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    How can you clean and protect a satin black finish?

    I just had a large 1969 Mach I style satin black stripe painted on the hood of my car. The body shop used 2-stage PPG paint with a satin black base coat and satin clear coat. From what I understand the satin black finish can't be waxed or buffed or it will lose the satin look and become glossy. What is the best way to clean and protect the satin black finish? Can I do anything besides regular washing? I appreciate any help you can provide!

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    Let's see some photos. Not that I know the answer, just want to see it. Sounds cool.
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    Re: How can you clean and protect a satin black finish?

    If the satin clear coat top has cured, then I can't see how a wax would change it from satin to gloss. Machine polishing might to some extent. If the coating is that fragile that it can be altered with a protectant then I can't see how it would hold up to the forces of nature.

    My only hands on experience with satin vs gloss finishes is with wood finishing products, and there, a satin finish will remain satin even with a coat of wax.

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    Re: How can you clean and protect a satin black finish?

    Gold Class Trim Detailer

    After washing, apply a thin coating, work in gently, then allow to penetrate for a few minutes, then remove the excess using a clean, soft microfiber polishing cloth. Remember, a little bit will go a long ways.

    Wipe softly and gently to remove any trace amounts of product of the satin finish of this paint. This will leave the paint rich in color.
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    Re: How can you clean and protect a satin black finish?

    would like to see this finish

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    Re: How can you clean and protect a satin black finish?

    Thanks for your help guys! I'll take a couple pics of the hood tonight and post them tomorrow.

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    Re: How can you clean and protect a satin black finish?

    I haven't tried the Gold Class Trim Detailer, but I use regular NXT Wax on my 2003 Mach's satin black rear spoiler and on the satin black hood applique and have had no problems with it "turning glossy". I suspect that you would experience similar results with the paint on your classic Mach.

    Please post up some pictures when you get a chance.

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    Re: How can you clean and protect a satin black finish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tungsten View Post
    I haven't tried the Gold Class Trim Detailer, but I use regular NXT Wax on my 2003 Mach's satin black rear spoiler and on the satin black hood applique and have had no problems with it "turning glossy". I suspect that you would experience similar results with the paint on your classic Mach.

    Please post up some pictures when you get a chance.

    I agree. My 2004 Mach 1's painted satin black spoiler hasn't turned glossy after claying, #80 and NXT. I have also applied light coats of NXT to the tape stripes on the hood and rocker panels, being VERY careful around the edges.

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    Re: How can you clean and protect a satin black finish?

    Thanks for the great welcome guys. I appreciate all your help. Here is a picture of my hood with the Mach/Boss style stripe.


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    Re: How can you clean and protect a satin black finish?

    Oh I misunderstood your first post. I read it as you had a 1969 Mach. Still, nicely done.

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