When it comes to cars, finishes have a larger role in our perception of beauty than we initially think. Faded and lackluster finishes can make even the most magnificent vehicles feel old and dated. High-gloss or custom matte coats draw attention more than ever. Advancements in paint-guns, acrylics, chrome and even electric-currents have opened a seemingly unimaginable world of possibilities. Wood and carbon-fiber have made their mark in the automotive sphere as well. Even the vehicle’s color can take a backseat when the finish has a unique material or texture, because finishes truly play one of the largest yet less-frequently recognized roles in the beauty of the automobile.