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    Well thanks to Mandy and the staff at Maranello I now have the answer to my questions.
    All the black bits, ie sills, windscreen frame, body line over the roof at the back of the cabin and mid way recess are all Satin Black. (The sills are stone chip satin paint). Also for clarification, the black mid way recess line should be painted not tape.
    Big thank you to Mandy for her help in sorting.
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    The original would have been a satin, but as a restorer I would recommend going for a matt lacquer over a black base. I’ve been restoring black trim on a lot of cars recently, the most recent being a 3rd Gen Chevrolet Camaro and whilst it’s a totally different car it was against red paintwork and same sort of era. It is lacquered, so is extra durable, but “dulls off” unlike gloss lacquer and with a black base it looks more satin than a genuine matt. Bearing in mind that a standard matt finish is officially “30% Gloss”, satin is 50% gloss and “gloss” is 77% gloss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbwoy84 View Post
    The original would have been a satin, but as a restorer I would recommend going for a matt lacquer over a black base. I’ve been restoring black trim on a lot of cars recently, the most recent being a 3rd Gen Chevrolet Camaro and whilst it’s a totally different car it was against red paintwork and same sort of era. It is lacquered, so is extra durable, but “dulls off” unlike gloss lacquer and with a black base it looks more satin than a genuine matt. Bearing in mind that a standard matt finish is officially “30% Gloss”, satin is 50% gloss and “gloss” is 77% gloss!
    Interesting info. I will discuss this with the company doing the work and ask there thoughts.
    Thanks for the advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeni View Post
    Well thanks to Mandy and the staff at Maranello I now have the answer to my questions.
    All the black bits, ie sills, windscreen frame, body line over the roof at the back of the cabin and mid way recess are all Satin Black. (The sills are stone chip satin paint). Also for clarification, the black mid way recess line should be painted not tape.
    Big thank you to Mandy for her help in sorting.
    Not often I'm right but was reasonably sure I was on this one

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