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
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?
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
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
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
2012 was a big year for us here at Dr. Beasley’s. We detailed a lot of cars, wrote a lot of articles, went to our first SEMA Show, and got the opportunity to talk to a lot of our loyal readers. Anyway, we've decided to share with you the most trafficked posts on Behind the Detail in 2012. I'll rank the top ten here in order so you can get an idea
Every so often I get an email from a concerned matte car owner asking about minor scratches in their paint—most of the time only visible from certain angles. If they had glossy paint the answer would be simple: a light hand polishing. But, as we've covered before, matte paint should not be polished. Read on for a more detailed look at matte paint
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
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
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.