What about the birdsOne of my favorite things about the Gator color is that dirt virtually vanishes upon contact. Western NC road dirt, which is a tan color that spashes all over the sides of vehicles in the rain (it rains almost daily in summer), is virtually invisible. The white coating from salt and film that accumulates from driving all over the NC beaches - invisible, though the tires do become white with it. I wash my Gator JT just because I know I should - not because it looks dirty. I assume that muddy trails would leave it looking dirty, but that's not where mine goes.