• Paint correction process by First Detailing Studio in Edmonton, AB

Paint Correction Process in Edmonton, AB

Our paint correction process requires in depth knowledge and full understanding of all the stages. First Detailing Studio continuously invest in professional tools, products and staff training! We take full responsibility for our services and guarantee 100% customer satisfaction.

Paint Correction, Buffing, Machine Polishing, Wet Sanding, Re-leveling, Scratch Removal.

Stages of Professional Paint Correction Process

Edmonton's automotive exterior hand wash

1. Luxury hand wash and drying

The paint correction process starts with thorough hand washing of the vehicle. It is extremely important to wash away dust and dirt before going further with machine polishing. Our high standard hand washing process includes pre-cleaning in multiple steps and cleaning using only pH-neutral shampoo. We make sure every element of the vehicle gets properly cleaned. Once the vehicle’s washing is completed we dry it with extremely soft towels.

Iron remover decontamination system

2. Paint decontamination (de-ironing)

Even the best wash process is not able to remove all surface contaminants from the vehicle. That’s why right after the wash we move to the de-ironing step.

The iron remover surface decontamination system is completely safe and effective on automotive paint. Iron remover is sprayed on the surface and then rubbed into it. All the contamination will turn purple after being in contact with the iron remover. Then the iron remover must be completely washed away from the painted surface.

Paint decontamination is part of paint correction process

3. Paint decontamination (clay bar)

The clay bar process removes all stubborn contaminants. This step is very important because stubborn contaminants can be ground into the paint and cause more scratches while machine polishing.

During the clay bar process the painted surface is sprayed with a special clay lubricant, then the surface is gone over with a soft detailing block of clay. When the clay block glides through the thin layer of lubricant it picks up any stubborn contaminants that the wash process could not remove.

4. Paint’s clear coat inspection

Once we have removed remove all visual and hidden contaminants, the paint’s clear coat gets inspected by one of our specialists. At this step we determine what sort of correction will be required, and what tools and techniques we should be using to achieve the best results in paint correction.

Wet sanding stage in paint correction process

5. Wet sanding and re-leveling (if required)

The wet sanding process is used when buffing and polishing isn’t enough to remove deep scratches or orange peel from a vehicle’s surface. Moistened series of specially designed automotive sandpaper with very fine grit is used during the wet-sanding process. Wet-sanding removes the top layer of clear coat. This technique is used only to remove scratches that are deep within the clear coat. The painted surface then has to go though extensive re-leveling by machine polishing to bring back the gloss and shine.

Re-leveling by cut and polish using different compounds and disks

6. Buffing and machine polishing

The machine polishing step is the actual polishing of the vehicle in the paint correction process. Our specialists determine a combination of machine, pad, and polish compounds to be used to achieve the best possible results in paint correction. Usually two to four cut and polish stages are applied. Deep and large scratches are removed in the first stage of polish and then the smaller surface abrasions caused by this harsh polish are removed by the finer polish that comes after it. Every case is unique and it differs from vehicle to vehicle.

Degreasing stage helps to prepare a surface for a final sealant stage

7. Degreasing

Degreasing is a very important step that prepares painted surfaces for the final step in the paint correction process. Degreasing dissolves the rest of the surface contaminants and ensures that the seal coating will be properly applied and serve for a longer time.

Sealant is the final stage of paint correction. Ceramic pro is the best sealant.

8. Sealing

After all the paint correction steps above have been completed, it is time to seal the vehicle’s paint to protect it from further scratching. It is important to use a high quality and durable sealant. We, at First Detailing Studio, recommend to use Ceramic Pro nano coating as the sealant in paint correction process.

Ceramic Pro provides permanent paint protection, scratch resistance above 9h, weather and UV resistance and many other benefits to your vehicle’s paint.

Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you with your project!

