Not all finishes are glossy. Some finishes are dull on purpose, commonly known as matte. The color code for vehicles and the name of the color (for motorcycles) tells us what finish the vehicle requires. That's right, and your color identifier will also describe whether or not your finish is gloss or flat and, more specifically, what level of matte.
Mattes, just like gloss clear coat, can change the shade of the base color once applied. Unfortunately, we cannot show you the difference in the finishes because it's not accurately captured in photos. Here's a simple explanation of the five levels of matte clear coats we offer:
FC01-This is very flat and almost dry looking (I like to think of a chalkboard).
FC02- This level has a distinctive matte look similar to FC01, but not quite as dry looking.
FC03- Eggshell. A typical level of matte in house paints. There is a subtle sheen to FC03.
FC04- Is a satin finish with a "silky" look. A distinctive sheen is present at this level.
FC05- Semi-Gloss. This has a prominent shine visible, and borders on glossy.
As you can see, the higher the number, the glossier the clear get. Each color code pulls up a formula and information such as what type of clear coat your color needs if you are unsure, please ask one of our representatives by clicking here just have your color information ready.