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Old 10-29-2013, 10:04 AM   #15
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Turned out pretty nice on these two Camaros:




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Old 10-29-2013, 10:05 AM   #16
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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
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.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #17
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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.
He's right, listen to the man!

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

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Old 10-29-2013, 10:36 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, 10:58 AM   #19
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Turned out pretty nice on these two Camaros:




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Nick,

Who did those?
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:00 AM   #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, 11:03 AM   #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, 11:11 AM   #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, 11:47 AM   #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, 01:03 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, 02:00 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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