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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


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

Red Acura NSX

2012 SEMA Show Recap

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Matte Grey Ford Mustang

Matte Cars Using Dr. Beasley’s For SEMA 2012

We're locked and loaded for SEMA 2012 (we're in booth #13045!) and are happy to announce some of the ridiculously cool matte cars that will be using Dr. Beasley's Matte Paint Prescription! We all know how popular matte paint has been at SEMA, and this year is no exception. The floor is going to be covered with cars decked out in both flat and satin Read More

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

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 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

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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