Swirl Marks like these devalue and ruin the appearance of a car

Paint Correction Services

This service is specifically to deal with problems such as dull and faded paintwork, swirl marks, micro-scratch's, light scuffs, key scratches, damage caused by bird droppings and minor vandalism on exterior paintwork, things that normal car valeting cannot remove.

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High-Gloss System

Buffing Paintwork

High-Gloss HG1s and HG2s is a paint restoration system which can be used either in one, two or three stage buff and gives exceptional results for the treatment and restoration of faded, dull or scratched paintwork.

We can restore even the most faded and dull paintwork to a 'nearly new' condition. It's also great for reducing small scratches which haven't broken the base coat, such as those caused by Car Washes and hedgerows.T "Thank you Clean Image"

Please note, with these services we are following a safe formula of buffing. It will remove oxidization and reduce scratches. For deeper scratches and blemishes, see further down the page.

High Gloss - Paintwork Restoration/Machine Polishing


Service Prices
High-Gloss 1 stage buff
£24.00 +valet
High-Gloss 2 stage buff
£60.01 +valet
High-Gloss 3 stage buff
£96.00 +valet
There's no VAT to be added to our prices

Bird Dropping Stain Removal

Wet Sanding / Paint Correction


Service Prices
First 14" area (football size) £35.00
Second 14" area £30.00
First Whole Body Panel £82.50
Subsiquent Whole Body Panels (each) £82.50
First Large Panel (bonnet, roof) £110.00
Second Larger Panel £110.00

Bird droppings contain corrosive compounds that can etch your paintwork leaving nasty stains. We can improve (70% or more) or remove these stains my means of wet sanding the effected area and then buffing it with a rotary buffer. This kind of repair can also be used for other forms of stain such those caused by egg, acid and chemical burns. It may also be possible to remove or improve the appearance of deeper scratches with this method depending on how deep they are.

Paintwork Correction for deeper scratches

In the case of key scratches, often they are only deep in places so that it is possible to remove a percentage of the length of the scratch. Other areas which are a bit deeper can be reduced, meaning that while the scratch still remains, by buffing it and softening the edges it is far less noticeable, especially in areas below the level of the door handles. Any remaining areas can be touched in and polished, also making them less visible.

Money well spent - Autocar Magazine

There is no magic answer for key scratches - we cannot make all of them invisible but we can often make such a significant improvement that when weighing the costs, our service is preferable to a respray.

Polishing out bird etching.

Example: Bird dropping stains being
wet sanded and then buffed out

Our Money Back Guarantee!

Some marks are difficult to remove - and we may not be able to remove them completely. But we are willing to try if you will let us! If we are unable to make an 80% improvement then we will not charge you. If we can make a 80-95% improvement, but you feel that you just can't live with with the imperfection, and need a repair & paint at a car body repair shop, then we will give your money back - all you have to do is show us proof that you had a body shop repair within 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

You really don't have anything to lose!

This car had several deep scratches and was covered in swirl marks and looked rather tired. Amazing results can be had with paintwork correction.
Click on the thumbnails below to see lots of examples and before and after photos.

Full Paintwork Correction

for swirl marks and dull, oxidized paint

Perfect for a 2-20 year old modern classic that you want to look like new again, but don't want to have a respray. Please see the articles below for examples of our work. Prices are from £250 to £580, plus you will need to have a valet with this service.

No kidding! You are welcome to see for yourself. The Green Bonnet featured in this article still hangs in our reception area. Please drop in and see it, touch it, feel it.
Paintwork correction on a Porsche Carrera 4

Porsche Carrera 4

Buffing a TVR


Porsche correction on a Porsche Carrera S

Porsche Carrera S

Buffing a Porsche Boxter

Porsche Boxter

Paintwork correction on a Porsche Boxter

Porsche Boxter

Paintwork correction on a Mercedes


Paint correction - Porsch Carrera


Buffing the Green Bonnet

The Green Bonnet

Buffed Audi


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This page was last updated on Sat, 19 October, 2013
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