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Increase the gloss and shine on your Car With a level 1 correction.

Level 1 Paint Correction and Polish for Insane Gloss & Shine

Mendez Mobile Detailing LLC

A Step above our Paint enhancement, our level 1 paint correction involves a one-step polish process to enhance the paint's gloss and appearance. It addresses minor surface imperfections such as light swirl marks, scratches, and dullness.


Many benefits that you get from this service


  • Refine your Paint - This will completely transform the exterior paintwork and give it a much deeper gloss since we will remove all swirls and scratches to the best of our abilities.

  • High-end Protection - this level 1 polish, paired with the ceramic coating is a power combo for newer vehicles making it perfect for new car prep.

  • Out with Old, In with the NEW- Remove that old dull layer of paint, and give your vehicle a fresh new shine!


Level 1 - Paint Correction Process

  1. Wash and decontaminate the vehicle's exterior.

  2. Inspection for surface imperfections.

  3. Light swirl and scratch removal.

  4. Application of a mild polishing compound.

  5. Enhancement of paint gloss and clarity.

  6. Basic protection or sealant application.

  7. Final inspection for quality.

Ideal for "New" to "Newer" Vehicles with Minor Defects

Ideally the type of client for this service is going to be someone who’s looking to improve their cars shine.

You've had enough, your paint just doesn't seem to shine like it once used to! Wash & waxing just isn't working anymore for you.

What is the Level 1 Paint Polish?

When it comes to paint correction and restoration there are a few different stages, those different stages give you drastically different results.

The level 1 stage is just the Polishing. During this single stage polish your vehicles paintwork will be properly prepped and left looking flawless.

Ideally this service will be for cars with a paint job that have light swirl marks and minor scratching since they can be removed up to 80% with this service.


If your vehicle has deep scratches and heavy swirl marks it may need a much deeper paint correction service like our level 2.


Unlike the level 2, the one step polish will not cut deep into the paint, your vehicle will simply be lightly polished to remove up to 80% of your cars imperfections.

Level 1

Vehicle size: Size chart








Real Results. Real Reviews. Happy Customers

Kiley S. Chesterfield

My car looks amazing! It is like a brand new car and I am super happy with the detail! Thank you!

average rating is 4.5 out of 5

The interior of the car had been hit by mold. Full interior cleaned and shampooed. Great service.

average rating is 4.5 out of 5

Mark P. Chester

Great experience with the Ceramic coating. The car was left like new 100% recommended

average rating is 4.5 out of 5

Paint Polishing Process - Level 1

  1. Properly wash

    1. The wheels, fenders, and tires will be cleaned

    2. Bugs will be removed from vehicle front bumper

    3. Hand wash & Hand dry

    4. Engine compartments are cleaned


  1. Decontamination

    1. Fully APC rinse vehicle (degreaser) breaking down tree sap and other grime from your car's paint

    2. Spray iron remover to eliminate brake dust, and other elements from Richmond VA (tree sap, water etching, etc.)


  1. Paint Polish

    1. Lightly polish paintwork to remove swirls and light scratches

    2. Protect the polishing with a protective sealant


A paint polish is typically something you should get done atleast once a year. That is, if you don’t have the ceramic coating (which offers the best protection for your car).


Typically once the polish is done, it is also sealed. The sealant will act as the barrier between your car's paint and that scratch mark that may be added later down the line.


Keep in mind that Wax, Sealants, and Ceramic coatings are all protective barriers, some are just far more durable than others.


With this sealant, your vehicle will be Clay bar, and decontaminated making your car's paint feel smooth and stay protected for up to 12 months.



  • Richmond

  • Chesterfield

  • Henrico

  • Glenn Allen

  • Midlothian

  • Powhatan

  • Short Pump

  • Hopewell/ Chester

FAQ: Level 1 - Paint Polishing

Will this remove ALL scratches from my paint?


No, the one-stage polish is only going to improve your paint by about 50-70%. This is designed to eliminate minor scratches and swirls.


If your vehicle has tons of scratches you may benefit from a service like the level 2. 


Will you come to me?


Typically for a service like this one we would need to perform under a controllable environment. This service will only be shop based since we are driven to provide your car with the best care.


Does the price change?


It depends, to be fair, we send out price estimates to our clients. Doing so will give you a sense of relief knowing what it may cost for your desired results.


We also do test spot assessments upon arrival, and based on your budget and expectations we can agree on a set price in person.


How does Scheduling work?


Getting on the books is not too difficult, if you simply fill out a form someone will reach out to you at our earliest convenience.


We are typically booked 2 weeks out in advance so you have plenty of time to do research and fully prepare for your car's transformation.


How often should I get this service?


It depends, if you’re strictly doing this solo, meaning you aren’t adding a long term protection like a ceramic coating. 


Then you ideally would want to do this at least 1 time a year since the protective sealant isn’t as durable as the ceramic coatings which can last up to a full 10 years! 


Do I pay in Full Now or Later?

We require a deposit of $200 for any and all Paint correction services. However the full price will be paid upon completion of the paint polish and or pickup.

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