Minor Paint Correction Detail

A two stage machine correction aiming to remove surface swirling, light scratches, buffertrails, hologramming and overspray.

A two stage machine polish is given to eliminate light swirls/scratches, oxidation and dull and hazy paintwork that is damaged over the years by poor wash technique, bad contact and strong chemicals.

The first machine polishing stage is a medium-strong cut compound used in conjunction with a polishing/cutting pad that restores the paint and removes up to >80% of the surface defects. The second set is a much milder pass to refine the finish and give the much desired ‘jewelled’ look.

This service is our most popular package; ideal for the enthusiast who likes to keep a defect free car all year round. Paint thickness removal is kept minimal during this detail allowing the process to be performed on an annual basis if needs be.

Full Process:

  • Alloy wheels cleaned; front facing, behind-spokes and inner-rim
  • Wheel arches flushed, door shuts cleaned
  • Extensive wash process using the two bucket system and pH neutral shampoo/foam
  • Tar deposits and iron rich/metallic contaminants chemically treated
  • Remaining surface contaminants removed with a claybar; leaving a slick, glass-like finish
  • Vehicle rinsed and dried with plush, ultra soft microfibre drying towels
  • Blown dry to remove trapped water and eliminate drips
  • Delicate areas and trim taped-up or removed to aid machine polishing stage
  • Scratches, oxidation, swirls and blemishes removed (>80% correction) via rotary polishing
  • Second machine polishing set to restore, refine and ‘burnish’ the finish to a jewelled high gloss
  • Vehicle re-washed to remove dust created from paint correction stage
  • Blown dry to remove trapped water and eliminate drips
  • Paintwork wiped over with Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) to remove residues and oils leaving a slick, clean base
  • Single layer of synthetic paint sealant and/or carnauba wax applied
  • Trim/britework/tyres dressed and protected as necessary including tailpipes
  • Glass cleaned throughout

Two 50/50 photos showing the results of a Minor Correction Detail:

Time taken: 2 – 2.5 days

  • * Small Car: £330 (Audi A1, BMW Mini, VW Lupo)
  • * Med Family: £360 (Audi A3, BMW 1-Series, VW Golf)
  • * Large Family: £390 (Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class)
  • * Small Executive: £420 (Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Jaguar XF)
  • * Large Executive/4×4: £450 (BMW 7-Series, Mercedes S-Class, Range Rover Vogue)
  • If any interior, leather care, ‘wheels off’ or engine bay work is required, please state so at the point of enquiry. Basic interior starts from £60 (if leather £70), wheel off detailing from £120 and engine bays from £50.

  • *Prices shown are “prices from £…” The quote may vary depending on vehicles’ condition – heavily pitted, soiled, badly scratched etc.

  • Please note, working conditions are paramount when performing a detail over a period of days. Inclement weather, light conditions, available space and time factors all have to be taken into account. Located in postcode NG32, we have a customized unit which is ideally kitted out to ensure best working conditions are available. It is recommended that vehicles are bought to this workshop for optimum results unless otherwise arranged