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Old 07-25-2014, 03:50 PM
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Matt finish?

Guys, While I can "paint the town", I know nothing about car paint. I want to go to two tone on my '97 Cl500, like my '95 E420. I have the paint codes but the lower paint color is "matt finish". Does this mean that there is no clear coat applied?
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'95 E420 132K
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:26 AM
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I guess this is on plastic trim - in which case a lot of metallic colours are used but left with out a gloss clear coat. For additional protection you are probably wise to use a matt clear coat (which do exist but are not always easy to find).
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:57 AM
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Thanks Stretch,
While the cladding on the lower body is metal, the bumpers are plastic. Now it makes sense to use a matte finish. We have a auto paint supplier right down the street. I'll see what they have to say.
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:05 PM
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if you need black -trim black is a good easy to use spray can auto parts stores have it
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