Satin /matte black paint

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    Just took delivery of my plum crazy challenger hellcat and love it, anyone have advice or experience on cleaning and upkeep of the black hood and spoiler?
     
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    I got the kit from dr. Beasley. works good!
     
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    clear wrap it
     
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    Shining monkey Ken Block 360 Type ii detailer-also works on touch screen-cleans and protects while keeping satin/matte finish nice and even.
     
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    Stealth XPEL is your friend. Maintains the matte finish, reduces maintenance and protects it from the harsh elements. Congrats by the way.
     
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    Thanks for the fast replies. I just bought the Dr beasleys, thinking down the road to clear wrap it anyway.
     
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    Would XPEL be a problem if you had to remove it for some reason? Would they have to buff or polish the hood to get the gunk off of it and ruin the satin finish? Pardon my ignorance, I'm not really familiar with the process, but I'm in the process of getting my car guarded and would love to know.
     
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    Ammonia free glass cleaner for those on a tight budget. They say not to use any detailing sprays/waxes but I've had the best results (better than glass cleaner) with Meguiars Ultimate Detail Spray. Also adds a layer of hydrophobic protection. No I don't work for Meguiars.

    I would like to know about the finish after a film removal too, but I'm afraid by the time someone gets around to replacing it or removing it altogether it would be too late. Still too new to know as if someone got it done they're likely not going to mess with this for a number of years and maybe never. I'm thinking the results would be undesirable after removal though and am actually worried about paint coming off with the film. Also you can't polish a satin finish or you'll ruin it.

    I think the only way you could come out ok is if you had the factory body color hood with the glossy paint and wrapped that satin black. If you removed it from that you could do all kinds of polishing or whatever to fix any issues. That's what I wanted but ended up with factory satin/satan hood instead. Needless to say I'm going to leave mine natural and use glass cleaner and detail spray to maintain. I may splurge for the swissvax or dr beasleys if needed down the road.
     

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