stage 2: Polishing/Correction
In the Polishing Stage, we address any imperfections on the paint surface to achieve a smooth and flawless finish.
Depending on the level of correction needed, we conduct two polishing passes.
The first pass involves using a heavy compound to level out scratches, blemishes, and holograms.
The second pass utilizes a finer polish to enhance the paint’s glossiness and smoothness.
After the polishing process, we apply a wipeout cleaner to remove any remaining polish residue, preparing the paintwork for the final protection step.
Stage 3: Finishing
In the Finishing Stage, we focus on providing long-lasting protection and a captivating finish to your car’s exterior.
First, we apply either spray ceramic or Jetseal, which acts as a base protection layer for approximately 12 months, offering gloss and safeguarding the paintwork.
Next, a layer of butter-wet wax is added to further enhance smoothness, provide additional gloss, and add an extra layer of protection.
The layers are then treated with Speedwipe to remove any wax residue effectively.
Finally, we utilize a ceramic quick detailer to ensure a perfect, blemish-free shine, leaving your car looking flawless.
Our car polishing process is designed to deliver exceptional results, ensuring your vehicle receives the care and attention it deserves, leaving it with a renewed and stunning appearance.
What sets your service apart form cheaper polishing services?
Yes, as the old adage goes “there is someone who can always do it cheaper”.
However, bear in mind when considering us for your next car polishing project
1. We do not rush the work and have no need to rush the work.
2. We work out of a fully fitted, kitted, secure and clean studio.
3. We only do one car at a time.
4. We only use the most professional techniques, chemicals and tools.
5. Our team are enthusiasts and not here just for a paycheck, we love what we do and take great pride in what we do.
Do the paint correction stages include protection like ceramic?
When we perform. paint correction, included in the price will be a sealant and wax.
(On some occasions we may use a spray ceramic but we decide at the time)
The sealant is the JETSEAL product which can last up to 12 months and seals the paint from the outside.
On top of the JETSEAL we will apply a layer of BUTTER WET WAX, which forms a shell on the outside.
So, for any polishing, we apply TWO layers of protection.
If you wish to upgrade to a full glass ceramic coating protectant, we can offer you various upgrades from €650 – €1,500.