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Just given my Matte Blu Energico GTS a clean/detail.

I may have not seen it but I couldn't really find much in terms of detailing the matte paint. Aside from "don't wax it"

As I cant use wax for protection I've been a little worried how the scooter will last. I ride year round, and in the UK that means a little bit of sun, alot if rain, and sometimes snow.

I will be washing as described below over the summer, however, come autumn/winter I plan on investing in some Dr Beasleys Matte paint coating.

Thought it may be useful to share how I have detailed the scooter.

1. Citrus Pre wash. I believe most brands are suitable for matte, as the sole purpose is to lubricate dirt and grime. (Halfords advanced Citrus.)

2. Rinse

3. Snow foam. I used a PH neutral foam, that states it is suitable for Matte. (https://www.goldlabelcarcare.co.uk/collections/snow-foam-pre-wash-1/products/hamblechem-kuva-ph-neutral-snow-foam-5l)

4. Rinse

5. Bucket and sponge contact wash. I used STJÄRNAGLOSS MATTA MATT FINISH CAR WASH. Again matte specific. I also use a grit guard in the bottom of the bucket.

6. Dry. Alternate between chamois and leaf blower. The blower it ideal for getting water out of all the nooks and crannies.

7. "Shine" and protection. I used Chemical Guys presents their Meticulous Matte. I found this also worked great on the chrome and also the screen.
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Nice GTS, as you know what our weathers like have you thought about the underneath were water sits and corrodes and if used in all weathers corrosion creeps in quite fast especially winter with salt gritting going on, I use Waxoyl or Clear Seal works well, 😉👍
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Wow thats a lovely finish, well done for all your prep and attention. As stated above Waxoyl is great for treating the inside and bottom of the scoot. I have done that on my MY24 Gts as well as buying a Sluk carbon effect fender extender for the front mudguard.

My logic was stopping the dirt and stones perforating the paint as well as coating it.

If you run the scoot through the winter then a dose of ACF50 would be good on any exposed engine and chrome parts ( not your matt paint)

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Thanks lads.

Hoping the Dr Beasleys stuff will give a a fair but of protection on the seen paintwork.

Good call on the mud guard extension. Definitely something that I'm gonna look at.

In terms of the unseen parts, and the transmission cover etc, plan is to use ACF50. As a scooter mechanic once told me......

"F*cking leather it all o'er" ROFL emoticon
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I'm coming up to two years with a matte black Sprint, and have only just swapped to a dedicated matte shampoo (as I was gifted it).

For all this time, I've literally just been using washing up liquid as it strips everything off easily, and leaves absolutely no residue.

I'll use nice cloths and sponges, and make sure to wash them in the washing machine after each use. I'm extremely quick to clean bird mess or fuel if it ends up on the paint work, but that's all I do.

With my other cars, I've detailed them with pre-wax and wax - but have much preferred having a raw finish on the matte paint, rather than the semi-satin sheen that products tend to cause.

The matte finish has aged extremely well and looks identical to when I first got the Vespa.
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I have the same Vespa as the OP and use a Matte Car wash as well. It keeps it nice and clean and I do like the Matte finish wasn't sure if I would but I had my GTS300 for close to a year and like the color and Matte.
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