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Old 11-06-2012, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrisF02 View Post
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The BMW matte paint does have a clear coat, it's just less shiny to put it simply. You just cannot buff or wax the car, as those will flatten the clear coat, making it more shiny, which defeats the purpose of the matte finish.

After watching that video, I'd seriously consider getting a matte car. I have a CR Spotless water system, and that would be pretty easy to keep clean.
I agree on how great the paint looks. However, for me, it is impractical to think that I'd be able to immediately remove every bug, bird drop, bit of road tar, or anything else corrosive. Make no mistake about it, there may be some level of "clear" element to the paint, but it hardly serves as a protective coat. The paint is super fragile. It looks great, though.
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