Paint Correction (no actual paint applied)
The listed price is an estimate for a vehicle of average size and condition. Actual price may vary and will depend on the size, type and condition of the vehicle. Price to be confirmed upon inspection by our team prior to beginning the service.
The average paint correction cost starts at $499, and it can cost upwards of $2,500, depending on the vehicle’s condition. To obtain an estimate, contact us to schedule a visual inspection of your vehicle.
Stage 1 Paint Correction $499 on average
Stage 2 Paint Correction $599 on average
Stage 3 Paint Correction $749 on average
Paint correction is the process of leveling (removing) imperfections in the surface of the paint using fine abrasives. (No actual paint is applied) This can include a variety of issues and causes like water spots, paint over spray, wash scratches, wipe down marks, bird dropping surface stains, oxidation and buffer holograms.
This process can involve a significant amount of time. Typically, it takes 6-12 hours to properly paint correct most vehicles. It involves using specialty polishing machines in different sizes, many different levels of diminishing abrasives, different compounding/polishing pads and sometimes sandpaper. The process is different on every paint job. They can vary in hardness, thickness, and depth of imperfections. Every vehicle requires a different process or combination of machines based on the curves of the panels.
- Stage 1 Paint Correction is used for paint in already pretty good condition with very minor defects. For Stage 1, a finishing polish and a finishing pad is used. This is followed by a wax or paint sealant to protect the paint work. This takes about 6 hours on average.
- Stage 2 Paint Correction is used on vehicles with some swirl marks and/or light scratches. This takes 2 polish and pad combinations. First, an abrasive polish removes the paint defects then a finishing polish and pad are used to refine the paint work . This is followed by a wax or paint sealant to protect the paint work. This takes about 8 hours on average.
- Stage 3 Paint Correction is used on cars with heavy swirl marks and scratches. The first step of Stage 3 is to use a heavy cutting compound and pad to remove the deep swirl marks and scratches. This can include spot wet sanding if there are heavy scratches. This is followed by a finishing polish and pad and then wax or paint sealant to protect the paint work. This takes about 12 hours on average.