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      10-21-2019, 02:30 PM   #23
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Matte cars tend to look unfinished when in white/black/grey colors. Also, impossible to keep clean if parked outside, as even washing the car requires special techniques. At my work (autobody) i will flat out refuse to work on the matte cars.
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I've tried hard to like flat/frozen colors but just can't.

Every time I see one on ANY car, including exotics and really expensive ones, I think "I wonder what color they're going to paint that primered car when they save up enough money for a paint job"
Just like when I see a white car and wonder if they could not decide on a color or when I see a white SUV I think "why didn't they just buy a refrigerator"
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maybe this is because the first vehicles i saw with matte paint were military vehicles like the stealth bomber, but...

matte paint for me looks good with very angular cars with edges, vents and blocky features. like the F80 and the Z4 above. it doesn't look as good with smoother shapes like the 911 above (no offense meant, just an opinion).
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      10-22-2019, 08:14 AM   #26
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Just like when I see a white car and wonder if they could not decide on a color or when I see a white SUV I think "why didn't they just buy a refrigerator"
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      10-23-2019, 03:11 AM   #27
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looks good if done right.

most of the matte cars i see on a regular basis are bad wraps or plastidip jobs.

from what i've heard with BMW frozen paint its a pain to keep clean and you're better off leasing it than buying it.
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      10-24-2019, 03:07 PM   #28
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I feel like nine times out of ten I'm not into that look. A lot of matte cars are matte because the paint is trashed anyways and someone just rattle bombed the car.

Typically the matte cars I liked would look good with any paint on them. There's a matte blue scion FRS near me (that's a quality wrap job) but it just looks like the paint is unfinished or fading.
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      10-25-2019, 02:59 PM   #30
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Hate the matte look and my hunch is that it's going to age like milk.
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Hate the matte look and my hunch is that it's going to age like milk.
It will turn into cheese..??
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Hate the matte look and my hunch is that it's going to age like milk.
It will turn into cheese..??
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I think only certain sleek exotic cars look good in matte paint. Sedans and regular sports coupe just can't really pull it off.

Matte paint on a sedan is like a fat middle aged man wearing Speedos!
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Hate 'em. Makes the car look like a beater.
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Hate 'em. Makes the car look like a beater.
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Purple matte mustang gt (with the actually wide tires) yesterday. Two women inside. Looked good.
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Depends on the car and color combination. Some cars work with some colors of matte but not in other colors. I has to be the right color on the right car to really work. Other wise it just looks try hard.
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There is a huge difference between factory matte paint, and anything aftermarket. Seems like a lot of these posts are referencing aftermarket variations.
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I'm not a fan of matte paint, factory or otherwise. Just saw a couple of matte red Ferrari F1 cars at the USGP and they looked worse in person than they do on tv. Hoping they go back to gloss red for next year.
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I'm not a fan of matte paint, factory or otherwise. Just saw a couple of matte red Ferrari F1 cars at the USGP and they looked worse in person than they do on tv. Hoping they go back to gloss red for next year.
They've always been that color, with or without gloss. That's what looks red on television. Also why Ferrari road cars offer Rossa Corsa and Rossa Scuderia.

But yeah, matte is not good, factory or wrapped.
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They've always been that color, with or without gloss. That's what looks red on television. Also why Ferrari road cars offer Rossa Corsa and Rossa Scuderia.

But yeah, matte is not good, factory or wrapped.
And that is your opinion. Thanks for sharing
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They've always been that color, with or without gloss. That's what looks red on television. Also why Ferrari road cars offer Rossa Corsa and Rossa Scuderia.

But yeah, matte is not good, factory or wrapped.
And that is your opinion. Thanks for sharing
As is yours, Captain Obvious. But you're also in the minority. But you know what they say about opinions.
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As is yours, Captain Obvious. But you're also in the minority. But you know what they say about opinions.
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As is yours, Captain Obvious. But you're also in the minority. But you know what they say about opinions.
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Lighten up. We've gone through this before, you're a good guy, and as always, thank you for your service. You're also on the internet. I like your posts, you've liked plenty of mine. I dislike matte cars. I'm sure I could list out enough things of mine that you'd strongly dislike and it's not going to hurt my feelings or make me call you names. I also dislike grey cars, but that's neither here nor there.

For what it's worth, the Phantom was always my favorite model growing up and I have enough respect for those that flew and crewed them that for you, I will agree to like one, matte car, even if it is grey. So now my official stance is all matte cars are bad, except yours, which is awesome.
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