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    Cleaning matte paint

    Since I now own a super duper new vehicle I thought I'd bother cleaning it properly. My Guzzi has a black flat matte paint; how would I go about cleaning this. Note I don't have the patience to spend hours cleaning it.
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    Can you buff it to a shine, and then re-clear coat it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NecroJoe View Post
    Can you buff it to a shine, and then re-clear coat it?
    It won't be a matte paint job then.
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    No, but it would save having to clean it as often.
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    Never let your wife take your matt gunmetal car to the car was - as a surprise birthday treat. To 'try to get it shiny'... evidently. Bless her. And the £3,200 to have it re-done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedsumner View Post
    Never let your wife take your matt gunmetal car to the car was - as a surprise birthday treat. To 'try to get it shiny'... evidently. Bless her. And the £3,200 to have it re-done.
    Is your wife blonde, by any chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedsumner View Post
    Never let your wife take your matt gunmetal car to the car was - as a surprise birthday treat. To 'try to get it shiny'... evidently. Bless her. And the £3,200 to have it re-done.
    Correction: never let a car you care about go through a car wash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by argatoga View Post
    My Guzzi has a black flat matte paint; how would I go about cleaning this. Note I don't have the patience to spend hours cleaning it.


    I'm sure he does a great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by argatoga View Post
    Since I now own a super duper new vehicle I thought I'd bother cleaning it properly. My Guzzi has a black flat matte paint; how would I go about cleaning this. Note I don't have the patience to spend hours cleaning it.
    Guzzi probably has specific instructions on care for their matte paint, but in my experience all it means is that you have to wash it a little more often (and rinse it off really well). You don't have to mess with wax or polishing or any of that other crap. It's a trade off, but especially on something small like a motorcycle I think it's worth it.
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