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It's gray (with a dash of orange)!

Discussion in 'News' started by raymond, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. raymond

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    WIRED on Martin's P2: His Roadster has a custom matte gray paint job [...] with an orange racing stripe. "It's really cool," Siry said.
     
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    Matte gray? Yeah, I imagine it's really cool. . . at first. I've heard those matte finishes are really hard to maintain. (For sure you don't wax it!)

    Looking forward to photos.
     
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    i meant flat, not matte
     
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    #4 TEG, Mar 21, 2008
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    With paint, "flat" and "matte" are synonymous aren't they? What's the difference?
     
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    Perhaps Darryl means "solid" (non-metallic). I've seen that on the TT myself...

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    #9 Albern, Mar 22, 2008
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    I believe there is a distinction between FLAT and MATTE.

    A flat colour would generally refer to a paint scheme that would generally have very little depth - like the standard / common Mercedes Benz silver or white. The colour is usually lighter and you can't see far into the reflection being generated by the surface. A good standard of comparison would be that of a mirror if we can assume in this example that it would have a 100% reflectance rate.

    Matte on the other hand could be characterized as having nearly 0% reflectance and it doesn't have a clear coat (unlike all paint finishes found on modern road-going cars today). You also cannot apply wax since there is no smooth surface to bond(?) to.

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    How about this? :

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    I wonder if the lower lip will have stripes. Or if the wheels will be orange.
     

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    Damn!

    I was going to make my futtre Tesla in matte black.
     
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    Apparently Martin wasn't too happy about the leak. But the cat's already out of the bag, so I guess it's ok for me to repost this here:

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    Hmm. My mockup wasn't too far off!

    Looks nice! It has a lot of personality.
     

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