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Remove Swirls and Scratches with Paint Correction in Flower Mound and Dallas Area

Our paint correction service removes paint imperfections, swirls, and scratches, leaving behind quality paint protection and an incredible shine.

Alex is seen performing a Paint Correction Near Me

Paint Correction is the Process of Restoring Clarity and Shine to your Paint

If, at a glance, you quickly notice that swirls and scratches have accumulated over time, covering the paint gloss and shine and hiding the once strongly shining metallic flakes, then paint correction may be the best service choice for you. Cleaning and removing swirl marks and imperfections entail a thorough paint correction process.

What causes Swirls and Scratches?

Many factors contribute to micro-marring, swirls, and scratches on the surface of your car paint. The most common reason for these imperfections is the automatic car wash and improper use of the self-service car wash facilities.

Over 90% of the clientele that has come to Clean Start Detail has used an automated car wash or a local self-service car wash. The local car wash or self-service car wash near you and even the Flower Mound car wash near me can be a very convenient way of washing your vehicles, especially when time is of the essence. However, I'd like to argue against the use of such facilities as much as you can if you care about your car's paint condition. 

Should I use a Car Wash near me?

It greatly depends on your personal preference and priorities when it comes to maintaining the appearance and condition of your car. If you prioritize convenience and cost-effectiveness, a local car wash near you may be an appealing option. However, if you are concerned about the potential risks to your car's paint and finish, it may be worth considering our professional detailing services.


There is a risk of the brushes and tools used at these facilities causing damage to your car's paint, and the quality of the products used may not be up to par.

When we provide our professional detailing services, we use high-quality tools and products to ensure that your car is thoroughly and safely cleaned. We also offer additional services, such as Ceramic Coating and Paint Correction, to help protect and maintain your car's appearance. Additionally, one of the professional services we offer is mobile detailing in the form of pick-up and drop-off, which can be even more convenient than going to a local car wash.


Ultimately, it's essential to consider the pros and cons and decide what works best for you and your car. If you have any specific concerns or questions about car washing or detailing, feel free to contact us.

Swirl marks caused by car wash and self service car wash, the damage needed paint correction

What is Paint Correction?

Our Paint Correction service is designed to improve the appearance of a vehicle's paint system that has been damaged by medium to heavy swirls and scratches. This service is ideal for those looking to restore the shine to their neglected paint, and it can effectively remove up to 80% of imperfections from medium to heavy swirled, micro-marred paint. In contrast to our Paint Enhancement service, which only uses a single type of polishing pad, the Paint Correction process is more intensive.

Before beginning any Paint Enhancement or Paint Correction service, we perform a Paint Assessment to ensure we have a clear understanding of the paint system we are working on. As professional detailers, we ensure that the paint system is in good condition to withstand the restoration process.


Who benefits from Paint Correction?

Paint Correction is an effective service for those seeking to rejuvenate and restore the luster of their vehicle's paint system. From car enthusiasts to everyday drivers, anyone looking to maintain the value of their car or eliminate swirl marks from improper washing techniques can benefit from this service.


Additionally, those who have not yet protected their vehicle with Ceramic Coating may find this an opportune time to do so, as applying this superior protection after the involved Paint Correction process can help ensure the longevity of your car's paint system. The process of Paint Correction is intricate, involving not only our car wash and exterior detailing services, but also chemical and mechanical decontamination of the paint before compounding and polishing.


For added convenience, we offer mobile detailing through our car pick-up and drop-off service, allowing you to leave your vehicle with us for a few days while we complete this thorough detailing process.

After Paint Correction, image taken after performing a two-step paint correction and wet sanding.

Why is Clean Start Detail the best choice for Paint Correction?

Clean Start Detail is the ideal choice for those who care about the condition of their car's paint system and want to preserve its value. Whether you're a car enthusiast or just a regular driver, our advanced paint correction services can help you remove swirl marks and other imperfections caused by improper car washing. We also offer ceramic coating protection to keep your car looking its best.

As a professional detailer, Alex has received specialized training from the manufacturers of the tools he uses at the Rupes headquarters in Denver, Colorado. We have also created a state-of-the-art detailing environment with top-quality equipment, lighting, and other resources. Unlike mobile detailers, we are not limited by the tools and equipment we can carry, so we can offer a wider range of services to our clients.

