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      12-02-2007, 02:27 PM   #1
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Best car color that looks good and hides scratches

I wasn't sure were to put this said I said WTH why not here.

So I've got my 335 is my first black car, and I love black cars. But wow my car seems to attract scratches and even worse now a new door ding/scratch from an asshat of an SUV. Part of it is its my daily driver.

What color looks good that seems to hide shit as well

Opening this to a debate, i'm sure there are mixes of views.

My old car was WR Pearl blue WRX. It hid things in that blue but it dented easily that car.

My friends say a white car hides scratches (i could never own a white car)

some say silver is the middle man
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      12-02-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
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Silver-metallic shades will hide imperfections the best.
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      12-02-2007, 03:48 PM   #3
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Space Grey almost feels like it was meant to hide shite. Very easy to maintain, as are all dark greys/silvers.
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Silver is easy, but my Sparkling Graphite is much easier than I though it would be.
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Alpine white is the best personally. as long as you keep a coat of wax on the car, no problems at all.
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      12-02-2007, 04:53 PM   #6
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I think black is the best to hind scratches
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      12-02-2007, 05:08 PM   #7
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Black/ White are very easy to spot scratches.

Silver is the best.
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I LOOOVE black cars and I truly love my car in saphire black, but its not good for a daily driver. I wash my car 1x a week regardless but just gets dirty fast driving in Boston.

Than again I think my car just attractions damage
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      12-02-2007, 05:18 PM   #9
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I think black is the best to hind scratches
ha ha....this is very true....if you're into using your random orb as much as you and I are.


To the OP, I vote for silver met.
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TiAg all the way!
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sorry. im just not a fan of TiAg. AW FTMFW!
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      12-02-2007, 08:40 PM   #12
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Lighter silvers are the easiest colors to maintain. Any light metallic tends to be easy, then the difficulty goes up into the darker metallics, then the flats (except maybe AW in some regard). So with the 3 series it goes something like this from easiest to toughest. This is with regard to swirls, stains, rail dust, looking dirty, etc.

TiAG
Arctic Metallic
Plat Bronze Metallic
Space Grey
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Montego Blue
Sparkling Graphite (Alpine White goes right about here)
Barbera Red Metallic
Deep Green Metallic
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Lighter silvers are the easiest colors to maintain. Any light metallic tends to be easy, then the difficulty goes up into the darker metallics, then the flats (except maybe AW in some regard). So with the 3 series it goes something like this from easiest to toughest. This is with regard to swirls, stains, rail dust, looking dirty, etc.

TiAG
Arctic Metallic
Plat Bronze Metallic
Space Grey
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Montego Blue
Sparkling Graphite (Alpine White goes right about here)
Barbera Red Metallic
Deep Green Metallic
Montego Blue
Black Sapphire
Crimson Red
Jet Black
Wow...I didn't realize Crimson was so tough. I just haven't heard about any issues from the owners I guess. This is the main reason I didn't go for JB, although I like it better then my BS.
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      12-02-2007, 09:53 PM   #15
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ya but what about regards to scratches?
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Lighter silvers are the easiest colors to maintain. Any light metallic tends to be easy, then the difficulty goes up into the darker metallics, then the flats (except maybe AW in some regard). So with the 3 series it goes something like this from easiest to toughest. This is with regard to swirls, stains, rail dust, looking dirty, etc.

TiAG
Arctic Metallic
Plat Bronze Metallic
Space Grey
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Montego Blue
Sparkling Graphite (Alpine White goes right about here)
Barbera Red Metallic
Deep Green Metallic
Montego Blue
Black Sapphire
Crimson Red
Jet Black

Sigh...looking at that list is depressing...seeing my car colour is dead last. Oh well...
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      12-03-2007, 12:39 AM   #18
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but its true and I'm 3rd from last. What was I thinking but love the color and jet black.
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The best color is the one you like the best. Getting a color that hides dirt because it is closest in color to dirt is silly. All cars look dirty when they are dirty and all cars get scratches.

But usually only one color will make you happiest when you walk up to it, see it at sunrise or sunset or reflecting back to you as you drive by a mirrored window. Get that color and you'll be really happy when it is clean and cared for. If you get a compromise, you will never get that same satisfaction.
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Silver is definately the easiest. I had a black car, and I had to keep it clean all the time to stay saitisfied. I now have silver, and it is so much easier to maintain.

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Wow...I didn't realize Crimson was so tough. I just haven't heard about any issues from the owners I guess. This is the main reason I didn't go for JB, although I like it better then my BS.
Flat red is tough. Almost any flat color is going to be tougher to maintain than a metallic, except for maybe a black metallic.

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The best color is the one you like the best. Getting a color that hides dirt because it is closest in color to dirt is silly. All cars look dirty when they are dirty and all cars get scratches.

But usually only one color will make you happiest when you walk up to it, see it at sunrise or sunset or reflecting back to you as you drive by a mirrored window. Get that color and you'll be really happy when it is clean and cared for. If you get a compromise, you will never get that same satisfaction.
FWIW, I agree. I can tell people what is or isn't hard to maintain, but in the end you have to get what you like.
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      12-03-2007, 03:49 PM   #22
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silver, my silver lexus rx300 hides them really good....then again, my jet black e90 is just terrible at hiding scratches
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