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by AlanfromBigEasy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: White Roof with pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: White Roof with pictures

The roof is carbon fiber with a clear coat on top. I chose a body shop with carbon fiber experience. The rear spoiler and frunk are, I believe, thermoplastic with the color all the way through the part. I did not inquire about painting them. I do like the black & white balance better now with the wh...
by AlanfromBigEasy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: White Roof with pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: White Roof with pictures

If you check out the link to the photos, you can see that the frunk/hood and rear spoiler are still black. I painted just the carbon fiber roof, not the thermoplastic parts.
by AlanfromBigEasy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: White Roof
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: White Roof

I had it painted at a high end shop with experience painting carbon fiber. I paid $400 green cash & agreed to come during a slow period (normal price $600/$650). They recommend keeping it waxed (after waiting a month to cure). Wax protects the paint and increases reflection (see photo from rear of c...
by AlanfromBigEasy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: White Roof with pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

White Roof with pictures

MUCH cooler in the summer in New Orleans - and looks better too !

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7juc1MpiFw ... 3m3u2crt6f
by AlanfromBigEasy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: White Roof
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

White Roof

A white roof should at least be an option. MUCH cooler in summer.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7juc1MpiFw ... 3m3u2crt6f
by AlanfromBigEasy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Why is the roof black?
Replies: 16
Views: 6372

Re: Why is the roof black?

I painted my roof white. Dramatically cooler in summer and looks better too with my white 2015 i3 !
by AlanfromBigEasy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Paint roof white ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1706

Re: Paint roof white ?

Vinyl wraps cost more and last only 5 or so years on horizontal surfaces.

I will NOT change my mind - I think the black carbon fiber roof is both quite stupid and ugly,
by AlanfromBigEasy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Paint roof white ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1706

Paint roof white ?

Does anyone have any experience in painting their i3 roof white ? Snow white should reflect about 85% of the heat from sunlight (much better than black). I would chose the white that matches the factory white though. There appears to be a clear coat over the carbon fiber roof. Is this a normal clear...
by AlanfromBigEasy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Any way to mount a fog light on an i3 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Any way to mount a fog light on an i3 ?

Perhaps using the front bumper opening to screw on an eye for towing - or a front license plate ? Just one fog lamp would help on foggy mornings.

I live in a state that does not require a front license plate.

Thanks
by AlanfromBigEasy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: What size Torx bits and screwdrivers do I need ?
Replies: 0
Views: 651

What size Torx bits and screwdrivers do I need ?

I bought a used 2015 i3 REx a few months ago (just $19,400 with 17,999 miles with Giga trim). I have a decent set of tools, except Torx. I typically do most of my own work, What size Torx does BMW use ? Any E sockets (Torx shaped male bolt heads) needed ? How many bolts and screws are torqued on too...

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