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    Smile Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    Hey everyone, I'm just looking for your thoughts on which color would be better on a Mz3 Sport GT (hatchback). I'm looking for a color that is relatively easy to take care of and touch up but also looks hot at the same time. I've pretty much narrowed it down to these two colors. I've seen both colors in person in dark and light conditions and I am on the fence on them both. White is nice but the paint chips show up as black and are more noticeable. Silver hides the chips better and seems to be more of a classier color. But white is hot but I saw the thread about the industrial fallout. My idea of fun isn't claybarring a car for hours. I need your opinions! I've already ordered the car in silver but since its at sea still I can change the color according to the dealer. Thanks for your input!

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    Silver. Just take a look at how many CWP's are on this site. *Turns and runs*
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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    Lol good point, maybe because it looks hot.

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    Between the two I think white looks the best. Although you say you want something that is easy to take care of, so I'd recommend the silver.
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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    white look's best when you wash it alot!

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    Hmmm, my original conventional thinking is that I buy a color for it's looks + maintenance. But now, I'm thinking I should just get the color I like, and not worry so much about the maintenance. It doesn't help that the Audi R8 Spyder in IronMan 2 is white and looks hot!

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    silver. cwp? yuck lol

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    Quote Originally Posted by bunchi View Post
    silver. cwp? yuck lol
    Isn't that you CWP hatch in the avatar lol.

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    oh yeah ur right lol

    busted...

    was just kidding... cwp looks realy good if you have the patience to keep it looking new, i know you already did ur research about how high maintenance cwp is... silver looks really good too... you just see a lot of it like the cwp's. at the end of the day, you'll decide which one you really want and that will be the better color for you that will make you happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunchi View Post
    oh yeah ur right lol

    busted...

    was just kidding... cwp looks realy good if you have the patience to keep it looking new, i know you already did ur research about how high maintenance cwp is... silver looks really good too... you just see a lot of it like the cwp's. at the end of the day, you'll decide which one you really want and that will be the better color for you that will make you happy
    Good Info. Lol. Yeah, you're right I've done my research but it's a toss up. CWP make me happier but when I look at silver it makes more sense. It's like CWP is that super hot gf who is super high maintenance (almost another full time job). Silver is the girl next door, easier to get along with but cute at the same time.

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    After a Wash, Clay, Polish and Wax, its hard to compete with how the CWP looks. I love to stare at mine when its clean. It was between that and Phantom Blue for me, and the CWP won me over...

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    +1 ^

    The pearl in the CWP is so nice and I get a lot of compliments on it. Yes it shows everything, especially the fallout. So you clay bar it twice a year (6 hours total) and wax it. Not a big deal.

    Silver is really easy to care for and if I was buying a car solely for transportation from A to B and to be as maintenance free as possible that would be my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdc3 View Post
    Good Info. Lol. Yeah, you're right I've done my research but it's a toss up. CWP make me happier but when I look at silver it makes more sense. It's like CWP is that super hot gf who is super high maintenance (almost another full time job). Silver is the girl next door, easier to get along with but cute at the same time.
    it's ok, just rub the super hot gf who is super high maintenance once or twice a year and she's good to go


    *to rub is to claybar ok?

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    I thought the Aluminium Silver was nice from photos I've seen, but in person, it looks so bland and boring - I can't lie here. I went with the Graphite Mica - still a neutral colour, but darker than silver, less bland and shines nicely when clean.


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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mazdc3 View Post
    Good Info. Lol. Yeah, you're right I've done my research but it's a toss up. CWP make me happier but when I look at silver it makes more sense. It's like CWP is that super hot gf who is super high maintenance (almost another full time job). Silver is the girl next door, easier to get along with but cute at the same time.
    LOL!!! I would say go with CWP but that would make me bias as I own a CWP too. In then end, go with what you think will make you happier in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars View Post
    I went with the Graphite Mica - still a neutral colour, but darker than silver, less bland and shines nicely when clean.
    I would prefer CWP (but again bias, since I own one...) but I don't like silver aluminum.

    Graphite Mica would be my 2nd choice
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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    Silver is probably easiest to maintain IMO (my moms 3 is silver and theres no marks on it whatsoever, whereas my dad and I have titanium grey and black respectively and we've got chips/scratches left, right and centre.

    If I was getting a new 2010, I'd go either white, silver or blue. The blue they have for the 2010s is amazing...I'd go with that actually, since CWP gets dirty insanely fast.

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    My old car was a carbon grey mica mazda 3 so I think white would be easier to maintain than that for sure but I only washed it once and a while but it held up good. Silver is bland but classy in a way. Har to explain. Man, still not decided.

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    CWP would be my choice since thats my color but if you can't put in the effort to keep it clean, stick with the silver. A clean white car looks amazing! Good luck making a decision

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    CWP.

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    I'm telling you right now, the compliments you will get when running a CWP Mz3 will totally make it worth the time it takes to make it look beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlM3 View Post
    I'm telling you right now, the compliments you will get when running a CWP Mz3 will totally make it worth the time it takes to make it look beautiful.
    +1. The amount of looks you will get on while on the road will be insane!

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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    'Hot' and low maintenance don't typically go hand in hand. CWP for looks, silver if you want an easy job keeping it clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DualSoul View Post
    CWP for looks, silver if you want an easy job keeping it clean.
    bingo.

    my mazda is sunlight silver, and it never really looks dirty. but still looks amazing after a wash and wax.
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    Default Re: Crystal White Pearl or Silver Aluminum Metallic?

    I would say white. There are waaaaaaaaay too many silver cars out there today.

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