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Is the Blue easier to keep looking clean than the Black???

I love the blue but it's almost as dark as the black.

Would it be just as hard to keep clean?

If so, I think I will go with low maintenance silver. Looks awesome on the tail end, as tail lights look almost blacked out on the silver body. Front end looks a bit plain in the silver though.

I have blue and it shows dirt pretty easily, especially on the back end. I imagine it would show dirt similar to black, just mine has a blue base or background behind the dirt.

I would buy the car with the best color I like when it's clean. Get the OptiCoat done and try wash it as often as you can. That applies to even lighter colored car. You want that gorgeous car always looks at its best don't you?

I am so very happy we chose Pearl White. My car was dirty in two days. There's this grime of dust/dirt on the back that I don't recall with any other vehicle I've had. Maybe I just never cared enough to notice.

The other day I ran my finger along the trunk and was shocked at the buildup. So I washed it. With a black or blue car you'd need to do that literally every couple of days or it would look bad.

I love our blue. But it does take an effort to keep it clean.
I suspect that we get a tiny bit of slack as compared to the black, but i doubt it's much.

I did have to quit my job so I'd have the time to wash the car 4 times a day :)

But, I love the car, and I don't care as much for the job, so it's all good.


Love my blue...

I might attempt to opti-coat my car. Washing and detailing takes too much of my time. After opti coat I will only do quickie machine washes, I am hoping.

It's been 25 years since I had a black sports car. I find my blue Model S to bee much easier to keep clean. It could be that I don't obsess as much, or it could be that modern silicon based detailing products make it easier.

@Thomas N. Choosing pearl white if you like the color is a good reason but because it stands dirt better is not imo. You don't see cocktail dress made of blue denim just because it stands dirt better. MS is the kind of car that the owner owes to himself to keep it always at the best but that's just an individual opinion.

@hingisfan I will most likely get a black, I think all black MS with grey 21" rim is really cool looking and I have never owned a black car, but blue looks just as great if not better. I live in the Bay Area so I'm not too worried about getting dirty too fast, at least most time of the year.

Much as I love the blue, we went with grey, which is quite forgiving.

I've had two black cars and currently driving a black Model S loaner...and I am so glad I didn't get black. I just can't stand the swirl marks on black paint which also applies to any other dark color including the blue. The loaner I have is brand spanking new and it has swirl marks from the gitgo.

My car is white and I love it. Can't see the swirl marks and very easy to clean. Since you mentioned silver as your other option, I would go with that or the grey. I personally like the grey. Sometimes wish I went with grey instead of white.

Even with Opticoat, I wouldn't machine wash it.

Keep some detailing spray and a microfiber cloth in the car fro bird crap or other stuff you want to get off quickly. Other than that, just give it a quick hand wash using the two bucket method once a week.

I bought the grey, which I would call charcoal color, I was surprised when I washer it how dirty it actually was, it did not show it.
The bigger problem with black is sitting in the sun in a parking lot- the temperature climbs to the point of damaging the leather interior, I had a black car and had to replace the leather seats do to this problem.

Silver silver silver....otherwise, hard work!

CarlK - I would have picked Pearl White anyway. I believe it shows the lines of the Model S better than any other color, it keeps the car cooler in the heat (I know - maybe an urban myth) and the fact that you can just hose it off with water and you're good for another week was a bonus.

That being said I personally feel that when black is completely washed and waxed it is the best looking Model S. The issue I had is that lasts about one day and I don't want to put the time into getting it to look like that each day.

I have blue. I love it. It is not easy to keep clean at all, no matter what you do.

The best color to have if you never want to clean your car is gold. Unfortunately and sort of fortunately, Tesla is not offering that color.

I have black which is hard to keep perfect but worth it. Love the car in black, but the car looks awesome in most colors, what a shape?

Use this and a foam cannon. Weekly cleaning can be fast and easy not to mention little chance of getting swirls. You may not even need to touch the car if you don't give dirt the chance to stay on the car for too long.

I would get OptiCoat and clean the car often no matter what color I choose to have.

@Thomas N. I did try to observe black cars, it's a very popular color among MB and BMW, on the street. Most of them look pretty decent but it's good weather season now. I don't know how they look when raining season starts.

Thomas N;
Having trouble envisaging you in a denim cocktail dress. If you decide to try it, post pix. ;)

All this time I thought Thomas N was a guy!

The Blue is impossible to keep clean. Wish I'd gone with Grey or White.


Ditto to the silver. I've had my MS for 10 months and cleaned it maybe 8 times. Looks good.

I strongly considered black but I was replacing a black car and it always looked dirty and showed all the dings. I ended up getting grey. As others have stated, grey hardly shows the dirt at all. It's a really interesting shade of grey, I call my MS the LandShark.

I parked behind a blue recently that was kinda dirty and it didn't look too great. It's a great color, just be prepared to wash it more frequently.

My Opti-Coated MC Red seems to be pretty tolerant of dirt build up.

All dark colors will show the dirt. White/Pearl White show the lines of the car best and look good even when it is dirty.

Again I find it strange that people's prioty of a gorgeous $100K car is how good/OK it looks when it's dirty.

carlk - +1. I've already gotten a verbal committment from our washing/detailing guy to come weekly after my MS arrives :)

Also getting blue, love it in all the colors, though. (Even brown, which I never like)

Carl: think of it the other way around. They know how often they're likely to wash their car and they want it to look as good as possible. Simple...

I got my blue Friday (it's a stunning color) and I already had it hand washed. Seriously. :)))