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My '15 Stormtrooper

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:01 am
by swingkat420
Been looking for an EV and finally settled for an i3. I went back and forth from REX to BEV, was all set for BEV, it was silver, but was leaning towards a capparis white. Dealer had a white sitting there and ended up making a deal for that a REX. All fine, but kept getting a weird error everytime I pulled in my driveway about frontal collision not working. It has been at the dealer since going on a week. I had it for 4 days. I won't get the car back till next week. Waiting for a part to come in from Germany. They said they'll reprogram the frontal stuff.

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Re: My '15 Stormtrooper

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:56 am
by merkurmaniac
Pretty car, looks like its in nice shape. The white ones do look like stormtrooper helmets.

Re: My '15 Stormtrooper

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:39 am
by Blacky
Wow, pretty nice looking car you got there

Re: My '15 Stormtrooper

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:25 pm
by OzRob
I really wanted white: it makes so much sense here in Australia where, until recent years, nearly every car was white to reflect the sun’s heat. And it’s such a tiny car, you need a light colour to increase your visibility to other road users.
But the dealer quoted me $3500 to respray the bonnet and I just couldn’t live with the black/white contrast. It’s even worse on 2018’s where there’s even more black.
I was quoted $800 to vinyl wrap the bonnet, but the wrap doesn’t have the same gloss as well polished paint.

Re: My '15 Stormtrooper

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:54 pm
by alohart
OzRob wrote:I really wanted white: it makes so much sense here in Australia where, until recent years, nearly every car was white to reflect the sun’s heat.
With the average high sun angle here in Hawaii, I feel more heat radiating down from the black roof than through the windows. No matter the color of the paint, the roof is always black. I don't park enough in the sun to make this serious enough to install exterior IR-reflecting film that's used on windows. I think that would really help.

Re: My '15 Stormtrooper

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:57 pm
by jadnashuanh
TO work best, a radiant barrier needs an air gap beneath it, otherwise, conduction heating negates a lot of the benefits.

Re: My '15 Stormtrooper

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:09 pm
by OzRob
Totally agree - the real problem is the roof and white would be so much better. It’s also true that as far as the interior temperatures after standing in the sun are concerned, colour is largely irrelevant. However, touching a black panel (door, frunk etc.) will feel much hotter than touching a white panel. Caparis White all over would look awesome, but cost too much to achieve...
It’s all about the looks! That’s why I’m getting an “s” - to get the biggest wheels!
Robbo

Re: My '15 Stormtrooper

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:02 pm
by Tacfoto
I love the car in white, looks great.

I have to say if you want the roof wrapped in white, buy some vinyl on ebay and wrap the roof. Or spray it with platidip. Either way you can always peel it off. It's a big flat panel that most people don't examine close up. Don't treat your car like it's the Mona Lisa.

BTW, the good venal is 3M 1080.

I was thinking of doing a Union Jack in German color on the roof of my car.

Re: My '15 Stormtrooper

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:56 am
by EVBob
jadnashuanh wrote:TO work best, a radiant barrier needs an air gap beneath it, otherwise, conduction heating negates a lot of the benefits.
There are air space/gaps between the CF top to the bottom of the headliner?