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Chipster
03-18-2002, 09:10 AM
Well I spend 3 hours this weekend washing, cleaning, polishing and waxing my silver Tacoma.

End result...looks about the same as when I started:cry:

I bought the silver because it would hide the dirt and I could focus my cleaning attention (OCD) on the black car....I guess the flip side is that a beautiful detail job doesn't look as stunning in silver as it does in black....

Oh well....

**Don't get me wrong. I love silver, and for a while that was my first choice for the Bimmer**

JPinTO
03-18-2002, 09:47 AM
So, so True!

But it looks good so much more of the time without a lot of work!

- JP

johnlew
03-18-2002, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by JPinTO
So, so True!

But it looks good so much more of the time without a lot of work!

- JP

So my Griots detailing kit and PC orital is all going to be a big waste of time, money and effort? :yikes:

Chipster
03-18-2002, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by johnlew


So my Griots detailing kit and PC orital is all going to be a big waste of time, money and effort? :yikes:

Not at all. You gotta remember that what took my 3 hours with the DA buffer would have taken 5 hours by hand and another hour with a massuse to massage the aching muscles!

The net result is the finish on my Toy is slick as glass and protected from the elements. It just doesn't have the same shine as a black car!

Of course the fruits of detailing labor only last 10 minutes with a black car becuase the dirt settles so quick!

Guest84
03-18-2002, 12:50 PM
You have to look at the bright side, any missed areas, or bad detailing will not show up like it does on black! Black looks back at you like its saying "Hey , more time in this area Chump!" :D

Chipster
03-18-2002, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Ripsnort
Snip....Black looks back at you like its saying "Hey , more time in this area Chump!" :D

Funny becaue my wife says the same thing.... :cry:
But that's a discussion for another forum!

ism409
03-18-2002, 01:21 PM
Having a silver car is not such a bad thing.. It may not give the deep reflections that a darker color would but it is much easier to take care of and maintain. Darker cars show swirl marks very easily and they show dirt/dust the minute you pull out of your driveway. For these are the reasons I love my color choice.
:thumb:

Chipster
03-18-2002, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by ism409
Having a silver car is not such a bad thing.. SNIP:thumb:

Totally agree, that's why when I bought my truck I wanted either silver or white. I ended up with silver becuase I have had white cars before.

Wanted something that would be easy to keep clean, and look good! I almost bought a silver bimmer, but black was calling my name!:thumb:

thewaxtest
03-18-2002, 02:50 PM
Someone said unrewarding??

Attached are pictures of my 98 528i...P21S applied about 3 weeks ago, was just driven about 200 miles before this pic was taken. It started raining just as I pulled in to the garage, so the car isn't super clean, but...

<a href = "http://www.codevantage.com/bmw/side_garage1.jpg" target = "_blank">Pic #1</a> (193K, 512x384, Flash)

<a href = "http://www.codevantage.com/bmw/side_garage2.jpg" target = "_blank">Pic #2</a> (191K, 512x384, No Flash)

Perhaps they're not the greatest pics, but man, I love that P21S...

ism409
03-18-2002, 07:29 PM
Thats what I'm talking about!
Nice pictures..thewaxtest :thumb:
Silver can look good in the right kind of light.. this is my rig after a quick winter detail..



http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid28/p8401cc6a32922ae2bb07dab96a25b0da/fdf7ccaf.jpg

webdanb
03-19-2002, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by johnlew


So my Griots detailing kit and PC orital is all going to be a big waste of time, money and effort? :yikes:

If you feel it was a waste, you can always send products to me. :)

I'm not too proud to accept detailing handouts. :)

-Dan

johnlew
03-19-2002, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by webdanb


If you feel it was a waste, you can always send products to me. :)

I'm not too proud to accept detailing handouts. :)

-Dan

First getting the stuff, just wanted to know if it was worth it on silver. Decided to go ahead.