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Old 09-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Best color for Florida

Not sure which forum this is supposed to be in but... here it goes.

So, I've had two Foci: 2000 SE and 2007 Sport.

I'm now about to purchase an ST, but I'm not sure what color I should get. My SE was purchased in NJ and was Black. My Sport SE is Red.

So, now that I'm in Florida, I'm debating between white or silver. I would also like to get the 3m Clear Bra because of the Love Bug infestation and their tendency to eat the paint.

Will it be better to get the car in White or Silver? Which is more prone to sun damage and visible scratches?

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Old 09-11-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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You really want white for minimal sun problems. White reflects best.

Love bugs are Hell. Most folks not from around there have no idea WTF love bugs are. But My family is from Florida.. And I know...
For those who do NOT know:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovebug

The bugs are so thick at times you can hardly see through the windshield.. And forget trying to use the wipers.. Geez!!
Some roads get so thick with lovebug bodies it becomes slippery as snow.

Aside from driving they are not so bad. They never bite.. just annoy..
They are always stuck two together.. the bigger one drags the smaller around backwards...
I pity motorcyclists when the lovebugs are flying in hoards..
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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You really want white for minimal sun problems. White reflects best.

Love bugs are Hell. Most folks not from around there have no idea WTF love bugs are. But My family is from Florida.. And I know...
For those who do NOT know:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovebug

The bugs are so thick at times you can hardly see through the windshield.. And forget trying to use the wipers.. Geez!!
Some roads get so thick with lovebug bodies it becomes slippery as snow.

Aside from driving they are not so bad. They never bite.. just annoy..
They are always stuck two together.. the bigger one drags the smaller around backwards...
I pity motorcyclists when the lovebugs are flying in hoards..
Sounds like mayflies -- but more year-round. Yuck!

I vote for white, as well. :) You'd rather wear a white t-shirt out in the sun all day than a silver t-shirt, no?
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Here's what my black focus looks like... They congregate around stop lights because they are attracted toward gasoline. If you don't clean them fast enough, their guts will eat away your paint.



And a photo of a biker:


And what the windshield looks like when you're driving through Florida this time of the year...
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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Sounds like mayflies -- but more year-round. Yuck!

I vote for white, as well. :) You'd rather wear a white t-shirt out in the sun all day than a silver t-shirt, no?
I've heard white is harder to maintain and silver looks cleaner longer.. is that true?
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #6
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You can get any color just make sure to get the clear protection film. Is offered buy ford around here.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #7
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White I find is nice color. But white does show more then silver. After having many many vehicles. I like silver or light gray the most
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Oh I remember the Lovebugs LOL

Some say that any pastel color from Miami Vice is good down there
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I live in Orlando now so there is so many less love bugs, although I've had good luck with white yellow and red. I had a dark green F150 once and it was hell.
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I'd go with white since every other car on the road is grey or silver.
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