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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Its possibly due to previous owner using wax on it. The matt and satin paints are naturally 'rougher' texture than a gloss finish, which relies on the smoothness to reflect light back. If its been over-waxed before, then excess wax will be trapped in the 'hollows' of the paint finish, which is what you are probably seeing. You need a product that will strip the wax back, but definitely not a cutting compound, which will make it look a damn lot worse.
I know it sounds like a bad idea, but you could try a wash with washing up liquid......just the once, it might just be detergent enough to strip off any wax build up, and then wash it with proper shampoo especially made for matt finishes, and then a matt paint sealer.
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