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Paint Correction

what is paint correction?

Paint correction the process of leveling & removing swirl marks, scratches, and surface imperfections on the top layer of your paint's finish.  These imperfections dull, oxidize or haze the surface by reflecting light off in various directions, therefore detracting from a true and proper, clean, sharp, reflection. Our Shine Addictz Team can restore and revive your vehicle's paintwork through the elimination of surface imperfections.​

Examples of Surface imperfections 


  • Road dirt

  •  Brake dust

  • Tar

  • Tree Sap

  • Bird Droppings stains

  • Hard Water spots

  •  Oxidation

  •  Improper washing techniques/car washes

  • Buffer Trial Holograms

  • People brushing against the car with their clothing or bags



Before any paint correction is undertaken, a thorough wash and paint decontamination of the vehicle is performed removing any surface contaminants.  This is achieved using a chemical process, a clay bar process, or a combination of the two. This process will bring your car's paint back to a very smooth finish. These contaminants must be removed before the paint correction process to prevent any particles from catching on to the polishing pad and causing damage to the paints very quickly. 


The actual corrective process itself comprises of a small amount of clear coat being removed from the surface with a polishing machine and the use of abrasive polishes. Polishes range from heavier cutting compounds to finer products, which are applied and worked in with appropriate polishing machines, and polishing pads to level out the surface and refine the finish.

Our process is different on every paint job. Paint can vary in hardness, thickness, and depth of imperfections. Every vehicle requires a different process or combination of machines based on the curves of the panels.

Specialist halogen or LED lamps which replicate the effect of direct sunlight on the surface are also used during the process to check the condition of the paintwork and see how successfully the surface scratches and imperfections are being removed.

Some scratches or imperfections may be too deep or severe to safely remove without risking removing too much surface paint or clear coat. Therefore, using techniques with the machine polisher and polish products will round off edges of the scratches minimizing and making them far less apparent.

Once complete, fully corrected paintwork will shine brilliantly and produce stunning reflections because there are now no longer any scratches and imperfections to scatter and reflect the light rays off in different directions.

swirls on your car paint?

Swirls in a car's paint refer to a common issue that affects the appearance of the vehicle's exterior. Also known as spider webbing or holograms, these swirls appear as fine, circular scratches on the paint surface, giving it a dull and hazy look. They are usually the result of improper washing and detailing techniques, as well as other factors.

   Swirl marks, spider webbing, and scratches can significantly diminish the overall aesthetics of a car. Paint correction techniques, such as machine polishing, are specifically designed to reduce or eliminate these imperfections. By carefully leveling the paint surface and removing the damaged layer, paint correction restores a smooth and flawless finish.

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