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Set It Straight: How to Detail Matte Paint

17 January 2013


If you have a car with Matte finish, then you know how difficult it can be to keep clean. There is a lot of different information out there on how to take care of your matte paint. If you have done a simple Google search you would have probably read the mismatch of information, most of which comes from unreliable sources.

If you have never read this information, I’ll fill you in. Most matte paint car owners are finding themselves washing their car with dish soap, vinegar, and some have even recommended oily rags. Many car owners are being recommended to use wax on their matte paint. Using wax will not onlycause many unwanted problems with keeping your paint clean, but also it will give your paint an unwanted shine.

There is also a rumour going around online that you can’t protect your matte paint finish. This is completely untrue; in fact protecting matte paint is simple. Matte paint still has a clear coat, which needs to be protected. Matte paint clear coat has minor imperfections, which give the paint a matte finish; besides that, it is no different than your normal clear coat. Adding protection to your matte paint will help keep it clean from anything such bird droppings, to water spots.

Since your matte paint still has this protection of clear coat, your paint is just as durable as high gloss paint on any other car. The only difference is you need to use a product that wont make the paint shine. There is only one product that you should be using to completely clean and protect the paint. You can find our Matte Paint Detailer Blast in our shop.

You have invested in your matte paint; it’s now time to keep your investment looking great! With the right product, matte paint really shouldn’t be any harder to take care of than any other paint.

Do you have any matte paint questions you need answered? Ask us in the comment section!

P.S.: The article picture is courtesy of Damian Morys Photography.





About the Author

Joel Milligan

Joel Milligan lives in Sydney and loves everything that has at least 2 wheels and an engine. He probably could talk several hours about keeping a vehicle clean and shiny. And that's exactly why we asked him to write for our blog.




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