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Paint can make or break almost any car's appearance. It's usually the first thing to get noticed and unfortunately, it's usually the first place blemishes appear on a vehicle. You know the rush of emotions you feel every time you see a new mark or scratch on your car.

The worst part is knowing you want to get it fixed before anybody else can see it. Once the emotions settle you realize car scratch repair is possible! It's time to turn that glimmer of hope into action and do something about it.

WHAT CAN BE REPAIRED by Paint Correction?

  • Faded or Dry Paint
  • Etching and Paint Blemishes
  • Swirls and Holograms
  • Micro Marring and Hazing
  • Above and Below Surface Damage
  • Oxidation
  • Hard Water Spots
  • Light to Medium Scratches
  • Heavy and Deep Scratches
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Before your car can achieve a perfect finish by applying a ceramic coating or a paint protection film, your car's paint needs to be properly prepared. Although it is true that a paint protection film is able to hide some minor imperfections, the reality is the better the paint looks under the film, the better the car will look overall.

A ceramic coating, on the other hand, actually works with the surface it is applied to. That is why it is so important for the surface to be prepped to perfection by a seasoned professional before applying a ceramic coating to a vehicle.

Paint Correction removes blemishes and imperfections haunting your vehicle's finish to restore its appearance to like-new condition. Considering most cars sold at dealerships never receive paint correction before you drive it home, in most cases paint correction can make your car look even better than you remember when it was new!

Think of all the little scratches, swirls, orange peel, webbing, and other imperfections you can see when you look at your car up close. Now imagine them disappearing completely thanks to I am Detailing's Paint Correction service.

Removing everything from light marring and fine scratches to heavy paint damage is an art and should only be performed by a highly trained professional paint correction specialist. We at I am Detailing pride ourselves on being Southern California’s premier paint correction and paint protection specialist.

Our custom lights and advanced lighting tools help us reveal and chase after paint defects. We use very high-end paint gauges to determine the condition and thickness of the paint. We also use a variety of high quality microscopes to visually check what the paint looks like, and we do all of this before we even begin to tackle the paint repair process.

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Don’t just let anyone start working on your paint, it could end up costing you a lot more than you expected, or even worse, leave it permanently damaged. With our attention to detail, I am Detailing will treat your car like the investment it truly is.

Paint correction is also commonly referred to as paint polishing. By machine buffing and leveling the paint, defects such as towel-induced swirls, scratches, scuffs, and even hard water spots can be removed. Then, the paint is ready for machine polishing which can really improve the paint's gloss to give it that spit-shine finish. Many detail shops cut corners by hiding the defects instead of actually removing them. At I am Detailing the defects will be removed, and depending on the existing condition of your paint, we can perform either a one step or multi-step paint correction service on your vehicle.

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Single-Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $590

Usually remove 30-60% of all swirls, haze, and light defects.

As the name suggests, this level of paint correction utilizes just one stage of machine polishing (also referred to as one-step polishing). While not considered a “perfection detail” given the single stage process, a big transformation in the condition of the paint can be achieved. On softer paints (Japanese cars for instance), we can usually remove 50-70% of all swirls, haze, and light defects, whereas, on harder paints (German brands), this could be 30-50%. There are a lot of different variables that dictate just how much correction that you can safely achieve in a one-step process, and we approach each car and paint system accordingly to maximize results for the given budget or goals. There is no one system or product that works for all vehicles, and we are well-versed in all the modern polishes and techniques so that each vehicle can be tailored to accordingly.

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Two Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $950

Typically this process on most cars will get rid of 80-90% of all defects.

This process starts with a heavy compounding machine polishing stage to remove the defects, and then followed by a secondary polishing stage to refine the finish and increase gloss and clarity. The paint type and condition will also dictate the level of correction, but typically this process on most cars will get rid of 80-90% of all defects.

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Multi-Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $1300

This process will get rid of 85-98% of all defects on most cars.

When you step up to the realm of 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. The photo examples above (before and after images) are of the multi-stage process and as you can see, the transformation is significant. Given the differences in paint types, condition, and size of vehicles, the rate for the Multi-Stage Paint Correction varies, but we will consult with each vehicle owner to provide a more precise pricing structure. The paint type and condition will also dictate the level of correction. This process will get rid of 85-95% of all defects on most cars. And at this level of correction, you’re getting very close to that of a brand new vehicle!

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Single-Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $650

Usually remove 30-60% of all swirls, haze, and light defects.

