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Old 07-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #31
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I went from a black 2009 Unlimited to a red 2013 Unlimited. Black can be a chore to clean and it gets quite hot. Other colors seem to handle both better. Everyone at work asked me why I didn't get black again because "it looks freaking sweet". I guess black Jeeps are a crowd-pleaser. All said and done, I like flame red, which is the color of my Jeeps previous to the two recent black ones...
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #32
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I'm never owning black again. Just know what you are getting into and if you are okay with that then go for it.

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:21 PM   #33
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If I could choose again, I'd go with white to hide the scratches. If I had a regular car, black would be fine.

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #34
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Black rims might make this look better...

Why is you back end so high? Or front so low? No winch or after market heavy bumper pulling it down.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #35
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I got white this time after my last one being yellow and had a black one before that. I say change it up! Nice to see something a little different every 5 or 10 years other then the same color
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #36
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Not sure whether you're going to run with the doors off but, in my opinion, black looks better for that. I'm not a fan of the thin vertical line of bright paint on what I'll call the B pillar.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #37
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Every vehicle I've had has been either black or silver. Last two vehicles were silver, so went with black when I got the Jeep. My wife liked the black because of the black top which wouldn't match on silver.

If I was going to do it again, I would've either gotten silver or orange. I like the recent 2013 billet silver.

I like black when it's new, shiny, and clean. When it's dirty and scratched from wheeling, wish I had gotten another color.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:18 PM   #38
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We always have one black rig in the driveway. This one happens to the a 10A Rubicon Unlimited. Just washed it. Dang! I am glad we got the black one.

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #39
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I have had many black motorcycles including my new Harley Roadglide and a black Camaro and a black ford pickup. I will never get a full size black vehicle again. Too much work and scuffs that don't show on a light color stand out on black. If it is a garage queen/mall crawler no big deal if you take it on one trail that has brush and overgrown vegetation nada. I do think when clean and waxed they look great, they just look tough too soon if used.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #40
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I regret getting a black Jeep. You will understand when you take it offroad and you start getting scratches. Every flaw is clearly seen. It's rewarding, sure, but it looks like crap when its dirty (every other day).

I would've gotten white or dozer or red.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #41
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #42
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Scratches on Black, just gives it that mean machine detail, WOW, I LOVE IT..........the more scratches the better.............
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Scratches on Black, just gives it that mean machine detail, WOW, I LOVE IT..........the more scratches the better.............
old dogger when your old like we are it is kind of hard to see the scratches aint it lol.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #44
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I really wanted a white one but when I saw all black with black wheels at the dealer, I had to have it. I'm not OCD, so it stays dirty most of the time. But when I do decide I want it to look good, a quick wash and that black REALLY shines. I think a big upside to black is when you feel like putting aftermarket stuff on it, it always matches no matter what it looks like. Want to put new fenders on it, you don't have to repaint under the aftermarket ones or black out wheel wells.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #45
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old dogger when your old like we are it is kind of hard to see the scratches aint it lol.
Scratches, heck I have a hard time just seeing the road. I think that maybe, I am spending more time in the ditch than I should be. Boy am I every glad that I have 4 wheel drive, It really saves on the tow bill's.............I guess that I am just confused again, or still.........
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Why is you back end so high? Or front so low? No winch or after market heavy bumper pulling it down.
My guess...it came with a hard top (so possible stiffer springs in the rear). With the top removed, no soft top, and no passangers in the back....the rear end sits up higher.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #47
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My guess...it came with a hard top (so possible stiffer springs in the rear). With the top removed, no soft top, and no passangers in the back....the rear end sits up higher.
X2. when I removed my hardtop and put on the soft top I got about 1/2" more lift in the rear on my jku. I have a 3/4" coil spacer in front so is about level but without the spacer my rake would be like that.
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What is the best polish and or wax to use on Black?
I have tried a couple different ones and always wind up with a film of smear still remaining.
Depends on what products, technique and time you have my friend. I wouldn't recommend polishing by hand either, unless you want your arm to fall off.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #49
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What is the best polish and or wax to use on Black?
I have tried a couple different ones and always wind up with a film of smear still remaining.
If you can find Auto Magic products they have some waxes/polishes/swirl removers that are very nice to work with. You won't find it in stores as it is mainly used by detail shops etc.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #50
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I have a black Commander and it drives me nuts keeping it clean. I swore I would not buy another black vehicle. I looked long and hard at the black JKU's and then almost pulled the trigger on black. I held out and ordered Billet. All the light scratches the show like crazy convinced me.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #51
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On any other type vehicle, different colors are nice, but for my jeep...has to be black. I like for all parts of it to match. You can't get red, or yellow soft tops.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #52
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Why is you back end so high? Or front so low? No winch or after market heavy bumper pulling it down.
You know, I really never noticed it until I posted that picture. I don't know if it is just the way it was sitting, or what. I just went out and checked and the back is about an inch higher than the front (roughly, tire to fender difference) where it is sitting.
Maybe a load-leveller that I didn't know about?
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:02 AM   #53
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It had to be black, all my Jeeps were black.

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my Compass Rallye is black...and it's the last black vehicle I'll own (in fact I've told my roommate he's never allowed to sell me another black one) in the 5+ years I've owned it - it's been washed maybe 6 times. Mainly due to frustration with its inability to stay clean for more than 30 minutes.
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Black. The only gripe I have with it is when my soft top gets wet it leaves streaks at the base on my paint when it drys.
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Black. The only gripe I have with it is when my soft top gets wet it leaves streaks at the base on my paint when it drys.
Mines white. Same problem. Black streaks and bugs suck....it goes from white to tie die white/grey/black and sometimes brown
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I may in fact be living with black. It is my favorite color but indeed it is a love hate relationship. My problem is actually finding the JKU. I'm having a hell of a time finding a pretty basic sport with auto and 3.73 gears for a decent price.

I've gone through 6 dealerships in the middle tennessee area and most don't even call me back. It's a little hard to believe quite honestly. They don't want to search and they seem to have little interest in ordering anything. Maybe it's because the 2014's are around the corner but unless you want to pick up something already sitting on their lot they pretty much don't give a crap.

About two hours away I found a sport auto with 3.73's for my price range. And it's black.
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BLACK!!! Its the only color I've ever ordered in a new vehicle and love it. It is well worth the extra effort in keeping it clean. My opinion it looks the best out of any other color when clean and the worst when dirty. So I keep mine clean.

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