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  • Taking the shine OFF a new black composite door
  • muzzle
    Free Member

    We’ve just had new black composite doors fitted and my wife hates the glossy shine that they have. Now I know this will dull over time, but does anyone know of a way to make them more matt straight away?

    Repainting is obviously an option, but something less drastic to start with would be ideal.

    Every time I google it, all I get is how to restore the shine, and I’m looking for the opposite effect.

    Any help appreciated!

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    I’d try some 0000 wire wool. I’ve used it to give a satin finish on a couple of guitars because it will remove the super glossy finish from the lacquer without actually removing or damaging the lacquer itself.

    It’s the most gentle abrasive thing I can think of and it’s cheap and easy to see if it works.

    twinw4ll
    Free Member

    There is a product called Gloss Off for paint prep instead of rubbing down.

    properbikeco
    Free Member

    dust and wet weather…. I wouldn’t be doing anything otherwise to the door as it’ll probably damage the finish

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Patience.

    db
    Full Member

    Could try something like sugar soap. It’s a bit alkaline and might take the sheen off.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    dust and wet weather…. I wouldn’t be doing anything otherwise to the door as it’ll probably damage the finish

    … and potentially invalidate any warranty.

    Ask the manufacturer what they recommend?

    timba
    Free Member

    Vinyl film wrap
    Buy a matching bike and tell everyone that you used the offcuts

    Cougar
    Full Member

    sparkyrhino
    Full Member

    I used gt85 to take the gloss off of a plastic mudguard, worked a treat,would recommend patience though, £20 mudguard and £1k + door are different beasts

    retrorick
    Full Member

    I’m sure that the fitters of my composite doors used WD-40 when they wiped them down?
    Later I read the instructions which said don’t use WD-40 to clean the doors. I think it took a protective layer off and the shine. 😭

    funkmasterp
    Full Member

    Stay inside where you can’t see the outside of the door and wait for time to take its toll.

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