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    Default What car colours are the most fade prone?

    Will be getting my Vectra end of this year or next and wanted to know if there was certain car colours that were more prone to fading?

    I like silver but think ultra blue looks really nice and its my fav colour, but i don't want to get one if the colour will fade in a few years time?

    Also my car will be parked in my garage but out front it will get the sun all day long?

    I don't know if the paint on cars is a lot better than my old cavalier, but any advise from you guys would help

    I havent got my car yet as i'm saving cash and don't wan't to get a loan or finance, so i have to go through reviews to find whats best for me.

    Like engine colour etc, also service i can do my self as i intend to keep the car

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    The red ones are quite prone to fading.

    However, if it's looked after, washed and waxed etc... regularly then you shouldn't have a problem leaving it in the sun

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    Thanks for the reply

    Well my wife hates red cars as they always get wrote off, so no red for me .

    I've been reading a lot of posts on looking after your cars on here so i will be in good hands

    Thanks again

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    Mine is Star Silver and spends all it,s time out in the weather. Sometime in the hot sun. But it gets plenty of wax and the paint is looked after. It stil looks like new now. I think modern paint is a lot better now and less prone to fadeing anyway.

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    Vauxhall red paint is the worst for that mate. T-Cut - T-Cut and T-Cut.

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    My 02 Ultra Blue paint is holding up quite well. I do try to keep it clean but it doesn't get any special treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith1983 View Post
    My 02 Ultra Blue paint is holding up quite well. I do try to keep it clean but it doesn't get any special treatment.
    I'm always on hand if you want it to have some special treatment mate

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    They dont fade as much anymore due to the paint and protection which is put on at the factory. I remember hearing that the non metallics standard colours faded more than others. Red does always seem to be the colour to go first but I think they have to be in very bright sunlight and with tlc it can be protected anyway

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    Black is nice if you are dedicated to a good and regular cleaning routine.
    Green isn't it unlucky.
    Red is nice if it's been looked after/you want to maintain it.
    Silver common but hides the dirt well.
    Grey that would be my choice but not many around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavieVectd120 View Post
    Vauxhall red paint is the worst for that mate. T-Cut - T-Cut and T-Cut.
    i must agree on this one

    no matter how beautiful it looks when it is clean, it is very hard to keep it clean and shiny, the paint tends to fade a lot and you need to spend a fortune to get it back although it will not be like before..

    thats my experience

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