As the name suggests, this level of paint correction utilizes just one stage of machine polishing (also referred to as one-step polishing). While not considered a “perfection detail” given the single stage process, a big transformation in the condition of the paint can be achieved. On softer paints (Japanese cars for instance), we can usually remove 50-70% of all swirls, haze, and light defects, whereas, on harder paints (German brands), this could be 30-50%. There are a lot of different variables that dictate just how much correction that you can safely achieve in a one-step process, and we approach each car and paint system accordingly to maximize results for the given budget or goals. There is no one system or product that works for all vehicles, and we are well-versed in all the modern polishes and techniques so that each vehicle can be tailored to accordingly.

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Two Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $1050

Typically this process on most cars will get rid of 80-90% of all defects.

This process starts with a heavy compounding machine polishing stage to remove the defects, and then followed by a secondary polishing stage to refine the finish and increase gloss and clarity. The paint type and condition will also dictate the level of correction, but typically this process on most cars will get rid of 80-90% of all defects.

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Multi-Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $1500

This process will get rid of 85-98% of all defects on most cars.

When you step up to the realm of 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. The photo examples above (before and after images) are of the multi-stage process and as you can see, the transformation is significant. Given the differences in paint types, condition, and size of vehicles, the rate for the Multi-Stage Paint Correction varies, but we will consult with each vehicle owner to provide a more precise pricing structure. The paint type and condition will also dictate the level of correction. This process will get rid of 85-95% of all defects on most cars. And at this level of correction, you’re getting very close to that of a brand new vehicle!

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Single-Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $690

Usually remove 30-60% of all swirls, haze, and light defects.

As the name suggests, this level of paint correction utilizes just one stage of machine polishing (also referred to as one-step polishing). While not considered a “perfection detail” given the single stage process, a big transformation in the condition of the paint can be achieved. On softer paints (Japanese cars for instance), we can usually remove 50-70% of all swirls, haze, and light defects, whereas, on harder paints (German brands), this could be 30-50%. There are a lot of different variables that dictate just how much correction that you can safely achieve in a one-step process, and we approach each car and paint system accordingly to maximize results for the given budget or goals. There is no one system or product that works for all vehicles, and we are well-versed in all the modern polishes and techniques so that each vehicle can be tailored to accordingly.

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Two Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $1100

Typically this process on most cars will get rid of 80-90% of all defects.

This process starts with a heavy compounding machine polishing stage to remove the defects, and then followed by a secondary polishing stage to refine the finish and increase gloss and clarity. The paint type and condition will also dictate the level of correction, but typically this process on most cars will get rid of 80-90% of all defects.

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Multi-Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $1600

This process will get rid of 85-98% of all defects on most cars.

When you step up to the realm of 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. The photo examples above (before and after images) are of the multi-stage process and as you can see, the transformation is significant. Given the differences in paint types, condition, and size of vehicles, the rate for the Multi-Stage Paint Correction varies, but we will consult with each vehicle owner to provide a more precise pricing structure. The paint type and condition will also dictate the level of correction. This process will get rid of 85-95% of all defects on most cars. And at this level of correction, you’re getting very close to that of a brand new vehicle!

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Single-Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $750

Usually remove 30-60% of all swirls, haze, and light defects.

As the name suggests, this level of paint correction utilizes just one stage of machine polishing (also referred to as one-step polishing). While not considered a “perfection detail” given the single stage process, a big transformation in the condition of the paint can be achieved. On softer paints (Japanese cars for instance), we can usually remove 50-70% of all swirls, haze, and light defects, whereas, on harder paints (German brands), this could be 30-50%. There are a lot of different variables that dictate just how much correction that you can safely achieve in a one-step process, and we approach each car and paint system accordingly to maximize results for the given budget or goals. There is no one system or product that works for all vehicles, and we are well-versed in all the modern polishes and techniques so that each vehicle can be tailored to accordingly.

Get a Quote
Two Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $1300

Typically this process on most cars will get rid of 80-90% of all defects.

This process starts with a heavy compounding machine polishing stage to remove the defects, and then followed by a secondary polishing stage to refine the finish and increase gloss and clarity. The paint type and condition will also dictate the level of correction, but typically this process on most cars will get rid of 80-90% of all defects.

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Multi-Stage Paint Correction
Starting at $1800

This process will get rid of 85-98% of all defects on most cars.

When you step up to the realm of 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. The photo examples above (before and after images) are of the multi-stage process and as you can see, the transformation is significant. Given the differences in paint types, condition, and size of vehicles, the rate for the Multi-Stage Paint Correction varies, but we will consult with each vehicle owner to provide a more precise pricing structure. The paint type and condition will also dictate the level of correction. This process will get rid of 85-95% of all defects on most cars. And at this level of correction, you’re getting very close to that of a brand new vehicle!

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