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Old 05-16-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default What do you guys think of satin paint? post em

I have been looking around on the web and have found some really sweet pictures of satin cars.

How do you think satin black. Or any satin color would look on a miata. ?

Or any cars. post if you have any satin cars you like.





i think it can look trashy and look decent.I know you cant touch it up. But i think it looks sweet



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Old 05-16-2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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Clear coat over primer is very popular over at clubroadster.net
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:12 PM   #3
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It looks good but it's pretty played. It's very "Sport Compact Car" cliche.

noooo idea what other satin colors would look like. oh except green.



This isn't a dig... but you should bring some hot rod muscle paint job game to the miata world. there's not enough ghost flames and **** like that around here.
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that flat green is sick!

mine is satin black. i need to re-paint it, i got some de-greaser on the paint and it bleached it out in some places.

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It works well on bathroom walls and the kitchen walls...........
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It is hard to do well and pull off.
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It is hard to do well and pull off.
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The two cars in the OP pull it off well, I'm not so sure a Miata could.
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Doesnt work on every car. A rat rod maybe, a miata probably not.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:37 AM   #9
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satin charcoal grey, PPG makes a flat clear coat called FlexnFlat.



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satin charcoal grey, PPG makes a flat clear coat called FlexnFlat.
Looks good on the Scion! My bodyshop next told me it can be a bitch to maintain flat paint. I almost did flat black....came very close.

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Something else to think about, the average driver has a difficult enough time seeing brightly colored Miatas on the road, much less a flat black one.
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you know the color of the inside of a teflon pan? how about that on your miata. easy to wash.
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satin =! flat =! matte
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oh, and I'm thinking about spray bombing my most recent purchase.
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Something else to think about, the average driver has a difficult enough time seeing brightly colored Miatas on the road, much less a flat black one.
Grays are the worst color to have - I had a GRAY RX7 for five years -
It got hit Three times - People could not distinguish it from the road when traveling. It blended in with the surroundings.
GRAY or FLAT BLACK is not a good color to have because of accidents.
Mind you, two of these happened while the car was just sitting there. People just don't see black and gray when they take a "quick glance" at their surroundings.
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oh, and I'm thinking about spray bombing my most recent purchase.
Pics of said most recent purchase?
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Pics of said most recent purchase?
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satin =! flat =! matte
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=! != "not equal"
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Grays are the worst color to have - I had a GRAY RX7 for five years -
It got hit Three times - People could not distinguish it from the road when traveling. It blended in with the surroundings.
GRAY or FLAT BLACK is not a good color to have because of accidents.
Mind you, two of these happened while the car was just sitting there. People just don't see black and gray when they take a "quick glance" at their surroundings.
Hmm an interesting point and one I never considered. I want to paint my car after the swap and was really considering gray.
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=! != "not equal"
those operations work just fine in "C".

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