Southern's paintwork correction stage 1
From £280 for a small to medium car please call or email for an instant quote.

A single-stage machine polish is aimed at vehicles that would need very minor scratch and correction work but bring the paintwork up to a high gloss finish before any coatings are applied. This service usually takes a team of two 4 hours.


  • Car pre-rinsed to remove any light dirt etc.

  • Wheels deep cleaned removing brake dust using non-acidic cleaners and soft brushes. 

  • Inner wheel arches jet washed ensuring any built-up dirt is removed.

  • Car pre-washed in either citrus or Bilt Hamber snow foam to break down any road grime, tree sap, bird mess, bugs, etc.

  • Soft detailing brushes and APC (Surfex HD) are used on window rubbers, fuel filler, and intricate areas for the extra dirt removal.

  • Bodywork hand washed using the two bucket method, soft microfibre mitts, and Bilt Hamber luxury car shampoo to ensure a wonderfully soft and thorough clean.

  • The door and boot shuts cleaned.

  • The vehicle is then gently dried using new microfibre towels.

  • Fall out remover applied to paintwork to decontaminate.

  • The lower half of the car is treated with Autosmart Tardis tar remover.

  • Bodywork rinsed off.

  • Car clay barred to remove any remaining contamination

  • Final rinse and dry.


  • Delicate areas masked off with protection tape.

  • Single-stage machine polish using suitable paint refining products and pads, and inspection lamp checked throughout the process ensuring consistency.


  • The paint is then sealed with either wax or spray sealants to lock in the gloss and refined paint.

  • Ceramic coating can be applied at this stage, please see our protection menu for details.