Multi-stage paint correction cuts deeper into the clear coat and is much more tedious than the single stage paint correction method listed above. This is for the client looking to bring his/her vehicle back to its original swirl free finish. With the exception of deeper scratches and defects, the paint will become blemish free. The multi-stage process begins with wet sanding or heavy compounding to remove scratches, swirls, and  blemishes. Followed by subsequent polishing steps in less abrasive order to achieve a finish of the highest gloss. Several factors, such as vehicle make, paint type, paint condition and vehicle size determine what steps are needed. All of this will be discussed with the owner for an accurate price. Typically 90-95% of swirl removal is achieved with this process.

Paint Correction

Maintenance Detail 

​This package includes everything in the maintenance wash but is designed to mix and match services to meet your vehicles needs as well as your budget. 

  • Clay, polish, and wax the exterior 
  • Clean the leather in the interior 

Another option

  • Shampoo only the floors and skip over the seats if they are in good shape.
  • Complete exterior detail

We do our best to assess your vehicles condition to create a customized package for you. 

                   Cars           160

     Trucks/SUV          190

Damage on trunk lid of a 2005 black corvette. All 3 pictures are of the same black car.

Color sanding to correct damaged paint using the multi stage paint correction method

Finished product and you can see the garage door above in the reflection.




Paint correction is the next step in having your vehicle detailed, also known as swirl removal. Single stage paint correction, when done properly, is a very labor intensive process. This involves the use of orbital and /or rotary buffers, depending on the needs of the vehicle. Each job gets assessed. Depending on the paint condition, type of paint, and the owner’s expectations, a plan is formulated to achieve the desired results. It is also of the utmost importance that the detailer has the knowledge and skills to use each tool in a safe and proper manner. These are the skills after all, that separate the top detailers from the average. Our trained detailers at SDAL have over 10 years of experience in paint correction. 

Complete Detail

This package includes everything in the professional polish and wax package:

  • ​Hand-wash using proper and modern techniques to prevent swirls and marring of the paint
  • Hand or machine application of a VERY durable PTFE paint sealant. 

           (Application method will be determined by our professionals)

  • Wheels and inner barrels cleaned to remove built-up brake dust and dirt
  • Wheel wells cleaned
  • Door jambs cleaned
  • Tires dressed using water-based dressing (non-greasy, non-fling)
  • Vacuum and shampoo the interior using our state of the art hot water heater carpet extractor that heats up to 210 degrees. This heat will kill bacteria and lift out stubborn grimy stains.We use top of the line carpet cleaning products that are designed specifically for vehicle upholstery.
  • Leather cleaning and conditioning (if applicable)
  • All nooks and crannies cleaned
  • Air vents cleaned 
  • Headliner and Visors cleaned
  • Interior and exterior glass cleaned
  • Interior hard surfaces wiped down

       Cars                                         225

     Trucks/SUV                              250

Professional Polish & Wax Package

This package includes everything in the maintenance wash and adds:

  • Claying to remove contaminants that are imbeded into the clear coats top layers,
  • Light polishing to clean the paint, add luster, and to remove 3000 grit micro abrasions from improper washing or car care .  
  • After professionally washing and polishing the car, we use our state of the art equipment and top of the line products to ensure you get the best protective wax coating to meet your vehicles' needs.
  • Our wax products will protect your paint for 6 months. 

                       Cars           130


        Trucks/SUV           150             





Multi-Stage Paint Correction

Opti-Coat is a hard wearing, ceramic clear coat for superior resistance to scratching (9H) and protection from chemical etching due to environmental impacts. The Opti-Coat pre-polymer cross links, and forms a continuous protective film on the painted surface it is applied to, similar to a single component isocyanate that forms a clear coat finish. Opti-Coat has better chemical resistance, scratch & mar resistance, and release properties than any automotive wax coating in use. It provides permanent protection for all modern factory paints and can also be used to protect metal and hard plastic surfaces. A single layer of Opti-Coat measures approximately 2 microns in thickness.

When compared to other paint protection products

  • Opti-Coat is more than 100 times thicker, with tests showing a wax coating measuring less than 0.02 microns.
  • Opti-Coat effectively absorbs damage that otherwise disrupt the factory paint layers.
  • Swirl marks and light scratches are not only decreased by the harder Optimum ceramic coating, but the factory paint is protected and preserved .
  • Opti-Coat is completely resistant to industrial fallout
  • Will not be permanently damaged like your factory clear coating. 
  • Opti-Coat will not edge or dissolve with repeated car washes unlike certain wax products