PAINT CORRECTION

At Hooked on Detailing, we’re absolutely passionate about paint correction, and it’s what we excel at. We take immense pride in our reputation, which is built on our expertise in this art. With a wealth of experience, we understand that proper knowledge is key in this delicate process. There’s no room for error, as damaging the paint is irreversible. That’s why we’re committed to getting it right the first time. Our Paint Correction processes were developed through years of training, experience with all vehicle models and conditions, using the most advanced industry tools. This investment in skill means we’re masters in the art of paint correction. Our reputation has attracted a dedicated clientele, with customers willing to travel from other provinces for this service. When it comes to preserving and enhancing your vehicle’s finish, trust Hooked on Detailing for unmatched expertise and results.

Understanding Paint Correction

Paint Correction is Permanent Repair or Restoration of damaged clear-coated paintwork. It involves removing defects in the top paint layer by DA machine polish to produce a more desired look or finish. Defects include swirl marks, hard water marks, etching, scratches and fading. Paint correction uses different grades of cleanser, polish, or compound.

Leave it to the Professionals

True paint correction requires years of training, experience, and paint work knowledge. Inexperienced detailers hide imperfections by applying fillers in the form of waxes and sealants. We permanently remove imperfections and often fix sub-par "correction" work performed by other shops. This is Hooked on Detailing's specialty and most sought service.

Understanding what leads to paint scratches and damage is crucial.

Environmental Contaminents

Tree sap, bugs, and bird droppings may seem harmless, but over time, they can etch into your paint, causing stains and blemishes.

Hard Water Stains

Rainwater and untreated water sources may contain minerals that, when left on your vehicle’s surface, can lead to unsightly spots and stains.

Brake Dust and Road Tar

These abrasive materials often found on the roads can cause surface scratches and blemishes when not promptly removed.

Winter Conditions

The use of brine on roads during winter, coupled with small rocks and debris kicked up by vehicles, can lead to chipping and erosion of your vehicle’s paint.

Improper Washing Techniques

Using harsh brushes, dirty sponges, or not thoroughly rinsing can result in swirls and scratches, diminishing the overall appearance of your vehicle. resale value.

Being mindful of these factors and taking proactive steps to protect your vehicle can go a long way in preserving its aesthetic appeal and value. Regular maintenance and professional detailing services can help address and prevent these issues, ensuring your vehicle looks its best for years to come.

our paint CORRECTION services

LEVEL 1 POLISH
(LigHt Polish)

Our Light Polish package is the perfect solution for bringing back the shine and gloss to your vehicle. It’s designed to enhance the overall appearance of your car’s paintwork. It’s ideal for tackling light imperfections like swirls and fine scratches that can make your paint look dull and faded over time. Even cars in average condition will see a noticeable improvement!  

What to Expect: 

– Improved gloss and shine

– Reduction of light swirls and surface scratches

– Enhanced color depth

Imperfections Removed: Light swirls, fine scratches, and surface blemishes.

Starting at $450

(HST applicable)

LEVEL 2 POLISH
(Minor Paint Correction)

This package is ideal for cars with moderate imperfections, such as light to moderate swirls, small scratches, and minor defects. It’s suitable for vehicles that have experienced daily wear and tear but haven’t undergone major paint damage. It involves a single-stage polishing process to significantly improve the condition of your paint. It’s great for vehicles that are already in good shape but might have some light marks. Depending on the type of paint (soft or hard paints), we can improve it by 40-70%. We’ll choose the best approach for your car and budget to get the results you’re looking for. Every car is different, so we’ll customize the treatment to suit yours perfectly.

 

What to Expect:
– Noticeably reduced swirls, scratches, and minor defects

– Enhanced gloss and clarity

– Restoration of a smoother, more uniform finish

Imperfections Removed: Moderate swirls, scratches, and minor defects

Starting at $600

(HST applicable)

LEVEL 3 POLISH
(Major Paint Correction)

This package is recommended for vehicles with significant imperfections, including deep scratches, heavy swirls, and notable defects. It’s suitable for cars that have endured years of environmental exposure and improper care, or those seeking a truly impeccable finish .It effectively eliminates all swirls and nearly all significant scratches and imperfections. It includes a multi-stage polishing process to achieve a nearly flawless finish. The cost of Major Paint Correction can vary due to differences in paint types, vehicle conditions, and sizes. We engage in personalized consultations with each customer to provide an accurate quote. The extent of correction is also influenced by the paint type and condition. Typically, this service achieves an impressive reduction of 80-95% in all defects. 

