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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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    http://www.drbeasleys.com/blog/2011/...aint-finishes/

    Hope you like washing it often.

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      #3
      Can you buff it to a shine, and then re-clear coat it?
      There is no such thing as a stupid question.* *but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

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        #4
        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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          #5
          No, but it would save having to clean it as often.
          There is no such thing as a stupid question.* *but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

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              #7
              Is your wife blonde, by any chance?
              Where are we going and why are we in a handbasket?

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                #8
                Correction: never let a car you care about go through a car wash.
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                  #9
                  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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                    #10
                    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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