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    Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    I am hesitant about purchasing a 2020 Jet Black Metallic due to the cost and maintenance of keeping it clean. Some people are trying to talk me out of it and to buy a silver one instead. Your opinion on how to maintain the exterior with reasonable time and costs would be most appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    Depends on your personality. I have owned 3 black cars in a row. The last 2 were not on purpose, they were just really good deals where color choice was not an option.

    If you are the type that will be obsessive about not seeing anything, even dust settling, on the just cleaned car then NO. A black car will always look dirtier quicker than any other color. It will show washing swirls quicker than any other color. The metallic will help, but its still black. You'll be like some people on the forum rinse less washing their cars 3-4 times a week.

    However, a black color car also looks amazing when polished and kept up. A polished black car will turn more heads than any other color.

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    Re: Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DBAILEY View Post
    Depends on your personality. I have owned 3 black cars in a row. The last 2 were not on purpose, they were just really good deals where color choice was not an option.

    If you are the type that will be obsessive about not seeing anything, even dust settling, on the just cleaned car then NO. A black car will always look dirtier quicker than any other color. It will show washing swirls quicker than any other color. The metallic will help, but its still black. You'll be like some people on the forum rinse less washing their cars 3-4 times a week.

    However, a black color car also looks amazing when polished and kept up. A polished black car will turn more heads than any other color.
    Well said. On the other hand, nothing looks worse than a dirty black car.

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    Re: Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    I've made that mistake twice. Black car will drive you nuts trying to keep it perfect. I don't plan on buying another in black. Love how they look clean. So you can enjoy that for about 2 minutes then it's dirty again.
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    Same here...been there done that enough now, and that was before I was a detail junkie...don't honestly think I could handle it now!

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    Re: Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    Never!!

    We have 8 Mustangs on our lot. Red, dark Blue, Orange, etc. They all hide dirt/dust pretty well. BUT.............

    The two Black ones we have look AWFUL compared to the other ones.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    No.

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    Re: Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackboypaul View Post
    I am hesitant about purchasing a 2020
    Jet Black Metallic due to the cost and
    maintenance of keeping it clean.
    •IMO:
    1.) It can be a real PITA to not have
    an excess amount of time, and money,
    to dedicate towards keeping a vehicle
    clean...regardless the vehicle’s color.

    2.) Get the color you want: Be happy.


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    Re: Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    If you like a clean, swirl free car then absolutely don't do it.

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    Re: Should I Purchase a Jet Black Metallic Car ?

    Yes. While black is work, there are plenty of solid products out there that can help make it easy to maintain. My car was a mess after I bought it. Finally after two years, I used CarPro Essence followed by Megs M205 and have been using McKee’s Hydro Blue and Megs HCW at different times. A year later, 12k miles, many drive through car washes, hand washes, etc, it still looks better than it did a year ago. The only thing I can agree with would be the best way to clean black is by hand. I’ve owned two black cars. One I owned for 10 years and the replacement just over 4. Next ride will also be black...

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