The latest and coolest in car design, matte finish. 2 years ago the BMW MZ4 coupe was introduced in a matte finish. And now several others have started popping up. The latest and most dramatic is Lamborghini. I have to admit, it’s stunning. Is this new? No, not by a long shot. Is it even automotive? Not sure. We know that hot rods now have a satin finish. It’s all part of the dulled down look. It works by the way. Gives a brand new restored car a old look. But look further back. You might be surprised to see matte finishes on Antique & Classic boats. One of the top boats in the country in fact has a matte finish on her decks. When restoring a boat, Brian Robinson in his research found this little factoid, and suggested the finish, it takes a lot of courage to try such things. Especially when there are countless examples of gloss fests out there. But research indicated a satin finish, on the decks of this very cool 1939 Gar Wood 28′ and so it was done. The result? Well, breath taking, is an understatement. Possibly one of the countless reasons it won so many prestigious awards. It actually makes perfect sense, no reflection to distract ones eye, better traction, no glare, and it hides flaws. Non of this makes sense for the new Lamborghini, but honestly, nothing needs to make sense in a Lamborghini. I’ll take the Gar Wood any day though.
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