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Ibis - keeping it clean

RB84 Feb 15, 2010

  1. RB84

    RB84 Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm thinking about going for an Ibis 2.0tdi 170 Black Edition for my company car. Obviously white paint is a pain to keep clean, especially in this weather, but how do you get over it?

    Do you just not worry about it and let it get and stay dirty? Do you clean it weekly? Good wax cover to spray down when you need to?

    I do love the look of Ibis and just wonder how all you Ibis owners live with it! :)

    Cheers all,

    Rich
     
  2. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    In the winter, even with a weekly clean, Ibis will still be dirty 6.5 days out of 7!

    To get a white car you need to enjoy washing cars.
     
  3. PH1L

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    tbh every car is like that, mine only stays clean if it gets put in the garage after washing otherwise wind blows stuff on it or salt off the road reverses the whole bloody wash! Grey aint easily kept neither is black, i only think id be washing a white car slightly more in the summer
     
  4. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Agreed, my car was spotless earlier this week. After a drive to the Peak District and back, it looks more grey than black now :(
     
  5. PH1L

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    im washing mine weekly atm and just learning to accept that it will be mankey before i return from work on the monday
     
  6. RB84

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    Thanks for the replies. I think there is a balance with Ibis - have to be ready for it to look dirty (always gonna happen), but also have to be ready to clean it a lot to keep it looking good. On the move even a dirty Ibis looks good though!

    How is it with paint getting marked/ scratched/ swirls etc? Easily visible or does the white 'hide' them?
     
  7. PH1L

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    white hides scratches best period, and the flat colour is easiest for touching up, the only downside to white is a good detail doesnt give the same wow factor as that on a dark or black colour id say the paints pretty bad if youre finding serious swirl on a white. good choice on the black edition looks super sexy
     
  8. Dec

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    My girlfriend has a white car (suzuki swift unfortunately, not an A3) and that only gets cleaned when I find the time to do it or when I take it to homebase !

    My A3 is black and it looks more white/grey after about a day, so unless you live in a carwash, i think whatever colour you get will be dirty at this time of year!
     
  9. RB84

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    This is doing wonders for my confidence! Just need to get over the want to keep it clean and all will be well. Ibis it is!
     
  10. PNH80

    PNH80 Low life livin' the high life.

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    I don't think white is high maintenance at all and i think ibis actually looks good with a few mud splats!

    You're worrying about it far too much ;)
     
  11. RB84

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    Agreed. Done deal. Ibis is on the order form! :icon_thumright:
     
  12. PH1L

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    pics up when you get it :)
     
  13. RB84

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    Will do! Now to make the most of my outgoing car as well - will be sad to say bye to my 350Z but have enjoyed it for the past year and a bit.
     
  14. A3simon

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    i used to wash mine pretty much dailly as i was obsessed with it looking clean all the time

    but then it looks awesome when its clean

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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2010

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