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to be perplexed at the Matt finish adorning some cars now?

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NotYoMomma Sun 14-Jul-13 12:13:51

ive seen a few matte black cars and now a red one.

the red one was on a car being used to advertise Matt paint for cars... hmm

it didn't seem to be much of an aadvertisement tbh, it looked awful!

if I spend that much on a car, I want it to at least glisten in the sunshine! and if it was an old banger (as the black two were) why spend more money on an even worse paint job?

AIBU or do people actually like it?!

JenaiMorris Mon 15-Jul-13 07:52:19

Madame, someone at a car show I went to had a box of chalks for people to write on their car with grin

Madamecastafiore Mon 15-Jul-13 07:41:16

We saw a velvet car up in Harley Street a month or so ago, looked proper pimpy.

Also saw a porche in black Matt paint. Looked like someone had had a go with a pot of blackboard paint!!

JenaiMorris Mon 15-Jul-13 07:36:40

I like it. Have contemplated getting mine wrapped .

It makes them look grungy and a bit Blade Runner.

On a practical note, wraps help protect the paintwork, which might explain their popularity in the ME (where cars last five minutes, from what I've heard).

olidusUrsus Mon 15-Jul-13 03:56:45

There's a cross hatchery one near me too. Looks gross.

manticlimactic Mon 15-Jul-13 00:07:39

I saw a furry car the other day shock . How do they do that? Stick some fur on?

maternitart Sun 14-Jul-13 23:00:00

YANBU, it looks awful 99.9% of the time.

MsJupiter, I always think that too - less Batman more Twatman.

JosiePosiePuddingAndPie Sun 14-Jul-13 22:51:38

My BIL has it on his car and I quite like it. Wouldn't do it myself though as even washing the car is too much effort for me. But as my dad says the dirt protects the paint! grin

wigglybeezer Sun 14-Jul-13 22:26:50

There is a Matt black Range Rover in our village, looks awful.
I have also seen an old classic/ banger with what looks like an all over, intentional rust finish, very odd.

I think it looks terrible too. There are a couple round here (both BMWs) and they'd look better with anything other than matt paint.

tigerlilygrr Sun 14-Jul-13 22:20:42

I saw a grey matte car today. Have to say if I could afford a Bentley I would not paint it with what looked like primer paint. It looked AWFUL.

MsJupiterJones Sun 14-Jul-13 22:16:57

Fucking hate this. Every time I see one I think, you're not Batman!

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 22:03:05

Cars come as standard in a matt finish and you pay extra for metallic/pearlescent,

Matt/gloss isn't the same as metallic/non-metallic - e.g. you could have non-metallic red with a gloss finish.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ThisWayForCrazy Sun 14-Jul-13 21:16:39

This isn't something new. Cars come as standard in a matt finish and you pay extra for metallic/pearlescent, normally in the region of £500-700.

quoteunquote Sun 14-Jul-13 21:14:21

I've been painting my landy in matt yellow for about twenty five years now, previous owner did before me.

I'm rather proud I'm a trend setter. grin

Saw a car with this finish today - in deepest most rural Fife. It was an unusual shade of deep pinky orange, and definitely the only matt paint job around.

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 20:10:55

Elegantly put, yes.

TerribleTantrums Sun 14-Jul-13 19:23:55

Ahh, so if I understood carbon fibre then I would think it's beautiful? Sort of like interpretive dance then? grin

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 18:56:21

Not really, but "it's ugly" kind of misses the point (of real carbon fibre, rather than a shitty wrap).

TerribleTantrums Sun 14-Jul-13 18:32:43

If carbon fibre looks a bit like the safety hatching on metal steps/platforms only very tiny, then, yes, I do mean carbon fibre. Is it important that I know the exact name?

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 18:25:55

especially that tiny cross-hatch black

You mean carbon fibre?

TerribleTantrums Sun 14-Jul-13 18:20:48

YANBU to be perplexed at how people can think it looks good, but YAB a bit U to think the colour of other people's cars is any of your business. (It is ugly though, especially that tiny cross-hatch black, when it's on a massive Range Rover thingy trying to intimidate you by driving up your exhaust pipe.)

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 16:10:06

it was def paint because one of tge black ones was scratched to crap at the back and you coukd clearly see the metalic green paint underneath.

That makes it sound more like wrap or dip to be honest - scratches on painted cars are unlikely to uniformly go through the clearcoat, pigment, then just stop at the previous pigment layer.

It os known as murdering out the car...

That's not limited to matt black though (it could be gloss black, or a mix of matt and gloss), and usually extends to blacking wheels, windows and interior.

We also do a lovely line in 'custom' two tone spray jobs on Rolls Royces and Aston Martins out here. Tis classy, I tell you.

I'm not quite sure what that comment is aiming to say; two tone paint is a factory options on Rolls Royces.

ComposHat Sun 14-Jul-13 15:21:57

matte black cars have been big with footballers/rappers and anyone else with more money than sense and taste for about 4 or 5 years.

It os known as murdering out the car amd on most cars it makes it look ugly and slab like.

TheRealFellatio Sun 14-Jul-13 14:08:48

YANBU. This is a really big craze where I live in the Middle East, and lots of people have more money than sense. The cars live under a permanent thin coating of dust (even with low-paid slaves to wash them daily for you) and they look nice for precisely three minutes after leaving the showroom.

We also do a lovely line in 'custom' two tone spray jobs on Rolls Royces and Aston Martins out here. Tis classy, I tell you. hmm

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