Getting a Great Finish on Matte Wraps

BMW 1 Series With Matte Wrap

Matte wraps are pretty popular these days and they certainly make cars stand out. A problem they pose for a detailer and a the car’s owner is that they tend to show water spots, streaks and marks a lot more than a traditional paint finish. The 1 Series I recently worked on above featured a very matte finish in black and this style of wrap (and colour) in particular tends to show any imperfections with your drying process! Additionally, in most cases, you can’t apply a traditional wax on the wrap as particles get stuck to the finish and don’t buff off correctly. So for this application I thoroughly recommend a spray wax or sealant – and the use of some clean, soft microfibre drying towels.

When I arrived the little BMW above was contaminated with a lot of tree sap, some diesel stains around the fuel filler and some water stains within the wrap where hard water drops had dried in. After a thorough clean I managed to get a nice even sheen on the wrap using Autoglym Spray Wax as the LSP. This product not only helped with the drying stage but also will provide the wrap with a little bit of protection from the elements over the coming weeks.

New Forest Autoclean
New Forest Autoclean
Mobile Valeting and Detailing Specialist Covering The New Forest, Hampshire and The South Coast of England.