#1 Best Paint Correction • In Thurston County & South Sound

Thurston County

Paint correction

Using professional grade machinery and proper lighting, with a combination of wet sanding, compounds, polishes and specialty pads, we can remove scratches and swirls from your clear coat achieving that rich glossy mirror finish, restoring it to better than factory.

Gtechniq USA


Restore to perfection

Paint Correction refers to the process of restoring and rejuvenating the vehicles paint through the elimination of surface imperfections that dull the surface by reflecting light off in various directions, therefore detracting from a true reflection.

These imperfections include scratch and swirl marks, oxidation and fading, paint holograms, bird dropping etching and water spot damage. Once paint is corrected, it is a great idea to pair with one of our ceramic coating packages to lock in and protect from future defects.


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Paint enhancement

Duration: 6 hours

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This package is designed for car enthusiasts who use their vehicles as daily drivers but still want them to look sleek and stylish.

Exterior gentle wash
Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
Non-sling tire dressing applied
Contaminants removal process
Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
Digital Paint Inspection
Single Stage Pass via DA Polisher

Starts at $399

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level 2

Duration: 2-3 days

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We do two passes with our Dual Action Orbital and/or Rotary. First pass we compound to remove light to moderate scratches and swirls.  Second pass we use finishing pads and polishes to buff for shine and clarity. Level 2 removes 75-90% of scratches and swirls.

Exterior gentle wash
Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
Non-sling tire dressing applied
Contaminants removal process
Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
Digital Paint Inspection
Dual Stage pass via DA/Rotary Polishers

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level 3

Duration: 3-4 days

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Scratches and Swirls will be 95-100% removed with this package. Paint will be back to Pristine condition, after we are done!

Exterior gentle wash
Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
Non-sling tire dressing applied
Contaminants removal process
Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
Digital Paint Inspection
Wet Sanding of Paint Surface
Dual Stage pass via DA/Rotary Polishers

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640 O'Leary St NW, Olympia, WA 98502, USA

+1 360-995-1810

Caro Romano Rosa
2 months ago
I recently visited this auto detail shop to get a ceramic coat applied to my brand new Crosstrek. John, the owner, is an awesome person who took the time to educate me on maintaining the coating. His diverse pricing options cater to various budgets. The results were outstanding; despite daily rain, the coating is holding up beautifully. This shop is now my go-to for all car needs. Thank you, John, for the exceptional service!
Steve Lynch
8 months ago
I recently took my black, GMC AT-4 HD truck to John to have ceramic coating. The truck looks amazing, actually better than when it was brand new. The truck looks like a black mirror. I could not be happier with the job John did and the service and care he puts into every job he does.
Daniel Browning
a year ago
As a business owner myself, I am very cautious about whom I leave reviews for… as I would expect my customers to be. Oly Recon is hands down the best ‘detail’ shop I’ve ever used… although it’s much more than a detail. Completely reconditioned my old Land Rover… took a 20 year old paint job and made it darn near new. The ceramic coating is absolutely phenomenal. Today I took my wife’s Cadillac in for its quarterly detail and ceramic touch up. Looks better than the day we bought it. I won’t say it’s cheap!… but its absolutely fair!… And if you care about your rig, this is the spot. He’s taken care of all our rigs for 3+ years now. Worth every penny!
Tracy Dugard
10 months ago
We are very happy with the work John did. Didn't know what to expect with the ceramic coating on our Mustang but we just picked it up this evening and were blown away with the quality of his work and attention to detail. Would definitely recommend him to anybody that wants a first class professional to work on their baby. Awesome job.
Cathy Overton
2 months ago
I highly recommend John and Olympia Auto Recon for your vehicle detailing. I called him while price shopping for ceramic coating and protection for my new BMW. He spent time with me explaining the processes available and the pros and cons to ceramic coating and PPF. His prices were competitive with other establishments, and well below the basic services the dealership was offering. I ended up deciding on a 9 year Ceramic coating, window and wheel coating, and he referred me to Tint Fresh LLC(also highly recommended ) for PPF on the front of my car as well. When I took it in for the detailing, he cleaned and checked for paint correction, took it to Tint Fresh for the PPF, then completed the ceramic coating process. When we picked it up he gave us many tips on how to wash and keep the coating looking pristine. The car looks beautiful, and it was wonderful to work with John and his crew.

Our Portfolio

Over 30 Years of Experience

Sometimes the best way to understand what’s possible is to see the results. We’ve had decades of experience and hundreds of happy clients that have been blown away by the results when they come to pick their car up. We’ve worked with a wide range of cars over the years, so take a look on the main portfolio page and view by car make.

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Address: 640 O’Leary St NW, Olympia, WA 98502, US

Phone: 360-995-1810

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Appointment Only)

Have more questions?

Get the answers to your most common queries regarding our Paint Correction & Enhancement process and services to get a smooth start in your detailing journey.

Is paint correction worth the cost?

The cost of paint correction can vary depending on the level of correction required and the size of the vehicle. While it may be more expensive than a basic detailing job, the results can be well worth the cost, as it can greatly enhance the appearance and protection of the vehicle’s paint finish. Additionally, a well-done paint correction can increase the resale value of the vehicle.

How long does paint correction last?

The length of time that paint correction lasts depends on several factors, such as the quality of the products used, how the vehicle is maintained after the correction, and the driving conditions the vehicle is exposed to. In general, a properly done paint correction can last for several years.

Can paint correction damage the paint?

When done correctly by a professional detailer, paint correction should not damage the paint. However, if done improperly, it is possible to remove too much clear coat, leaving the paint vulnerable to damage.

How long does paint correction take?

The length of time it takes to complete a paint correction job depends on several factors, such as the size of the vehicle, the severity of the imperfections, and the level of correction required. In general, a basic paint correction job can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, while a more extensive correction can take several days.

Can paint correction be done by hand?

While it is possible to do paint correction by hand, it is much more time-consuming and less effective than using specialized tools and equipment. Professional detailers typically use a combination of machine polishers and abrasive compounds to achieve the best results.

What is the difference between paint correction and detailing?

Detailing is a more general term that refers to the cleaning, polishing, and protecting of a vehicle’s exterior and interior surfaces. Paint correction is a specific process within detailing that involves removing imperfections from the paint finish.

I took it to another detailer and it looks worse now. Can you fix it?

We get this all the time. We usually get the vehicle with a bunch of holograms in the paint and wax all in the emblems and honeycomb areas. This is clear signs of an inexperienced detailer with a rotary and a wool pad and with too much compound or polish, and not properly trim masking around vehicle prior to polishing.

Does Paint Correction Remove the Clear Coat from my vehicle?

No, paint correction should not remove the clear coat from your vehicle. Paint correction is a process of removing a very thin layer of clear coat, or paint, from the surface of your car to remove imperfections such as swirl marks, scratches, or oxidation. However, if done correctly and with the proper tools and techniques, it should not remove more than a small fraction of the clear coat.

It’s important to note that if the clear coat is already very thin or damaged, then paint correction may not be the best solution, as it could potentially remove too much of the clear coat and cause further damage. In such cases, it’s important to consult a professional detailer or automotive paint specialist for guidance on the best course of action.