Paint Correction Car Detailing


Have you taken a good look at your cars paintwork lately? Over time it can lose its clarity and may be in need of a freshen up.  Take a closer look at the paintwork is it looking dull, has swirl marks and scratches appeared in it if so it may need a paint correction detail to bring back the lustre within the paintwork.   At Top Car Detailing we can remove all the swirl marks, scratches and holograms and restore your cars appearance back to showroom condition.

Having a paint correction detail on your car can eliminate almost all of the defects in the paintwork and bring it back to a mirror finish.  Paint correction is a time and labour-intensive job, it’s a work of art only mastered by the select few.  Having the Knowledge and with over 18 year’s experience mastering the machine and using the proper polishing techniques is what separates a Professional Detailer (Top Car Detailing) from the rest.

At Top Car Detailing we are entrusted with lots of cars from Audi, BMW, Supercars, Bentleys, Ferraris etc it’s all about the finish and restoring the cars appearance.  We have people come to us who have had work done on their cars by unskilled machine operatives detailers, dealerships and body shops, who have not got the years of experience and technical knowhow we have acquired.

After having a paint correction detail, we would also recommend you to take a look at our additional Protective Coatings to protect your vehicle long-term.  We can also advise you on choosing the correct coating for your car.   Take a look at the video of the VW Sirocco that came in for a paint correction detail, we turned this car from a swirled mess to a Mirror Finish here at Top Car Detailing.


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Depending on the condition of your cars paintwork the amount of machine polishing may vary from a single stage to a 3 or 4 stage machine polish to remove defects.

The aim of this is to remove even deeper scratches bird etchings sanding marks and any buffer trails that may have been left over from a car body-shop.

We recommend a major paint correction detail for cars that have no clarity and have heavy swirl marks and micro-marring in the paintwork and our aim is to rejuvenate the finish and bring your cars paintwork back to a showroom shine.  We can offer you a free consultation to discuss your car detailing requirements, please feel free to contact us and make an appointment where we can give you professional advice regarding your car.


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  • “I saw the Top Car Detailing Van whilst I was out driving and was impressed so I took the number down of it. I telephoned Barry who came out to give me a free estimate on my Honda S 2000. The paintwork he said was in very good condition and after discussing things I decided to have the Glass Coat Finish absolutely outstanding work I would highly recommend Barry for his professionalism and his attention to detail.”

    George Kelly, from St Helens
    Honda S2000
  • Hi Barry,
    Just to let you know that I have completed the guarantee form and sent it to Gtechniq.
    Thank you so much for all your hard work detailing the Porsche Macan it looks absolutely stunning, the water beading is amazing.
    Thanks also for the info regarding the alloys for my BMW.
    Best wishes from Rachel and myself.
    Kind regards.

    Rick from North Wales
    Porsche Macan
  • I have recently had some work done on my Audi A4 at Top Car Detailing by Barry. I’m really pleased with the work. The car was only a month old and had lots of swirl marks, especially down the side. Barry worked really hard to get the marks out and kept me updated the whole way through the process. The results are fantastic! It looks like brand new paintwork. I was extremely impressed with the service and think it is great value for money. I would highly recommend this service to all my family and friends in the future!

    Mr Luke McNamee from the North West
    Audi A4
  • “After many weeks looking for the right car, my next mission came after seeing the state of a brand new BMW M5. Even though it had been a demo with 2000 miles on it, every panel was swirled and was covered in light scratches.

    I found Top Car Detailing, made a call and went to meet Barry. Within seconds I knew I was leaving my car. Not only does his 13 year old vans’ paintwork look better than mine, but he was also working on a beautiful red Ferrari. He has an in-depth of knowledge of his products at a chemistry level! The workshop is kept immaculate with meticulous detail inside.

    On arriving back I was met by a car which I could only imagine leaving Germany in this condition, still warm off the line! I will be bringing another car soon and all will be maintained by Barry, Top Car Detailing for sure.”

    Lee, from Liverpool
    BMW M5
  • “My BMW paintwork was quite faded and had scratches and patches which I thought was caused by bird lime. I found Top Car Detailing on the internet and Barry came out to see me. He advised me to have a paint correction detail which took just over a day to do. He did a fantastic job I could see my reflection in the paintwork. I will certainly be using Top Car Detailing again in the future.”

