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Has anyone here had a previous or current car with Matte finish?
It looks really good, but for those who have owned it, what is it like?
What is it like to maintain, clean, etc?

I am asking because of my interest in Big Sur Blue.
 

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Has anyone here had a previous or current car with Matte finish?
It looks really good, but for those who have owned it, what is it like?
What is it like to maintain, clean, etc?

I am asking because of my interest in Big Sur Blue.
We were just talking about this today! I keep going back and forth with getting a car with a matte finish. While it looks great how is it to maintain a matte finish car!?
 

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I'm hopeful that the Sea Salt interior will be available with an orange stripe if I decide to buy an orange Ocean. I'm not sure how well the blue stripe would work. I really like the light/dark contrast, so I pretty much have to have Sea Salt.
 

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Has anyone here had a previous or current car with Matte finish?
It looks really good, but for those who have owned it, what is it like?
What is it like to maintain, clean, etc?

I am asking because of my interest in Big Sur Blue.
Do you like to hand wash? Basically, it just takes some extra care. How much time do want to spend keeping it clean? You could find a touchless car wash and be fine. I wouldn't be worried about it if you buy, but if you lease I would not get matte/satin.
 

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Do you like to hand wash? Basically, it just takes some extra care. How much time do want to spend keeping it clean? You could find a touchless car wash and be fine. I wouldn't be worried about it if you buy, but if you lease I would not get matte/satin.
Yes, hand washing is key for a matte car. I got ppf and ceramic on both my latest cars and it helps so much with keeping them clean. I end up only handwashing every two-three months.

 

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Yes, hand washing is key for a matte car. I got ppf and ceramic on both my latest cars and it helps so much with keeping them clean. I end up only handwashing every two-three months.
Great point! PPF the matte and then you can go to a car wash. It will only cost you $5-$8K :whistle:
 

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Yes, hand washing is key for a matte car. I got ppf and ceramic on both my latest cars and it helps so much with keeping them clean. I end up only handwashing every two-three months.

I didn't know that you could apply a ceramic wax over the ppf !!!
ANW ppf is too expensive to get on all the car I will get the front, hood and mirrors with ppf and the remainning with ceramic wax.
 

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I didn't know that you could apply a ceramic wax over the ppf !!!
ANW ppf is too expensive to get on all the car I will get the front, hood and mirrors with ppf and the remainning with ceramic wax.
I spray TW graphene Max Wax and Flex spray on my PPF and the remaining panels that are not PPF.
 

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Yes, both my newest cars have full front ppf - hood, front bumper, quarter panel, headlights, mirror caps (best price/coverage) and ceramic on everything.
If you buy STEK it is already coated and you save a lot. Ceramic coating, paying someone, even doing it yourself is a waste of time and money! You can use a spray that lasts 6-12 months and just recoat it in minutes.
 
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