OTTAWA Paint Restoration SERVICES


Ottawa Specialists In Car Detailing, Paint Correction And Paint restoration Services

Paint Correction And Restoration Ottawa

Paint correction is the process of removing car paint blemishes such as scratches, swirl marks, wash marks, and paint etching marks from auto paint job using Advanced, high speed pads and tools with a polish or cutting compound.

Whether you are looking to improve the gloss of your car’s paint or to remove unsightly swirls and scratches, this is possible with our paint correction and improvement (machine polishing) services. We use different grades of polishes and abrasive pads as well as our modern polishing techniques and equipment to achieve the best possible finish from the packages we offer below.

Due to the different finishes of modern paints, paint correction and refinement services are billed on demand (POA) and a vehicle paint condition inspection is required before providing a quote.

Soft paints (Japanese cars) tend to correct themselves more easily, but take time to refine, while some vehicles that have hard ceramic (European) clear coats will take longer to penetrate the clear coat. Dark or solid color paints require more time, as more refinement is required to achieve a non-hologram-free finish than lighter metallic paints.

Paint Correction Ottawa
Paint Correction Ottawa

Car Buffing And Polishing

Incorrectly polishing your paintwork can lead to further damage, buffing marks or swirl marks in the paintwork making your paint worse than before. Many other detailers use glazes or products with ‘fillers’ which merely disguise the defects in the paint. The worst part is that they may even damage your car and burn or buff through the paintwork.

Expert in Car detailing, Paint Correction And Restoration

In order to properly remove or ‘correct’ the paintwork, countless hours or days must be spent polishing the paintwork to remove defects from the paint’s surface. These ‘defects’ are in different depths in the paintwork. The majority of paintwork included of several layers; the base coat over the metal, and either 1 layer of paint or 2 layers comprising a layer of Clear over the base cost.

Car paint correction included two main stages; compounding which is more aggressive but effective at removing scratches & defects and polishing, which is designed to burnish the paint to a high gloss. Once your paintwork is properly corrected, the difference can often be like night and day. Swirl marks, watermarks, fading, scratches from window glass and car body can be removed while leaving the paintwork, glossy, clear with depth.

Paint correction and restoration PACKAGES

STAGE ONE - 299$

Full Wash & Decontamination

Paint Correction is performed in a singular stage aiming for the best balance between compounding & polishing. Suitable quality ‘one-step’ polishes may be used in order to get the best result within the service.

Will remove between 60% to 75% of defects while leaving a good level of gloss and clarity.

Results will vary depending on the degree of paint defects present and also depends on the paint type on the individual make and model.

Will remove 75% to 90% of defects depending on the level of defects also the paint on the individual make and model of the car.

Defects Removed:
Light swirls, light marring, minor water marks and acid etching and minor oxidization.

Will not remove major swirls, deeper marring and scratches. Will not remove major acid etchings or heavy water marks.

STAGE TWO - 449$

Wash & Decontamination Optional Secondary Wash after heavy compounding.

More extensive paint correction is performed normally consisting of 2 even 3 stages of machine polishing. This means much more time will be spent on your car’s paintwork achieve far better results.

More aggressive pads and compounds are used in order to remove deeper paint defects compared to stage 1. This is essential in order to get a better finish.

Once compounding is finished, secondary polishing with softer pads and finer polishers are used in order to bring out a more intense gloss

Will remove 75% to 90% of defects depending on the level of defects also the paint on the individual make and model of the car.

Defects Removed:
Medium to Heavy Swirl Marks, deeper marring and scratches. Deeper Acid etching like bird droppings stains and water marks. Removes heavy oxidization.

Will not remove the deepest possible scratches but will greatly improve them if possible. Achieves good clarity and gloss but not the absolutely pinnacle.


Includes multiple washes in order to remove, excess compound and dust.

Purely customizable service. This is the apex of achieving the best results for your paintwork. Every possible defect that can be removed is worked on with care until it is removed.

