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Old 10-23-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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Paint color best to hide dirt and scratches

I'm considering a 2012 or 2013 2 door JK Sahara. My wife and I are full time retired RV travelers, and we would tow the JK behind our Diesel Pusher motorhome. (now towing a silver 2005 Subaru WRX wagon)

Tow cars (and Jeeps) behind motorhomes get lots of road grime on them, REALLY bad when roads are wet. Many campgrounds don't let you wash vehicles, so it's off to look for car washes when it looks bad.

So with that background, we want a color that does the best job of masking road grime. I'm thinking Silver, winter chill (if they release the color without the Yeti package), and white would be best, probably in that order? Also might help with any minor scratches not showing as bad.

Appreciate any opinons.

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:22 PM   #2
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The colors that you mentioned are probably the best. Lighter colors show less dirt and grime.

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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I purchased my Jeep silver and it was great at hiding day to day dirt and dust. Mudding and offroad....well...mud is mud. Just my 2 cents!
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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Silver with the black fenders and top looks killer.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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In the long run, creams/yellows/whites probably will hide damage best, but I can't imagine that the greens/tans would be a bad choice either. but thats just my personal opinion. i remember after the last jeep run i was on, the darker colors certainly looked really good covered in mud. I also couldnt help but notice the lack of mud on mine. probably the wussy tires I had, but might of also been the fresh coat of wax. food for thought
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:26 PM   #6
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:27 PM   #7
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Just get a Jeep. As a Jeep owner, you shouldn't be concerned with dirt and scratches. They go hand in hand with a Jeep! Find a color you like and just enjoy the ride. It's not like it's a Porsche!
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:36 PM   #8
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x3 for Silver. I've had two silver vehicles and silver hides dirt and scratches very well.
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Here's my silver after a 20 + mile dirt/rock
Trail in the dry Guadalupe mountains
of SE NM
I would say silver works well
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:58 PM   #10
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I hate to advocate the "desert tan" color because I can't stand it, but it would most likely show dirt the least out of the current color choices...
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:14 AM   #11
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Silver, my previous Jeep was silver and it hid dirt well.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:22 AM   #12
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Silver without a doubt is the best color for hiding scratches. Also looks the best when dirty
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I don't have any experience with these products but it may be good to protect from scratches. Maybe others will know better.

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:03 AM   #14
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my white jeep hides dirt pretty well and unless you wipe off some of the road grime, you can't tell.
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Yep silver. My silver Tj always looked clean no matter what.

My Jk is black and the total opposite
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:48 AM   #16
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If I were picking from the current colors based on that, I think I'd go with the Sahara Tan. My pre-Jeep Explorer was gold and it always looked pretty good, even when it was dirty.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:07 AM   #18
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Silver/White, I have black and you can see everything
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Mine is Silver & it is a great color for scratches & chips, when it is washed it looks brand new again. Although it's not my favorite color I realise it's advantages
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:30 PM   #20
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Thank you for all the replies. Leaning towards silver 2 door Sahara with black top.

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