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SEM HR010 Hot Rod Black Kit - 1 Quart

$104.99


Here is Hot Rod Black on my old bike...

Maintenance is one of the downsides of hot rod black paint. Because it is a low gloss finish any oily residue on it makes it appear glossy in that area which you can spot much more readily than over a gloss finish. This is easily corrected by cleaning the vehicle. The glossier sheens like satin and semi gloss are less susceptible to this than the lower gloss flat black car paint or matte black car paints. General dirt and road grime is not necessarily any more noticeable than over gloss colors although it often takes a little more elbow grease to remove them than over a gloss finish. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to polish out a hot rod black paint since anytime you try to polish it will make the poished area more shiny than the rest. This makes it more challenging to fix minor scratches and marks that typically can be removed on gloss finishes during a good buff and detail job.

Gloss sheens seem to be all over the board when it comes to hot rod black paint. Flat Black car Paint, Matte Black Car Paint, Satin BLack Car Paint, and Semi Gloss car paint are all kind of lumped into one category called hot rod black paint. The difference between a flat black look and a semi gloss look are night and day. Be sure to evaluate which one you like the most and specify that be used when dealing with your paint shop or auto dealer. There are some nice photos of the various sheens on the “gloss sheens” page on this site. All the sheens have a cool look you just have to find the one or ones (yes, you can two tone with different sheens) that work best for you.

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Gloss sheens seem to be all over the board when it comes to hot rod black paint. Flat Black car Paint, Matte Black Car Paint, Satin BLack Car Paint, and Semi Gloss car paint are all kind of lumped into one category called hot rod black paint. The difference between a flat black look and a semi gloss look are night and day. Be sure to evaluate which one you like the most and specify that be used when dealing with your paint shop or auto dealer. There are some nice photos of the various sheens on the “gloss sheens” page on this site. All the sheens have a cool look you just have to find the one or ones (yes, you can two tone with different sheens) that work best for you.

There are a lot of brands available now that offer a hot rod black paint both at your local auto paint dealers and through online purchases. Be sure to find un-biased reviews on the products and if possible find people have used it before. Cost is not always a good indicator of quality. Some of the less expensive brands will often work just as well as the name brand so do your homework and you are more likely to have a good experience and save some money in the process.