Your English is much better than my French, especially if spelling counts!
What is the difference between semi gloss, satin and semi flat ?
Here is a general description of paint shine levels from Dull to shiny:
flat, matte, eggshell, satin, silk, semi-gloss and high gloss or more specifically:
Flat (1–9% gloss)
Low Sheen or Semi Flat (10–25% gloss)
Eggshell (26–40% gloss)
Semi Gloss (41–69% gloss)
Gloss (70–89% gloss)
I used to manage a paint testing lab and we had equipment (Hunter Gloss Meters to measure gloss or color; you will find similar descriptions on paint cans in French.
What are the following parts :
Meanwhile, this is what I understand, please don't hesitate to correct me :
- Front air dam, spoiler-fiberglass piece added under front bumpers
- Inside headlight binnacle- area surrounding the headlights
- Inside front grill mesh- expanded steel net like material
- Vents behind door openings- also expanded steel net like material inside the 6 slots on each side of the car to the rear of the door openings
Underside : Satin Black
Trunk : Body Color
Engine compartment : Satin Black
Under hood : Satin Black
Wheel arches : Satin Black
Lower body panels : Satin charcoal grey/lava grey (I have never seen others in gray & thought that was Don's preference for his car; I like it with the orange!)
Front air dam/front spoiler : Satin Black or possibly gray
Window frames : Satin Black
Inside headlight binnacle : Satin Black
Eye lids : Satin Black (the exterior of 'eyelids' top of headlight covers match body paint work.
Inside front grill mesh : Satin Black
Inside of rear bumper under license holder : Satin charcoal grey/lava grey (When my rear bumper was removed (probably for the first time), I found battleship grey paint under it, that had been painted over in black on the part that is normally exposed on this 347 Medio Blu car.)
Vents behind door openings : Satin Black
NACA duct : Gloss black
Windshield wiper blade holders and arms : Stainless steel un-polished
The air cleaner : Gloss black
Headlight shutter vacuum reservoir : Gloss black