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Grigio Opaco 16M - Matte Grey?

Interesting color, never seen this before.
Is it all in the clear coat that makes it matte?
Would paint care be the same or would putting wax or sealant on increase the gloss?
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Interesting color, never seen this before.
Is it all in the clear coat that makes it matte?
Would paint care be the same or would putting wax or sealant on increase the gloss?
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It's the clear coat that gives it the matte finish. Basically it's just not buffed out after application and hence the matte finish.

If you buff it or apply wax/sealant you will obviously get a glossy shean. Hence why, if you get a nick or blemish eg bird poo stain or rubber mark, which regular cleaning cannot remove, you're stuck with the blemish...unless you repaint of course
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Love it. But one has to ask how it will age- not from a durability of paint but from a will it be pleasant in 20 years.

Of course if you are like JB you can just change it.


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Interesting color, never seen this before.
Is it all in the clear coat that makes it matte?
Would paint care be the same or would putting wax or sealant on increase the gloss?
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There is also one at Naples that is so tempting

I had a matte black G55 - Mercedes paint was top notch. It needed a little more work to keep it perfect but everything else is a myth at least with Mercedes paint.
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There is also one at Naples that is so tempting

I had a matte black G55 - Mercedes paint was top notch. It needed a little more work to keep it perfect but everything else is a myth at least with Mercedes paint.
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Without looking, I bet opaco means opaque, which makes sense.

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Last time those cars came up for sale they sat a long time. If you like the "matte" look, best to have the car completely wrapped in satin wrap. Then you can always go to a clear wrap if you want the gloss finish.

No stripe on the car, and tech fabric interior, which Taz likes, but I don't.

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I like the carpets...

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