Final Approach Detailing

Top Rated Paint Correction
Okemos MI

Achieving paint perfection, enhancing gloss & restoring that new car finish…

Paint correction Okemos MI is a service for removing swirls, scratches and oxidation from your vehicle’s paint – leaving you with a showroom finish ideal for long-term paint protection or premium paint sealant.

What is Paint Correction?

What is Paint Correction?
Paint Correction is the process of removing imperfections on the surface of your vehicle’s paint. This process is used to cosmetically improve the look of the vehicle and/or address a variety of issues like water spots, paint overspray, scratches/swirls, micro-marring, etching from bugs, or bird droppings, removing oxidation, and much more.

What do Paint Correction Services Involve?

Paint correction involves the process of mechanically leveling the clear coat of the paint to the point that it is free of defects that are etched into it.

Paint correction services typically include:

  • Measurement of paint depths before, during, and after to ensure the safe preservation of paint/clearcoat
  • Chemical decontamination wash
  • Clay exfoliation/ physical decontamination
  • Taping off/protecting sensitive surfaces such as trim and edging
  • Removal of swirls, oxidation (fading), and surface scratches
  • Gloss restoration to dull finishes
  • Machine & hand polishing to remove minor defects
  • Compounding (“buffing”) to remove deeper defects
  • Jeweling (if elected/needed) to eliminate minor marring and enhance the overall depth of the gloss to reveal show car finish
  • Wet sanding (if elected/needed) to remove deep scratches, orange peel, and/or major etching

How Long Does Paint Correction Take?

Service times for paint correction vary widely based on level of correction, vehicle type and severity of paint defects being addressed, products used, trim features, and more. Service times can vary from ~5 hours for a standard paint enhancement or 30 hours for advanced paint restoration work.

After decontamination and preparation, we at Final Approach Detailing complete a few test spots in order to determine which combination of products, pads, tools, and techniques will be used to achieve the best results. This is NOT a one-size-fits-all process. Each vehicle is different and paint types vary greatly between years, makes, or models.

In summary, paint correction is NOT a fast or simple process to do correctly and safely with the goal of paint preservation. We understand that being without a vehicle can be inconvenient – but you can rest assured that we will deliver the best safe result possible that achieves your service goals. Contact us today!

GOOD

PAINT ENHANCEMENT

Standard paint enhancement includes a one-step machine polish that leaves paint looking clean and enhances the overall gloss/shine.

  • Includes “First Class” exterior detail service
  • 1 step (or stage) light machine polishing
  • Enhancement only, no targeted defect removal
  • Includes application of premium professional ceramic paint sealant (up to 6 months of protection)
  • Ideal for clients looking the brighten the paint and enhance gloss/shine.
  • Required (at minimum) with any warrantied ceramic coating service, regardless of vehicle age.
  • Upgrade to ceramic coating Okemos MI protection is highly recommended

Pricing ranges from $350-600+ based on vehicle year, make, model, trim level, and condition

BETTER

STANDARD PAINT CORRECTION

One step paint correction aimed at taking the majority of scratches and swirls out of your vehicle, while leaving a high gloss finish.

  • Includes “First Class” exterior detail service
  • 1 step (or stage) heavy machine polishing
  • Targeted 50-70%+ defect removal
  • Includes application of premium professional ceramic paint sealant (up to 6 months of protection)
  • Ideal for daily driven vehicles looking for an effective transformation
  • Upgrade to long-term ceramic coating protection is highly recommended

Pricing ranges from $725-975+ based on vehicle year, make, model, trim level, and condition

BEST

ADVANCED PAINT CORRECTION

Paint Correction starts with a heavy compounding step followed by standard polish enhancement.

  • Includes “First Class” exterior detail service
  • 2 step (or stage) compound and machine polishing
  • Targeted 70-90%+ defect removal
  • Includes application of premium professional ceramic paint sealant (up to 6 months of protection)
  • Highly recommended to be completed with long-term ceramic coating protection on vehicles that are not new

Pricing ranges from $1050-1300+ based on vehicle year, make, model, trim level, and condition

RESERVED

ADVANCED PAINT RESTORATION

This service level is reserved for vehicles requiring a complete paint transformation that includes wet-sanding to properly level paint defects before compounding, polishing and in some cases jeweling the paint to achieve the safest form of paint perfection outside of repaint/body work.

  • Includes “First Class” exterior detail service
  • Wet-sanding select panels if necessary
  • 2-3 step (or stage) compound and machine polishing
  • Targeted 90%+ defect removal where possible (paint depth limited)
  • Includes application of premium professional ceramic paint sealant (up to 6 months of protection)
  • Highly recommended to be completed with long-term ceramic coating protection on vehicles that are not new

Pricing Ranges $1550-1800+ based on vehicle year, make, model, trim level, and condition