The paintwork will go through no less than 3 full stages of paint correction, starting with an aggressive compound and pad if necessary, and moving through to a soft finishing pad and jeweling polish.

This will remove as many defects as possible and leaving the paintwork looking deep, rich and glossy.

In addition to normal machine polishing, Stage 3 allows us to look into other options such as wet sanding deeper scratches and paint touch ups for chips and other components to make your car look its best.

Will remove up to 95% of defects. The final 5% anticipates defects that are impossible to remove.

Defects Removed:
Any possible paint defects that can be removed is corrected during this process using all available methods.

Only defects or damage beyond correction will remain.

What does paint correction do?

Many people wonder what paint correction does and the simple answer to this is to restore damaged, discolored, or badly weathered car paint or duke. Paint correction restores factory shine by removing damage such as scratches and other imperfections or impurities from automotive paintwork using machine pads and a combination of pads, cutting compounds, and topcoats. Once all the damage has been removed there is nothing left but neat, clean, and undamaged car paint which is just color shine and is therefore ready for the protection of car paint.

How much does a complete paint correction cost?

The amount or cost of a full paint correction largely depends on the level of damage such as scratches, fading to the car, or other blemishes that need to be removed. In most cases, the average paint correction cost is around 110-140 per hour. The total cost depends on the hours it takes to complete a vehicle, from the patching process to polishing and then to seal the paint. 

That said, the average paint correction cost is normally between 1,500 and 2,500 on average for a full paint correction cost. Correcting the paint is not a car detail, as it is a highly skilled understanding of working with machines, pads, and compounds while also understanding how to work with heat. This is what the car retailers you choose should understand when it comes to restoring damaged car paint jobs.

Can I correct the painting myself?

Yes, you can do the paint correction yourself as long as you understand how the products you are about to use on your car work and what results they give. A lot of it also depends on whether you are planning to try polishing yourself; or make a paint correction by hand. Either way, if you don’t understand the theory of paint correction or how to apply it to your car’s paint correctly, you can inadvertently do more damage even to your hand than to your car. machine, just by doing it wrong.

Does paint correction correct scratches?

As answered at the top of our page, yes the paint correction corrects scratches. Paint correction corrects scratches using a machine polishing process, combinations of pads, compounds and polish that work with heat to remove scratches, discolored car paint and other impurities or imperfections car paint. Removing damaged surface paint brings out a clean, undamaged car paint with excessive depth and levels of gloss.

Is paint correction bad for my car?

Many people often wonder if paint correction is bad for your car? But the only way paint correction is bad for your car is that to restore damaged car paint surface you need to remove scratches and damaged car paint by removing damaged car paint. It’s just a matter of how much damage needs to be removed and not too much intrusion into the paintwork of a good car. 

When removing significant levels of car paint, only then can you consider paint correction bad for your car, but not so much because of paint correction, but more so because that the patch technician has little knowledge or understanding of how to apply paint effectively. correction without removing excess automotive paint materials.

Is the paint correction permanent?

If you start subjecting your car to car washes or using rags to wash your car, your new paint fix won’t be permanent for very long. Only use approved products to wash and dry your car and you should see your new paint surface last a very long time.

How much does a one-step correction cost?

The amount of a one-step correction largely depends on the knowledge of your correction technician and the combination they will apply to your vehicle to restore your car’s paintwork from damage. In saying that though, there really isn’t a one-step fix. A good correction of fully finished paint is usually a minimum of three passes.  

The correction process, the polishing process and the paint protection process after the polishing pass is completed. Anything other than that is poor work designed to reduce the cost of proper paint restoration. That said, we prefer to call it overloaded paint details rather than a fix which typically costs around $ 400-600 on average for a so-called one-step fix.

Does paint correction correct chipping?

While patching paint does not repair chipping, patching paint as a whole involves restoring damaged car paint. This includes everything from scratches, to discolored car paint, and even chipping if a technician is very experienced in repairing or repairing paint chips. That said, correcting the paint from a service standpoint alone is not responsible for fixing the paint chips.