Thinking of getting a black car...

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  1. Polska

    Polska New Member

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    Wrote my car off a couple weeks ago and in the market for a new one.
    I was thinking of getting a black one but am scared that it will be hard to keep it clean. i.e. dust/dirt constantly showing and swirl marks.

    What are you opinions and/or tips for people who own black cars.
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    My 626 is my first and will be my last black car...and I detail for a living.

    Never again, 2 hours after I clean it I can already see dust settling on the paint.

    Silver on black is the best combo for a vehicle that looks decent even when it isn't very clean.
     
  3. Buick Muscle

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    I wouldn't consider black if it was a daily driver. You will just be in tears after while.

    However, my Buick is light blue and I seriously think that is the best color to have for hiding anything. My next car I plan on it having a light blue coat of paint.
     
  4. black jesus

    black jesus OT Supporter

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    the first time you wash it, it will have streaks. No body work will ever be perfect. They look great, but not worht the trouble if you plan on driving it.

    Every bird that shits on my car leaves a mark that I have to buff out.
     
  5. StealthMode

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    I love/hate my black Jetta... But it's winter, so it's impossible to keep anything clean.. I'll be respraying it before I buy a new car I think..
     
  6. EdgeOfSanity

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    its a love/hate thing with the car. What you really have to do is adopt a 5 foot rule. The paint will never ever stay perfect no matter how much work you put into it. As long as you dont mind washing the car twice a week no matter what the weather is i say go for it. This is now my 3rd black car, but sadly i dont think i'm going to buy another black one after this. I'm going to go with a dark silver w/ a black interior.
     
  7. the_cannon

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    My Accord is black and is my first black car. I'm thinking of doing the Jeff Werkstatt system. I want to get a PC, but live in an apt. complex so unless I have a 100ft. extension cord, i'll be doing it by hand for awhile.
     
  8. StealthMode

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    Dark silver/pewter is nice, I like that alot more than just plain silver. :big grin:
     
  9. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Prime works well by hand. I'd get both the Acrylic Jett and Carnauba Jett, so you can get the protection of AJ and the deep, coal black look you get with CJ. :)
     
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    Sounds Good :bigthumb:
     
  11. NEGROTIATOR

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    :werd:

    I love my steel gray 6. From a small distance it still looks clean when it's dirty.
     

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