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Madam Medusa Jan 19th 2011 12:33 pm

what's with...
 
...the seeming new craze for matt cars...i've just seen matt black and matt luminous yellow ones on the beach road, and over the last few weeks orange/yellow/loads of grey/black ones...quite a few have weird coloured tyre rims as well...

i think they look awful...is it just here, or are people getting these back home too...?

MM, xx

lionheart Jan 19th 2011 12:37 pm

Re: what's with...
 
They just look matt because the sun ain't shining.:p

MataHari Jan 19th 2011 12:37 pm

Re: what's with...
 
oh I quite like them...it's been going on for a long time though!
there's an all matt black (and I mean all black) FJ cruiser that looks really nice...

talking about weird, I saw a Range Rover yesterday that had Range Stormer on the back, it was a 2 door version, white, with red leather interior...must be some special edition/custom made jobby...

Madam Medusa Jan 19th 2011 12:43 pm

Re: what's with...
 

Originally Posted by MataHari (Post 9113004)
oh I quite like them...it's been going on for a long time though!
there's an all matt black (and I mean all black) FJ cruiser that looks really nice...

talking about weird, I saw a Range Rover yesterday that had Range Stormer on the back, it was a 2 door version, white, with red leather interior...must be some special edition/custom made jobby...

nah, not as many...i see at least one a day now...i've seen the fj, that isn't too bad, but i really don't like them in general...

MM, xx

Bahtatboy Jan 19th 2011 1:08 pm

Re: what's with...
 
Matt cherry red X6 looks evil. The FJ Stealth was a special edition in matt black, but I haven't seen one.

Saw a chromed / mirror-finish Bentley in Al Khobar earlier in the week. Gross.

kittycat1 Jan 19th 2011 1:10 pm

Re: what's with...
 
I saw a few in London last time I was home, personally I don't like them- it looks like an undercoat to me.

Alexa Jan 19th 2011 1:27 pm

Re: what's with...
 
We have a matte black Harley, looks awesome..cars, don't know, they haven't reached Doha yet...may take a year or so.:rofl:

Madam Medusa Jan 20th 2011 6:00 am

Re: what's with...
 

Originally Posted by Alexa (Post 9113110)
We have a matte black Harley, looks awesome..cars, don't know, they haven't reached Doha yet...may take a year or so.:rofl:

now that does sound cool...i think it's just so much matt paint that looks odd, especially when it's something like lime green or orange...

MM, xx

Sandboy Jan 20th 2011 6:54 am

Re: what's with...
 

Originally Posted by MataHari (Post 9113004)
oh I quite like them...it's been going on for a long time though!
there's an all matt black (and I mean all black) FJ cruiser that looks really nice...

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the fj is my neighbour, looks like summat out of mad max

Alexa Jan 20th 2011 10:36 am

Re: what's with...
 

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 9115196)
now that does sound cool...i think it's just so much matt paint that looks odd, especially when it's something like lime green or orange...

MM, xx

Thanks, yes, it does look nice on the bike. I think lime green or orange on a car looks odd not matter if it is shiny or matte.

fezzer Jan 20th 2011 11:11 am

Re: what's with...
 

Originally Posted by MataHari (Post 9113004)
oh I quite like them...it's been going on for a long time though!
there's an all matt black (and I mean all black) FJ cruiser that looks really nice...

talking about weird, I saw a Range Rover yesterday that had Range Stormer on the back, it was a 2 door version, white, with red leather interior...must be some special edition/custom made jobby...

Thinking about the Range Stormer. It looks like it used to be owned by the Crown Prince of Dubai

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_Stormer

shiva Jan 20th 2011 12:27 pm

Re: what's with...
 

Originally Posted by fezzer (Post 9115595)
Thinking about the Range Stormer. It looks like it used to be owned by the Crown Prince of Dubai

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_Stormer


now released as the new model called the evoque , not sure when it arrives here though

GuyinUAE Jan 22nd 2011 10:05 am

Re: what's with...
 

Originally Posted by shiva (Post 9115711)
now released as the new model called the evoque , not sure when it arrives here though

Nope. The Range Stormer was a concept, that was then turned into reality by West Coast customs. It was supposed to be a one off for a Prince here, but I've seen at least one other.
Matt finishes are getting really popular, to the extent that BMW and Mercedes now offer them as optional finishes. They are obviously paint and not vinyl wraps like the rest of them. Had to laugh when I stopped one of our valeters from polishing the matt finish on a car at work one day!

Bigtaff Jan 22nd 2011 11:01 am

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As Guy said, Matt paint is the latest craze that came from the US. The majority of the cars you will see here are wrapped by companies like Foil-a-Car in Al Quoz. This is a good option because when you're bored of it, just peel it off and you have your pristine factory paint job still in place.

Hummer also had a H2 in Matt black, looks really mean. Again, that's paint though, not wrap. OEM vehicles won't be sold with wrap on because of warranty. It doesn't last long and begins to peel and lift itself after a while.

shiva Jan 22nd 2011 7:10 pm

Re: what's with...
 

Originally Posted by GuyinUAE (Post 9120288)
Nope. The Range Stormer was a concept, that was then turned into reality by West Coast customs. It was supposed to be a one off for a Prince here, but I've seen at least one other.
Matt finishes are getting really popular, to the extent that BMW and Mercedes now offer them as optional finishes. They are obviously paint and not vinyl wraps like the rest of them. Had to laugh when I stopped one of our valeters from polishing the matt finish on a car at work one day!


er yup, said concept has proved so popular its now being released as the evoque, not exactly the same but pretty damn close.
stormer was made for fazza here by WCC, second one i have seen is a bit of a back street bangra chop shop job

http://www.landrover.com/gl/en/rr/new-range-rover/

stormer
http://image.automobilemag.com/f/aut..._side_view.jpg

evoque
http://www.drivearabia.com/news/wp-c...-1-450x317.jpg


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