Paint Correction in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire

Unique Detail – Professional Car Detailing Services In Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire 

Paint Correction and Detailing

Here at Unique Detail, we have been offering our Paint Correction and Detailing services to clients throughout  Hertfordshire Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire for over 15 years.

We offer three levels of paint correction depending on the condition of your paintwork

Paintwork correction can sometimes involve 2-5 stages of polishing:

From removing the defects and levelling the paint, to refinement using fine polishes to add gloss, depth and clarity to the finish.

Once the paintwork is refined a, protection stage is involved using a wax, sealant or coating to form a protective barrier against the elements.

The above procedures are time consuming and require high levels of concentration which takes many years to perfect.

Most correctional details take place over 4-5 days, some requiring longer periods dependant on condition.

No two cars are ever the same, and each vehicle is judged upon it’s own merits.

So in most cases and where possible, the vehicle is often required for an assessment prior to the booking to advise what can be achieved.

This way we can give an accurate quote by seeing what level of work is necessary, all of which is non obligational.

If the vehicle cannot be conveniently assessed beforehand, we will require an honest description of the vehicle’s condition.

This enables us to price accordingly, and allow adequate time to complete the work.

For more information on our Paint Correction Detailing services please email or call Andy on 07836 345 854

Professional Paint Correction

If you are based in Milton Keynes and you are looking for a faultless finish, then our correction detail is what you require.

Our Full Correction Detail services correct major paint defects/marks, and restore cars of all ages to – in most cases – better than showroom condition.

What is Paint Correction?

Also known as “swirl mark removal” or “machine polishing”, paintwork correction is the reduction or removal of marks in the top layer of paint to produce a more refined finish.

Paint correction can involve either the hand or machine application of varying grades of cleanser, polish or compound.

The majority of work is usually done with various machine polishers to get the best level of correction.

Good paint correction requires a high degree of skill and concentration, but done properly, it really can transform the look of a car by dealing with (amongst other things);poor washing techniques (local hand car washes) hard water marks, etching caused by bird muck or fly squash, swirl marks, scratches and fading.

Paint correction is a term that is now commonly used by both professional car detailers to describe the process of restoring and rejuvenating the paintwork of a vehicle, mostly through the elimination of surface imperfections, that dull, oxidize, or haze the surface by reflecting light off in various directions, therefore detracting from a true and proper, clean, sharp, reflection. These imperfections include things like swirl marks & fine scratches, bird dropping etching & acid rain etching, hologramming & buffer trails, and random isolated deep scratches (or RIDS).

The term paint correction should only really be used if these imperfections are properly removed and are not just merely covered up or hidden with filler based products. The actual corrective process itself comprises of a small amount of clear coat or paint being removed from the surface with the use of abrasive polishes, which are applied and worked in with appropriate polishing machines, in order to level out the surface.

Paint Correction Images

Before any paint correction is undertaken, a thorough wash and decontamination of the vehicle is performed. Paintwork is properly washed and cleaned to remove any loose dirt and debris, then after the wash process the vehicle is clayed with a specialist automotive clay bar, which safely removes any bonded surface contaminants such as tar spots and industrial fallout.

In conclusion, paint correction is the process of removing surface scratches and imperfections from a vehicles paintwork, which involves the use of machine polishers and a range of different polish products. A fully corrected vehicle when viewed in direct sunlight will show only true reflections and no swirl marks, scratches or blemishes will be visible to the naked eye.

Lastly, it is important to distinguish between paintwork that has been truly corrected and paintwork that has been treated with products that are designed to mask and fill surface imperfections such as an all in one polish for example. This should not be referred to as paint correction even if no scratches or blemishes are apparent, because they have not been genuinely removed and are still present under the products fillers, which in time, will wash away and reveal them once more.

Pricing is shown as from and will vary depending on vehicle size/condition/requirements subject to prior inspection

Stage 1 Paint Correction

Small Cars

£ 300.00

Medium Cars

£ 400.00

Large Cars

£ 500.00

XL Cars / 4x4s

£ 600.00

A 2 day booking is required +1 extra day if you upgrade to a Ceramic Coating

Stage 2 Paint Correction

For older cars, or those with with more severe “heavy swirls” paint defects or oxidisation the Stage 2 detail will make a huge difference to the overall finish.

