Correction Detail

A Correction Detail is designed to get even more from your paintwork while retaining its originality. Correction detail is a time-consuming process. It requires an intensive and multi-stage approach to the polishing, over several days. The actual time required will depend on the type of paint we are working upon and the level of defects present, it is a very bespoke service.

Case Studies

Ferrari 365 GT2+2 being wetsanded by hand to remove severe defectsThe transformation that we can achieve never ceases to amaze people. An example of a car that was barely recognisable from before to after is this Audi A8 W12. Read the article by clicking here.

Another great example where we were able to rectify a very unusual problem was on a classic Ferrari. ‘Silly String’ had been sprayed across the car, deforming the paint wherever it touched. The owner was desperate for a solution that didn’t involve respraying the car, and therefore ruining its ‘originality’. By very carefully dealing with the problem, we were able to restore the original paint. We saved the owner thousands of pounds in the process and maintained the provenance of the car. You can read that article by clicking here.





The Correction Detail Process

Following the same initial cleansing stages as the Gloss Enhancement Detail, we will thoroughly inspect your paintwork. We use a microscope and paint depth gauge to assess its condition. We then work on a number of test areas. This establishes how the paint responds to the process, and gauges whether it is consistent over the car. Only then do we embark on a machine polishing process to safely remove every mark that we can. Finally, we burnish the paint to impart a brilliant gloss. It is a process that should be carried out infrequently to protect the long term integrity of the paint, but once protected with a suitable coating, and only safe wash techniques are used, there should be no reason to have to carry out work like this again.

Additional work we commonly carry out as part of the Correction Detail process can include paintwork repairs, wheel refurbishment, leather refurbishement, dent removal, etc. We can arrange all of these aspects to be dealt with, whilst your vehicle is with us.

Audi A8 W12 before being detailed by Auto CuratorsAudi A8 W12 badly damaged wheelAudi A8 door 50/50 during polishing, restoring flat paintAudi A8 W12 full detail and paint correction by Auto Curators







The sort of damage we look to remove can come from a variety of sources, but most frequently it is thanks to poor washing. Have a look at the video below where our Founder, Paul Townsend, was asked to help look at the damage caused by different car cleaning options.

Fifth Gear car wash feature, 2009

A Correction Detail cost will depend on your vehicle, its current condition, your expectations, and choice of finishing products or additional services. Costs start from £995.00, including VAT.

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