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Testimonials

Alex was very nice and extended his hours to accommodate me. The quality and colour of the tint was beyond expectations, and the ceramic package was explained and done well. Better quality of products than other places.read more
Pavlo Lewko
17:08 16 Jun 19
This place is absolutely the Best! My brand new vehicle was covered with swirl marks and scratches.it was really bad. Alex and his crew couldn’t have made me happier. Not only did they give me the vehicle I should have received from the dealership but they are the greatest guys to deal with. They are what can I say THE BEST! Thanks to you all. Just an amazing job! I highly recommend this company. Now I’m proud to drive my truck. And now my husband has his booked. He can’t wait. Thank you all so much.❤️❤️❤️❤️read more
Helena Hainsworth
22:02 16 May 19
Took my 2013 Audi S4 here and the guys at first detailing did an amazing job on the ceramic coating and detail. I barely recognized my car when I came in and it feels like it's brand new again.read more
Adrian Gallant
02:54 14 May 19
Brought my 2015 BMW F82 M4 Coupe in for Paint Correction and Ceramic Pro Gold. The car looks better than the day I collected it from the showroom. The entire car is swirl/scratch free, and the shine from the Ceramic Pro is unreal! The team at FDS really outdid themselves and went as far as sanding and smoothing out my damaged carbon fibre front lip (Didn't tell them to do it, but they went the extra mile). Highly recommend this place for any/all your detailing and paint protection needs! Super professional, efficient, and great customer service. Ceramic Pro is definitely a pricey thing to invest in, but if you love your car, it is worth every penny!read more
Edwin Dieu
00:52 30 Apr 19
Hands down the best detailing shop in Edmonton, I am glad I put my faith in FDS for my brand new car as the Xpel Stealth that they wrapped was done marvelously. Excellent, professional service and I 100% trust FDS to handle my car. Thanks to Tommy, Emil, and Aidan for the stellar work they did on my car.read more
Frodo B
17:00 17 Apr 19
Outstanding customer service from first contact through to completion of the work. We are very impressed with the end result, the warranty and the follow up! Thank you!
Andrew Sharman
18:58 29 Jan 19
Alex and his team are extremely professional. It was my pleasure to work with them and I would recommend their services to all of my friends and family who are looking for a protective solution for their vehicle. My BMW F32 430i looks even better than when I picked it up at the dealership!read more
Steven Tang
05:01 26 Jan 19
I cannot speak highly enough about the outstanding professional work Tommy and his crew do here. They went above and beyond to make sure that our vehicle was absolutely pristine. The whole experience from start to finish was a breeze and the level of customer service they give is unmatched. They managed to fit me in short notice not once but twice, stayed late to make sure my vehicle arrived and was locked indoors, fixed all of the imperfections and damage caused by the dealership, they did it all. Above and beyond all our expectations. The quality of work performed on our vehicle made it better than new, there is no need to look anywhere else for getting work done. This is the place, you wont be disappointed.read more
Spenser Delahunt
17:26 15 Jan 19
Epic job on the 3M and detailing on our ‘19 Jetta! Quick, professional and reasonably priced. Guys are using top-not materials, and putting the passion into the labor. Highly recommend, and will definitely be back with other cars.read more
so1oma
17:11 14 Jan 19
I had a great customer experience at First Detail Studio. I first contacted Tommy in October and we have been dealing back and forth regarding the type of protection, trim color and other services for my Tesla Model 3 that was en route. He was very responsive and helpful in providing me with enough information on the options available. Fast forward to the car arriving, Tommy was able to receive the vehicle directly at their shop, during the holidays so that they could get a head start on the job. During the week long job, Tommy kept me posted on it's progress and also sent me pictures to show me the results. Upon pick up of the vehicle, I was very pleased. My expectations were exceeded and I am a very happy customer. I definitely recommend this shop to anyone looking to protect their vehicle. Thanks to Tommy and team for the beautiful work!read more
Desmond Lee
19:40 11 Jan 19
Great job on our work vehicles! You have earned a repeated customer!
AMT Roofing
20:06 18 Dec 18
We were very impressed with the service and quality of work at FDS. Tommy and his team were responsive to our questions and clear with respect to what they were going to do. We appreciated how they were upfront on price and worked with us to build the package we wanted. The paint protection film looks great; their pride in workmanship is evident.read more
Darcy Crichton
18:42 18 Nov 18
