Another name for the nonmetallic car paint I see on every fifth car?

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    Looks very clay-ish ?

    Still has a super glossy clear coat/top coat though .

    especially medium grays and olive and others?

    they sell some Mopar things painted that way as well as some jeeps?

    You know what I’m talking about… Even if I don’t…
     
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    I can't imagine anything worse than spending $200,000 on a high end Audi painted in the plainest battleship Gray or Matt Olive.... I think it's only popular because it is SO plain and not been done for 50+ years making it unusual!

    It reminds me of a British comedy..."and now in fashion news"- a cow cocky (farmer) walks out of a crappy old barn in gumboots, shorts, and a tatty singlet and declares - "This season, I will mostly be wearing.....Black!"

    Nice cars, STOOPID colours (IMO). :)
     
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    Matte or flat car paint.
     
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    Toyota cement Grey? I believe the paint code is 1H5 if I remember right.
     
  5. Mike Eskimo

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    They call it Matte or flat even though it’s high gloss?
     
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    Not Matte or flat. They are basecoat clearcoat non-metallic, solid colors. Car buyers are always looking for something different. Horrible colors, I guess, qualify as different.
     
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    Satin.

    For awhile, everything was Red and now it's 50 shades of Grey.
     
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    I've seen some Jeeps in a brownish beige. Although I've only seen it on Jeeps.
     
  9. Mike Eskimo

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    nope.

    full gloss.


    Must just be called solid color, non-metallic paint - or something .
     
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    You mean "Gunmetal Gray"?
     
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    About every manufacturer is making those non-metalic gray vehicles with the gloss clear coat now
    It's not that I don't like them, only that I'm physically repulsed by them.
     
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    Well, yes, if you are talking about the finish you are seeing and it looks like this...

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    It is the same paint as used normaly (basically), but it's the differing type and application of clearcoat that gives the matte (but well-finished) appearance.

    Now, if all you are referring to is the rise of the old, what I will call enamel color pallets, like this...

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    ...well, then, it's just a new trend with "new" choices for today's buyers.

    - Bob
     
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    Most manufacturers are offering solid color gloss body finishes, and have done so for a while. Look at the first of those Audi TTs in that gray color, decades back already. I'm confused that Mike somehow missed this - while living in Detroit, the home of the car.

    But various tuners and car customizers are offering an eggshell or semi-gloss finish, sometimes just a deglossed clear coat and sometimes a newly sprayed non metallic, semi-metallic or conventional metallic solid color paint. You knew it wouldn't take long for some specialty car makers to get on board.

    Sometimes these basecoat finishes are deglossed and there's no clearcoat at all. There's almost no rules - people trashing fairly fresh looking trucks and cars. The automobile equivalent of guitar rustication.

    Bob's post is excellent - but I would not want my Maserati with a second class appearance like that. Gimme that deep gloss, please. Don't let my expensive car come off looking like a KIA or something.
     
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    Ya see, this is actually camouflage so the police helicopter can’t find you, it blends right into the highway. Of course that guy in the 18 wheeler can’t see you either.
     
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    Yes - the Jeep.

    I’ve seen it for years - just realized I didn’t know the term for it/if there was one.

    I like it on the right vehicle.
     
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    Studies have suggested that colors, in clothes and other applications , reflect the optimism or lack thereof of the times we are living in.
     
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    I don’t like those modeling clay finishes.
    I’m more of a “metal flake” kind of guy.
    Like bass boats and ‘70’s dirt bike helmets.
     
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    Maybe so, but uglier than barf if still ugly.
     
  20. CaptainCrunch

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    It’s the old skinny-tie/wide-tie thing. Pearl/mica/metallic colors have been the standard for quite a while, and that means very plain colors like battleship grey, that Desert Storm tan Toyota uses, Mustang’s/Focus RS’s just-straight-up-Blue-blue etc seem bold and modern by comparison. I don’t like all of them, but I understand the appeal of understated.

    Also fair to compare it to instruments - after the 60’s, with the Fender and Gibson custom colors, and sparkle and pearl drum wraps, the 70’s went all-in on wood finishes and earth tones, then the 80’s swung the other way into pinks and aquas and neon colors, then the 90’s back to retro & vintage, etc.

    I searched high and low to find my “Great Falls Green” GTI. Seems like 99.5% of them are black, silver, darker silver, or red, and most of the rest are white. I just wanted something more fun.

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    (Not mine, same color)
     
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