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dec1184
02-24-2008, 08:42 AM
My black paint looks like ass these days, I was thinking of going with a flat black (black primer look) with my 19" Black Casinos. I think it will look pretty badass, but I would like some input. Oh, and has anyone done this to their B5?

iwearpro
02-24-2008, 08:44 AM
Im getting ready to do the roof on my white b5....I love the look and would love to see a all flat black b5...I sure it would look dope!

.Mad Hatter.
02-24-2008, 08:48 AM
matte black>flat black.

Blake260
02-24-2008, 08:53 AM
GURUMAN's A4 w/ and s4 engine is flat black

VTAudiA4
02-24-2008, 08:55 AM
GURUMAN's A4 w/ and s4 engine is flat black

and sexy as hell. [hail]

iwearpro
02-24-2008, 09:06 AM
http://www.vlmspec.com/assets/images/albums/Jared%20Van%20Leuven/index.html



Here is a little gallery I found...click machines and then the 2006 section under black audi's

dec1184
02-24-2008, 09:27 AM
Is this flat or matte?

A4_2.8tuner
02-24-2008, 09:41 AM
look in any of the past couple issues of eurotuner. you will see that this has become the fad and everyone seems to be doing it.

pipe7284
02-24-2008, 09:55 AM
matte black is sex, I am planning on doing the center of my hood matte black since my car is a brilliant black color.

dec1184
02-24-2008, 10:32 AM
I'm thinking this is something I can do myself. If I'm going with basic flat black, would it make a difference whether I rattle can it, or have a paint shop do it for me? I'm thinking it will likely turn out the same.

audisnapr
02-24-2008, 10:52 AM
I'm thinking this is something I can do myself. If I'm going with basic flat black, would it make a difference whether I rattle can it, or have a paint shop do it for me? I'm thinking it will likely turn out the same.

haha, no. there is a huge difference in spraying your car with primer vs. having a shop paint it black and then clear coating it with a matte clear.

primer is very porous and will soak up moisture. matte clear is just like regular clear paint but has a flattening agent in it to take the gloss away.

fyi, all the matte paints/clears on the market today still don't take well to finger prints, oils, waxes, etc. the best you can do is wash it. if you try to wax or polish the matte finish, it will become less matte and more glossy. its very hard to up-keep.

.Mad Hatter.
02-24-2008, 10:52 AM
it likely will not turn out anything even close to something that could potentially be confused as the same.

not even close.

BONFIRE074
02-24-2008, 11:29 AM
GURUMANs a4..what you looking for?

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w189/domy954/Napierville030.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w189/domy954/Napierville028.jpg

audisnapr
02-24-2008, 11:38 AM
from what I read, even he isn't 100% satisfied with his paint. he plans on doing it "correctly" down the road with a matte clear.

pipe7284
02-24-2008, 11:42 AM
didnt he said he did that in his garage with a compressor and paint gun?

sambrody44
02-24-2008, 11:55 AM
theres a few guys in the vw scene doing this. there was one featured in et a few months ago his was silver, and there was another one on air with deep blue matte paint. im not sure if there here but im pretty sure there both on vortex.

ZAvant
02-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Matte>Flat

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/1457/bmw3ig7.jpg

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/954/bmwlb3.jpg

sixfiveoh
02-24-2008, 12:21 PM
holy crap thats evil looking

BrokeDown[20V]
02-24-2008, 12:34 PM
Its a hard look to pull off, without looking like you ruined your car.

speedydragon
02-24-2008, 01:14 PM
flat black has reflection and matte black is just plain and dull right?

bernB5
02-24-2008, 01:19 PM
what you're looking for is satin black.. it's a flat color with a soft clearcoat, like the m5 above..

ZAvant
02-24-2008, 01:32 PM
what you're looking for is satin black.. it's a flat color with a soft clearcoat, like the m5 above..


Are you sure? I just typed in matte black in google and got

http://socalcustoms.com/Shows/2006/SEMA/Day1/images/IMG_7898.jpg

Then Satin black:

http://frankwells.com/db3/00290/frankwells.com/_uimages/Picture016.jpg

Satin looks a little more reflective.

Lazer Viking
02-24-2008, 03:29 PM
search for "Aliel"

B5.5_SEDAN
02-24-2008, 04:14 PM
Go to www.hotrodflatz.com for some really good matte or flat paint. That is the only correct way to go, I come from the mini truck world previously and thats what all the guys run on their trucks. Rattle bombing it is a very bad idea, it causes a shit ton of work for the painter later down the road when you actually want it painted plus it makes it rust a lot faster. Rattle can primer obsorbs a lot of moisture, where as most urethane and epoxy primers dont.

audiness
02-24-2008, 05:01 PM
that M5 looks sick (good sick)

andyrew
02-24-2008, 05:33 PM
Flat black is not reflective of heat.. Be prepared for really hot surface temps of the metal, Expect higher interior temps and engine intake temps.

I would not do it on a daily driver.. but it does look sick!

Stampy
02-24-2008, 08:48 PM
I want to paint my car like this POS IS-F below. I planned on doing it in the spring. This is no rattle can. Plan on spending some coin on a quality job.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stampy616/AutoShow08029.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stampy616/AutoShow08028.jpg

dmaize
02-24-2008, 11:23 PM
Im getting ready to do the roof on my white b5....I love the look and would love to see a all flat black b5...I sure it would look dope!

hey when you do this i would love to see it. i have a white b5 avant and want to do the roof so bad.

A4Rob
02-25-2008, 10:20 AM
look in any of the past couple issues of eurotuner. you will see that this has become the fad and everyone seems to be doing it.

"Cool" mini trucks have been doing this for 8-10 years now. They think it is lame how the fad is finally hitting out scene