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    1. 04-19-2008 02:04 PM #1
      I want to paint my car flat black and I just need to know how to maintain it?

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      04-19-2008 04:36 PM #2
      As far as I am aware, you treat it just like any other paint job. I understood the flat finish is actually in the clear coat and you treat it like any other clear coat as you cannot 'polish out' the flat or matte finish.
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    3. 04-19-2008 04:39 PM #3
      i got a buddy that starts with a good hand wash, clay bar to get the grit off, and just a clear coat to protect it... there's a few sites for hot rods that have more of a detailed explaination, but its not really that different from any regular paint...

    4. 04-21-2008 11:01 AM #4
      Wash as normal, Clay when you need to, which is generally more often then gloss paint, and find a good spray wax that doesn't stain matt finishes. Duragloss #951 would be a good bet. You will have to apply it more often than gloss paint also. I would suggest at least once a month.
      You can't really polish it, so you are pretty much stuck with washing and waxing it.

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      04-22-2008 12:21 PM #5
      Yeah the top half of my car is satin black, we had them mix a matte into the clearcoat, and weird things happen when you use, say Color-X on it. This summer after I finally wetsand the gloss pink and get the car all cleaned up (3 years later??!!?) I'll probably just clay the satin black and wax it with AW (Showtime's PPP I think is the same thing).

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      04-22-2008 01:06 PM #6
      windex a soft brush and warm water makes it look awsome
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    7. 05-13-2008 01:57 AM #7
      wat about thin steal woohl

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