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Old 05-17-2008, 10:09 PM   #21
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My personal opinion is that satin/flat paint jobs look unfinished. Like you're waiting for next payday so you can have the color coat applied. Just my opinion, it's worth what you paid for it.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:51 PM   #22
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My personal opinion is that satin/flat paint jobs look unfinished. Like you're waiting for next payday so you can have the color coat applied. Just my opinion, it's worth what you paid for it.
your opinion is wrong.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:08 AM   #23
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There's a flat black 996 turbo cab running around Malibu where I live and imo, it looks kinda like ****, very original and when you see it you think WTF? but it just doesn't work on such a high end supposedly sleek car. On certain cars like the first two posted and the VW, satin paint rocks, especially satin silver.
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i agree with the guy that said " satin black COULD look great, but HARD to pull off correctly"
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There's a flat black 996 turbo cab running around Malibu where I live and imo, it looks kinda like ****, very original and when you see it you think WTF? but it just doesn't work on such a high end supposedly sleek car. On certain cars like the first two posted and the VW, satin paint rocks, especially satin silver.
I think the non-shiny paint looks best on super high-end cars.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:22 AM   #26
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I think the non-shiny paint looks best on super high-end cars.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:31 AM   #27
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I saw a Pontiac Sunfire tonight that was flat black with louvers on the back window. When I saw it I thought of this thread and laughed.

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Who's car is this? I had this as my wallpaper for a while.
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Above, that is a satin paintjob which looks good.

And I'm not saying that non-shiny paint looks bad on supercars, but flat black looks bad on a porsche turbo. Almost any satin paint job which isn't black would probably look great, but the flat black looks like **** usually.
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Satin silver??
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:49 AM   #31
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:00 PM   #32
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The different between it looklike like rice **** and looking nice is how it's applied.

looks like **** = comes in a can and you and your friends do it. No matter what, spray paint looks like **** on large surfaces.

looks good = sprayed using a automotive spray gun

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I say if you're going to do it, have a shop do it the right way with the right satin paint.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:40 PM   #33
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i'd do it on a track car, but i dunno about a daily. it would be nice to do it yourself and save a ton on bodywork tho.
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