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why is flat black hated so much?

TurboATM

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Aug 17, 2006
Jacksonville, North_Carolina
....anyone care for flat white? Ive always wanted to give it a shot...and my CBR I did a few panels in a satin blue...

heres a pretty sweet mix of the two..
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broken_scars

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Jul 6, 2008
Huchinson, Minnesota
personally i think it all lies in our mindset. i come from a honda croud where flat black is not ok. i think that a lot of lower class people see honda as cheeper cars so they get them and crappy parts and screw them up. thats just the way some and i do repeat SOME people do things...i love honda personally but some people have messed it up. i love my talon also but it seems like when people see a flat black car they assume its a honda since it so common and unfortunately its those people that give people who tune and genuinly love there cars s$!t. i will never justify a flat black rattle can job but if you do it right and a matte look it is sweet as hell....no matter what car it is. i am in school for auto body and have seen the difference between matte and rattle can.. people just love the word "ricer". paint is the first thing they can see so they will go after it..all i can say is to each there own, if YOU like it then YOU should get it..use a ppg flat black(d983 i think or something close to that) costs a little more but completely worth it
 

Chrispittman

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Jan 6, 2009
Arlington, Washington
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I went to walmart and bought like 10 cans of spray paint and some budlight and spent more on the beer than the paint, got trashed and did that in a dark 15'x15' garage with 1 lightbulb for light. so i can't imagine it being that hard to make it look nice with some minimul effort. the paint that was there before was some earl scheib special and a drunken rattle can job in the middle of the night turned out better.
 

dstarM

Proven Member
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Feb 24, 2010
Tampa, Florida
who needs shiny paint? flat black makes it look bad ass, haha :]
 

PandaBear

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Feb 9, 2010
Ottawa, ON_Canada
Not to be rude... but it really doesn't look that good from the pictures, it looks like the paint is missing the layer on top... you should make it glossy like in your avatar, nothing sexier than a black glossy talon in the rain... aside from a red glossy talon that is...
 

Colt4G63 also

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Jul 23, 2008
Tonawanda, New_York
I flat black rattle canned my $50 AMC Concorde. Only because it looked better than the factory sky blue paint with high visibility neon orange and dark blue graffiti painted all over it. The car even had orange spirals painted on all the wheels. I also used an air chisel to slice the outside of the door and cowl open to repair the handle mechanism and the heater, then repaired the holes with duct tape. The gas tank was a 5 gallon jug in the trunk with a hose running to it.
I drove to work on fumes one time and forgot my trunk key. I had to rip the back seat out in pieces to fill up on my lunch break.

I painted it in the dark, in the hardware store parking lot. It was winter too. I used to run the car over concrete parking lot curbstones at high speeds for fun too.

My point is, POS paint job for a POS car.
 

Hayabusa9900

Proven Member
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Sep 29, 2009
Waterloo, Iowa
i personally like the stang in the back ground with the blac accent on the rear bumper... thats always been a fav of mine on colored cars... there is a t/a in my town that has that black accent and it looks sweet... i also like the carbon fiber on the eclipse that was posted up 2
 

relicwelding

Proven Member
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Jan 29, 2010
Rochester, New_York
Id use a hotrod black..Its flat but still gives it a little sheen..can get a kit on ebay for 80 bucks
 

dsmfreak1984

Proven Member
205
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Jul 27, 2008
las vegas, Nevada
Not to be rude... but it really doesn't look that good from the pictures, it looks like the paint is missing the layer on top... you should make it glossy like in your avatar, nothing sexier than a black glossy talon in the rain... aside from a red glossy talon that is...

Ah, you'r not being rude. Personally I preffer it in gloss black too, but eh, it is what it is. Though I do miss the nice gloss paint on her, she looked soo good :sosad: Maybe I'll spray her again when I get some extra cash laying around. :aha: maybe even paint her up like the General Lee from the dukes of hazzard?????
 

slow gst

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Apr 16, 2009
Hightstown, New_Jersey
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maybe change some minds on the flat paint issue
 

hayourwifeleftu

Proven Member
59
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Jan 2, 2008
manheim, Pennsylvania
my 2g had a flat black hood when i bought it. i replaced the fenders because they where beat up. one was grey one was green and my car was red. my bumper was also replaced and that i made flat black. it looked like hell 4 different colors so i sprayed it all flat black. i think it was sick looking and everuyone loved it. i realy didnt care about the car to much so it didnt bother me plus the red paint job was faded.
 

Ravewolf

Proven Member
343
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Apr 16, 2009
Raton, New_Mexico
As people have stated, it only looks good when done right. I had an 83 Chevy C10 with a BB that I got from a friend. He had started to paint it, and then gave it to me (owed a debt) so I finished it. Looked like hell, but better than the "cow" theme he had going on (it was industrial white with flat black patches LOL). I'm wondering about doing my talon in satin. Doing it right of course....
 

Jimmyskrew face

Proven Member
99
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Jul 21, 2007
Union, New_Jersey
Flat black and matte/satin black is different. Flat black looks like shi* and draws negative attention to the car. Sloppy flat black looks like a hack job project that will never be. As stated before if you satin black or flat with the matte finish it will look good but you have to have the right accessories to go with it or it'll look dumb. IMHO I would prime the car my self and have a body shop shoot the car with the satin black...So when you wash the car it doesn't look faded after it drys, plus Flat black= greasy finger prints that wont come out.. Unless you into wet sanding for days then G.L. to you..
 

TSIMonsteR

Proven Member
1,873
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Nov 23, 2003
HP, North_Carolina
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4423207735/" title="droid 101 by slow gst, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4423207735_acf32f8bd6.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="droid 101" /></a>

maybe change some minds on the flat paint issue

Very nice. Have any high rez of that?
 

gvr4550

Proven Member
43
0
Nov 19, 2009
san marcos, California
Flat black looks bad ass when its done rite like the eclipse above
now when its rattle canned in a hurry or by a 5yr old it looks like crap
 
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