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Differences Between the 3 Types of Matte Surfaces

When matte paint finishes first became popular there were two ways to do it. You could rattle can the heck out of your car for $30 and live with the results of your craftiness, or spend a fortune for a specialized professional.  However, now there are quite a few different ways to get that same matte look for a range of different prices. These Read More

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2 Reasons You Won’t See Micro Scratches in Matte Paint

Matte paint finishes have many similarities and many differences from glossy paint finishes.  One major difference between the two is the visibility of micro scratches. When referring to micro scratches people usually mean one of a few different things including swirl marks, holograms, spider webbing, and micro marring. Swirl Marks: Generally Read More

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New Mini Countryman Black Knight Edition (Matte Finish)

Continuing in the direction of the future of matte finishes, Mini Cooper has joined the select few who offer a matte finish out of the factory. Their release of the 2014 Cooper S Countryman series comes with a unique trim package that's sure to stand out. They're continuing in the line of manufacturer released matte finishes along with BMW Frozen Read More

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How To Maintain Matte Paint Between Washes

  We here at Behind the Detail and Dr. Beasley's get a lot of comments, questions, and concerns regarding taking care of Matte Paint between washes. There shouldn't be, but there still seems to be a lot of fear floating around regarding matte paint care. While we get a lot of questions regarding matte paint care, the main one is this: Is there Read More

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Prepping a Matte Car for The SEMA Show

In this day in age matte paint isn't a secret. Chances are you've heard of it, or better yet seen it.  But getting a matte car ready for a show like SEMA? That's merely just knowing the steps and being prepared. You can do it yourself in just a few steps. Step 1: Before the Show  Before your car gets to SEMA, make sure that your car is clean, Read More

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How Rare are Matte Paint Cars?

If you’re on this site then you probably know at least a fair amount about cars. I’ll say that’s safe to assume.  However, this was an interesting article to write because I’m trying to decipher exactly how rare it is to own a matte car.  The article was intended to contain a lot of statistics and facts that have been researched out. Yet, there is Read More

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The Chalkboard Car: A Work Of Art

Thinking of a way to make your old car stand out? We came across an interesting article the other day that featured a car that was recently painted in chalkboard paint. So this got us thinking - how exactly would you care for this kind of car? Read More

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7 Cars That Should Be Matte

Now that there's an answer for matte paint care, expect to see some manufacturers expand their paint options to include the flat finish. Factory matte options are only available from a select few manufacturers, and outside of Mercedes, BMW, and Lamborghini Most OEM's don't really give you much choice of color. When manufacturers have released matte Read More

Blue Matte Paint Volkswagon Beetle

The Matte Aesthetic

When asked why matte paint looks flat, I usually just forward people to the article we wrote detailing the science behind matte's unique ability to seemingly absorb light. Rather than beating a dead horse, I thought I'd take a stab at defining what it is we see when looking at a matte painted vehicle rather than why. Read on and let us know what Read More

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Matte Silver CTS-V Special Edition

The current iteration of the Cadillac CTS is getting a bit long in the tooth, and they're planning on unveiling the new redesign at the New York Auto Show next month. Which means it's the perfect time to reveal the new matte silver CTS-V coupe they're coming out with. They’re calling it the “Silver Frost Edition”, and it will be available next Read More