1.) Scratch marks and swirls marks are less noticeable, unless upon close inspection.
2.) White makes a car look elegant, classy and larger than its actual dimensions. It accentuates the nice contours of the automobile. A case in point is the Audi A7, which is featured at the bottom of the blog.
3.) Dents are not obvious as white is not a highly reflective colour.
4.) White cars require less frequent polishing to look good as compared to the dark coloured ones.
5.) Pride of keeping a white car white! This point is subjective though but I feel good after giving my ride a thorough wash, and keeping it as white as PAP’s uniform.
6.) White does not absorb heat as much. This is essential in a tropical country like Singapore and for those who park in open air car parks.
7.) Water spots do not show up that easily.
1.) During waxing, it is hard to ensure that all the wax is removed as the colour of the wax blends in with the body colour.
2.) Any dust that is non-white can be seen clearly on the car.
3.) Bird droppings are harder to spot on a white car for similar reason stated in point 1. Delayed removal can be detrimental to the paintwork.
4.) White is harder to match during re-painting of body panels. Any slight mismatch will show up easily. I had to bear with the eyesore of a different-toned door panel during the ownership of the Civic.
5.) Over time, contaminants get embedded onto the car body, resulting in unsightly black dots on a white base.
Any readers would like to share their ownership experience of a black ride ?