    Mr A Lindon, from Liverpool
  • “I heard about Top Car Detailing and went to see Barry with my VW Transporter Van . We discussed finishes and I decided to go with the Glass Coat Finish. I knew their were lots of scratches and the paint was quite dull but when I went to pick it up I could not believe the finish it was better than when I bought it. “Highly Recommended”

    Richard Woodward, from Cheshire
    VW Transporter Van
  • “I have been interested in keeping my cars looking good and using appropriate finishes on them for a few years now and have been known to attempt some minor polishing myself but safe to say after seeing the quality of Barry’s work and the attention to detail on my latest car I will be leaving all my detailing needs to Barry from now on. The depth of shine from the multi product Gtechniq solution I chose is outstanding and all of the minor issues on the car were sorted before hand with a single stage polish – despite is being a brand new car it had still picked up some swirling and tree resin which needed to be dealt with.

    I know my car is more modest than some that Barry works with but he still showed the enthusiasm and focus that I imagine he does with all cars, the modern studio is also immaculate and Barry’s knowledge and pride in his work is obvious. I have no hesitation in recommending both Gtechniq products and Barry to anyone with a car in need of some TLC!”

    MR P Welch
    BMW 5 Series
  • “I took my Porsche 911 for the glass coat finish to Barry at Top Car Detailing when I went to collect the car I was amazed at the detail, the reflections were just like a mirror I wouldn’t trust my car with anyone else.”

    Mike Redmond, MD of Airtec Filtration Ltd
    Porsche 911
  • In considering an appropriate finish for my new Mercedes GLC I was somewhat nervous about someone working on my new ex-factory paintwork. However, a few minutes discussion with Barry of Top Car Detailing put my mind at rest, he is a passionate professional and his enthusiasm shines through. He did a fantastic job and met my specification and exceeded my expectations. The advice about what I needed and how to maintain the finish was also top class.”

    MR B Burnet
    Mercedes GLC
  • I have entrusted Barry Polding to detail a number of my cars in the past, all of which I have been extremely pleased with.

    I was entering my Ferrari 308 GTS QV into the annual Ferrari Owners Club Concours competition as I do each year, but I wanted to really improve the paintwork.  I turned to Barry and he went about a complete detailing programme and spent almost a week in preparation and polishing.  The car looked stunning upon completion and was a marked improvement on what I had been able to achieve previously.

    The very pleasing result was the car was awarded “The most improved car in show” and Barry’s hard work really paid off.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Barry and his company to work on similar vehicles in the future and I certainly will be utilising his services again.

    Mr MC _ Liverpool
    Ferrari 308 GTS QV


What is car detailing?

Car detailing is the process of deep cleaning and rejuvenating a cars appearance, this would involve machine polishing using various compounds and pads to remove the defects in the paintwork like holograms, swirl marks, scratches and paint marring. This can be a time consuming job that can take from 1 to 5 days depending on the amount of paint correction thats needed to bring your car back to a Mirror Finish.

Which cars can benefit from Detailing?

All cars would benefit from a professional detail to protect and maintain their paintwork. We have worked on all makes and model of cars, including Audi, BMW, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche, Range Rover and Tesla. View our Portfolio for more examples of our work.

What is paint swirling?

Paint swirling or paint swirls are usually circular marks and light scratches in the cars paintwork, they can be caused by many things but mainly incorrect washing and drying methods.

What detailing products do you use?

We have a tried and tested range of products from various manufacturers including Gtechniq ceramic and our unique glass coat finish for the ultimate protection.  I find that these products in particular not only deliver stunning show winning results but more importantly they keep on protecting your car for much longer than some of the other products out there. If you have a particular product in mind that you would like to enquire about then please don’t hesitate to ask.

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What is snow foam?

Snow foam is a dense foam that used to cover the car, it clings to vertical surfaces which we typically leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off. Snow foam agitates any surface dirt and then holds onto it until rinsing.

What does a clay bar do?

A clay bar is a soft synthetic clay used to remove surface contaminants such as brake dust, small metallic particles and industrial fallout. You can feel this on a freshly washed car just by running your fingers over the paintwork. If your fingers drag then the car is probably ready for a full detail including a clay bar treatment which is just one stage of a correct car detail.

How much does car detailing cost?

This varies from car to car and is dependant on age, condition and the level to which you want to take your car. some detailing processes can take from 1 – 2 days or even 5 days depending on the condition of the cars paintwork!. We are happy to supply you with a free no-obligation quote for detailing your car.

Do you need to collect my car?

That’s optional you can if you wish drop your car of at our detailing studio or I can collect your car as I am fully insured to drive your vehicle and return it when completed.

I have another question.

If you have any more questions about car detailing or our services then please use the top car detailing contact form here.