Restore your paint to a mirror finish

Our experience, research and development has made Gloss-It Detail Studio a leading expert in repairing the damage caused by the elements and poor paint care. Like polishing a diamond, our process removes imperfections and smooths the surface for a mirror-like finish. Request an Appointment Today!

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Paint Correction

Gloss-It Detail Studio in Las Vegas, NV has perfected the Art of Polishing Automotive Finishes since 1990. Our specialty has become luxury, exotic and show cars because of our understanding of the type of paint imperfections found on most common cars. The paint correction process is much more than applying car wax to fill in scratches – it involves careful removal of contaminants, polishing of the paint service to level the surface and applying long-term paint protection.

Who Needs Paint Correction? Anyone that has noticed his or her car finish has a dull, scratched, oxidized, orange peel, water spotted or swirled appearance. In most cases, Gloss-It Detail Studio can correct a vehicle’s finish to better than new condition. Our paint correction detailing services are the best alternative to having a visit a body shop for repaint and is perfect for cars that could lose value if repainted. The Gloss-It Paint Correction Process will help maintain the full car value.


Common imperfections include water spots, deep scratches, micro-scratches and swirls.

90% percent of a great paint finish is in polishing and correction.

  • Step 1 – Repair

    Removing surface contaminants is the first step in the repair process. The vehicle’s finish is washed then moves to the important clay bar treatment. Many believe a car is clean after a wash, but it is the clay bar that removes the contaminants that interfere with the paint’s appearance. Not only does the clay bar make the surface look better, but also makes sure there are no particles present when moving to the later stages of sanding, buffing and polishing.


    The car isn’t clean until a clay bar treatment picks removes contaminants.

    After careful inspection of the paintwork for imperfections, we start the process of leveling the paint surface by no less then 1000th of an inch up to 1mil paint depth removal. This is a process that goes beyond the standard buffing to remove deeper scratches, orange peal and other surface imperfections. Gloss-It cutting polish products are used in multiple steps to remove, not hide, all problems with the clear coat that hamper the ability of light to be directly reflected. It is this step that creates a true mirror-like finish. It leaves the paint 75% – 80% free of imperfections and ready for step 2 – finish polishing.


    Paint thickness is measured as a safety precaution before scratches and imperfections are removed.

  • Step 2 – Restore

    This is the step that takes a great, level surface and makes it perfect. Oftentimes, full paint correction will require multiple stages of polishing with smaller scratches being removed in each progressive step until the surface is perfectly smooth.


    Multiple levels of polishing remove the scratches that deflect light resulting in a mirror-like finish.

    Once the vehicle paintwork has been re-leveled and all imperfections removed you will notice light reflects with a sharpness and brilliance much like a diamond that has been perfectly cut and polished, leaving no imperfections and the color of the vehicle greatly enhanced. The ultimate goal is to bring out the paint on a level that almost appears surreal and has the warmth and look of a smooth pool of wet paint laying on the surface.


    The Bentley before and after repair and restoration.

  • Step 3 – Protect

    The final step is protecting the paint finish from harsh weather elements, fallout contamination, harmful UV Sun rays as well as help prevent and reduce future scratching. We only use exclusive Gloss-It protective treatments products that are designed to have the ultimate depth and clarity of the most expensive carnauba paste waxes but are polymer-based to provide the best protection for extended periods of time and maintain the highest level of gloss retention available. This protective sealer bonds with the clear coat and continues to protect through continued washing and harsh weather.

    Gloss-It offers two Exclusive Paint Finish Coatings:


    This was the first 6 month paint protection coating we offered more than 13 years ago and has been the choice of over 90% percent of our loyal customer base. This coating is ideal for maintaining gloss retention and a wet, deep gloss that has you looking to admire you car every time you park and walk away – admiring the finish with a big smile.

    6 month Gloss-It guarantee!
    Recommend for: Luxury & exotic vehicles.


    High-Gloss Coating: great look, long protection.


    We wanted to offer a coating that could last longer, look like a deep pool of wet paint, have a warmth, shimmer and color enhancement that looks almost surreal when applied and offers at least 12 to 14 month durability in any climate. This coating was designed with Gloss-It and Rich Light to be the ultimate in paint protection. Pictures do no justice and words cannot describe what this looks like in person.

    12 month Gloss-It guarantee!
    Recommend for: The true car enthusiast wanting the very best!


    Signature Gloss Coating: the very best finish, one year protection.

    Please note: the protection step is not included in the hourly paint correction. High-Gloss and Signature Finish Coating additional charge will apply.

  • Pricing Structure

    Gloss-It Detail Studio will analyze the finish with a paint correction demo to assess and give options of paint correction varying from 60% to 95% imperfection removal.


    *Does not include final treatment finish choice.

    The cost for paint correction will vary depending on the size, condition, and the level of correction that fits your expectations and budget. Our hourly studio rate is $79.00 per hour per man, which includes labor and material.

    A 50% percent deposit is required to reserve a paint correction appointment in order to book the man hours to complete. A three day cancellation notice is needed to refund any deposits and must be in writing or by email.

    Price will also vary based on final Protection choice, expectations and budget.

    When making an appointment online, please be sure to include four images of you car that clearly show the imperfections that bother you. This will help us know what paint correction options are needed and what your expectations are.


ADDITIONAL CHARGES
Additional charges for larger vehicles (i.e. Tahoes, Minivans, etc.), pet hair, tree sap, heavy smoke residue/odor, heavy road tar, vinyl roofs, wet sanding, heavy scratches, hard water spots, swirl marks, wax buildup or oxidation.

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Customer Testimonials

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Rich has applied his paint correction magic to both my Jaguars. My 2011 Jaguar XJL had lots of small scratches on it even brand new. Rich's team made it look better than the day I took delivery and they did that one year after the fact. My 2012 Jag XK convertible is black and came full of light swirl marks. Rich's guys applied masterful paint correction and now my black Jag is also better than when I took delivery. Rich isn't the cheapest guy in town but he is the best - and don't forget to buy some of those special towells and GlossIt from him so you can keep the car looking great after he's done with it!

Scott Bourne
2011 Jaguar XJL

Rich and his Gloss-It crew did an excellent job on restoring the paint on my Countach I would not let any one else touch it. Only Gloss-It Detail Stuido. They also did a great job applying clear shield paint protection to prevent against rock chip damage.

Mark Levine
Black 1986 Lamborghini Countach

Rich, all I can say is WOW!! The paint restoration work done took out all the car wash swirls and light scratchs. The car looks better than new. The Clear Shield Paint Protection is pefect and covers the entire hood and front fender. You can even see it on. Finally your new product to care for the leather from your Gloss-It appearence products. Its better than anything I have seen or used. Plus it gives it that new leather scent. Thanks again for the great job you and your team did.

Don Cramer
Ferrari F355 GTS

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