Matte White Lamborghini Aventador

Tips For Matte Car Care At SEMA

If you've attended or read up on the SEMA Show in the past, you know matte cars have become a very popular feature. Just about all the big booths (Ford, Mopar, Hyundai, etc.) have a matte car or two, and you'll find dozens, if not more, scattered throughout the entire venue. They've become a fan favorite and are easily some of the cooler cars at Read More

White Nissan GTR Wheel

Matte Wheel Care Basics

As far as wheels are concerned, there are dozens and dozens of surface options ranging from chrome to clear coat. Today I'll be talking about matte wheels, how to care for them, and why protection is really the key to keeping them in great condition. Most people don't realize it, but matte paint (whether on wheels or the entire car) isn't all that Read More

Matte Red Ferrari FF

Flat vs. Satin Matte Paint

 One thing that makes matte painted cars so attractive is how unique they are. Not only are 99% of cars on the road glossy, but each matte finish is uniquely matte. There are satin matte finishes with a higher natural gloss, and what we consider flat matte finishes that scatter light so well you'd think the surface was covered in sand. Read More

Matte White GT-R Rear View

Our Kind Of Labor Day

If you've checked out our facebook page recently, you know we had a pretty exciting Labor Day weekend. We went to Supercar Saturdays for a little fun, but we also went to Autowerks of Northbrook to get down to business. By business I, of course, mean detailing... and not just any old cars. Among the cars we were invited to detail was a Read More

Matte Black Can-Am

Can-Am Matte Paint Care

Today a customer and commenter (Thanks Samantha!) alerted us to the fact that there is another factory matte finish on the road: The Can-Am Spyder. Can-Am motorcycles, as you may know, specializes in recreational vehicles and has since 2006. Before that they manufactured terrain, motocross, and enduro bikes - mostly for competition, but during the Read More

Matte Mercedes C63 AMG

Clear Bra On Matte?

Earlier today we had a blog comment asking about clear bra on matte paint. The big question - will a traditional glossy clear bra appear reflective? The short answer is yes, but take a look for yourself... As you can see, the area covered in clear bra is reflective - notice the reflection of the window that you wouldn't normally see in matte Read More

matte, red, frozen, bmw

An Update On BMW Frozen Paint Care

A few months ago we did a response to BMW's first matte paint care video for their signature "Frozen" paint jobs. If you recall, we liked the video, but they did get a few things wrong regarding matte paint care. Most importantly they made matte paint seem tough to care for and extremely fragile, which, as we have expressed countless times, is not Read More

Matte Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series

How To Care For A Matte Car In Winter

No matter the finish, caring for a car in winter requires a solid understanding of car care. Winter typically means snow, sleet, salt and, of course, a dirtier car, so naturally there's some concern for matte car owners. How does the finish hold up? Will it be ruined? The list goes on, but I'm here to show you that caring for a matte car in winter Read More

clay bar on matte painted car

Can You Clay Matte Paint?

For those of you who don't already know, matte paint is very similar to "normal" glossy paint except for the glaring fact that it doesn't shine. Caring for matte paint is similar as well, but in many ways matte paint is a lot easier to maintain than a glossy car. Along those same lines, a question on the blog came up today about claying to remove Read More

Matte Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Hyundai Picks Dr. Beasley’s For Matte Paint Care

We're pleased to announce that every individual who purchases the (factory matte gray) 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has a little something special to look forward to other than receiving their brand spanking new car... the entire Dr. Beasley's Matte Paint Prescription (a $200 value). After a series of tests and comparisons, Dr. Beasley's came out on Read More