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Old 05-05-2003, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hardest and easiest car color to keep clean?

It's so annoying and hard to keep a black car clean, everyday i had to clean my old accord up cause you can see the dirt so easily. dang, but after you shine it, wow.

The easiest car color to keep clean would be beige or silver, cause the dirt isn't easily as noticeable.

For my next car, do you think white or carbon gray are easy to keep clean?
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Yes, silver is the best.

Black, white, green, blue and red SUCK...you ALWAYS have to be wiping down your car to keep that clean look.
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white is just as hard as black to keep clean...but they look very nice when it is clean
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Old 05-05-2003, 05:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's so annoying and hard to keep a black car clean, everyday i had to clean my old accord up cause you can see the dirt so easily. dang, but after you shine it, wow.

The easiest car color to keep clean would be beige or silver, cause the dirt isn't easily as noticeable.

For my next car, do you think white or carbon gray are easy to keep clean?
Black and white are the colors which are the hardest to clean.

In my opinion, you should get carbon gray if you don't want to notice dirt often.
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Old 05-05-2003, 05:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Hardest and easiest car color to keep clean?

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It's so annoying and hard to keep a black car clean, everyday i had to clean my old accord up cause you can see the dirt so easily. dang, but after you shine it, wow.

The easiest car color to keep clean would be beige or silver, cause the dirt isn't easily as noticeable.

For my next car, do you think white or carbon gray are easy to keep clean?
I gotta agree that black is the dirtiest but it's damn the sexiest when it's clean. I have one of those brushes you buy to dust off the dirt rather than washing. Anyway, i would say go with grey cuz white would be somewhat dirty looking too. Late
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well, carbon/graphite gray here i come, with a black or grey interior that would be so tight! (IMO). thanks for you help all.
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yea i just got a black car a week ago and it is hard as hell to keep clean. I enjoy washing it though, i pretty much do it every day.
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I wouldn't suggest dark grey, I had a truck that was dark grey and burgandy, that bitch was always looking dirty, but when she was clean she looked damn good.
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Black and White are hardest to keep clean and Silver and Grey are easier, but have drawbacks. Insurance companies will tell you that when most silver/grey cars get hit, the person at fault couldn't see the car. Silver and grey are hard to see for some people I guess.
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Black and White are hardest to keep clean and Silver and Grey are easier, but have drawbacks. Insurance companies will tell you that when most silver/grey cars get hit, the person at fault couldn't see the car. Silver and grey are hard to see for some people I guess.
That explains why some people have almost hit me in my silver 99 Civic EX.
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Most Insurance companies will cover red/black/white/etc cars the same now no matter.. they have changed so color is not a factor (most companies)

White is easier than black to keep clean.. but its still easy to get dirty.. White DOES NOT SHOW SCRATCHES .. (to a point) its a very very very good color for wax.. was loves to cover up anything on white.. and its really easy to buff a white car..

Black on the other hand.. well it's really hard to keep clean.. (when it's clean its pretty) but.. it shows scratches like hell.. especially in sunlight it will always show swirl marks from even the facotry paint w/out even a shammy touching it.. it amazes me how cars come into the dealorship on a sunny day never been washed and they ahve swirl marks..

Every color in b/t white/black varies depending on depth of the color.. dark the color the more it shows black qualities.. the lighter the more it shows white qualities.. so of course if you get a gray or silver paint it'll show less dirt/scratches.. although silver is a very hard color to keep clean if you get a "too light" silver


(btw I detail that's why I'm sooo damn picky about colors)
IMO lightish blue w/ a grayish tint is the best looking/ easiest to keep clean color (weird but true) ..
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Black and White are hardest to keep clean and Silver and Grey are easier, but have drawbacks. Insurance companies will tell you that when most silver/grey cars get hit, the person at fault couldn't see the car. Silver and grey are hard to see for some people I guess.
why can't they see that? due to the sun glare? thats weird.
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gold and silver are nice to keep clean. darker colors tend to show more dirt and scratches. white and red are the two most popular colors with the cops.
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gold and silver are nice to keep clean. darker colors tend to show more dirt and scratches. white and red are the two most popular colors with the cops.
for some reason i never liked red. red only looks cool on a ferrari or a lamborghini or some exotic.
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Old 05-05-2003, 08:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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heisdan is right on the money.

Btw, i just picked up a black car also... yea... its a whore to keep it looking good. I also don't get the full benefit of black paint looking sexy as hell because my paint is... well... shitty for lack of a better word.

I have always thought that champagne is a very easy color to keep clean... u know... any of those goldish colors.

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