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    Almost choked on a Girl Scout ...cookie bigdaddyG8's Avatar
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    Default Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    If painting a vehicle flat black, would the maintainence of that paint be the same as a basecoat-clearcoat paintjob?

    I'm assuming not, but don't know for sure, and don't know what would be different about it.

    Any help? Actual real-world experience preferred.
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    Stumped ya all huh?

    I'm just wondering if you would wash and wax as per norm, really.
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    A rattle can of flat black? If it looks bad touch it up.
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

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    A rattle can of flat black? If it looks bad touch it up.
    c'mon, that's pretty obvious.

    No, I want a good paintjob that happens to be flat black.
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    All you smart FJers, and nothing for me huh?
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    They make satin clearcoat, that's how the ratrod guys get that "suede" look. As far as maintenance, I think the normal wash and wax is good but I would ask a body and paint guy. If it's rattlecan, just use good paint and keep it out of the sun as much as possible. A good quality outdoor paint with a nice wetsand should not need any real maintenance.
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    Thanks Ryan. You're the man.

    You just confirmed all my suspicions!
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    I don't think you can wax a flat UNLESS it does have clearcoat....

    Just wash as normal though.

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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    Well, I would want to do the satin clear, or a single stage flat with clear in it, so wax would be a given.

    I'm just thinkin out loud at this point anyway.
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    For the Love of God, please post pics when or if you do get it painted. I've been wanted to do that for so long!
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    There was a guy over on FF that painted his whole car flat black. I would try to search that. it was sometime early summer he did it.
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    right here:http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...stealth+bomber


    ....I have been wanting to do this since I saw this post. esp with how chewed up cars get out here in the winter. They throw a ton of dirt and rocks on the road
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    and apparently, this one is the OG (and a hatch):

    http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ight=River+Rat
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    I'm familiar with the River Rat project.

    Honestly, I'm not asking for my Focus, but for something else I have brewing...
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    Default Re: Maintaining Flat Black Paint

    the sedan that was posted, is a two-stage, base, matte clear paint. It's fantastic! all of the look of primer black, with none of the after effect "worn" and "faded" looks. I'm going to do some of my cf hood in that.
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