Matte Grey, Mercedes, SLS, AMG, Black Series

Detailing a Matte 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series

We deal with high end cars all the time. But sometimes a car comes in that we have to step back and admire because it is truly special. Such was the case a couple weeks ago when a customer of ours stopped by with his brand new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. Now, I've never seen one of these before in person, because, really, there's only a Read More

Matte Surfaces, Matte Paint, Matte Vinyl, Matte PPF, Plasti Dip, Patina, Rhino Liner

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

Micro Scratches, Matte Paint, Matte Vinyl, Don't see micro scratches in Matte Paint

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

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 Black Range Rover

Matte Car Care Product Tutorials [VIDEOS]

Check out these quick tutorials of the matte car care products in our Matte Paint Prescription: Matte Body Wash Read More

Matte White Ferrari

Matte Paint Care Myths: DEBUNKED!

There's nothing in this world quite like allowing fact to bust the cap off mere theories. Believe me, in the detailing community, all sorts of nonsense churning out on the interwebs. Troll some detailing forums, you're guaranteed to see them - a whole muck of unadvised claims without much evidence to back it up. Still don't believe me? Well believe Read More

Red BMW with Frozen Paint

BMW Frozen Paint Guidelines

BMW released a video last week on caring for their factory matte, "Frozen" paint jobs. Such paint jobs are exclusive, and as the BMW rep in the video below states, this unique finish is currently only offered on the exclusive M performance line. As you know, BMW released a press release explaining the proper way to care for this hot new paint...and Read More

ICON Mercedes G55 AMG

The Other, Other Benz

As you know, we're pretty big fans of ICON and everything that they do. Today the interweb caught wind of their latest creation... a Mercedes G55 AMG. Needless to say, they've done it again; though this their first major dabble into European super-sport utility vehicles. This matte silver monster is sure to catch your eye. If you're lucky enough to Read More

Matte Grey Mercedes C63 AMG

Matte Grey 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG Photos

Exclusive Photos of Before the Detail, During the Detail and After the Detail As you may know, I got the chance to accompany this unique super car during an exclusive matte detail in Chicago. As promised, here are the shots I took from before, during, and after the detail. The car turned out stunning, as you'll see below. Take a look and let us Read More

Matte Car Wax

…And You Thought You Couldn’t Detail a Matte Car

Detailing the Rare Mercedes C63 AMG with Designo Magno Alanite Matte Grey Paint For owners of matte cars, detailing has always been a problem. Where do you go? Can it be done? What happens if a bird decides he has a taste for matte; then what? Well, for matte owners everywhere the best option, until now, may have been to never drive it. For fear Read More