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Sean, so how difficult will it be to keep up with the matte finish? Any additional intel from Hendrick on the superior OEM? Thanks. Jim


   
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@jprichmond1 I have two vehicles in matte finish and another I sold a couple years ago. I have had no problems but i would recommend hand washing or brushless car wash. Otherwise I care for it like any other vehicle I have owned and I have had no problems. I plan on getting the Big Sur Blue.


   
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@remichex that’s reassuring. Matt cars look great, so I immediately picked Big Sur… I’ve been concerned about maintenance since, but hopeful that is just a bit overhyped.


   
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Posted by: @jprichmond1

Sean, so how difficult will it be to keep up with the matte finish? Any additional intel from Hendrick on the superior OEM? Thanks. Jim

Nothing out of Fisker yet regarding care and maintenance for matte finishes. I'm looking into paint protection film at the moment in my local area. That should help keep it nice.

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Thanks so much for the feedback. It’s really helpful.

Would you recommend a PPF on top of the matte finish to protect it? Trying to decide if it is necessary/ important/ worth the extra $4-5K investment to protect the car. I’m hoping this will be a car I will enjoy into my retirement, so the hand washing is fine. Just want to be smart about how to best enjoy and protect this investment.


   
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Sean Callahan
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Posted by: @jprichmond1

Thanks so much for the feedback. It’s really helpful.

Would you recommend a PPF on top of the matte finish to protect it? Trying to decide if it is necessary/ important/ worth the extra $4-5K investment to protect the car. I’m hoping this will be a car I will enjoy into my retirement, so the hand washing is fine. Just want to be smart about how to best enjoy and protect this investment.

Good question. @mtn-ranger is the expert in the house with PPF. He used it on his car. He may even have a video of it somewhere. I was thinking of buying this here at a minimum:

https://www.drbeasleys.com/matte-paint-prescription.html

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Thanks Sean. Very helpful. 


   
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The major decision for a PPF on a matte paint is whether you want to keep the matte effect.  Then you need to use a "stealth" or matte PPF.  Otherwise, PPF is normally glossy and would turn the Big Sur Blue into Mariana!  It's hard to say if you use the PPF on a portion of the car, if it will exactly match the uncovered paint.  Common options are a "full front" installation where you get the front bumper, hood, fenders, headlights and mirror caps covered.  Another choice is to get the entire car covered - but that can be double the cost of the first option.

With my Mariana paint, I plan to get a full front glossy PPF installed.  I have had that done for two other cars of mine and it has worked very well.  Here's the link for my Volvo getting done: 

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@jprichmond1 As Sean stated, there are products for matte paint. You can get a ceramic clear coat specifically for matte paint applied  professionally. I, meaning myself, would opt for  clear coat over PPF for a matte finish. Hope everyone has helped answer your question.


   
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@remichex Curious, why would you opt for the ceramic clear coat vs. PPF? Cost?

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Two reasons but only for me, (1) I have heard the PPF will give the matte a gloss finish (can’t say for a fact because I never tried it) which I do not want and (2) Here in New Mexico the sun can get intense and again, I have been told the PPF can turn a yellowish color. Those are the reasons I never tried them.

I have had the ceramic coat specifically for matte finish and it looks great plus repels water well, easier to clean. As far as paint chips, I have had a couple but believe it still protects well. 


   
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@remichex  ballpark- what was the cost for ceramic coating on your current car?  I know PPF can run $3-$5k and that makes me pucker and belch at the same time..

because the hood of the Ocean is much higher than my VW and the lower leading area (front fascia) has much blacked out/rubberized material for protection (and also easier to touch up than BSB) I am willing to go with a less robust protection if its an appreciable price delta.

Will I get my Fisker One delivered before my VW needs its 100K service?? The race is on..
and…… will we still get the $7500 tax credit? Only HF knows…


   
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@remichex  ballpark- what was the cost for ceramic coating on your current car?  I know PPF can run $3-$5k and that makes me pucker and belch at the same time..

because the hood of the Ocean is much higher than my VW and the lower leading area (front fascia) has much blacked out/rubberized material for protection (and also easier to touch up than BSB) I am willing to go with a less robust protection if its an appreciable price delta.

The expensive DIY Ceramic Coating Pro Kit is $500, but the inexpensive one is $50. Pick your poison! 😵 

A breakthrough in ceramic coating technology, the Matte Paint Coating Pro Kit is the first ever self-healing, long-lasting, 100% solids ceramic coating for matte paint. Keep your matte paint looking new with 5+ years of protection against fine scratches, contaminants and UV fading. Get the kit today!

https://www.drbeasleys.com/matte-paint-coating-pro-kit.html

 

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@seancallahan 

 

thanks- but this guy ain’t even thinking about applying ceramic to the BSB without professional assistance. I wonder what pro application runs because I can just see me making a $5k mistake with a $50 kit😂

Will I get my Fisker One delivered before my VW needs its 100K service?? The race is on..
and…… will we still get the $7500 tax credit? Only HF knows…


   
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remichex
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@seancallahan @seaphil

Should have said ceramic was done professionally. Cost me $1350 with lifetime warranty. Of course, I’m sure price varies from area to area. It was worth it to me. Sorry, I forgot to add the price earlier.


   
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