Hello, Satin finish is a pretty common sight in So Cal. It started off with the high dollar extra paint scheme on new European sporty type cars. Then gradually it filtered down to wraps and actual paint jobs for the look and lower maintenance on any cars/trucks. We have all seen them on various cars. The original extra paint colors were called "ice" as it did not look shiny. It looked like a satin finish that glistens, but is not shiny, like gloss. If you listen to several people talking about satin finish paint jobs, it is kind of funny. The talk is that the satin paint could look like a regular primer paint job with a high sheen buffing surface. So, any primer paint would give the base paint. Then give it a wax buff. Jnaki It all depends on your own taste and of course, cost. Try the primer paint on a wagon or metal surface and then buff it. Maybe that is all you need. Sometimes it is better to wait until you have saved money to do any custom touches to your car. We have seen some odd ball additions on some old cars here on the HAMB, just to save some money for a pro to complete the job. Any short cuts of that nature will obviously bring on the critics and chuckles. IMHO, your start should be with experimenting, by painting the wheels and making it look good enough to drive without spending too much money on stuff. Once that happens, it will be noticeable and now buff your paint. It might surprise your anticipating look of satin. Wheels and tires will make your car look nicer instantly. Forget period correct, start with low cost paint and small hubcaps. But, if you need to see more of a Suburban that has one of the nicest paint jobs, here are a few more shots.