the problem with detailing white cars

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Accords 4U2 NV, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Accords 4U2 NV

    Accords 4U2 NV OT's Resident Desi

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    is that you will never see them shine :rant2:

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  2. Sprung

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    Thats true, not during the day anyway. However at night in the street light it sure does.
     
  3. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i dont think ill ever buy a white car
     
  4. legendary91l

    legendary91l DP Ownz Yoo!

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    I help work at a detail shop and my biggest pet peeve ever with white cars...

    Try washing a white car that hasnt ever been waxed or washed in a couple months. Those black dirt stains all up in the paint, holy cow. I simple green that bitch and it still dont come out the same. I guess you just dont notice it as much on colored cars, but man, I work hours to get all the black stains out of white paint.
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    just use a claybar man
     
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    that takes every longer :rofl: Thats not what the customer was paying for anyway.
     
  7. Accords 4U2 NV

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    :werd: i had that shit on my car after the hurricane, i just clay barred the mother fucker.
     
  8. Jackhole

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    You've got to be kidding me. You use Simple Green on the paint? :wtf:
     
  9. Bubbles

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    whites a cold color

    more prone to rust
     
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    What do you mean "cold color?"
     
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    dark colors are always warm

    white and light grey refect light.

    the cars keep moisture on them longer
     
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    I bet you will find more rusty cars then any other color
     
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    Honestly, I think you're full of shit. If you take care of your car, regardless of what color it is, you shouldn't have any unusual problems with rust.
     
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    I would of expected a better answer then that from you.

    some of us live in a colder climate...like the atlantic coast, where they put salt on the road in the winter. I use to paint cars and anytime anyone coming in asking for white we would try to talk em out of it. You really got to look after it more, I bet you will take notice of it from now on.



     
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    They put salt on the roads here, TONS of it. But I've never heard of that. If you're right, I apologize. It just doesn't sound right to me. Sorry to be a dick, really. I was kinda pissed off about other stuff when I wrote that. :kiss:
     
  16. cleethree

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    and its heat that makes rust. you see exhausts and mufflers rusting but never an intake manifold...
     
  17. Jackhole

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    I guess the gutter on my house must be hot as fuck! :rolleyes: The reason mufflers rust is from the moisture that accumulates in there.
     
  18. the1eddins

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    the last time i checked, most intake manifolds today are made out of aluminum, and even then they do oxidize. next time you get done driving, open your hood and feel your intake manifold, and then go feel the rustiest spot on your exhaust. you should find after you burn yourself on it, that the rustiest spot on your exhaust will be just as hot if not cooler than your intake manifold. take a car in the junkyard for example. those things generally rust a hell of a lot faster, no matter what the color, than the same person that washes their car once a week. but, those cars dont get hot at all, but their undersides(completely protected from the sun/heat/WATER etc.) rust out out anyways... in most areas, its the moisture content in the air that causes bad rust. rain,salt and heat all help speed the reaction up.

    and even worse, you fail to realize that white hides scratches a hell of alot better than black or red. and red will tend to oxidize a whole lot faster than white will any day.
     
  19. TSK70

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    When it comes to the 'blooming' of embedded contaminants, it happens equally fast on all cars....but is a hell of a lot more visible on white and yellow paint. It's almost like you gotta clay the damn car every few months to keep it perfectly free of embedded contaminants because even the smallest amount will be fully visible. This doesn't mean the same thing isn't happening (albeit tougher to detect) with other colors though.

    But on the other hand, with the exception of the embedded contaminants blooming, white is one of the easiest colors to maintain. I own a black and a white car..... there really is no question as to which car is easier to detail and maintain in showroom condition.
     
  20. a red heart

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    rust is a complicated thing. the reason intake manifolds do not rust is because they are more heavily coated and the material is less likely to rust.
     

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