These guys are good! They provide professional service, got me in on short notice and the finish on my 2018 VW Atlas after they applied the Xpel Ultimate and Ceramic Pro was perfect. These guys go the extra mile. So glad I choose First Detailing Studio from all the other choices in Edmonton.read more
Earl Turpin
15:31 15 Nov 18
Amazing service, great prices and fantastic results! Highly recommended!
James Chapchuk
23:00 06 Nov 18
Had Xpel and Ceramic Pro installed on my Tesla. They were willing to work around my schedule. The Ceramic Pro looks great!
pacosnow
06:02 29 Oct 18
Recently picked up my Q50 and guys did a stunning job wrapping it up in a protection film. Attention to details all around, custom fitting for the hood and incredible work at lining up all pieces of the film on a geometrically tricky bumper. Knowledgeable team that will give honest recommendations on your specific case. Thank you First Detailing Studio! Will come back for Ceramic Pro.read more
Alex Ignatov
03:53 20 Sep 18
I just picked up my Audi RS7 from First Detailing Studio. The terrific reviews were what initially sent me there, and they did not disappoint. From the time I called in and spoke with Tommy, to the time I dropped off my car and met with Valentin, I felt incredibly comfortable and confident with the team at First Detailing Studio. These guys are incredibly professional and knowledgeable. My car looks absolutely mint and brand new. I would definitely recommend First Detailing Studio to anyone who loves their car and wishes to protect it with Ceramic Pro.read more
Ziad Sheena
22:36 18 Sep 18
Thank you, First Detailing Studio, for a great looking Window Tinting that you did for my vehicle here in Edmonton! It looks a lot better now! Overall had a very good experience with First Detailing Studio. I'll be back and recommend you to all my friends! Thanks!read more
Vasily Krupinov
21:31 14 Aug 18
Good service. They did perfect job with my truck. Good price for service. I really recommend this guys.
Peter
01:23 25 Jul 18
First Detailing Studio is the place to go. I took my 2017 jeep grand Cherokee srt there an got the Gold Package an the Llumar PPF. My jeep looks absolutely amazing. The staff there is awesome, They explained everything to me an answered all my questions. Ceramic Pro is truly a amazing product. I would highly recommend First Detailing Studio to anyone. Thanks again to all the staff there.read more
Gord Cumming
22:36 22 Jun 18
The folks at First Detailing we're great. Excellent customer service. Prompt appointment and done as promised. Unbelievable how the Ceramic Pro product finished my car, amazing! Everybody that sees it is amazed and wants to know more about it. Super happy with the price and final result. Thanks again guys.read more
Darrin
20:49 22 Jun 18
Dealt with Tommy over the phone. I live out of town so they were gracious enough to pick up the vehicle at the dealership. They had it all coated and back to the dealer so I could drive it off the lot protected. Great customer service and great product!read more
Andrew
22:44 07 May 18
Great experience! Tommy and the crew delivered what they promised and for the price quoted. Picked up and dropped off my car at the time said. Would highly recommend them and the Ceramic Pro service the provide.read more
Bob MacKay
21:17 27 Apr 18
These guys are great... very helpful and friendly. Did an amazing job on my vehicle. I do plan to bring future vehicles to Ceramic Pro...
Robert Nugent
16:08 25 Apr 18
Started following detailing studio on instagram and when I seen the work they were doing I had to check it out. Decided to drop in one day they were really professional and explained the packages and what is best for your needs. After showing me the show room and a couple of cars they were working on I knew I needed my car done. Couldn’t be happier with the job they did on my Hellcat. Protect your investment and book your appointment now 👌🏻read more
Brad White
06:14 25 Apr 18
These guys are fantastic, and did an amazing job on my truck. Had the PPF put on over all the more common areas for chips and scratches, then had the Ceramic Gold package added as well. Had everything done in a very timely manor with outstanding customer service. Even came out to Nisku to pick up the truck for me. Thanks again everyone. Will definitely recommend to others, and be back myself!read more
Kris Tessier
23:38 26 Mar 18
Got my lancer clay barred today. Vehicle looks amazing. Can’t believe they did that with just a simple process. My car hand grinding dust all over it from work and had started rusting the exterior. After this place worked there magic, you could not tell anything had happened. Extremely impressed. Will be bringing all my vehicles to them from now on. Thank you very much!!!read more
Franko Gherbaz
19:14 10 Mar 18
I contacted First Detailing to get a quote on film bra and ceramic coating on a 2018 Honda Odyssey and was truly surprised at the level of communication and accommodation, as well as honesty. The results were amazing! I will be a loyal customer of First Detailing Studio for many years. Thanks guys!read more
Damon Dziewiontkowski
22:32 20 Feb 18

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