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Old 01-22-2015, 08:01 PM   #1
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Question: Black Interstate or Silver Interstate?

And why do you say so?

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:12 PM   #2
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Pro: Looks great
Con: Impossible to keep clean
Con: Heats up like the surface of the sun


Pro: Easy to keep clean
Pro: Cooler in sun

Con: Doesn't look as good as black

Any questions?

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:17 PM   #3
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I'm all about the white ones

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
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Silver is a close as you can get to looking like an aluminum Airstream!
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:27 PM   #5
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Good question!! I bought my black one used and it was a great deal. However, if I were to order one, I would order silver because of the upkeep.

But it sure looks great when freshly washed. Evidently it also has an intimidating look as a friend we visited while in Florida a couple weeks ago said it looks like a SWAT team should be exiting it any second!!
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:52 PM   #6
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I have a silver Airstream Interstate and a black Lexus. The AI ALWAYS looks cleaner and it lives outside!
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:15 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Bambino1 View Post
And why do you say so?

I think Airstreams should be silver. I want to imagine it's a riveted airplane not a SWAT vehicle.

Black is a great color for large sedans.

Not a fan of white, to me white makes me think or rental cars and fleet vehicles. Some people love it.

If I ran Airstream, they'd only come in silver. It's a brand thing.

Probably a good reason I don't.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:18 PM   #8
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Black cause it's bad ass going down the road..😜
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:22 PM   #9
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I have silver and it sits outside and it stays relatively clean unless we get a red rain coming up out of Oklahoma.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:35 PM   #10
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They both look great. The windows blend with the black and looks really cool.

The wheels look really tiny because the tires blend with the body on black, with silver the wheels look bigger because the black tires contrasts the silver.

I chose silver because the black would be hotter, harder to keep clean and I hate seeing the orange peel in the paint.

I also figured the black would draw unwanted attention and it does. When we were in Louisiana with my neighbors in their black Interstate we were virtually invisible at gas stations and restaurants while they attracted all the not so good attention. I am glad to just blend in as much as possible.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:29 PM   #11
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I have black and its park outside since April last year and its still cleaner than my black Honda van that I park inside the garage. Wash it twice and the last wash I gave it 3 coat of Meguire wax that took me almost 2 days to finish or maybe I don't drive it enough to get it dirtylol:

Black Interstates look nice to me and it stands out more in my opinion. I don't think its hard to keep clean, but one thing bad about the color black is the heat. I don't know if its just me, but when summer is here both AC can't keep the inside cool enough.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:41 AM   #12
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I have white because sunlight in the Gulf Coast states can be brutal on any other color. My toad is white as well, and every vehicle I've owned since the early 1990s has been white.

In the event of needing touch-up painting or body work, white is also the least expensive color to repaint.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:34 AM   #13
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White or silver because I live and do most of my traveling in hot southern climes. I have a black VW GTI and silver AI and when both are sitting in the sun the GTI is at least 10 warmer inside. Great on a cold winter day, but murder when outside temperatures are in the 100+ range. I have to wear gloves to protect my hands from getting burned when I get into the VW on a hot summer day and that is with the sunroof open to vent the superheated air.

As to the appearance of cleanliness I think it is close to a draw. The black VW GTI shows one kind of dirt and the silver AI another. However, I have to give the black AI the edge for being dramatically sexy looking.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:36 AM   #14
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For me living in the southwest, it was a choice between white and silver. But looking at the new silver models on the dealer's lot, in the sunlight I could clearly see the paint texture difference between the metal panels and the glass fiber add-ons from Airstream. I don't see that on the white models.

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