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Old 10-29-2013, 11:36 AM   #18
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And the reason you won't see it as a production color is because it's a satin finish - you can't bush or polish scratches out of satin paint, it'll make the paint shiny. You're only option for paint "repair" is to repaint the panel.
And therefore it is a no-go for those of us actually tracking the car. Impossible to clean the clag off without destroying the paint.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:58 AM   #19
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Turned out pretty nice on these two Camaros:




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Old 10-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #20
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He's right, listen to the man!

Also, isn't it extremely difficult to paint satin colors correctly?

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The colors aren't satin; the clear coat is.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #21
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It's not a "high maintenance" thing - it's literally that you can't maintain it. Ask any professional detailer, they'll tell you that you can't polish or buff a satin/matte finish.
That's not a problem Stig - that's a benefit. I had a satin black Harley for years. You never polished it. Wash, dry, plus they they make satin finish cleaners, which is what I used on my matte black stripes.

BTW, the matte finish held up better the gloss finish... no swirls, etc.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #22
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He's right, listen to the man!

Also, isn't it extremely difficult to paint satin colors correctly?

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That's not a problem Stig - that's a benefit. I had a satin black Harley for years. You never polished it. Wash, dry, plus they they make satin finish cleaners, which is what I used on my matte black stripes.

BTW, the matte finish held up better the gloss finish... no swirls, etc.
I'm just saying - I talked to Adam's and Detailer's Domain about repainting my camaro in a satin black pearl, both said that if I was planning on driving the car to not do a satin finish.
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Nick,

Who did those?
Idk, I just looked it up on google lol

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Old 10-29-2013, 12:47 PM   #24
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I'm just saying - I talked to Adam's and Detailer's Domain about repainting my camaro in a satin black pearl, both said that if I was planning on driving the car to not do a satin finish.
I know... I heard the exact same thing when I bought the flat black harley. But I can tell you that after 2 years, it looked like new (about 10,000 miles).

I can't say the same for the gloss black one I had for about the same time. Since my Camaro is gloss black too... it has swirls, nicks, dings, scratches, etc. in the paint. Could some be buffed out? yeah, but most would need repainted as well.

But as I said in earlier posts, I think that satin white pearl stripes could make killer ghost stripes on a summit white car... say a ZL1. :thumb up:
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[QUOTE=steel insane;7137582]That's not a problem Stig - that's a benefit. I had a satin black Harley for years. You never polished it. Wash, dry, plus they they make satin finish cleaners, which is what I used on my matte black stripes.

BTW, the matte finish held up better the gloss finish... no swirls, etc.[/QUOTE


Most owners of both don't ride their motorcycles everyday as they do with their cars. The motorcycle is going to be a lot easier to maintain against rock chips and door dings than a car!
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #26
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You guys know that in 2010 Mercedes Benz came out with satin finish on a lot of there car's, so you know there are cleaners for them, i was thinking of using there paint, will see.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:00 PM   #27
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Pretty sure the Z/28 paint job we are seeing is a stock Cadillac color...
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You guys would be surprised at the colors you can do with plasti dip.



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Old 10-29-2013, 06:45 PM   #29
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You guys know that in 2010 Mercedes Benz came out with satin finish on a lot of there car's, so you know there are cleaners for them, i was thinking of using there paint, will see.
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If it's a custom blend it won't have a paint code - like the satin black pearl I wanted to paint my 2011 didn't have a paint code.

And the reason you won't see it as a production color is because it's a satin finish - you can't bush or polish scratches out of satin paint, it'll make the paint shiny. You're only option for paint "repair" is to repaint the panel.
That said, why not offer it anyway?
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:40 AM   #31
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That said, why not offer it anyway?
Because as a manufacturer you have to deal with customers complaining about all the shiny spots in their matte paint job? Look at it from GM's point of view... pretty as it is, it's not practical for a track car.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #32
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Because as a manufacturer you have to deal with customers complaining about all the shiny spots in their matte paint job? Look at it from GM's point of view... pretty as it is, it's not practical for a track car.
There are many manufacturers offering matte finish vehicles - I've already posted Harley & Mercedes examples.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:19 AM   #33
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High maintenance on satin finishes is not necessarily true.

Harley Davidson has been using them on many models for many years. From flat to pearl to flip flop colors.

MOF, check out the 2013 V ROD, which has a satin finish pearl white finish. (white hot denim)

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...scle.html#!pnw
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Satin or matte is not hard to maintain. White I've heard is tough. As for repairing a scratch, I'm not sure how it will be done but Hyundai must know something after releasing the below yet in a matte gunmetal color last year.
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Satin or matte is not hard to maintain. White I've heard is tough. As for repairing a scratch, I'm not sure how it will be done but Hyundai must know something after releasing the below yet in a matte gunmetal color last year.
My guess is a scratch has to be reprinted. So yes, not high maintenance - but you'll be paying a pretty penny if you have to repaint each time you get a scratch.
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