Paint Correction

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. Instead of simply covering the defects up with oils and waxes (something that most other shops do), proper paint correction refines the finish to a leveled higher gloss, deep shine appearance. Being the go to facility for true and proper paint correction in Orange County, you can be rest assured we will have the solutions to your paint issues! Stop by for an estimate at our Orange County location for your specific car needs.

People often ask how we are better or what sets us apart from other shops. Well, truth be told, we dont cut corners and speed through the process. At Envious Detailing of Orange County, we spend upwards of 6 to 25 hours on a cars paint work to get the finish just right. This process CANNOT be done in a mere 3-5 hours. It takes time to clean and prep the car.  It takes time to properly level the paint through each cycle of product application.  It takes time to post correction proper clean up. Our two step process takes anywhere from 10-12 hours, how an other shops get it done in 3-4 hours? We have no idea but the results speak for themselves.

Why is Paint Correction needed? +

Brand new, or a few years old, every car will benefit greatly from proper paint correction efforts. Unsightly scratches and swirl marks can only be removed through paint correction.  If you would like to keep your car paint finish in the best possible condition, then polishing will be necessary. It will remove the swirl marks, prevent oxidation from occurring, water spot etching will be removed, deeper scratches minimized and maximum gloss restored.

How long does this process take? +

This is not an easy answer, but it can be a single step correction in 4 to 8 hours, or an intensive multi-step process that takes 15 to 25 hours. It all depends on the starting condition and the desired end results.  We cannot give a price without seeing the car in person.  This allows both of us proper time to discuss exactly what is possible and what is not in person on your specific car. We highly recommend coming by and discussing about your specific desires.

How to maintain the paint after Paint Correction? +

Maintenance is a crucial part in keeping the paintwork pristine after a true paint correction.  This is where a proper car wash technique 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 coating for longer term protection that will also aid in added gloss and scratch resistance. For all your car care needs, head over to Supremedetailsupply to pick up supplies.

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.

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Gloss Enhancement
Clarity Package
Reset Package
Flat Out

Gloss Enhancement

Estimated Service Time: 6-8 Hours. Price starts at $400 based on size and condition.

This minor paint correction package is designed for cars that need just a little boost in gloss, those getting ready to be sold, or those in need or minor correction services. This NOT a paint correction process in the broad sense of the term. It is designed to satisfy the needs of a lot of the daily driven cars just looking for a spruce up. The end result will be a smoother and glossier finish!

  • Wash, Clay, Paint Decon
  • Single polish step for added gloss and depth
  • Up to 50-60% of light defects will be removed
  • Door jambs, windows, exhaust tips, trim cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned inside and out

Clarity Package

Estimated Service Time: 12-15 Hours - Price starting at $800 based on size. *our most popular service option for the Daily Driven Car

This package is ideal for car that have a few years on them, or brand new cars looking less than stellar.  Even brand new car need lots of paint correction work.  This is the entry point for true paint correction as we will spend the next 12 hours or so methodically going over the paintwork removing as many defects as we can while keeping in mind we only have 1 more step to restore the gloss and depth from the paint.  If you would like to know more on that, head over to our blog post here

  • Wash, Clay, Paint Decon
  • Single Compound step for deeper defect removal
  • Single Polish step for gloss and clarity for refinement
  • Up to 80-90% correction
  • Door jambs, windows, trim, and exhaust tips cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned inside and out

The Reset Package

Estimated Service Time: 20-30 Hours - Pricing starts at $1500 based on size

When you want the car to look better than when you bought it, or if you are looking for the most you can get out of your brand new car paint, this is the process what you need. A total revamp of the exterior of the car.  This is the sort of detail that involves high powered lights to revive and restore the paint as close to perfect as the paint will allow. We will spend over 15 hours compounding and heavy polishing the paint only to then spend another 3-4 hours refining it to a high gloss and marring free finish.  The final outcome will look like a mirror with a lot of depth to it from all angles.  Also included will be a light interior cleanup

  • Wash, Clay, Paint Decon
  • Paint thickness readings
  • Single Heavy compound step for defect removal
  • Single mid level compound/polish for paint refinement
  • Single Polish step for gloss and clarity enhancement
  • Up to 95% correction
  • Door jambs, windows, trim, and exhaust tips cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned inside and out

Flat Out

Estimated Service Time: 60-80 Hours - Price starts at $7000 based on size. *An in-person consultation needed prior to booking.

Designed for the weekend cars, the driven 300 miles a year car, the exotic cars looking for best look overall with flat paintwork. Cars do not come looking their best, so they need to have the orange peel removed and that process involves wet sanding and a full correction.

  • Wash, Clay, Paint Decon, Dismantling as needed
  • Paint thickness readings
  • Wet-sand process for safe orange peel removal using 3 grades of paper
  • Compounding step for defect removal
  • Mid level compound/polish for paint refinement
  • Polish step for gloss and clarity
  • Up to 99% correction with much flatter paint
  • Door jambs, windows, trim, and exhaust tips cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned inside and out
  • *Requires in-person consultation prior to booking*

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