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    Easiest Car color to keep clean?

    What is the easiest car color to keep cleen?

    I have a blue car and this things holds dirt like no other... what is a good color to get?

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    Brown

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    A rusty brown or gray.

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    Damn sure isn't black

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    White is the easiest color to maintain. The darker the color, the more noticeable the dirt becomes unless you go mudding alot. You would think it would be opposite, but my parents can prove it and they will not buy any other color vehicle just for that reason. Personally, I hate white on a vehicle.. Silver would be my second choice for cleanliness.

    My aquamarine durango carries dirt like you wouldn't believe and before that my red Acura Legend was horrible as well, not to mention darker paint colors fade easier in the sun so it adds to the bad look when they get dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koldchillah
    White is the easiest color to maintain.

    Absolutely not, my white altima shows dirt so easy or else it looks like piss.

    It shows dirt quicker than my red firebird.

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    I've got a Gold or Tan color car.. It doesn't show dirt nearly at all.. you'll see it on the windows before you'll see it on the windows for ages long before the rest of the body..
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    Hi aagiants


    I have a Gold coloured Mazda 1/2 Ton (not Gold as you'd think of it, but a softer coloured Gold)and it doesn't show dirt at all. Of all the cars i've had over the years including White, its the best as to looking good no matter what.

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    Ya, I almost bought my SUV in blue, but dark colors are a biatch to keep clean, so I went with silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koldchillah
    White is the easiest color to maintain..
    That doesn't work up north here.

    Winter time...when there's brown sand/salt on the roads....white will get nasty looking on the lower waistline of the are.

    Beign/mid brown colors would work best around here. Probably grays also.

    I own black...very tough.

    Had dark green..also somewhat tough.

    Light blue worked pretty well.
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    Fluorescent Pink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm
    Fluorescent Pink
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    No, but who's gonna notice dirt on a fluorescent pink car? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by koldchillah
    White is the easiest color to maintain.
    Wrong. Its tough to maintain, it shows everything minus waterspots. Im constantly washing mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm
    No, but who's gonna notice dirt on a fluorescent pink car? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    Absolutely not, my white altima shows dirt so easy or else it looks like piss.

    It shows dirt quicker than my red firebird.
    You may have a different color/type of dirt up there.

    My parents live in a rural community, mostly dirt roads. They have a white Chevy Silverado and a white Chevy Blazer and a basic rinse and the dust film just falls right off. Even before rinsing, unless the dirt is red clay or black mud, the basic shellrock gray misty dust doesn't show up well on a white undercoat.

    It could depend on where you live and the type of dirt, but if you go out in the country side down in south Florida, you'll notice a lot of truck owners choose white over other colors.. If you don't wax and wash any other color, it will look way worse than a white vehicle that has gone through the same amount of dirt. <<shrugs>>
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    Quote Originally Posted by koldchillah
    You may have a different color/type of dirt up there.

    My parents live in a rural community, mostly dirt roads. They have a white Chevy Silverado and a white Chevy Blazer and a basic rinse and the dust film just falls right off. Even before rinsing, unless the dirt is red clay or black mud, the basic shellrock gray misty dust doesn't show up well on a white undercoat.

    It could depend on where you live and the type of dirt, but if you go out in the country side down in south Florida, you'll notice a lot of truck owners choose white over other colors.. If you don't wax and wash any other color, it will look way worse than a white vehicle that has gone through the same amount of dirt. <<shrugs>>
    I dont see a brand name on it, but i'll check

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    I have Arizona Beige Metallic, very easy, Silver or Gold Metallic-like colors get my vote......
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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    I dont see a brand name on it, but i'll check
    You get what I'm saying though.. If you dig a couple inches into the ground in any given area, you will likely notice that the soil is not always the same color, therefore the dirt is not always going to look the same when it's caked onto a vehicle.

    When I spend time down in south Florida, driving down the same road as my parents, I have to wash my Durango twice as often as my parents do. They actually tease me about it all the time for not choosing white and I just tell them I think white is ugly and I'd rather wash a nicer looking color more often than to have a white vehicle.
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