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Old 11-28-2012, 12:31 PM
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White Accord Sport Tinted Windows and Color Options

I am purchasing an accord sport in the next week to ten days and cant decide on a color. Currently my top 4 are black, white, drak gray and silver. I currently have a mazda 3 S that is silver that I purchased new in 2006.

Whatever color I get I will tint the windows. I have found pics of all the colors with tinted windows but white. Anyone have a white Accord sport with tinted windows?

Here are my dilemmas for each color:

Black- hard to keep clean and scratches easy.. BUT love it

White- looks classy, but less sporty and i dont know how black tint will look

Dark gray- looks sharp, but every accord I pass here is this color

Silver- easy to keep clean and shows few scratches.. but i have had a silver car for 6.5 years

Help me decide!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:34 PM
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Becoming urban myth that black is terrible to keep clean - much easier with polymers avail these days - Opti-coat, Blackfire Crystal seal, jet seal, et al..don't let black scare you if you will seal about every 90-120 days...
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:37 PM
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here's my car at the tint shop...
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:40 PM
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Roughly how much do these seals cost? do they protect against scratches better? are they do it yourself?

I definitely like the white with dark tint. I was hoping for a sport though and like more of a pic from far back.
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No White

From what I understand, the accord sport only comes in the dark gray and black colors. This might only be for the manuals transmissions, but I don't believe white is an option on the sport models. Someone, please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:52 PM
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they are sealants...not wax

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...-coatings.html
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Glen e, do you recommend any dealer or supplier if one is not willing or able to do it themselves? In other words, if I want to bring it somewhere to be done for me, is there a brand or franchise you recommend?

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:59 PM
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White is an option for Sport models. I am in the same boat as the OP. I have owned a silver civic for 6.5 years. I love the color, but I would like to try something else. Can't do metallic grey, everyone here has that color also. White just looks plain in my opinion...I love the black sport, but I am just not sure I can keep a black color looking good for 7-8 years. I simply don't have the time that I used to have to devote to car maintenance and cleaning.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:00 PM
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any good detailer offers these all day long - this is no "special skill" needed...it is wipe on wipe off - there is nothing to it....

Ever use Windex? this is the same procedure....

http://www.autogeek.net/blackfire-crystal-seal.html

Here's my back flank with 2 coats crystal seal:
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Thanks guys. Very helpful to know that the sealant may be more protective and keep the black looking clean longer. I think I will purchase a black accord sport next week.

I am looking to sell my 06 mazda 3 s with 102k on it. It is an auto with spoiler and has a few dents and dings. WHat do you think is a good asking price. At kbb in good condition it is $7800 for private party.
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It's a good thing you're getting black, if you live in SoCal there isn't a single dealership with a white sport in stock until late Dec/Jan.
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i ended up going with white.. pick it up tomorrow
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