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Mine after washing.....so far only extended cab canyon all terrain in my area :)
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With all it's pitfalls, I love black!
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Can't wait to put on more upgrades/accessories.

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Nice looking truck. really like the black wheels. :)
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Nice black trucks guys!! <clap>
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And I'm only a couple of paychecks away from ordering a cargo platform from you. Next check is trailer hitch then Putco chrome bedrails . Should be complete once I get the platform other than ventvisors which I'm in no hurry for.

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My father sent this to me. I am not sure where he got it from but I found it very true. My parents own a black Chevrolet Malibu and live in the midwest, so they understand the pain of trying to keep it clean.

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"I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks just fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.
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Guys, this is golden. Black vehicles are THE BIGGEST PITA in the world to keep clean. The ONLY reason I went with it cuz there wasn't anything else and I keep my cars spotless. But I tell you what, that thing OWNS me.

Forty years ago, while I was still in high school, our next door neighbor owned a car dealership and I got a job there as a lot boy. Park cars, unlock the keys out of them, gas 'em, jump 'em, and wash 'em. The detail shop was connected to the used car lot and there were a couple 'a pro's there and I literally learned how to fine-detail a car at a VERY young age.

So here are some gems that will make it easy (easier ) to keep your black truck shiny.

First, you have to keep up with it. This isnt' like almost any other color, white, silver, gold, pretty much any light color is a cakewalk. Black shows EVERY darned spec of dust, water spot, finger print.

Get a car duster. They call 'em California Car Dusters for a reason. It's dusty here and we like our cars clean. (Maybe they make them here. Ha ha)

Dust it off every night when you get home.

Quick detailer - get the one from Mother's or Maguires, or any of the sprays they call instant shine or quick detailer. Have it and an old cotton t-shirt for a quick touch up. You gotta do this almost every day though cuz if the dirt builds up or gets caked on there you're gonna ruin your paint and it will just cake up with the dirt. If it's really dirty you gotta wash it. It also won't work if your wax gets stripped off or worn out. My show cars just NEVER got washed, only quick detailed and waxed.

Get any birdshit off there IMMEDIATELY. The acid will etch into the paint very quickly.

Get one of the German made microfiber drying cloths - synthetic chamois. But there's only one of these that is worth a darn - they're those gold colored ones they demo at the home shows that pickup ten times its weight in water. That's the one. yep. Can post a link if you need a source.

On a light color you can dry it with the chamois after a wash and you're good to go. Black? No way. You gotta quick detail it after you dry to get the spots off.

Washing - DO NOT USE LIQUID DISH SOAP. It is WAY too caustic - it will pull ALL of the wax and sealants out of the paint. Get high quality car wash soap and either a wool mitt or a boar-hair brush. The latter are about $75 so don't think you're getting the same thing with a cheap POS from the auto parts store for $12.

303 Aerospace Protectant. This stuff is an absolute miracle. Apply to any rubber, vinyl, or plastic material for spf40 protection, no silicone oil (like armorall) and it will look like new again, protect the surface, and give a nice low-sheen lusture. Really good for tires.

Apply synthetic wax. Carnuba is great for a show car but it's not durable enough for a driver. It shines great but wears off quickly. You want a polymer synthetic sealant wax and do the hood at least every couple of months. The rest of it can get by once or twice a year, but the hood and roof take a beating from all the weather, especially sun and dirt, industrial fallout, etc.


I know, we should probly have a detail thread, but hey, these are the black rigs and we poor suckers have it REALLY bad.

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Sweet!! :)

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Here's my black SLT after fresh detail with Adam's products.
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That truck is super clean. Gotta love Adams
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But I tell you what, that thing OWNS me.
.. kinda regretting ordering mine in black now. I've always heard black is tough to take care of, but this seems a bit more than I want to do. It's scheduled to be built next week and I wonder if I can change it to grey. I just love the way black looks.
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.. kinda regretting ordering mine in black now. I've always heard black is tough to take care of, but this seems a bit more than I want to do. It's scheduled to be built next week and I wonder if I can change it to grey. I just love the way black looks.
Black or red is very classic. White is ultra cool and easy to maintain - my last half dozen vehicles have been white. Gray and silver are just meh, way too common and boring, especially silver - but it never shows dirt. The gray is almost as dark as the black, but certainly not as difficult to keep up. The brown is nice if you have a reason to match something out of doors or something, otherwise it's a old-guy's color.

The blue is a really great color, but limited and certainly not for everybody.

What's left???? <shrug>

Have I sufficiently pissed-off everyone yet about their personal color???

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black on black; 20% front tint
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.. kinda regretting ordering mine in black now. I've always heard black is tough to take care of, but this seems a bit more than I want to do. It's scheduled to be built next week and I wonder if I can change it to grey. I just love the way black looks.
If you already have doubts, change it!. Black is for guys that enjoy cleaning their truck. We a strange breed. Most people don't agree, or enjoy it, and I completely understand. I have a black truck and a black boat. I also have tennis elbow and a rotation of clean and dirty micro fiber cloths at all time. I also own stock in eagle 1 and get frequent head shakes from the neighbors. Its just me, and I was born this way so its not my fault.
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So far so good, really enjoying this truck
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