New vehicle... what color would you pick?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Abeo, Jan 8, 2008.

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Which Color?

  1. Torch Red

    9 vote(s)
    81.8%
  2. Black

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. Abeo

    Abeo New Member

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    So I just got a call from the dealer, turns out the truck they 'sold' me was already sold by another dealer :ugh:

    So now I have 2 options, my orignal choice (torch red) but have to wait 6-7 weeks for the truck to be built, or black, which I could pick up next week

    I was a car washer (a "detailer" but I never polished anything) at a collision shop, so I know how much of a pain in the ass black can be.... I also know how nice it looks once its cleaned up properly. The truck looks better black (base model with unpainted trim, I'd be painting the trim eventually if I got it in red), and I can be driving it sooner, so now I'm torn...

    And how durable is Ford paint? I've never polished, but am looking to learn :noes:

    cliffs: Torch red or black, which one and why?
     
  2. danponjican

    danponjican New Member

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    Black!

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    That's why!
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I've detailed enough black Fords that I would never, ever recommend anyone get a black Ford. Way too soft for a daily driver. Really hard to polish out via PC since it so prone to buffer haze. Even with a rotary and 1000 rpms using a finishing pad and light polish, it is hard to finish out hologram free.

    Black is not a color, it is a part time job.
     
  4. JRock10

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


    i agree. it does look killer, but you will always have swirls and scratches in it, :hs: that's just part of owning it.


    it comes down to which one you prefer really.
     
  5. quamen

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    dude i would NEVER EVER own a black car unless i rarely drove it, and could afford to have it detailed every week. I have a customer who gets 4 black cars detailed every week ,and they look amazing even with many miles on them, but he is paying out the ass to keep them that way. With black in general, you will get frustrated because a new vehicle will look old/abused quickly because of the swirls etc. PLEASE PLEASE Dont get black!!
     
  6. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    OMFG thats one for the signature right there
     
  7. Abeo

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    Not what I wanted to hear, but its exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks guys, I ordered the red truck today.
     
  8. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :cool: Now order some Clearkote Carnauba Moose for it. Trust me. Looks deeper than Souveran (doesn't quite have the shimmer though) and lasts longer.

    Pics when you get the truck. :)
     
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