funny you should bring up the ole flat black.. I, for about a month, wanted to do my pickup flat black.. or semi gloss black.. then I went to a local show.. all be danged if there wasnt 20 flat black vehicles. with red wheels! blew my mind. cool look.. guess thats why everyone does it. So.. plan two was foiled. I've been in plan 3 stages for about 8 months now.