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Old 12-20-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default which 2013 Wrx paint is easiest to maintain?

Gonna be in the market for a wrx in the next coming months. My questions is I really enjoy the blue pearl and satin pearl white. Now what scares me with blue is the swirls, but with white is the yellowing and it doesnt pop like the blue. Is there any magical medium color in this years wrx? like easiest to maintain?
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:34 AM   #2
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:54 AM   #3
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I think a back color will be cool..
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:32 AM   #4
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silver is probably the best at hiding everything and looking cleaner than it is
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:32 AM   #5
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Just FYI, my SWP STI seemed to get a lot stuck in the paint before I got the RA flaps. Took forever to get everything out.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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The light silver and the white if you wash it often. The white hides imperfections of the paint the best but does show gunk sticking to the car.

The worst... black
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #7
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Since youre buying brand new, whatever color you get dont let the dealer touch it. Tell them you want it delivered to you with all the plastic wrap on it from the factory. So they dont have a chance to screw it up to begin with. If youre location is the same as it says under your name there are a few great detailers in that region. Take it to them and have a new car prep done. It will save your paint in the long run. Seriously if I was to buy a new car after the new car prep is done, I'd have it completely wrapped in Xpel's self healing clear bra. The stuff is great and if its done professionally then you should never have to worry about scratches/swirls/issues in any color car. With my 03 Im painting it this spring and it will go back silver again but im putting a super hard nano-clear on.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:55 PM   #8
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Since youre buying brand new, whatever color you get dont let the dealer touch it. Tell them you want it delivered to you with all the plastic wrap on it from the factory. So they dont have a chance to screw it up to begin with. If youre location is the same as it says under your name there are a few great detailers in that region. Take it to them and have a new car prep done. It will save your paint in the long run. Seriously if I was to buy a new car after the new car prep is done, I'd have it completely wrapped in Xpel's self healing clear bra. The stuff is great and if its done professionally then you should never have to worry about scratches/swirls/issues in any color car. With my 03 Im painting it this spring and it will go back silver again but im putting a super hard nano-clear on.
I'm an avid detailer myself. I have and will not ever let a dealer touch my car. thats a good point about the plastic wrap stays on when it's delivered. don't know about completely wrapping my car though
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:32 PM   #10
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I'm an avid detailer myself. I have and will not ever let a dealer touch my car. thats a good point about the plastic wrap stays on when it's delivered. don't know about completely wrapping my car though
Yeah theres pros and cons to wrapping a whole car. If my car didnt have the couple of rust bubbles popping up on the quarter, I was planning on just wet ssanding it and spraying an ultra hard nano-clear and calling it a day. The one I found is made by Matrix systems and I'll have about 48hrs when done to wet sand and buff it before it turns to concrete!

Instead of wrapping it you could wet sand the entire car and have a hard nano/scratch resistant clear put on

I love black and anything dark, being a detailer i know how hard they are to keep clean/perfect. Other than going a complete wrap/SRC theres really no other options. Well lots of careful washing and cutting/polishing the car once a year at least to keep it perfect. But since youre a detailer you know any color will develop swirls, just the darker cars show it the most.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:53 AM   #11
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clear bras can be scratched and swirled too, I don't know why anyone would cover their entire car in it. I had a 350z come into the shop with clear'ed bra fenders and they looked 10x worse than the paint and were nearly impossible to correct.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:01 AM   #12
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I have a silver 13 and it's super easy to keep clean..
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:15 AM   #13
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Silver definitely is the easiest to keep clean and even when it's a bit dirty.....it still looks pretty clean. Next suby I get is more than likely going to be silver. Got black because I have always wanted a black car but not only it been a pain to keep clean. It also for whatever reason has been bad luck with me. Might not have anything to do with anything but will go back to silver or DGM.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #14
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I agree silver is the easiest but also the most boring in my opinion. I went SWP because it looks awesome when clean. If its dirty here and there oh well. I am a semi pro detailer and I keep it in good shape. If you consider yourself lazy and will let it go at times then silver is a good choice.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:36 AM   #15
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red ftw
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #16
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No red in 2013 though!
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #17
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clear bras can be scratched and swirled too, I don't know why anyone would cover their entire car in it. I had a 350z come into the shop with clear'ed bra fenders and they looked 10x worse than the paint and were nearly impossible to correct.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUqzFvRw4-A
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:02 PM   #18
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What black magic is this?!?!?!

That was painful watching them use that brush, but when they poured the water
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:23 AM   #19
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Silver, my neighbor says it seems like my car is never dirty.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:53 AM   #20
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I agree silver is the easiest but also the most boring in my opinion. I went SWP because it looks awesome when clean. If its dirty here and there oh well. I am a semi pro detailer and I keep it in good shape. If you consider yourself lazy and will let it go at times then silver is a good choice.
Agreed about silver being boring. Yes, it hides dirt well, but you can spend a whole day polishing it up and in the end....meh.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:44 AM   #21
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I'm leaning toward blue or white
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #22
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I just picked up my 2013 and let the dealer "detail" it. They already put some slight swirling into it -.- . I did a full detail on my '03, so I'll probably just have to do the same and try to correct their mistake ;_; ...
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #23
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Usually silver and white "hide" dirt,etc.

In my area (Northeast) it is best to probably have a white color because they tend to drop a lot of salt on the roads.

I traded in a DGM 12' Impreza for a ISM 13' WRX for the color, well and the power too
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #24
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Usually silver and white "hide" dirt,etc.

In my area (Northeast) it is best to probably have a white color because they tend to drop a lot of salt on the roads.

I traded in a DGM 12' Impreza for a ISM 13' WRX for the color, well and the power too
White usually does better, but SWP shows everything. I love it still, but SWP is a pain, and after having to get my fog light cover get lost driving around, seeing how hard it is to color match, I think gray is the best color overall
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