Just thought I'd make a thread for discussing detailing and preparing the matte paint. I've got the matte grey A90 Edition on order and I'm sure there will be others on here as well with the matte paint coming. I've done some research on the best ways to take care of and protect the paint, but since it is much more rare than the gloss paint information is harder to come-by, and lots of it is directed at matte vinyl wraps. What I'm planning is basically a new car prep with as little contact to the paint as possible to prevent any marks or scuffs as with the matte paint you cannot polish out any imperfections or use clay bar to remove bonded contaminants. The products I'm using are as follows: Bilt Hamber Surfex HD degreaser Dragon's Blood Iron and Fallout Remover Snow Foam (no specific one just whichever one I have in the garage!) Chemical Guys Meticulous Matte Shampoo Gyeon Q2 Matte Ceramic Coating Bilt Hamber Atom-Mac (rust prevention) Gyeon Q2 Rim coating I'm going to start by jacking the car up and placing on jack stands and removing the wheels to get complete access all around the car, then spraying the degreaser over the dry car to allow it to soak into as many of the dirt and grease particles as possible, followed by a rinse off using the snow foam. Once the foam is all dripped off I'll pressure wash it off before using the fallout remover. After that does its job it should have removed as much as possible with regards to the dirt and bonded contaminants and should be safe for the contact wash. Then 2 bucket method with the Matte Shampoo as a lot of car shampoos contain waxes so may need to be careful with these. Once this is done it will be a case of drying, prepping and applying the ceramic coating. I've chosen the Gyeon Matte coating as it is one of the only ones I've seen specifically formulated for matte paint, so it should preserve the factory finish. Coatings not formulated for matte paint will often fill in the valleys in the paint that leave the matte finish, adding gloss and removing the matte effect. The Gyeon Matte Ceramic is meant to be very thin and follow the mountains and valleys in the paint, protecting but not changing the finish. Matte paint is known as being a nightmare to keep in good condition with things like tree sap, bird droppings etc falling on it, and I feel a ceramic coating will really help with this protection. In addition to this as the car is up I'll get right underneath and spray the Atom-Mac throughout the underside and suspension components as well. It is a rust preventer that is meant to be drawn into the ferrous components to physically protect them from within, and living in Scotland where they often salt the road at ridiculous times of the year, even though I'm not planning on using the Supra in winter, I think it will definitely help reduce the risk of rust. If there's anything anyone thinks I've missed out, or any other suggestions of things which may help improve let me know! I'll be taking photos and documenting my detail/new car prep once I get hold of the car at the beginning of September. Anyone had any other experience of matte paint before?