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Paint Correction

Using professional grade machinery and innovative LED work lighting, with a combination of wet sanding, compounds, polishes and specialty pads, we can remove scratches and swirls from your clear coat achieving that rich glossy mirror finish, better than factory.

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Restore to perfection

Paint Correction refers to the process of restoring and rejuvenating the vehicles paint through the elimination of surface imperfections that dull the surface by reflecting light off in various directions, therefore detracting from a true reflection. These imperfections include scratch and swirl marks, oxidation and fading, paint holograms, bird dropping etching and water spot damage. Once paint is corrected, it is a great idea to pair with one of our ceramic coating packages to lock in and protect from future defects.

Pricing

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Packages listed below describe the level of refinement, swirl, scratch and defect removal expectations one can expect from our Paint Correction.

Paint Enhancement
Duration: 6 hours
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In this package we do a light Polish to bring your paint back to a shiny/glossy condition, it will remove very light scratches and swirls, utilizing our Dual Action Polisher/Rotary and doing one pass on your paint exterior.

  • - Exterior gentle wash
  • - Exterior windows cleaned
  • - Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
  • - Non-sling tire dressing applied
  • - Contaminants removal process
  • - Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
  • - Digital Paint Inspection
  • - Single Stage pass via DA orbital/Rotary
Starts at $399
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Level 1
Duration: 1-2 days
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Recommended for cars that have not had any paint waxing or polish in the last year or have never been polished. This package will make the paint look substantially better, removing 50-75% of scratches and swirls.

  • - Exterior gentle hand wash
  • - Exterior windows cleaned
  • - Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
  • - Non-sling tire dressing
  • - Contaminants removal process
  • - Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
  • - Digital Paint Inspection
  • - Single Stage pass via DA orbital/Rotary
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Level 2
Duration: 2-3 days
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We do two passes with our Dual Action Orbital and/or Rotary. First pass we compound to remove light to moderate scratches and swirls.  Second pass we use finishing pads and polishes to buff for shine and clarity. Level 2 removes 75-90% of scratches and swirls.

  • - Exterior gentle wash
  • - Exterior windows cleaned
  • - Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
  • - Non-sling tire dressing applied
  • - Contaminants removal process
  • - Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
  • - Digital Paint Inspection
  • - Dual Stage pass via DA orbital/Rotary
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Level 3
Duration: 3-4 days
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Scratches and Swirls will be 95-100% removed with this package. Paint will be back to Pristine condition, after we are done!

  • - Exterior gentle wash
  • - Exterior windows cleaned
  • - Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
  • - Non-sling tire dressing applied
  • - Contaminants removal process
  • - Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
  • - Digital Paint Inspection
  • - Wet Sanding of Paint Surface
  • - Dual Stage pass via DA orbital/Rotary
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Pickup & Delivery Service starts at $75
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Highly recommended

We focus on quality and the care of your vehicle. Attention to Detail and Premium Quality is what our clients receive every time! Check out our Reviews below, to see what our clients say about us!

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"Great and professional service. Was a bit skeptical of the prices at first but Chavez and Sons are masters of their craft and I'm completely satisfied with all aspects of their service. Thank you!"

Rick Metcalf

"Top notch service!!! Had ceramic coating done on my new truck. It looks better than when i drove it off the lot. Great experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend!!!"

Mark Janoka

"I will start off by saying that I live in Williamsburg but heard that Chavez and Sons is best at installing paint protection film and ceramic coating. I contacted Chavez and Sons on 10/14/22 to receive a quote to install STEK full front paint protection film and apply SB3 Trinity ceramic coating to my 2023 Audi Q7. Raul sent me a detailed invoice, and I was scheduled to drop my car off on 10/24/22. At that time, Raul, the owner, also INSISTED that I come to his garage to see his work. I was able to visit his shop on 10/21/22. The shop is not only EXTREMELY clean and well-lit, but also SECURE. Raul showed me a luxury vehicle that he applied paint protection film, and I was blown away! I could not even see the film on the car. I dropped my car off on 10/24/22 to have the PPF installed, and SB3 Trinity ceramic coating applied. I received numerous updates and could also follow the work being done on social media, but Raul did not post the finished product until after I picked up my vehicle. The surprise was worth the wait. I picked up my car on 10/28/22 and could not believe my eyes! My car looks AMAZING. I was shocked. I expected it to look good, but Raul far exceeded my expectations. When my husband and I picked it up Raul proudly showed us the edges, where he made relief cuts, and everything looks perfect. My car looks better than when I picked it up from the dealership. Thank you so much, Chavez and Sons!"

Tanisha J.

"Just picked up my car today and all I can say is it looks awesome. I had level one paint correction, ceramic coating on interior, exterior and glass surfaces. I went there all the way from Virginia Beach because of the quality and the price. I highly recommend using this company and their prices are more than reasonable for the work that they do."

Ed Campbell

"Excellent work and extremely professional. Work was done and completed in a timely manner. Very very happy with the results."

