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yodudebc

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 8:09:29 PM

My son said Volvo Brown was the best because it always looked like dirt. Clean dirt or dirty dirt was my problem.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 11:42:51 AM

White
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:22:37 PM

grey
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 1:40:40 AM

white
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 1:38:14 AM

dark brown; it even hides the rust!
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 9:15:10 PM

I once had an old Ford work car, It was light blue and it never got a bath except for the rain. From 20 ft. away it always looked clean, tires got a bit shabby at times.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 9:04:41 PM

primer grey
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Timberline
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:08:22 AM

Silver
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:19:19 PM

primer grey
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:41:12 AM

The colour of dirt?
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:15:41 AM

White
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 12:56:19 PM

A once-white van is parked under a tree half a block from where I live. It is in a private driveway and has not moved in over three years. Layers of tree sap and other organic detritus have created a unique colour effect, perhaps with the introduction of plasmodial slime mold. What we have is the colour of bone, the colour of tree moss, the colour of manure, and the colour of a sidewalk outside a really seedy bar. No rust yet.

This is why I break down and wash my car sometimes. That van stands out as a warning to all of us lazy buggers in this moist climate.
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kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 6:27:06 PM

Sivler
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 6:22:30 PM

Same color as the dirt!
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diesel8888
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Silver
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bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 2:15:56 PM

dunno about dirt but white hides dings and damage the best
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 1:40:14 PM

I think a car can only get so dirty no matter what color it is. After it reaches a certain state of grime, it doesn't get any worse. If you have no problem at that level then you are all set. Most trucks and jeeps live their life at this level. If anything it improves their looks.
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gascomber
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 11:54:22 AM

none
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jessjames
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 9:02:13 AM

Dark gray
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 9:01:02 AM

Good Morning yodudbc,

I am surprised to find my "Inferno Orange" Chevrolet Sonic doesn't show the spring pollen and road dirt as much as many other colors. It is the brightest orange metallic on the road (really!), but you don't notice the dirt so much until you wash it.

Take care :-). MGY
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 12:10:48 AM

beige
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:25:47 AM

yeah, primer grey.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 9:18:09 AM

Primer grey
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 9:15:22 AM

Rather than hide the dirt, just wash the durn thing ....
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:52:10 AM

My buddy's camo Dodge Dakota never looks dirty and he never washes it.
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DVMC
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:59:36 PM

Silver
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:56:38 PM

The colour of dirt?
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:53:22 AM

If you clean your rides it doesn't matter.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:51:21 AM

Beige,robin egg blue,silver,light gold.
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:54:05 PM

depends on where you live and the color of dirt roads.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:22:42 PM

Heather Mist
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EagleEye16
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:41:41 PM

sigh.......not black
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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:07:58 PM

Grey
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down2fumes
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:44:29 PM

UPS brown. That's why the company chose it.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:11:05 PM

Grey. Silver is too shiny.
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Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:11:32 AM

White, silver or gray.
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noblegiant
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:18:30 AM

Grey
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:23:01 AM

white
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 10:17:39 PM

primer grey
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Timberline
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 5:29:59 AM

Silver
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:58:07 PM

WHITE
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 5:09:03 PM

White
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coffeerage
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 4:59:32 PM

Ditto: White
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:15:06 AM

White
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Nippor
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 10:16:32 PM

i agree with wamster.

Soil here in the SoCal desert is light brown; soil in some areas of Arizona and in Red Rock Canyon, CA, is red, and in Minnesota it is BLACK! Here in the desert, my silver Accord is great for not showing dirt. Black cars show the dust prominently.
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rintu
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 10:02:26 PM

Heather Mist
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Rich3153
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:32:15 PM

Beige
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:49:35 PM

Black usually looks pretty good in the rain.
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psm80134
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 2:07:40 PM

Silver and white hide dirt fairly well.
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Bridge2012
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 12:20:30 PM

Not black
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 12:43:51 PM

Clean grey looks shiny grey. Dirty grey is just grey.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 7:13:21 AM

White
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