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Old 08-11-2016, 08:53 AM
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Hello - I've been driving some type of silver can for 15 years. I love the way it can look clean even if its a tad dirty, and to clean it is a very simple process. Can anyone chime in on how a white car is? I'm thinking of a white Audi S5.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:41 PM
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white does show dirt a bit more easily than silver but it's a bit easier to take care of as it doesn't show blemishes as easily as silver does. Same process for washing and waxing a white car vs a silver car.
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Hello - I've been driving some type of silver can for 15 years.
Oscar? That you?

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LOL, oops...that's "car". Sorry.
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Originally Posted by New Car TL-S View Post
Hello - I've been driving some type of silver can for 15 years. I love the way it can look clean even if its a tad dirty, and to clean it is a very simple process. Can anyone chime in on how a white car is? I'm thinking of a white Audi S5.
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One thing that drives me crazy about a white car, is that the seams on the sheet metal are hard to clean compared to silver.

I think silver gives you the best of both worlds- looks awesome when all shined up and hides "dirt" well. I just spent the last 5 hours compounding, polishing, and waxing my white car. It looks good, but probably isn't going to turn heads.
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oscar? That you?

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on a serious note. If you wash your car and use a good sealer (not wax but a paint sealer. its applied the same way) then you can get by with just rinsing the car periodically. The sealant does not allow dirt to cling to the paint as much and no more water spots which I absolutely hate.
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on a serious note. If you wash your car and use a good sealer (not wax but a paint sealer. its applied the same way) then you can get by with just rinsing the car periodically. The sealant does not allow dirt to cling to the paint as much and no more water spots which I absolutely hate.
Water spots are the bane of my existence. Nothing in the world makes me cringe harder than spending an hour washing my car to find some dried up water spots or if it rains and then the following day the car is full of spots and a nightmare to clean.

On that note, what sealant do you recommend?
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Water spots are the bane of my existence. Nothing in the world makes me cringe harder than spending an hour washing my car to find some dried up water spots or if it rains and then the following day the car is full of spots and a nightmare to clean.

On that note, what sealant do you recommend?
I ended up just buying some rinseless spray wash. That way if I find some dried water spots or if it rains the next day you can safely remove them.
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I ended up just buying some rinseless spray wash. That way if I find some dried water spots or if it rains the next day you can safely remove them.
Do you mean spray on wax?
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Do you mean spray on wax?
Nah Spray wax is just Spray wax. Rinseless wash safely lifts up any dirt on the surface so when you wipe away you don't scratch the paint. I have a spray wax to apply over my sealant right after I wash my car, and a rinseless wash to remove any watermarks/light dusting on the car I notice a day or two after I wash it.

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A waterless car wash is where you use a high lubricity pre-mixed spray detailer to heavily saturate a panel and then carefully wipe any dirt or road grime off to a dry shine. The key to working safely with a waterless car wash is to use plenty of clean, microfiber polishing towels and after using all 8 sides of a microfiber towel, quit using the microfiber towel and switch to a new, clean microfiber polishing towel so you don't simply transfer dirt removed from one panel to another panel.

Spray Wax: A product containing protective properties to protect and beautify the surface that it's designed to be applied to (ie: paint). A spray wax (sometimes referred to as a "spray sealant") is designed to be applied to paint that's squeaky clean and free of any dust, dirt, or contaminants. A quality spray wax will easily yield 3-4 months of stand-alone protection. A spray wax (spray sealant) is often used as a "booster" over an existing wax, sealant or coating
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:10 PM
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Nah Spray wax is just Spray wax. Rinseless wash safely lifts up any dirt on the surface so when you wipe away you don't scratch the paint. I have a spray wax to apply over my sealant right after I wash my car, and a rinseless wash to remove any watermarks/light dusting on the car I notice a day or two after I wash it.

You learn something new everyday, didn't know this product even existed. So thank you! Will check it out next chance I get.

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White cars show overspray and fallout a bit more than any other color. You will likely find yourself claying it once or twice a year, but otherwise it's an easy color to keep looking nice. It's one of the easiest colors to maintain IME, second only to colors on the silver-grey spectrum.
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I went with a dark grey 2015 Audi S5. Hate the upkeep - instantly dusty, love the car.
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Originally Posted by New Car TL-S View Post
I went with a dark grey 2015 Audi S5. Hate the upkeep - instantly dusty, love the car.
LOVE the S5 especially in dark grey. Congratulations on the new car and way to update after so long
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I went with a dark grey 2015 Audi S5. Hate the upkeep - instantly dusty, love the car.
That was the same for me with my black BMW MSport 540i. Hardest color to keep clean but soooo nice when it is!
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Originally Posted by New Car TL-S View Post
Hello - I've been driving some type of silver car for 15 years.
Yup, know the feeling, ever since 1999. Crap, that is 5 of them in the family.






I had a white car once but working at the airport as a flight instructor, every time some jet jock would fire up his engines, the kerosene fumes would put dark streaks down the paint every time it rained. Had to buff those streaks out. PITA!

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