To make things even more convenient, we offer pick-up and drop-off services for our mobile detailing services to our neighboring towns and cities. We only book one client per day, allowing us to spend more time on your car and give it the attention it deserves. Contact us via text, call, or email to learn more about our services and how we can help you keep your car looking its best.

Our Paint Correction Process:

  1. The car wheels, wheel wells, and fenders are cleaned first during this process. This area of the vehicle is the dirtiest and the part that encounters the road the most. 

  2. Foam the vehicles before washing them to remove any light dirt or debris on the paint. At this time, we use high-quality brushes to clean the door jambs, emblems, gas cap area, grill components, and hard-to-reach areas where a wash mitt would not reach.

  3. After rinsing, we follow with chemical decontamination of the paint. We perform a decontamination wash, iron remover, and finalize with a bug and tar remover. Ensures that we remove all contaminating particles and water spots embedded in the top layer of paint.

  4. When it comes to Hand-Washing from top-to-bottom following the vehicle's natural airflow, following vehicle airflow is essential because it ensures that you are less likely to cause any swirl marks to the paint.

  5. The mechanical decontamination process; is commonly referred to as the clay bar application. A clay bar aids in the removal of most embedded particles in the paint.

  6. We use large microfiber towels and hot forced air for the drying part. Ensuring a dry surface is very important when preparing for paint correction.

  7. After washing and drying, trim pieces, headlights, mirrors, sunroofs, spoilers, and chrome are all taped to prevent compound or polish contact. 

  8. After cleaning and decontaminating the paint, we perform a thorough Paint assessment. A good understanding of the paint's depth and condition is a significant factor in paint correction. Your current detailer needs to perform a paint assessment before working on the vehicle. Think twice about having the service done if they don't.

  9. After we define the best approach for performing the two-step paint correction, we perform the Paint Correction process. The initial step is Compounding. The compounding process relieves the light and medium depth scratches, cleaning the paint of imperfections. The Paint Polishing brings the shine back to the paint restoring its sparkle and glow.

  10. Once we finish the Paint Correction process, we perform an alcohol wipe-down to get a clear perspective of what is left behind and remove all of the residues from the paint compound and paint polishing process.

  11. Following the paint correction process, we apply the product of the client's choice. Usually, after such an in-depth process, a Ceramic Coating follows, but at times we use a high-concentrate SIO2 spray sealant.

  12. After touch-ups and overall work inspection, we clean the glass and windows and apply Trim Coating and tire shine with an applicator pad.



Depending on the vehicle's paint condition and the size of the car, the paint correction process can take anywhere from 8 to 24 working hours. We set appointments for a whole day, sometimes up to 2 or 3 days, to perform the best job that meets our high-quality standards. We focus on quality over turnaround speed.

Is Paint Correction worth it?

Yes, it is!
The Paint Correction process can turn your vehicle's appearance around, especially after tackling all the swirls and scratches. Not only does your car look amazing by glowing with a great shine, but it comes packed with great benefits, such as its added paint protection, protection from contaminants, and pollution, added gloss and shine, and much more!


Clients come from around town, Flower Mound, Highland Village, near me, and the local Dallas area. Our clients are pleased with our paint correction services and often refer friends and family members near us because of our excellent services and attention to detail. 

There's no substitute for the car you so dearly love, and I tell you, there's no better feeling than a clear reflection from your vehicle. And for car enthusiasts, no better feeling than looking back only to "make sure it's locked." Please feel free to check out our google reviews from our happy clients and the images and stories they share with fellow future clients. 

See it for yourself, Clean Start Detail Google Business Link. 

This article on Paint Correction was very informative, and we hope it helped increase your understanding of what we offer clients here at Clean Start Detail. We would love for you to have us become your car detailers of choice and for you to become one of our many valued clients. Feel free to contact us through our many contact forms or call us! 

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Service Areas

Mobile Detailing Area

Car Detailing Services

For more information on our detailing services, you may head over to their respective pages below:

Exterior Detail

Interior Detail

Interior Car Cleaning
Interior Detail
Smoke Odor Removal
Seat Extraction

Paint Correction

Ceramic Coating

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