Paint Correction

Factory paint ain’t. Not many people know that virtually ALL factory paint needs precision corrective treatment to bring out the full luster and impact of the color. ESOTERIC Paint Correction removes defects and delivers a better-than-factory appearance.


Esoteric Paint Correction

Utilizes a machine process with dual-action orbitals that safely remove light to medium defects on painted surfaces.

Can enhance all new and older paints and finishes.

Uses the least-aggressive process to correct swirls, scratches and light etching.

Is the basis for a pristine finish prior to a protective coating.

Dramatically enhances the appearance of all painted and coated surfaces.

Paint Correction Services

Visual your paint correction options below.

Light Machine Polish

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



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



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 Ceramic 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.

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