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Old 04-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Flat Black Vs Matte Black?

This is just a general question and I wasn't too sure where to post it.

What is the difference between "Flat Black" and "Matte Black" if any? I did some general surfing looking for an answer but couldn't find anything definite.

btw...I'm not painting my truck either colors (though it would probably look cool)...so no worries
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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Yea...I hear a lot of people using both...I always wondered if there was a difference
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:37 PM   #4
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they are pretty similar but i believe the matte has a slightly glossier finnish... almost too slight to tell...

flat ---> matte ---> satin ---> semi-gloss ---> gloss
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:38 PM   #5
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there are also variations by brand
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:45 PM   #6
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they are pretty similar but i believe the matte has a slightly glossier finnish... almost too slight to tell...

flat ---> matte ---> satin ---> semi-gloss ---> gloss
That makes sense...though I read somewhere that matte was the "dullest", then flat, and so forth like you have listed. Was hoping to get something concrete to rest any uncertainties.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:30 PM   #7
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anyone?
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:36 PM   #8
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My wife the artist tells me that flat has 0 luster and the matte finishes have a small bit of luster...but I find paint sites on the internet calling "flat" and "matte" the same thing. They say matte or flat...and then flat enamel, then eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss

There are different types of paints too...enamels, latex, oils, etc...and I think that matters too.
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btw...I'm not painting my truck either colors (though it would probably look cool)...so no worries
It does look good on a Tacoma, ecspecially a X-Runner.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:45 PM   #10
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My wife the artist tells me that flat has 0 luster and the matte finishes have a small bit of luster...but I find paint sites on the internet calling "flat" and "matte" the same thing. They say matte or flat...and then flat enamel, then eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss

There are different types of paints too...enamels, latex, oils, etc...and I think that matters too.
Cool...that's some good info. Tell your wife I said thanks.

I agree that the two words are alternately used loosely...but so are many words in the English language.
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It does look good on a Tacoma, ecspecially a X-Runner.
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sooo which kind of paint should i use for badgeing flat or matte???
suggestions???
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ok, thanks man
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So I've been viewing several YouTube videos on this and reading articles from various searches for Matte black, flat black, and satin black applications on vehicles. I am really considering going with the 3M matte black vinyl wrap on my DC PreRunner.

Here's some of what I've been viewing:
Part 1 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VJ-h...eature=related

Part 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-o81...eature=related

Final -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZenXF...eature=related

Vinyl application example -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MQC3...eature=related

My opinion is that a quality finished product is pure sex... This is a hot mod! I'm going to get quotes from some of the local sign shops this coming week.
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It does look good on a Tacoma, ecspecially a X-Runner.
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So I've been viewing several YouTube videos on this and reading articles from various searches for Matte black, flat black, and satin black applications on vehicles. I am really considering going with the 3M matte black vinyl wrap on my DC PreRunner.

Here's some of what I've been viewing:
Part 1 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VJ-h...eature=related

Part 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-o81...eature=related

Final -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZenXF...eature=related

Vinyl application example -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MQC3...eature=related

My opinion is that a quality finished product is pure sex... This is a hot mod! I'm going to get quotes from some of the local sign shops this coming week.

Would you post up some of your quotes? I'm just wondering how much a vehicle wrap costs.
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