Paint Correction: A Case Study – Deep Dive with Empire Auto Spa


Paint correction is more than just a cosmetic fix; it’s a transformative process that can bring a vehicle’s paint back to its original glory. Through this case study, we’ll explore a real-life example of paint correction, showcasing its impact and the expertise of the team at Empire Auto Spa.

Background: A Neglected Sedan

Mr. Johnson, a resident of Orlando, brought his 2010 sedan to Empire Auto Spa. The car, once a brilliant shade of blue, now looked dull with swirl marks, scratches, and oxidation. He had tried DIY solutions, but the results were far from satisfactory. That’s when he turned to the professionals.

The Assessment

Upon inspection, our team identified multiple issues:

  1. Swirl Marks: Caused by improper washing techniques.
  2. Deep Scratches: Likely from brushes or minor scrapes.
  3. Oxidation: Due to prolonged exposure to the sun.

The Process

1. Deep Cleaning

Before any correction, the team ensured the car was spotless. This step is crucial to remove any contaminants that might interfere with the correction process.

2. Swirl Mark Removal

Using a combination of rotary polishers and specific compounds, the team meticulously worked on each swirl mark, restoring the paint’s clarity.

3. Scratch Treatment

Deeper scratches required a more intensive approach. Wet sanding was employed to level the paint, followed by polishing to bring back the shine.

4. Oxidation Treatment

A specialized compound designed to combat oxidation was applied. This not only removed the dull, chalky appearance but also added a protective layer against future oxidation.

The Result

Mr. Johnson’s sedan was transformed. The brilliant blue shade was back, looking even better than when he first bought the car. The swirl marks, scratches, and oxidation were all but a memory.


This case study underscores the transformative power of professional paint correction. While DIY solutions might offer temporary fixes, nothing compares to the expertise and tools professionals bring to the table. Empire Auto Spa’s commitment to excellence ensured that Mr. Johnson drove away with a car that looked brand new.

For more information or to schedule a paint correction service, visit our website or call us at (407) 326-2742.