Satin vinyl wrap film looks pretty much like a matte finish at first glance. However, a satin film is directional, while a matte vinyl is not. Thus, you have to align the panels when applying. Otherwise, there will be differences in hue when you finish the job.
It might be hard to tell the direction by just looking at the vinyl itself. But you can always use the logo on the backing paper as your guideline. Alternatively, if there is no logo on the backing paper, you can mark arrows before separating the material into sections.
Satin wrap film is sensitive to scratches. It is vital to avoid using medium-hard or even hard squeegee when applying. A soft one should be the only option. Likewise, you should use a brand-new buffer on your squeegee to prevent micro-scratches, whether it is dry or wet.
Even when you squeegee a satin material with a soft squeegee and brand-new buffer, it is not 100% safe yet. You should hold your squeegee low and flat when you work on the film. If you do it at a high angle, you could scratch the wrap surface.
A satin wrap can self-heal with heat. But still, you should avoid overstretching it. When you heat and stretch a satin film, you have to use just enough heat and pull it evenly. If ever a satin material is overstretched, it will gloss.
Although these facts about a satin wrap are brief, they are essential for wrapping. One step goes wrong, and it would cost you. So better keep them all in mind, and you can enjoy a stress-free application experience.