DIY, painting a car matte grey, is it ALOT easier than painting gloss finishes ??

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  1. DIY, painting a car matte grey, is it ALOT easier than painting gloss finishes ?? 
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    just been looking around out of curiosity, my car is boston green which the more i look at it, the more i dislike it i used to love it..... but matt/satin finishes have won me over, ive been looking at wrapping the car however i plan on keeping it and dont want something which last's 3-4 years if im spending over a grand? so...is matt easier to paint than gloss colours? as its not so essential to get it mint, plus no clearcoat needed and no flat n polishin, whats the life of a well done matt finish? i worked in a bodyshop for a year after school but never touched or saw matt paint, any reviews and suggestions please, also, how is it maintained? as it cant be polished?
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    Matt or satin paint is easier as it doesn't reflect light which would show it up
     
     

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    yeah thats what i was thinking, is it a spray can job, or does it need to be done pro and baked?
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    I just sprayed away and that was it.
    Baking is good for gloss as it can level off the paint, but not needed for matt finishes.
     
     

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    I agree with Enda, matte and satin finish's are easy to apply but if your doing a rattle can jobby then go for satin. Matte grey would just look like primer IMO - i've seen it done before and it looks pretty w@nk.

    But if your doing it properly then there are matte clearcoats you put over the top for protection against stone chips etc and to stop the paint flaking after a period of time..
     
     

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    i had an e36 coupe painted in camo green once, so long as your bodywork is ok and dosent need and filler/rust sorting it wont cost much for a paint shop to blow it over in matt and bake it.
    Last track car i had done cost me £200 all in and it looked perfect.
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