Is anyone using a flat or non glossy exterior paint?(not just primer)
I am wondering how cool a flatter finish might look. Kind of like a tough "stealth fighter" like thing.(not necessarily black though)
I always wanted to paint a car flat black, especially yo those many years ago in high school. Of course, that was the era of the Mustang II King Cobra and the Chebby Monza race-thingy as the super-hot cars on the showroom floor... with 125 HP and 300 pounds of paint, tape and plastic gewgaws. Since we couldn't have real engines, we worried about paint.
I've looked into matte and flat finishes ever since, but never found anything that was do-able and could be maintained.
It *seems* like there should be a matte or low-gloss clearcoat. Maybe someone should inquire of a good paint shop. I think the number of people who don't want the beast as glossy as possible is vanishingly small, but I'd bet PPG, S-W, or one of them makes a flat topcoat.
I saw an article in Sport Truck mag about an older model pick-up that was customized with a flat green finish and flames. IIRC, the look was created by adding a flattening agent to the clear top coat. The look wasn't really appealing to me but it was unique and obviously caught the eye of the magazine editor.