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Whats the best car colour to keep clean?

Whats the best car colour to keep clean?

Poll: Whats the best car colour to keep clean?

Total Members Polled: 288

Silver: 65%
Blue: 6%
Red: 5%
Green: 2%
Black: 3%
White: 6%
Purple: 1%
Yellow: 0%
Brown: 7%
Other- Specify: 4%
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Discussion

Puff Puff

9,064 posts

131 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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markmullen said:
Puff Puff said:
Definitely silver.

You don't need to clean at all, ever.
Company car driver? hehe
No, pre-cock (as defined by PH) Audi driver biggrin

Martin_Hx

3,143 posts

103 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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Mines Cosmic Grey and seems to fair pretty well !

Black definitely the worst but then again black is the best when clean, its just keeping it that way smile

Orb the Impaler

1,881 posts

95 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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adycav said:
Silver, without a shadow of a doubt.

Black is about the worst!
I will take your black and raise you "metallic teal (blue)". I used to have a black MK2 MR2 and I swore I would never have a black car again: it looked awesome for about 3 nanoseconds after it was washed or waxed and then someone would breathe on it and that would be the end of that frown

However last year I bought a teal bluey-green SL500 which is a lovely colour - I've not had a single bad word said, it's beautiful. In many ways though it's worse than black. It always seems to be suffering from a low level dirtieness no matter what and seems to get dirtier quicker. Shame.

Deluded

4,744 posts

96 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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The relection in that Nissan photo is awsome!

Ive owned cars of many colours and always found silvers and yellow (!) to be the easiest to keep clean without doing anything.

My current car is a dark green honda prelude. ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE to keep clean! I'll spend ages perfecting it and drive 100 yards down the road and its filthy again!

jhcolley

37 posts

87 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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Get a white car, never clean it and kick a few panels in. You'll be one of the fastest cars around town!
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Gad-Westy

7,107 posts

118 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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Silver is definitely an easy colour to keep on top of but it also makes it particulalr unsatisfying to wash or polish as never seems to look much different. That's why I've let mine turn brown!

Alfachick

1,636 posts

102 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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jamieboy said:
My old GTV was Meteor Grey - it didn't look any different washed than when it was filthy. smile
I want your RZ. Quite badly.

ummmmm that is all.

Baby Huey

4,881 posts

104 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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The recently trendy again white cars get dirty very easily, but also look awful if not spotless.

I would agree with poster above about dark blue, it's a major PITA.


otolith

31,618 posts

109 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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We've got a silver MX-5 and an RX-8 in that dark blue / Cadbury's purple colour (Strato Blue). I usually wash both cars at the same time. The RX-8 then mostly sits on the driveway, while the MX-5 is a daily driver.

The blue car always looks filthy within days, while the silver one looks clean for ages.

carmadgaz

2,923 posts

88 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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My grey swift is brilliant for hiding the dirt.

White gets a bad rep but my 106 looked okay, had an even sheen of dust all over, could only tell it was dirt not the colour around the bootlid where fingers had moved the dust!

hornetrider

58,063 posts

110 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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otolith said:
We've got a silver MX-5 and an RX-8 in that dark blue / Cadbury's purple colour (Strato Blue). I usually wash both cars at the same time. The RX-8 then mostly sits on the driveway, while the MX-5 is a daily driver.

The blue car always looks filthy within days, while the silver one looks clean for ages.
Yeah, mrs hornet has a 2 in Aurora Blue and it shows every spec of dust. Mine (Seal Grey) looks relatively clean even when filthy, result!

kds keltec

1,360 posts

95 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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Deluded said:
The relection in that Nissan photo is awsome!
many thanks here are some more dark coloured car reflections



















Edited by kds keltec on Monday 23 February 17:56

cqueen

2,119 posts

125 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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My car is metallic black and looks the dogs dangles when it's clean. Ok it may get dirty quick - but what doesnt in this weather?!

As far as I'm concerned, black was the right choice. Roll on summer cool

hornetrider

58,063 posts

110 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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That last one is the publicity photo I take it?

kds keltec

1,360 posts

95 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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hornetrider said:
That last one is the publicity photo I take it?
I have removed it just to keep everyone happy ! wink


I have never had a problem with the photo on other sections of pistonheads before but removed just in case !!

tenohfive

5,069 posts

87 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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Definately silver. Unfortunately silver cars are also very bland looking for the most part imo.

kazino21

1,469 posts

123 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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My 2 black cars are a nightmare to keep clean (mini less so as more plastic bits on it), the cls only gets used to go around the block, rarely goes above 30mph and becomes filthy two days after cleaning, also the swirl marks show up easily on it compared to the grey car which people still think is clean after it hasn't been washed for a month. I had a pearlescent silver A3 which although lost it's pearlescence if not washed for a week but it rarely looked dirty even when not washed for a month.

hornetrider

58,063 posts

110 months

Monday 23rd February 2009
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kds keltec said:
hornetrider said:
That last one is the publicity photo I take it?
I have removed it just to keep everyone happy ! wink
Only pulling your leg fella. Top job.

kds keltec

1,360 posts

95 months

Tuesday 24th February 2009
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hornetrider said:
kds keltec said:
hornetrider said:
That last one is the publicity photo I take it?
I have removed it just to keep everyone happy ! wink
Only pulling your leg fella. Top job.
you git got me with that one !!!laughlaugh

Mr MoJo

4,697 posts

121 months

Tuesday 24th February 2009
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Silver, end of. smile