So you have a BMW or Mini "frozen paint finish" , Mercedes Magno Matt Paint or you’ve had your car matte wrapped with vinyl and it looks all new and pristine. But how do you clean and protect a matte wrapped car or BMW frozen paint, and keep your new look pride and joy clean? Ultimate Valet Cambridge have the correct products to use on your vehicle's bodywork.
Wax and matte paint are mortal enemies for one reason: wax gradually begins to reverse the ‘flat’ effect. Waxes are most commonly known as protection products that yield a shine, mostly because they’re made of carnauba and filling ingredients. In basic speak, traditional waxes fill imperfections to create an even surface. Problem is, matte paint is full of imperfections. In fact, it’s those very imperfections and microscopic dimples that diffuse light rays and make the surface appear non-reflective to the human eye.
As you would imagine, adding a wax or sealant to a glossy car essentially adds to the surfaces ability to reflect light specularly. By covering up and filling in blemishes, any scratches or swirls that would otherwise be noticed by scattering light are successfully filled and shielded from your vision. With matte paint, if this happens, you lose your non-reflective appearance. As you can see, enough wax would begin to reverse the matte effect. Because of matte paint’s need for untraditional means of protection, special products are required. As the diagram shows, the correct products bonds to the surface at the molecular level and does not fill like a wax would. Unlike any other protection product available for matte paint, the surface remains ‘flat’ and not glossy.
So you see, waxing a matte car essentially reverses the effect that makes your ‘flat’ painted car unique. All paste or liquified waxes should be avoided, as the idea behind carnauba (for example) is to fill imperfections. Once again, it’s those imperfections that make matte finishes appear the way they do. Hopefully this clarifies a bit of the worry surrounding matte paint, and I trust you’ll invest in Ultimate Valet Cambridge to look after your Frozen Paint or Matte Surface vinyl wrap.