Jamie Sample

"This is my second car I’ve had detailed with Chavez and Sons. They did the ceramic coating on both cars and it’s worth every cent! Absolutely fantastic job on both! They are very professional and easy to work with. I recommend this company to everyone who wants their vehicles to look brand new and stay that way! They go above and beyond!"

Christy Bond

"I couldn’t be happier with the results! They paid attention to every detail and my car looks like it came off the showroom floor! Highly recommend!"

Ryan Harrell

"All around great experience. Professional, quick, and amazing results. Would happily use again!"

Lynda Kolumbia McT

"Incredibly professional, great customer care, and and got my car to 100!! Highly recommend! Veteran doing it right!"

Priscilla Valentin

"Absolutely love the work that Chavez and Sons do. Took my 21 4 Runner in for a ceramic coat, and the vehicle looked better than initially purchasing the vehicle."

Derek Hobbs

"I am very pleased with the finished product of my vehicle. Raul did a great job and it shows! Vehicle looks like glass and better than it did when I received it from the showroom floor!"

Rasool Sutton

"Service was very thorough. Staff was very kind and professional and made for an overall pleasant experience."

Jacob Comer

"Phenomenal service! Attention to detail in PPF & ceramic coating brought this Range Rover Sport back to life."

Carl Batiste

"Great family/veteran owned business. I had Chavez and Sons AD apply their STEK PPF to my windshield on my Toyota 4Runner. The quality and clarity of the product they use is phenomenal. They took great pride and care in their service. We WILL be returning for the other services they provide."

Cesar Atalig

"My car has never been more clean. I feel like I have a whole new vehicle. Very impressed and thankful for their services!"

Terri Douglas

"A great job was done and I would definitely go back for my truck and other car. Highly recommend to others and it is worth every penny!"

David V

"Very professional service and Raul was very accommodating with my schedule. Will definitely recommend to friends and family."

Anup Aryal

"Raul detailed my Jeep Patriot that needed some serious love and he did an awesome job! I picked up my car smelling and looking great. He even got some stickers off my window that had been on there for 7+ years. Definitely recommend!"

Miranda Gollnick

"My car was ceramic coated. Dropped off on a friday and picked up on sunday . Absolutely amazing job. Done properly and on time. Also very good at replying and keeping me updated on the status of the job. I had no issues."

Evgeny Korovin

"We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. They are timely, professional, and well worth the price. Our vehicle was as clean as the day we drove it off of the lot (if not cleaner). We will be returning for sure!"

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Years of experience

Sometimes the best way to understand what's possible is to see the results. We've had decades of experience and hundreds of happy clients that have been blown away by the results when they come to pick their car up. We've worked with a wide range of cars over the years, so take a look on the main portfolio page and view by car make.

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Paint correction FAQs

I took it to another detailer and it looks worse now. Can you fix it?
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We get this all the time. We usually get the vehicle with a bunch of holograms in the paint and wax all in the emblems and honeycomb areas. This is clear signs of an inexperienced detailer with a rotary and a wool pad and with too much compound or polish, and not properly trim masking around vehicle prior to polishing.

Does Paint Correction Remove the Clear Coat from my vehicle?
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Yes it does. The process of polishing involves using a gritty substance called a cutting compounds. When you activate the electric polisher, the polish liquid or paste is spread evenly on the vehicle’s painted surface, creating friction to cut through the clear coat of your paintwork. The polishers are made in multiple grit levels, some of them are intended to fill a scratch – while others are designed to remove the clear until the scratch is removed. This essentially is removing clear coat minimally or more aggressively depending on the combination used.

Why is a paint correction completed?
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At the source, machine polishing is intended to remove imperfections on the vehicle’s painted surface. It’s a service that is completed typically to prep a vehicle for a protective coating or paint protection film. The process is always customized based on the type of paint, surface imperfections, and the request of the customer.

What are the different stages of paint correction?
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Typically, we offer up to 3 stages of paint correction on a vehicle. The first stage is the cutting stage. Here, we use an aggressive cutting pad, typically made of microfiber or wool, along with a cutting compound liquid, to remove heavy defects and swirls from the paint. The next step is polishing. This is done typically using a foam polishing pad, and a liquid polish. This does 2 things, remove more minor swirl marks and scratches, and leave the surface extremely clear and glossy in preparation for coating. The 3rd and final step, which is less common, is ultra fine polishing. This is done with a very very mild polishing pad, and heavy polishing liquid. This is done to further exchange the gloss and overall appearance of the painted surface prior to coating.

Is Paint Correction Required prior to ceramic coating?
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No, however we do recommend getting at least our Level 1 paint correction. This will remove a minimum 50-75% of swirl marks from your surface, as well as creating an extremely glossy finish to then apply ceramic over. Without correction, ceramic coating will still create a strong bond with your surface, and will still add gloss, however to achieve optimal gloss and look Level 1 paint correction is the way to go.

What is Paint Correction?
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Paint correction is the process of removing defects from the surface of your vehicle, such as scratches and swirl marks. This is done using a combination of cutting pads and compound, polishing pads and polish, and wet sanding, when needed. The combination of pads and liquids is all dependent on your type of vehicle, and the severity of the defects, which will be assessed when you receive your quote.