Paint Correction

Car Detailing Services in Chicago

Eliminate Surface Damage

On a daily basis, your car comes into contact with a variety of things that can damage the paint - bugs, tree sap, brake dust, acid rain, sun damage and other industrial pollutants left on the road. While some of the damage is not immediately noticeable, it can add up over time to create unsightly scuffs, swirls, and scratches in your paint making it look dull and old. At Fox Valley Detailing in Chicago, we offer a paint correction process that not only eliminates the appearance of paint damage, but can also help prevent damage in the future with the application of a ceramic coating after the paint is polished. Learn more, and contact us today to schedule an appointment for paint correction.

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Benefits to Paint Correction:

  • Make your paint shine like new

  • Your vehicle will look years younger

  • Remove scratches, swirls, oxidation and blemishes

  • Raise the value of your vehicle

  • May be a better alternative to repainting

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Paint Correction

Is your vehicle’s paint marred by certain defects like swirls, scratches, oxidation, or blemishes? If you want to get these defects corrected and restore the original look of your vehicle, then paint correction may be something for you to consider. We offer different levels of paint correction services depending on the damage to the paint and what you would like to accomplish with the correction.

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Safe Paint Correction Is Important

Our objective with paint correction is to preserve as much of the clear coat as possible while safely removing swirls, scratches, and other defects from the clear coat. Most modern vehicles are painted in a multi-step process using an electrically applied coat to prevent rust, followed by a primer coat, a base coat, and — finally — a clear coat.

The clear coat is designed to protect the base coat (or color coat) from damage from the sun and other contaminants. However, the clear coat is very thin (typically less than the thickness of a piece of paper) and so, when it’s damaged, it is very important to correct that damage in a way that preserves as much of that clear coat as possible.

Typical damage that can be safely corrected to dramatically improve the gloss and shine of your paint includes swirls from improper washing, light scratches, bird lime etching, and oxidation. With paint correction, we focus on removing or minimizing as much of these defects as possible while still preserving the integrity of your clear coat so your vehicle is protected well into the future.

Services For Paint Correction

Paint Enhancement

This service will remove minor oxidation and make your paint really shine and glow. The purpose of a paint enhancement is to restore shine and gloss and remove very minor defects. If your paint is scratched or has not been well maintained, you might want to consider a one-step correction.

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Minor Paint Correction

This is the difference-maker when trying to restore your paint and make it more visually appealing. With this paint correction, we are aiming to remove minor defects from your paint and leave a dramatically improved surface that is ready to be protected with one of our durable ceramic coatings.

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Major Paint Correction

This process is where perfection meets the paint! We work panel-by-panel using both our compound and polish to achieve very high levels of correction and refinement, leaving your paint in pristine condition and ready to be protected with one of our durable ceramic coatings.

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Before One-Step Correction

Before One-Step Correction

After One-Step Correction

After One-Step Correction

Removal of Severe Oxidation

Removal of Severe Oxidation

After One-Step Correction

After One-Step Correction

Protection After Correction

No matter what level of perfection is performed, the appearance of your vehicle will be dramatically improved after the paint correction service is complete. During paint correction, a very small layer of clear coat is removed as part of the leveling process to eliminate scratches and defects. Although the integrity of the clear coat is not compromised during the machine polishing process, it is extremely important to protect your newly leveled surface with a ceramic coating to ensure longevity and ease of maintenance in the future.

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