Matte And Satin Paint Protection
Matte and satin paint - The truth unveiled.
When BMW launched the new Matt paint finishes. Top Gear were sent a frozen grey M3 V8 for test and immediately, Jeremy Clarkson portrayed a nightmare picture for potential interested parties. He mentioned bird lime, bug splatter and general grime need to be removed quite promptly to ensure the matt painted surface was not damaged or stained - Etched. To an extent, his statement was true.
Matte and satin paint washing.
Whilst matte and satin wraps are seen as different they are technically the same and should be tended to in the same manner. Selecting the correct shampoo with no waxes or heavy oils is a must to ensure no staining and gloss enhancement added to the finish. Beau Technique carry a wide array of pH neutral shampoo's, some with wax but many without including two types which are so gentle you could bath yourself in them.
Matte and satin paint - Can it be decontaminated?
In a word, no. Due to the somewhat textured nature of the finish, clay bar treatment is not a viable option. General tar removers are typically solvent and oil based blends that can cause gloss enhancement or may infringe on the manufacturers warranty for the matte and satin paint. Beau Technique have found a non gloss enhancing and more gentle product to ensure fly etching and tar deposits can be removed in a safe manner.
Matte and satin paint - Can I polish or wax my Matt paint?
Polishing is not a viable option once again due to the mild abrasive or carrier oils involved in the product. This would certainly invalidate manufacturers warranty and would definitely make the finish look a patchy mess with gloss added in highlighted areas. For protection, Swissvax have there opaque range which is formulated for matte paint surfaces. Beau Technique have no affiliation with this said company and have found the specially formulated cleaner fluid and opaque wax combination to leave a slight uneven look to the finish with quite significant gloss enhancement which totally defeats the object of your choice in paint finish. Beau Technique use two manufacturers brands which work perfectly with matte and satin paint finishes. Offer zero gloss enhancement and are both chosen brands for automotive manufacturers that offer matte and satin paint types as an upgrade paint finish offering.