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    longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    It`s been a couple years in the making (literally), but my roof (house) was completely torn and redone.....

    Anyhow, so as they wrap up, they silicone coated XYZ and of the remarks he made struck a mental note. The coating was white to reflect the sun, mitigate heat, etc. Ultimately, the end result is that is helps the product last longer since white reduce the heat soak. About 10 degrees if I recall..

    If one was to take 2 cars, one black and one silver - LSP them the same.
    Store them in the same conditions, drive them as twins. Same roads, same weather, same everything.
    Over the course of 8 months-12 months, is it plausiable that due to the heat soak of a darker colored car, there MIGHT be some potentially falloff difference than the lighter colored car.

    Heh, just wondering has anyone seen a Autopia test thread of similar nature. Be kurious

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    Re: longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    One would need to know the margin of error. Getting the same environmental conditions hour to hour can be impossible

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    Re: longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    My car is silver, and my wife`s is dark green. Totally non-scientific in my justification, but I`ve seen the same LSP (Fusion) last longer on my silver car by a slight, but noticeable degree (speaking of beading only-not getting into that particular can of worms). LSP like FK1000p, not so much. Same surface prep, etc. I would think "traditional" waxes are more likely to exhibit this behavior than sealants and such, just my opinion.

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    Re: longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    I`d expect a difference if the heat attained were significantly higher, which I`d expect to depend on....well, all sorts of factors.

    Heat does make a difference, you can see it on cars with high under-hood temps (like my Jag).
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    Re: longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    I would think the wax/sealant does not know or care what color vehicle it`s going on. Should last the same.
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    Re: longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    I think the darker car would create more heat and degrade the LSP faster. How fast? Who knows.

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    Re: longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    As I was typing the original thread, I was not sure what the ~poll~ would be. Kinda like how people tint their windows thinking it will cut down on heat.
    Tint helps for creature comfort, but a heat soaked car is a heat soaked car. Bad analogy ...

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    Re: longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    Noting that I`ve never measured the temps of variously colored vehicles...don`t dark colors attain higher temps than lighter ones? Even if the ultimate heat soak max is the same, wouldn`t that only matter in cases of extended exposure?

    When driving rentals in AZ during June, the white cars always seemed cooler than the darker ones, but it was just my subjective take on the situation.

    The *darkly* tinted Crown Vic sure stays cooler inside than any of my other vehicles, but it`s not outside for the whole day either.

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    Re: longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    I think the darker car would create more heat and degrade the LSP faster. How fast? Who knows.
    that`s why I put multiple coats on my black car, lol


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    Re: longevity of LSP on dark vs. light colored cars

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    that`s why I put multiple coats on my black car, lol
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