Black cars generally are chosen by people who like a dignified look on their automobiles. Some people consider them to have pedigree. Others cannot think of any other color for a car other than black. In fact Henry Ford once said that the customer could choose any paint they wanted for their cars as long as it was black!
First let’s enumerate a few things about black painted cars.
They Scratch Faster
Ask anyone who had washed a new vehicle that was painted black about what he first notices on the paint. Scratches will certainly be his first reply. Because of the nature of most common scratches on cars, they usually will be colored white. White against black is one of the easiest things to see. People usually interpret this as black colored cars “scratching faster.”
Swirl Marks Are More Noticeable
All cars even the most pampered ones will get swirl marks that are very annoying. Black cars are so unforgiving that swirl marks can be seen from a mile away during a bright sunny day. There is nothing more unsightly than a super glossy car showing off its cobweb scratches.
They Easily Show Dust
Dust particles are extremely visible on a black car. Car detailers often call them dust magnets. In fact without the use of special products cars detailed to perfection could be laden with dust particles that are not apparent on other colored paints.
They Heat Up More
California was not joking when it wanted black painted automobiles off its roads. Science suggests that on the average a black colored one heats up faster than lighter colored ones. And with more heat on the surface of the paint more degradation follows.
All those reasons above means that a car with black paint will require a lot more maintenance than lighter colored cars. The nature of scratches, dust and dirt means than they will stand out in a black colored car.
Normal waxes on these cars do work. But filling up streaks and scratches with green colored car wax will only serve to make them more visible. A lot of people just leave it at that. “Black cars just scratch faster.”
However judicious use of products meant for black cars can literally make miracles happen. Next time you shop around make sure to pick out car wax products meant for your black paint. If you can’t find one read for products meant for darker colored vehicles.