Paint Correction

Eliminate Swirls & Revive Your Paint

Envious Detailing | Orange County, CA

Before paint correction image showing swirl marks and marring
after paint correction image showing clear/glossy paint

The best Paint Correction in Orange County, but what is it?

Paint correction is the systematic leveling 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.
Proper Paint Correction refines your paint's finish, leveling out the clear coat, which enhances the gloss and clarity of your paint.
Being the go-to facility for Proper Paint Correction in Orange County, you can rest assured knowing we will have the solutions to your paint issues!
We have over 100 combinations of pads, machines, polishes to achieve your desired end result! Stop by for an estimate at our Orange County location for your specific car needs.

What sets envious apart? +

Well, truth be told, we don't cut corners. We spend upwards of 6 to 25 hours on a car's paint work to get the finish just right.
Where most shops have a standard combination of compound and polish for all of their cars, we know that this isn't a "one size fits all" scenario. We go through numerous combinations of compounds, polishes and machines to determine which combo will give the absolute best end result.
This process CANNOT be done in a mere 3-5 hours.

It takes time to properly decontaminate and prepare a car for Paint Correction.
It takes time to determine the right combination of compounds, polishes and machines that will give you the best end result.
It takes time to properly level the paint through each stage of the process.
It takes time to properly clean a car after it has been corrected.

Our two step process takes anywhere from 10-12 hours. How other shops are able to get it done in 3-4 hours... well, we have no idea, but the results speak for themselves.

Why is Paint Correction needed? +

You just got a brand new car! Congrats! I'm sure you're really impressed with the paint quality.... right? You may want to consider taking a closer look.

Whether your car is brand new or it has a few years on it, Paint Correction is what will truly give you the show room quality finish that you're looking for.

Even brand new cars have unsightly marring that takes away from the gloss and clarity of your paint.

Swirl marks, oxidation, water spotting and light scratching is all a reality of automotive paint - but we can fix that with a proper Paint Correction!

How long does this process take? +

Sadly, it isn't as straight forward as it seems. A single step correction can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, whereas an intensive multi-step process takes 15 to 25 hours.

It all depends on the starting condition and the desired end results.

We highly recommend coming down to the shop to discuss what you're looking to achieve and how we can best meet your expectations!

How to maintain the paint after Paint Correction? +

Maintenance is a crucial part in keeping the paintwork pristine after Paint Correction.  
This is where using proper car wash techniques comes into play.
Using high quality soaps, mitts, drying towels, and the proper tools, you can enjoy the benefits of the paint correction for a very long time with very little effort.  
We highly suggest adding a Ceramic Coating or Paint Protection Film for long term protection. These protection options offer sacrificial layers between the elements and your paint.
Learn more about them by clicking the hamburger menu at the top of the screen!
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What is the expected end result? +

Simply put, this is up to the client.
Some would like the paint to be more glossy but do not care about the swirls and light scratches.
Some want to look at the paint and see as little paint defects as possible.  
We have the solution for everyone’s needs and budget.
An in-person consultation is highly suggested in order to understand the work scope at hand as this is not a "one size fits all" scenario.

Gloss Enhancement

Est. Service Time: 4-8 Hrs.

This is a 1-Step Paint Correction package solely intended for those looking to boost the gloss and shine of their paint.
This is NOT a true paint correction in the broad sense of the term.
It is designed to satisfy the needs of a lot of the daily driven cars looking to take their paint a step further than what a simple wash provides. The end result will be a smoother and glossier finish!

  • Wash, Clay & Chemical Paint Decontamination
  • One-Step Gloss Enhancement [Paint Polish]
  • Up to 50-60% of light defects removed
  • Door jambs, windows, exhaust tips, trim cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned inside & out
  • Clean-Up Interior & Exterior

Clarity Package

Est. Service Time: 12-15 Hrs.

Ideal for those with a new car looking for a showroom quality finish, or for the cars with a few years on them looking to bring back the gloss and clarity of their paint.
Even brand new cars typically need paint correction work. This is the entry point for true Paint Correction, as we will spend roughly 12-15 hours methodically leveling out your paint.

  • Wash, Clay & Chemical Paint Decontamination
  • Single Compounding Step For Deeper Defect Removal
  • Single Polishing Step for Gloss & Clarity Refinement
  • Up to 80-90% Correction
  • Door Jambs, Windows, Trim, & Exhaust Tip Cleaning
  • Wheel Cleaning - Inside & Out
  • Clean-Up Interior & Exterior

Reset Package

Est. Service Time: 15-30 Hrs.

Multi-Step Paint Correction intended to provide the absolute best finish possible on their car.
Showroom Quality is an understatement.
This is a total revamp of the exterior of the car.  
After determining the best combination of compounds and polishes, we will spend over 15 hours leveling the paint, only to then spend another 3-4 hours refining it to a high-gloss and marring-free finish.
While every car has its own limitations, we strive to make your paint look better than when you first got the keys.

  • Wash, Clay & Chemical Paint Decontamination
  • Paint Thickness Gauge Readings
  • Heavy Compounding Steps for Defect Removal
  • Mid Level Compounding for Paint Refinement
  • High Gloss Polish Step for Enhanced Clarity & Shine
  • Up to 98% Correction
  • Door Jambs, Windows, Trim, & Exhaust Tip Cleaning
  • Wheel Cleaning - Inside & Out
  • Clean-Up Interior & Exterior
before and after 3-step reset package paint correction in orange county, ca

Nearly 20 Years of Loyal Clients

160 Verified 5-Star Reviews & Counting

I've been taking my cars to Envious Detailing for over 10 years.
Eric has built a business around quality first, attention to detail, and really caring about customers. They operate with such a high level of integrity that I am always comforted when I bring my cars in for everything from paint correction to paint protection film to ceramic coatings. Most importantly, Eric is adept at asking you questions about how the car will be used, your expectations, etc. so that he can recommend the best solution for your needs.
Gregory B.
Porsche GT3
I highly recommend [Envious] if you want a truly superior job done to your vehicle as I did for mine!
I have used several different high-end detailers in Orange County and San Diego for my new car paint correction and PPF and ceramic coating in the past for several Ferraris and Lamborghinis and have switched because of less than optimal results.  I am extremely picky about all the little details and want to have the outcome appear as if the custom PPF is basically invisible, the paint correction highlights the true color and clarity of the paint and the coating allows for easy maintenence of my vehicles.

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Mclaren 720S
Wow!  I'm absolutely blown away at the work that was done on my M4.
I decided that I wanted to protect my investment and get a new car prep package that included full front PPF, ceramic coating, wheel coating, and window tint.  After doing a good amount of research on the best detailing options in Orange County, Envious seemed to have the best reputation by a pretty wide margin.  I submitted a request through their website for more info and they got back to me immediately to go over options and pricing.  When I brought my car in they were able to give me a ton of information on the different services they offer and how it will protect/enhance the car, allowing me to make a more educated decision.  It took them less than a week to complete the work and they kept me updated the entire time.  When I went to pick up my car I was floored at the difference the work made in the overall appearance - the color pops, the metallic finish is enhanced and overall the car just looks "healthier."  These guys do an amazing job and I'd recommend anyone looking to have detailing work done just save yourself the time it takes to do the research and go with Envious Detailing.  You'll thank me later.
Jesse D.

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