What to Expect:

– Drastic reduction of deep scratches, swirls, and imperfections

– Dramatically improved gloss, clarity, and color vibrancy

– Restoration of a showroom-quality finish

Imperfections Removed: Deep scratches, severe swirls, and prominent imperfections.

Starting at $750

(HST applicable)

LEVEL 1 POLISH
(Light Polish)

Our Light Polish package is the perfect solution for bringing back the shine and gloss to your vehicle. It’s designed to enhance the overall appearance of your car’s paintwork. It’s ideal for tackling light imperfections like swirls and fine scratches that can make your paint look dull and faded over time. Even cars in average condition will see a noticeable improvement!

 

What to Expect: 

– Improved gloss and shine

– Reduction of light swirls and surface scratches

– Enhanced color depth

Imperfections Removed: Light swirls, fine scratches, and surface blemishes.

Starting at $450

(HST applicable)

LEVEL 2 POLISH
(Minor Paint Correction)

This package is ideal for cars with moderate imperfections, such as light to moderate swirls, small scratches, and minor defects. It’s suitable for vehicles that have experienced daily wear and tear but haven’t undergone major paint damage. It involves a single-stage polishing process to significantly improve the condition of your paint. It’s great for vehicles that are already in good shape but might have some light marks. Depending on the type of paint (soft or hard paints), we can improve it by 40-70%. We’ll choose the best approach for your car and budget to get the results you’re looking for. Every car is different, so we’ll customize the treatment to suit yours perfectly.

What to Expect:
– Noticeably reduced swirls, scratches, and minor defects

– Enhanced gloss and clarity

– Restoration of a smoother, more uniform finish

Imperfections Removed: Moderate swirls, scratches, and minor defects

Starting at $600

(HST applicable)

LEVEL 3 POLISH
(Major Paint Correction)

This package is recommended for vehicles with significant imperfections, including deep scratches, heavy swirls, and notable defects. It’s suitable for cars that have endured years of environmental exposure and improper care, or those seeking a truly impeccable finish .It effectively eliminates all swirls and nearly all significant scratches and imperfections. It includes a multi-stage polishing process to achieve a nearly flawless finish. The cost of Major Paint Correction can vary due to differences in paint types, vehicle conditions, and sizes. We engage in personalized consultations with each customer to provide an accurate quote. The extent of correction is also influenced by the paint type and condition. Typically, this service achieves an impressive reduction of 80-95% in all defects.

 

What to Expect:

– Drastic reduction of deep scratches, swirls, and imperfections

– Dramatically improved gloss, clarity, and color vibrancy

– Restoration of a showroom-quality finish

Imperfections Removed: Deep scratches, severe swirls, and prominent imperfections.

Starting at $750

(HST applicable)

Our Paint Correction
Preparation Process

Step 1
Inspection & Assesment
The first step in paint correction services is to thoroughly inspect the vehicle's paintwork. This includes examining the surface for scratches, swirl marks, oxidation, water spots, and other imperfections. The paint's condition and hardness are also assessed to determine the appropriate correction methods.
Step 1
Step 2
Preparation
Before starting the correction process, the car is prepared by washing it to remove dirt, grime, and any loose contaminants. A clay bar may be used to further decontaminate the surface and ensure a smooth paintwork for correction.
Step 2
Step 3
Machine Polishing
Machine polishing is the core of the paint correction process. Dual-action or rotary polishers, along with suitable polishing pads and compounds, are used to remove the imperfections from the paint surface. Multiple polishing stages may be employed, depending on the severity of the defects and the desired level of correction.
Step 3
Step 4
Finishing & Refinement
After the main correction is completed, the paintwork is further refined to achieve a high-gloss finish. Finer polishing compounds and softer pads may be used to eliminate any remaining hazing or micro-marring, ensuring a smooth and reflective surface.
Step 4
Step 5
Protection
Once the paint correction is done, a protective product, such as wax, sealant, ceramic coating or PPF, is applied to safeguard the newly corrected paintwork. This layer of protection not only enhances the appearance but also helps to maintain the corrected finish for an extended period.
Step 5
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