Rear spoiler color previous owner painted body color thinking of changing to black should it be gloss or satin black or leave as is? Tia

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Kind of like it body color. Sometimes I think our wings (they are not spoilers) stand out a bit too much with contesting color, especially on cars like mine which has the argent wing with the green car.

An automotive airfoil (wing) is shaped like an upside-down airplane wing — it deflects airflow upward to generate down-force on the rear of the vehicle. A spoiler is an obstruction to localized airflow that improves the overall airflow around a vehicle.
 

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They should be the same as the hood blackout and lower body, i.e.. low luster, but not flat black. Mine are all done with SEM HotRod Black. The original paint is no longer available, so we have to come as close as possible. HotRod black comes pretty close and is very durable. It works for me!
 

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They should be the same as the hood blackout and lower body, i.e.. low luster, but not flat black. Mine are all done with SEM HotRod Black. The original paint is no longer available, so we have to come as close as possible. HotRod black comes pretty close and is very durable. It works for me!
That's how it have to look like on a pewter car!

Only sand it slightly with some grit in the thousands than apply some kind of satin black.
 

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It's all about personal taste. I kinda like the matching color. My convertible is currently how I found it. Just got a rear wing and will gloss black it along with the chin spoiler on the front. My hood and stripes are glossed. However, in the near future it will get a complete repaint and return all trim and stripes to satin black.
 

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Agree with the semi-flat black or argent based on rocker and stripe color. Hot Rod black by SEM is a pretty good match out of the can in my opinion.
 

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We used PPG Hot Rod Black Matte for our painted black surfaces. It diffuses light nearly as well as flat black, but it also very smooth so you won't have the kind of grief a run flat black surface can cause.

 

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The CORRECT color for the hood and black-out is PPG/Ditzler 9381 and apparently can't be matched anymore. That's why we have to use the best we can find. SEM Hot Rod Black is accepted by most as being pretty close although not the same texture.
I was not aware that PPG also made a paint called HotRod Black.
 
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