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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Flat (matte) Black Challenger. What do ya think?

For those of you that got to see the live video feed of them installing the film on the car, here are some pictures of us taking Bertha out in the gravel and having some fun. Ever since I had this done, I've been getting CONSTANT compliments on the car/color. Seriously, almost everday now someone is coming up to me asking about it. Let me know what you guys think.

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That looks good. Does it still show any swirl marks?
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Sorry man, can't get onboard. Flat paint cars just beg the question "Why?"
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yea a nice gloss paint job is where it's at for most, but dude... look at that beast in the second photo.... it just looks 'mean'.

It's half about the look ya know... and half horsepower.... or maybe there's another ratio to go about it....

Aaaaaanyway... hell yea. Two thumbs up on the Matte Black

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Dude, it looks awesome, there is a company out here that offers to do the same (everyone knows how much i hate detailing) i'm just unsure about the longevity of a wrap, hows it holding up with washing and daily driving etc??


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I'm no particular fan for flat black (or flat anything), but the perk about flat is that it is very effective to show off the native contours and bends in the sheetmetal. When you have a car with such distinctive contours as a Challenger, it's not such a bad approach. While the traditional glossy coat certainly gives maximum visual "WOW" effect, all of those reflections make it difficult to really "see" the real form of the car, as opposed to dazzled by the shine.


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I like the gloss better than the flat.. just my opinion.
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Thumbs up for the flat black. It's different, and tasteful. Stealth bomber tasteful

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looks downright evil, i like in a sort of sick way.
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At first I thought NO!
Then I thought "wait a minute". Looks kinda tough. Average Joe, blue collar sort of tough
Another member mentioned how it really accentuated the body lines and sure enough it really it does.
Reminds me of a teenagers muscle car that rolled out of the high school auto shop...so it's nostalgic looking in a good way.
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