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Old 09-18-2016, 12:11 PM   #1
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Question for those with matte paint.

I'm seriously considering getting my car painted and cleared to matte white. For those who have matte painted there car, do you have problems with the clear coat? I know there's a slight difference in washing the car, but have you ran into any problems or inconveniences when washing the car? Will I need to store the car or can it bake outdoors like the rest?

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That's going to vary depending on the paint. I'd ask the person you plan on using to paint your car, they should know the product they are using pretty well.

With any matte paint, taking care of it becomes much more difficult. You don't want to use any wax, so you have to be careful not to use soaps or detailing spray with waxes in them. You can't really buff or polish it, so damage is harder to repair. If you really want to do matte, I'd consider doing a wrap instead of paint. At least with a wrap it would be easier to repair one section instead of having to do a respray and blend. Wraps are also typically a bit more durable and easier to clean than paint.
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If you really want to do matte, I'd consider doing a wrap instead of paint. At least with a wrap it would be easier to repair one section instead of having to do a respray and blend. Wraps are also typically a bit more durable and easier to clean than paint.
x2, roll wrap or spray wrap it.
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a lot of $ for something that is going to make it harder to maintain.

sorry, I know that ain't the question you asked.

matte with clear coat? wouldn't that just be regular white?
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a lot of $ for something that is going to make it harder to maintain.

sorry, I know that ain't the question you asked.

matte with clear coat? wouldn't that just be regular white?
I'm not positive, but I think they can load matting agents into clear coat to make it more opaque and less shiny than just regular clear coat. It would serve the same function as a barrier on top the color coat, just less shiny.

But like you said, not very cost efficient (especially versus wrapping).
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a lot of $ for something that is going to make it harder to maintain.

sorry, I know that ain't the question you asked.

matte with clear coat? wouldn't that just be regular white?
No. When the technique first came out, yes. Since then, matte paint protection has evolved. Once you've applied your paint, you can apply the clear coat. It's virtually the same process as a normal paint job.

Eastwood Rat Rod Matte Clear Quart Kit

I'm just worried about the durability of the paint and clear. I've also considered the vinyl wrap and plastidip.
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No. When the technique first came out, yes. Since then, matte paint protection has evolved. Once you've applied your paint, you can apply the clear coat. It's virtually the same process as a normal paint job.

Eastwood Rat Rod Matte Clear Quart Kit

I'm just worried about the durability of the paint and clear. I've also considered the vinyl wrap and plastidip.
Clear coat is primarily for UV protection; and originally gloss. A matte clear finish will be as durable as any other clear. The problem you have is in the detailing and paint correction if the need arises (and it will). Matte clear cannot be filled if scratched.
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Clear coat is primarily for UV protection; and originally gloss. A matte clear finish will be as durable as any other clear. The problem you have is in the detailing and paint correction if the need arises (and it will). Matte clear cannot be filled if scratched.
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I painted several parts on my car Matte Black. However....I use Gloss or Satin paint with a Matte Clear Coat. Works better & looks better than using Flat or Matte Paint. I use to use Flat paint with a Matte Clear Coat & it does not look as good. Found out about using Gloss Paint with a Matte Clear Coat on some Automotive Painting websites. Tried it & it works great !!!
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if you ever decided to sell your car, it may be more difficult as most like a car that shines.

wrap it as can always remove it.
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I would go with wrap over dip. Wrap has a nicer finish and is more durable.
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