What does it mean?

Before and after our mobile detailing services. Outstanding correction and results

Paint Correction. Compound. Polish. Protect.

Paint correction is the systematic levelling of the paint through various compounds and polishes to remove defects such as orange peel, swirl marks, holograms, light scratches, oxidation, water spots, and contamination.

Instead of simply covering the defects up with oils and waxes (something that most other shops do), proper paint correction refines the finish to a levelled higher gloss, deeper shine appearance through cutting and polishing.

With extensive testing of different compound and pads you can be rest assured we will have the solutions to your paint issues! On top of this we’ll do it right on your drive so you don’t have to worry about dropping and picking up the car.

People often ask how we are better or what sets us apart from other shops. Well, truth be told, we don’t cut corners and speed through the process.

At Mobile Paint Correction, we spend upwards of 6 to 25 hours on a cars paint work to get the finish just right.

This process CANNOT be done in a mere 2-3 hours. It takes time to clean and prep the car.  It takes time to properly level the paint through each cycle of product application.  It takes time to do post correction, polish and proper clean up.

Our two step process takes anywhere from 10-12 hours, how can other detailers get it done in 3-4 hours we have no idea, but the results speak for themselves.

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Why automatic car washes are a no no for your paintwork?

Taking a nice car to a mechanised or "full-service" car wash is like going to the best steakhouse in town and ordering your prime rib well done. It's a waste of money, and for bona fide car guys, it can be painful to watch because it's actually pretty bad for your car. Sure, there are some places that will properly wash your car using skilled detailers and high-quality products, but you're going to pay so handily for that service, you may as well just hire someone to come out and clean it in your own driveway. With warmer weather finally upon us, for the good of all cars everywhere, please learn how to properly wash your car at home. What does that entail, exactly?

A mild pH-balanced cleaner. A wash mitt made of microfibre, so it lifts dirt off instead of grinding it into your paint. I highly recommend using one for the wheels, and another for the body of your car. A bucket for soap suds and a bucket for rinsing your mitt. A good-quality microfibre towel for drying OR: a waterless wash if you want to save water, or don't have access to a hose/driveway. You're putting about a billion tiny scratches in your paint that can only be corrected with cutting compound and polish. Even water pressure can cause damage.

For the sake of argument, pretend you have a small rock chip. Maybe it's brand new and you've never even seen it. A quick blast of water at close range with enough pressure is all it takes to do serious damage. If your paint happens to get pressurised water under it, it can force up the exposed edge and peel away even more paint.

Water spots are terrible for your car

Unless you're using water that's so heavily filtered it can be used in a medical saline solution, it can leave mineral deposits on your paint if it evaporates too quickly. Not only are water spots ugly as sin, they're basically permanent , like cleaning soap scum off your shower, you can't always get them off without heavy-duty polishing. If you run through the car wash and get back on the road without drying, or by simply letting those cool-but-worthless giant hair blowers push the water around, you will cause damage to your paint once you're back out in the hot sun. Dry the car yourself, preferably in the shade if at all possible. Make sure it's actually dry, not damp, not mostly dry, but dry.

And before someone tries to bring rain into this, bear in mind it's generally not sunny when it rains, and it generally is sunny when you wash your car. So your paint surface is hotter, and thus the water evaporates faster, and the risk for water spots is much higher.