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Old 01-23-2015, 01:32 PM   #15
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The silver paint on my Sprinter is very smooth (no orange peel) but the plastic Airstream add-ons, while they looked good for the first year, they now have a streakiness look like someone lightly wire-brushed them. It started on the sides and now it is starting to show up on the plastic bumper cover. Several others have reported this in the past. Not sure if it is endemic to silver or not.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:31 PM   #16
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My last choice would be black, my first choice silver (my silver car does not show how dirty it really is). My guy loves black. The best deal for us came in black.... He is very happy & he can wash it.... a lot. It shows EVERTHING!!!! But when it's clean.... beatiful.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:38 PM   #17
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I just purchased a Silver one and this is how I saw it:

Silver keeps cool, reminds me of airstream, easier to keep clean and looks sleek
White keeps cool but reminds me of an ambulance
Black is beautiful but too hot for summer
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:26 PM   #18
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Anything but black. I've had black Harley's, dirt etc drove me nuts. Had a black Cobra Mustang, also drove me nuts. Truck is sliver, wife's four runner is silver and AS is silver. Easiest color to keep clean.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:49 PM   #19
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White or silver to be cooler and blend in. Like someone said, standing out can be a real problem in some areas. I'd rather blend in, look like an ambulance, etc.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:02 AM   #20
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Black. Tough to keep clean. But when I had it real shiny in Truckee CA last year some folks at the campground asked me if I was a "rock star". My round Ray Bans, black hat and black tee shirt must have tipped them off. I just shrugged (like a rock star) and tucked my pony tail back up under my hat.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:16 AM   #21
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You had me at Ray Bans.
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:48 PM   #22
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aaaaand introducing myself as well.

I'm Ron, just about to take delivery of our new Zermatt Silver 2015 Interstate Gran Tour.

We chose silver because I'm a motorsport nerd.

Until the 1960's, auto racing teams, such as Formula One teams, used national colours instead of sponsor livery.
American teams used blue (Imperial Blue, not ironically)
British teams used British Racing Green
etc etc...

German teams used silver, and as the Interstate is at it's core, a Mercedes....
Silver it is.

If you really want to geek out over this, go here: List of international auto racing colors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:49 PM   #23
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Welcome to the Airforums.

There's silver and then there's everything else.

I do like black and have owned my share of black vehicles but just don't have the time to keep something as big as the Interstate clean and shiny.
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[QUOTE=jkinglet;1586059]Black. Tough to keep clean. But when I had it real shiny in Truckee CA last year some folks at the campground asked me if I was a "rock star"./QUOTE]

Mine is silver, and still, at last year's Newport Folk Festival, every morning we'd arrive, and they'd wave us on to park in the VIP section. And every morning, we'd tell them, no, we're not VIP's, we just have a cool vehicle!
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:15 AM   #25
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Black. Tough to keep clean. But when I had it real shiny in Truckee CA last year some folks at the campground asked me if I was a "rock star"./QUOTE]

Mine is silver, and still, at last year's Newport Folk Festival, every morning we'd arrive, and they'd wave us on to park in the VIP section. And every morning, we'd tell them, no, we're not VIP's, we just have a cool vehicle!
But you look like rock stars.
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Black may be Kewl,
Silver may be Cool...???
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