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Which paint colours are the most durable?

I intend to buy a new car and keep it for a long time. Please advise which paint colours are the most durable.

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These days EU Environmental Directives stipulate that the colour coat on cars has to be water based. So whether it's a plain colour or metallic or pearlescent, all paint is now clearcoated with lacquer to protect it, but it's also advisable to coat the clearcoat either with a protective treatment or with high quality wax (not polish) at least twice a year. All that said, by far the least durable colour is red and the best is probably white.

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