Matte Car Care Products available now!
So it seems our friend David Beckham has made a new purchase. Good for him. Recently he bought this brand new Chevy Camaro SS with a custom matte gray paint job. Sweet car, but he may not realize that he won’t be able to take care of it like he would a regular car. See, matte paint can’t be waxed and needs special care. Luckily we offer exactly what he needs to take care of it.
The car gets that flat look because the paint is intentionally “rough”. There are microscopic imperfections in the paint which refract light at random angles, decreasing the amount of gloss the car gives off. (Learn More) A carnauba wax or traditional paint sealant would fill these imperfections in, making the paint splotchy and uneven and rendering useless the fancy new paint job that could cost more than the car.
So you can’t put a carnauba protectant or traditional sealant on the car, which means it can be vulnerable to the elements and airborne contaminants. And when you inevitably get some small scratches on the car how do you get rid of them? Normally one would get out their favorite polish and buff out the scratch, but that would smooth out the paint particles, again ruining the finish. (Luckily matte paint hides light scratches better than glossy finishes do so this won’t be as big of an issue.)
So how in the world do you take care of this thing? We’ve got just the trick. We’ve developed a full line of car care products designed specifically for matte paint, so you can rest easy knowing that your beautiful new ride is taken care of.
The key is preventative maintenance. So the most important thing you can do is to protect the paint finish with a liquid paint sealant specifically designed for matte paint finishes. Most car manufacturers that offer a flat paint option suggest washing the car regularly with a soft mitt or sponge, using a car wash soap which contains no wax, polish, or other “shiny stuff”. Some even go so far as to make you sign an agreement about how to care for the car.
The moral of the story is this: if you like polishing/waxing your own car this is not the one for you. You can practice preventative maintenance if you have the proper matte finish products, but claying, buffing, and traditional waxing are a no-no. I’m sure Mr. Beckham is going to miss those Sunday afternoons in the driveway polishing and waxing his ride. Someone should have warned him.
Source: Celebrity Cars Blog