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Old 01-02-2013, 05:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Excuse my ignorance. Can you explain the difference to me between Flat and Matte?
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Excuse my ignorance. Can you explain the difference to me between Flat and Matte?
sure.

FLAT is literally FLAT. Just like what a chalkboard looks like. I refer to it as looking "dead" or "raw" .... its the type of look that all the rat rodder car guys use. You cannot wetsand FLAT clearcoat. FLAT clearcoat absolutely reflects ZERO light. Has ZERO shine or sheen to it ever

MATTE actually appears like a 'semi-gloss'. The words Semi-gloss and matte are sometimes used interchangably. Usually this is a mixture of clear coat that has a flattening agent in it but still has some semi-gloss properties as well. Ever use house paint that says "matte" ... same sh*t. This can be buffed. MATTE has a semi-gloss look to it and can produce a sheen in the light. Nothing that will POP, but has a sheen for sure.
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got it. Makes sense. Definitly would prefer the Flat look then. If i'm going to go through the trouble it'll be done totally flat.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The same look can also be accomplished by using Plati-Dip and if you don't like it you can always peel it off. If it gets marred you can always touch it up real easy.
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very nice- personally a massive fan of black in all forms- but especially matte/satin finishes!!!!!
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