Didn't dig deep enough into this question and found a post by @Robert . Bit concerned how matte will hold up to nicks and parking lot bandits. Was going ceramic coat a new Toyo truck but ended up selling it. Will take a look into Ceramic Pro and GTechniq equivalent or similar products here if I order the gray.Anyone have experience with Matte? Am not certain if it can be polished, but is it high maintenance? TIA
Anyone have experience with Matte? Am not certain if it can be polished, but is it high maintenance? TIA
You really need to be on top of things when it comes to matte paints. If you get PPF though that makes a big difference.I would be interested in learning more from others about the matte finish. The ceramic pro seems like a good solution. Does anyone have personal. experience with this product? Since the matte finish is one of the 3 choices available in the us reservation, I wonder if this will become a hot topic. I was unaware of the matte finish issues.
Thank you for the details. I was planning to place an order for EV6 with Matte grey, now changed mind.The above points are all valid. Some other considerations are...
- Insurance repairs will be higher as its difficult (almost impossible) to spot repair this technology so they will end up painting a full panel or even a complete side.
- Because of the above the dealers are less keen to take these cars back as they could end up with high prep costs if heavily scratched.
- Colour mismatch can be an issue so check carefully when you receive your car - bumpers can look darker / lighter than the body
- Defects in the paint (such as small dirt particles) are more likely as the factory cant polish the clearcoat and won't want to do full resprays. (to be fair matte does hide small defects anyway and make them less visible)
- Greasy finger prints are a pain and difficult to avoid around door handles.
- If anything rubs on the matte finish it will gloss up over time.
For info the chip and scratch resistance is the same as gloss but the gloss finish allows polishing to remove fine scratches and the matte doesnt.
If you really want matte as a finish that wont suffer the above they do a good Satin Paint Protection Film "Aero" which is used on Land Rovers Defender - not cheap though!
Hope that helps.