Experience/Advice on Satin Finish?

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger Cleaning and Detailing Forum' started by K9menace, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. K9menace

    K9menace New Member

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    Hi All,
    I just bought a T/A 392 which has the satin finish on the hood, roof, and trunk. It came with a bunch of instructions on what to do (and not do). I was wondering if anyone had any personal experience with this finish and any advice?
    thanks!
     
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    I can't say I have experience with satin finish, I'll watch for pointers myself. Until i'm sure I'll just be extra careful not to scrub!
     
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    I never received any instructions on how to take care of my T/A can you post.TIA
    What I tried and didn't like the results are from Chemical Guys Matte Finish Sealant .It left a Grayish spots all over the Matte Finish and I had to Remove it with Isopropyl Alcohol .What a waste of time and Money!!
     
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    Have you tried any of those what to do's yet? What are the what to do's on your list?
     
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    I've only washed the car once in two weeks since purchase. We're in our rainy season(almost daily). I used very little soap and wash mit, light drying with clean micro fiber towels. I noticed I have dealer installed Dow protectant on the finish. Not sure what that is. Some kind of clear pat I guess.
     
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    anyone knows if a T/A Hood has been cleared wrapped to save it from rock chips or scratches if so upload the info i am thinking of doing it to mine.
     
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    imagejpeg_0.jpg I think I may have found a detailer for satin finish. Wizard's Wipe Down (amazon, of course) matte paint detailer. It's a spray on wipe off detailer that I miss not being able to use Mother's Showtime on the satin. My plan is to use the pressure wash (no brush) at the quarter car wash and detail the water spots left behind with the Wizard's on the satin and Mother's on the gloss. That's the one thing I have been missing pressure washing because I don't want to just dry with a microfiber cloth because some abrasives are left behind. I've been taking a little extra care since the black will show every little scratch.
    I'll post if this is a failure!
     
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    Friend of mine suggested Rat Wax products soap and detailer, for matte black and satin finish buy it on amazon or eBay will try it out.
     
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    I bought some Rat Wax Detail Spray and Car Wash Soap , and love it love it love it !!
    Works great !!
     

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