What Is Paint Correction?

Paint Correction is the professional term for polishing/buffing and serves to remove a variety of paint defects from the surface of your vehicle, including: swirls, holograms, etching, random isolated deep scratches (RIDS), watermarks, stains, oxidiation and more. Paint correction is a multi-stage process that consists of 3 main parts: preparation, correction and protection.


Holograms / Machine induced swirls


Heavy scratches


Water marks / Chemical etching


Medium swirls mid paint correction

The Process


One of our key points of difference that sets us apart from our competitors is our preparation process.  Our Waves DETAIL PRO’s implement a thorough 4-stage decontamination process on your vehicle before they even begin polishing.  This 4-stage process removes everything from ferrous metal particles to baked-on road grime, tar and surface residue to ensure that the polishing process is as effective as possible. 


In the detailing world, the ability to perform flawless paint correction is what separates the amateurs from the PRO’s. Our skilled technicians work their magic on Rupes dual action polishing machines by utilising different combinations of German-engineered, clustered abrasive polishes, a selection of foam polishing pads and super-soft microfibre paintwork cloths. 

Paint correction is not a quick process and can take between 4-6 hours per stage, per vehicle. It is however the only way to achieve world class results. Show car shine – every time.


All Waves DETAIL PRO Paint Correction services include a CarPro Reload spray sealant application as the final step in the process.  This spray sealant contains 5% liquified crystal quartz (SiO2) and provides approximately 3 months of water repellent, glossy paintwork.

For the car owner who wants a greater degree of protection and performance, we recommend Swissvax Concorso wax for that wet, show car shine or CQuartz Finest paint protection for the ultimate in long-lasting, “glass coating” protection.

High Performance Car Care

For the discerning car owner who desires the deepest, wettest shine available,  look no further than Swissvax waxes. Hand crafted in Switzerland, Swissvax waxes are applied to Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini and Mercedes motorcars in their final stages of refinishing before they leave the factory floor.

Swissvax Concorso is enriched with passion fruit oil extracts and contains 50% ultra pure Brazilian (non-bleached) Grade-A carnauba wax, a super-hard substance that provides a deep, wet, show car shine. Swissvax Concorso first became famous at classic car exhibitions and club events around the world.

Swissvax Concorso requires professional preparation in order to correctly bond to the surface of your vehicle. This ensures longevity and performance for 18+ months. In addition to your chosen Paint Correction service, each Swissvax Concorso application receives a 4-stage paint decontamination and Swissvax Cleaner Fluid treatment. Like all final step products, professional decontamination and preparation of your vehicle will determine the performance and lifespan that a wax or paint protective coating delivers.

For the absolute pinnacle in automotive waxes, chat to your Waves DETAIL PRO franchisee about Swissvax Concorso today.



  • A Swissvax wax that provides fantastic durability and shine.
  • Durability: 6+ Months
  • Cost: $150 per application

Paint Correction Services

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    Bronze $390 ///

    Light scratches and swirls removed. includes: Wash, 4-stage paint decontamination and single stage machine polishing + CarPro Reload SiO2 spray sealant.

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    Silver $690 ///

    Medium scratches and swirls removed. Includes: Wash, 4-stage paint decontamination and 2-stage machine polishing + CarPro Reload SiO2 spray sealant.

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    Gold $990 ///

    Heavy scratches, oxidization and swirls removed. includes: Wash, 4-stage paint decontamination, light wet sanding as required and 3-stage machine polishing + CarPro Reload SiO2 spray sealant.

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    Platinum $POA ///

    Our bespoke concourse service. A complete transformation for your pride and joy.