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Old 04-02-2015, 09:53 PM   #1
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Good evening, I looked in the archives section nothing came up when I put in matte paint. Has anyone painted their bike using a matte finish? I would be very interested to know what you think----so tied of hearing the prices that paint shops are asking. I'm a retired tradesman and I know that there is much skill involved but I put the bike together so I guess I'll paint the machine myself also. Any information would be greatly appreciated----thanks Greg
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:30 PM   #2
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I painted mine matte black and love it. I did it for a couple reasons. One I love black and it hides way easier then gloss black and two it was a rattle can job so it was cheap. I recently acquired a basket and wanted to get it together and get miles on to do a shake down before real paint. Only thing I don't like is it shows oily finger prints bad. I was suprised how good it turned out. Hard to tell its a spray bomb job.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:32 PM   #3
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:41 AM   #4
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I built a Triumph bobber for a guy and painted it in a black matte finish at his request.....My opinion is the dull finish looks good for a time and then become shitty, and looking like a fake patina...
Gloss is the new matte
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:32 AM   #5
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The correct way to do it is to use matting agent in the clear of a good catalyzed automotive finish, that way the fingerprints clean off almost like a regular glossy job. Matte rattlecan paint is like a sponge for fingerprints/ oil/ grease/ etc. The matting agent method will last almost as long as a glossy job as well, good luck!
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:44 AM   #6
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regular Matte Paint in a rattle can, Contain TALC (same as ya old lady uses on her Ass !!) as a matting medium which is why it absorbs sticky,oily fingerprints.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:04 AM   #7
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I painted it with two part auto finish...I just don't care for the look...
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regular Matte Paint in a rattle can, Contain TALC (same as ya old lady uses on her Ass !!) as a matting medium which is why it absorbs sticky,oily fingerprints.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's what the matting agent for auto finishes is as well, but with a hardened clear it seems to be pretty durable.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:37 AM   #9
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I did this one a couple of years ago. The finish has not degraded at all. It is still looking great.



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Old 04-03-2015, 12:06 PM   #10
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I did one using the Hot Rod Flatz flat Carnval red. But the paint job had its shiny sections too. Two tone flat and gloss black. It was a package deal primer paint hardener ,everything you need . As long as it has hardener gas spills will not affect it in any way.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:38 PM   #11
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I also painted my Tins using Hot Rod Flats.
I used a different mfr for the urethane base colors, & the H.R.F. Matte Clear
on the Finish top coats. Came out boss.
If You screw up applying the Matte Clear, You have to re-shoot, because
the Clear cannot be color sanded or buffed.
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Old 04-04-2015, 12:28 AM   #12
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...hello Crazy cats; how did you resolved the edges between the gloss (on top?) and the matte paint? or the edges still are there?

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