Paint Correction

The term paint correction is used within the professional car detailing world to describe the process for rejuvenating and restoring paintwork on a vehicle by removing surface imperfections which dulls the overall finish. Imperfections include minor scratches, swirl marks, bird droppings and holograms to name but a few.

Prior to any paint correction being undertaken, the vehicle must be thoroughly washed and decontaminated to remove all dirt and debris from the paintwork. Removing the contaminants ensures a smooth, even surface for preparing for machine polishing.

Paint correction is achieved through machine polishing using a multistage process of different grades of polish or compound to remove imperfections from the clear coated surface of the paint. This process is carried out using rotary, forced rotation or D.A. rotary machine polishers to achieve the best level of correction. During the process, high-powered LED lamps are used to check the condition of the paintwork and ensure that surface scratches and imperfections have been successfully removed. Following paint correction, the panels are wiped over to remove excess oils left behind from the polish and compounds used during the process.

Good paint correction requires a high degree of skill, experience and concentration. With over 21 years of experience, Clean Wheels can transform the look of your vehicle by removing impurities and imperfections. Once complete, fully corrected paintwork will produce stunning, mirror reflections and an ultimate shine.


  • Wheels cleaned - face and behind spokes
  • pH neutral prewash applied to lower car arches and sills
  • Pressure wash whole car and wheel arches and wheels
  • Iron remover sprayed to vehicle to remove contaminants
  • Wash entire vehicle using 2 bucket safe wash system
  • Pressure wash and towel dry car
  • Clay Bar entire vehicle
  • Final pressure wash and towel dry
  • Machine polish entire vehicle 1, 2 or 3 stage correction
  • Dress tyre, arches and trim
  • Polish tailpipes
  • Panel wipe entire vehicle
  • Apply Ceramic coat 1 year protection (9h hard)

Prices start from £300

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