Hello Petrol heads.
Here I am with one more page in the dictionary.
I did not see any thread with Matte paint job. So started this.
I see that out of 100% only 20% of eyes like Matte Paint jobs. Out of 20% 15% of eyes wishes to keep matte always and 3% keeps themselves on the wall(struggle to take decision) and finally only 2% takes the courage and get it done and lives with matte paints.
I am not sure where and when did people started using matte paint jobs on their rides but matte paints became famous in the era of world war under the umbrella of Hitler the great.
This was probably because of cost cutting at the time of world war or might be one of the strategies used.
My favorite colors have always been Black and Red. I am not sure why I just like the matte finish a lot. It might be because matte just shows the reality without any blings and strings around as there is no reflection from the surroundings. It’s just the body and its shapes.
So I always had a demon sitting in my mind all the time and spreading like a spiders web to change the paint job . After a lot of fight between the angel and demon. ( Below is a small validation table by the DEMON )
Soo after a very long fight of from 2010 to 2012 finally the day arrived where the devil in the heart completely killed the angel in mind and the day where I was possessed with sleepless nights, hungryless meals, meaningless thoughts, careless talks etc
Don’t remember the exact day but in the end of this April I called Motormind
spoke to Shahid who is a specialist in matte paint jobs and vinyl stickering and also deals with complete body mods. Took an appointment and straight went to the shop left the car for some minimal body repair ( thanks to Bangalore Traffic and reckless cabs) and paint job. He took almost 3 full weeks to get the whole thing done and the demon in me was pricking for the three weeks like a lover pricked by the thorns of a rose given by his lover. It was a sweet pain thought and appreciate the work done as he was kind enough to give me a heads-up of what it takes to maintain a matte paint. Specially the white patches even after washing. I dint choose the stickering since I never wanted the angel in mind to wake up and start the whole war again.
I was there at stripping show that happened with my car and was thoroughly enjoying it to the core. Finally one by one … one by one …. Things were getting ready and my demands and wants of the DEMON started to get satisfied in steps
Finally ....... There was some discussions happened on choosing the shade and great minds here have to understand that Black is just not one color. You will not understand what all I had to go through to finalize the shade. Probably I might not do soo much of choosing to find my life partner. Finally after 3-4 rounds of sampling finalized one shade and then the process of plastic surgery hmm rather paint surgery started and one by one completed. I felt like I was under anesthesia whole of the time.
Here are some pictures below.
A small comparison from back (Apologies for the dirty picture