View Full Version : Daytona Grey Vs. Polar White
04-28-2004, 01:20 PM
OK. I'm trading in my 2002 S4 for the RS6 and need to decide between a rare Polar White and a Daytona Grey.
Polar White is rare and stunning but I'm concerned about how scratches and paint chips will appear on a white car. Daytona Gray seems to be the RS6's color of choice - it's stunning both on cloudy and sunny days.
Does anyone actually believe a Polar White RS6 will hold its value longer due to rarity?
04-28-2004, 01:35 PM
don't know about polar white...had a really good photo of the one that first in Houston..I use to have pearl white one which is very forgiving with light dirt and dust. Don't know why it should have any bearing in making a difference with its value..would think that would be more like how you cared for it while owning it? And if you drive it fast enough...it won't get dirty..ha
04-28-2004, 02:24 PM
The primer/base coat on the cars tends to be a dark color so if a chip it makes it through it will be a dark chip.
I don't think the color would make too much difference. It's all a matter of personal prefrence. Myself Daytona Gray.
Not worried about resale value...
04-28-2004, 03:12 PM
I had my pearl almost ten years..no scratches and very few rock chips..and they weren't noticable unless you really looked for them..but I keep my cars waxed well. If you do get a chip and don't want to use touch up paint here is another way to fill them in...use a regular crayon the same color as the car works well.
04-28-2004, 06:38 PM
Daytona is so common (if that's possible with an RS6) that a white RS6 should be a definite hit.
White wears very well, much better than the darker colors and it really shows off the lines of the car.
04-28-2004, 09:19 PM
Chips should be touched up with matching touch up paint stick or spray anyways so not worries about rock chips. White sounds beautiful, would it have the light interior?
Resale: I'd give special consideration to a more special color no doubt. Grey is too boring for me...JMO
04-29-2004, 02:51 AM
the first thing i tried to order was a touch up kit for my RS6...no luck, they don't have a touch up for my color. Maybe they will have one later on, but for now I am out of luck there..
04-29-2004, 04:56 AM
Don't you have a trunk full of nail polish like in that TV Commercial????
I am going to try that Crayon trick today! Does the 64 box of Crayola Crayons come with Daytona Grey???
04-29-2004, 04:59 AM
I have Daytona Grey but, a well waxed and maintained white car looks great in all light.
Problem is that the White Car will show the dirt and become quite dull if you don't wash and wax enough.
I Zymol HD Cleans a friends white Integra one day, only 1/2 of the hood, and she begged me to do the rest of the car. We all sat by the BBQ watching her do it LOLOLOLOL.
If you keep it up, it will look quite nice. A college here has a pearl white S4 and he never even washes it! LAZY.
04-29-2004, 05:32 AM
Mike, it really works, and I don't use nail polish..low maintenance gal...I found out this trick years ago with my old red car....and have done this since. You have to smooth it a tiny bit, but if you don't have the exact matched paint and are not good using paint, hey it works that is all I can say. I found the pearl crayon in a small box of new colors.
04-29-2004, 05:34 AM
04-29-2004, 05:34 AM
washing and waxing a car for me is relaxing...I would rather have dirty underwear on then drive my car to town needing a wash job...just kidding, ha ...I like clean undies too....
04-29-2004, 07:29 AM
I checked Crayola's Web Site....
Can't find Daytona Grey Crayon...<ul><li><a href="http://www.crayola.com/canwehelp/productcatalog2004.pdf">http://www.crayola.com/canwehelp/productcatalog2004.pdf</a</li></ul>
04-29-2004, 07:59 AM
I will look through my collection of colors..if I find one I will sent it to you..think your grey has a bit of flakes in the finish, doesn't it?
04-29-2004, 08:02 AM
you are in luck Mike, just found my metallic crayons and there is a nice grey that is very close to your color. In the box there are 16 colors...all metallic colors....and on the safety side...they are non-toxic..how about that! ha
04-29-2004, 11:08 AM
I called them today.
They are putting out a new box of crayons....Audi Colors..all current color codes back to 1994.
Including the Clear Coat Crayon, and flat black for the trim.
04-29-2004, 11:16 AM
you must not have had any operations this morning if you had time to call Crayola...ha I had time to wax the counters myself..used car wax. they have a website www.crayola.com I am not kidding they work well on little rock chips...and it can't hurt the finish as it is just wax. Better get back to my coloring book..ha
04-29-2004, 12:15 PM
Hey, that is a good idea, make a car out of Corian. That way chips are easy to simply sand out....
04-29-2004, 12:29 PM
that is exactly what i do....that is why i don't wear nail polish..ha
04-30-2004, 01:17 PM
05-07-2004, 07:41 PM
<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/46141/dsc00407.jpg"></center><p>I do like the polor white. You barely notice rock chips, and when you touch them up, it looks good. Great news on you new purchase.