In most cases, it will leave your paintwork in “as new” condition.


Our Stage 2 correction detail is designed for vehicles with ‘medium’ level paint defects.

Poor hand washing techniques and automated car washes will leave your car covered in swirl marks and scratches, which result in a dull looking finish and reduced depth of colour.

Other defects that can be removed with this process are light tree scratches, acid rain etchings, ‘buffer trails / holograms’ left by body shops or incompetent detailers, and bird dropping stains.

With dark coloured vehicles the more noticeable these defects will be.

The Stage 2 correction process consists of two stages: firstly, a heavy stage abrasive machine polishing stage removes a very fine layer of the clearcoat, and the surface defects along with it.

However, this stage leaves its own very fine, hazy marring behind.

The Second, we use a much more gentle machine polishing process to carry out a refining stage – which brings the car up to the exceptional gloss you’d expect which will surpass that of a new car finish.

Small Cars


£ 400.00

Medium Cars


£ 600.00

Large Cars


£ 650.00

XL Cars / 4x4s


£ 750.00

This two-stage process would usually take 2-3 days of machine polishing alone, and we aim to achieve around 85-90% defect correction on this detail.

Time: Approx (3 day booking)

For an accurate quote it is advisable to book an assessment!

Why Choose Unique Detail For Paint Correction?

When you choose Unique Detail, we hope to give you peace of mind and ensure that you are 100% relaxed knowing that your vehicle is in the most capable hands.

We treat every vehicle as our own, and take the required time we feel is needed for each individual job.

At Unique Detail, we believe that every vehicle deserves the best treatment possible, and we know we can provide that for you.

We believe some of the reasons why you should choose us for one of our Professional Car Detailing services are:

  • Accredited CQuartz Ceramic & Titan coatings approved Detailer, providing a professional application of the carpro & Titan range of professional accreditation products.
  • Almost 30 years experience in the car care sector, working from our secure premises based in Toddington Bedfordshire equipped with various lighting and multiple light sources and a ramp for lifting your vehicles safely.
  • Our service is personal and discreet, leaving you with 100% peace of mind whilst your car is with us.

Unique Detail vs 67K Passat

The video below is of a completed 2013 VW Passat.

This car underwent an extensive decontamination process due to industrial fallout from an oil based paint.

It was completely removed by various methods without damaging the paintwork.

The car then received a stage 2 detail to eliminate all swirls, and deeper scratches and marks that the vehicle had picked up through its 67k mile life time.

Once complete, the car then received its 2 + year protection in the form of Siramik APT Glasscoat.

What People Are Saying

BMW X6 Owner

Picked up my car after giving it to Andy after bmw cocked up my paintwork. I was truly lost for words and had tears in my eyes. My car is absolutely amazing. Competitive prices and these boys work their fingers to the bone to do a good job. They clearly love what they do and take huge amounts of pride in their work.

Honda NSX Owner

He is highly professional and honest and always seeks to understand what result you desire before recommending the most appropriate action within your budget. If you are considering improving your car’s appearance, stop reading this and pick up the phone to Andy right now! You will be delighted by the results but, more than that, you’ll go away happy that true pros and gents like Andy still exist.

BMW E46 M3 Owner

Just to say thank you for your hard work correcting the paint on my Bmw E46 M3. The results speak for themselves. Truly a remarkable transformation, everyone that saw it was amazed. Seeing it for the first time since dropping it off I was lost for words. Thanks again you have been a true gent and very easy to talk with.

For Paint Corrections in Milton Keynes, Contact Unique Detail Today

If you’re based in Milton Keynes or the surrounding areas and you need additional information on the Paint Correction services that we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

We’re always here to take your call, deal with any enquiries and answer any questions that you may have regarding our detailing services.

Restoration details, and bespoke details are available