Paint Correction

Industry leaders in the best and safest paint correction, polishing, and swirl-removal services.

Paint Correction Packages

Paint correction, also referred to as paint polishing or buffing, is the best way to improve the gloss and clarity of your vehicle’s paint. ESOTERIC leads the industry in high-level paint correction that is effective, yet non-invasive to the integrity of your paint.

Improve the appearance and gloss of your paint with a light machine polish service.

  • Light polish on all panels to remove minor marring
  • Restore depth and luster
  • 4-hour service
  • Up to 80% Correction 80% 80%

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, we can usually remove 50-80% of all swirls, haze, and light defects, whereas, on harder paints, this could be 40-60%. 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 accordingly.

  • Single Stage Paint Correction is performed using a dual-action (D/A) random orbital and polish. Extensive testing goes into each car to identify the optimal combination that will deliver the highest-quality results.
  • 8-10 hours of polishing
  • Up to 95% Correction 95% 95%

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. 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. 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, but typically this process on most cars will get rid of 85-95% of all defects. And at this level of correction, you’re getting very close to that of a brand new vehicle without the expense of a re-paint!

  • Multi-Stage Paint Correction is performed using a D/A random orbital, compound, and polish. Extensive testing goes into each car to identify the optimal combination that will deliver the highest-quality results. All painted surfaces will be metered for depth to ensure adequate and safe thicknesses prior to polishing.
  • 15+ hours of polishing

In addition to all of the detailing packages listed above, we highly recommend the addition of one of our Protective Coatings application!

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Our Paint Correction Process

Watch our overview video to see the packages we offer and the quality you can expect when you bring your vehicle to ESOTERIC.

What Is Paint Correction?

Remember how good your car’s finish looked when you first saw it on the showroom floor? The depth and gloss of the paint are what made you fall in love with the car in the first place, and it is precisely that which draws the most attention. Sure your car’s finish may still shine, but shine means nothing without the depth and clarity that only comes from proper machine polishing performed by an Advanced Paint Correction Specialist (like ESOTERIC).

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Remove Swirls

Paint correction (swirl removal), is a labor-intensive process utilizing nano-technology abrasives (compounds and polishes). The art of safe, modern, and proper buffing techniques is what separates the true professional detailer from all the rest, and it is a skill-set that is mastered by very few. At ESOTERIC, we not only teach the latest techniques and processes to other professional detailers from around the world, but we also spend a lot of time fixing work that was done incorrectly by unskilled buffer operators from other detailers, body shops, manufacturers, and dealership prep departments.

Fix Damage From Car Washes

Car washes that use harsh brushes to clean your vehicle can cause damage to your paint. While it may not be obvious after the first few washes, over time the damage can become more apparent.

In this short video, we show the damage caused by automatic washes and how the paint looks after we polished it.

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Begin Your Paint Correction Project

Whether you drive an Acura, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, or anything in-between, we’re here to work with you and build a paint correction package to suit your needs.

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    Mercedes-Benz SL65 Paint Correction

    Protect Your Polished Paint

    In addition to our paint correction packages, we highly recommend the addition of one of our Protective Coatings applications to help maintain your new finish for an extended period of time.

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    ESOTERIC - Fine Auto Finishing
    9801 Karmar Court
    New Albany, Ohio 43054


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Saturday & Sunday
    By Appointment


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