Review: CG Meticulous Matte Auto Wash
Ben AKA Wors requested this one.
Manufacturers have all kinds of warnings and not-so-useful recommendations about caring for matte paint. One of them is the rather obvious "don't use shampoos with gloss enhancers." There are a few like that out there but, when the owner dropped five figures to get the custom paint, I really wanted something specifically designed for matte.
Thanks again to Corey for providing the format.
From Autopia Car Care site - Chemical Guys Meticulous Matte Auto Wash
"Chemical Guys Meticulous Matte Auto Wash
Clean paint without leaving an artificial gloss.
Preserve the matte finish.
Chemical Guys Meticulous Matte Auto Wash contains no silicones, fillers, shine enhancers, dyes, or other unnecessary additives. It leaves no streaks behind on matte finishes. This concentrated maintenance wash will keep your vehicle looking its best without adding gloss or shine enhancers.
This high lubricity formula prevents loose dirt from damaging matte lacquer and vinyl wraps. The slick formula lifts and traps gritty particles so they rinse off without leaving a mark.
After washing with Chemical Guys Meticulous Matte Auto Wash, use Chemical Guys Meticulous Matte Detailer for occasional quick detailing with a soft microfiber towel."
1.- Packaging: Plastic squeeze
2.- Directions: Clearly labeled
3.- Viscosity: Syrup thick
4.- Color: Translucent
5.- Scent: Tutti Frutti
6.- Dilution: 1 oz / 4-5 gallon
7.- Price at time of review: 16oz = $ 9.99
8.- Manufacturer: Chemical Guys
9.- Made in: USA
Other Products Used:
Honda-powered Simpson 3000psi 2.4gpm pressure washer
MTM Next Generation Foam Cannon
Eurow 660 GSM MF
2.5 gallon bucket
Put car in driveway. Rinse off loose dirt.
Foaming - I use 1.5oz + 16oz water in the foam cannon reservior. Aim and have fun.
Bucket - mix and apply with soft MF. I prefer the GDPWM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evFTeRxtEEo). Rinse and dry.
Very sweet, fruity scent. Foams really well. Looks almost like shaving cream and sticks to car really well. Super slick. Cleans very well. Does not add gloss.
Because sticks so well, can take a couple of passes with the pressure washer to rinse off.
Does it meet its claims? Yes.
1.- Pleasant scent
2.- Foams very well
3.- Cleans well
4.- Very slick
5.- Very cost effective.
Final Observations and Summary:
I haven't tried any other matte shampoos or compared CG Meticulous Matte Auto Wash with other non-gloss enhancing shampoos (or even gloss enhancing ones) but CG MMAW really hasn't given me a reason to do so. Seems to work and isn't outrageous expensive. Highly recommended.
The matte AMG SL63 caused me to buy some specialty products. The good news is that the owner is extremely happy with the results. So happy that there may be another matte vehicle for me to take care of in the relatively near future.
Comments and questions are encouraged. Thanks for viewing!