Paint Finishes: Taking Another Look

posted Jun 23, 2013, 6:53 PM by Jonathan Imberi   [ updated Jun 23, 2013, 6:56 PM ]
It was beautiful weather on Saturday and I took the opportunity to take the trunk lid and spoiler out into the sunlight to compare the finishes. Just as a refresher, the spoiler was color sanded and buffed while the trunk lid was not.

My thoughts while it was under fluorescent lighting was that the spoiler had a little more dull finish, but it was completely smooth. Whereas the trunk lid was high gloss, but it showed more imperfections, i.e. specks/dust. Out in the sunlight I still feel the same way. I like the high gloss look of the trunk lid, but also the flawless look of the spoiler.

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You can see the difference in the gloss or clarity between the two finishes in the picture below.



Anyone following behind KITT may actually be blinded by his finish. :D




I am still leaning towards the color sanded and buffed finish, just simply for uniformity and flawlessness on the car.