Aptera Fan Graphics – Wrap Colors and Images

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Aptera Fan Graphics – Wrap Colors and Images

  • Aptera Fan Graphics – Wrap Colors and Images

  • Donald Crittenden

    Member
    September 1, 2021 at 8:58 am

    OH, can you do one that has an exterior Vida/Black… where the bottom half matches the orange of the Vida interior? maybe with the door open so you can see the orange inside and outside??

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    September 6, 2021 at 11:56 am

    about aesthetic abstract appeal stuff, a non decorated approach by default with built in hooks too allow aftermarket textures and 3D structures to be added onto the clean slate.

    (see “opaue transparent” pic) i think it would be more appealing if the rear light was opaue silver/white/transparent to allow environmental light to reflect through it while daytime running light is more minimal, then when brake light goes it doesnt glare at drivers behind like some bright audi rear lights, i saw bmw matte rear lights that dont glare and they were more chill pink than angry red which i think would be more appealing.

    i guess you could have RGB light in the same housing too at least when parked (i dont know how legal that would be).

    some 3rd party ideas: the transparent layer with some graphic on it would make the graphic have a shadow that contrast light on the layer under the non transparent layer. maybe coolant stuff can flow through transparent channels with lights and all similar to gaming PC rigs?

    mercedes recently has light strip parallels light warmth to that of the environment, color representation and all that to make it distinct from the usual RGB lights,

  • Duane Schmidt

    Member
    September 10, 2021 at 8:30 am

    To me, the Aptera seems inspired in part by the Gen 1 Honda Insight, and I owned a 2000 Insight that was Citrus Yellow Metallic (yellow-green) (the unique first year only color). I think that would be a great choice.

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    September 12, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    would thermal cooling improve with no wrap? what does aptera look like with no wrap? if i remember right, all advertised colors are wraps.

    • Riley _

      Member
      September 13, 2021 at 5:35 am

      This is the picture of sol befor it was wrapped with white. I beleive the thermal cooling would be negatively effected by the vehicle being all black more than having an additional vinyl laying that makes it white.

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    September 17, 2021 at 7:18 am

    old forum had post of about white paints that reflected solar heat much more normal paints. metallic looking mirror foil version may have similar effect, but sun glaring into other drivers eye may become a problem. much of the effect is due to materials difference not just color. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2021/04/16/urban-heat-white-paint/

    • Peter Jorgensen

      Member
      September 17, 2021 at 7:58 am

      BASF developed a black paint recently that will stay cool. They used it on the Hugo Boss/Alex Thomson 60-foot carbon fiber ocean racing sailboat that circumnavigates the world in 60-100 days. Traditional black paint will make it incredibly hot inside and burn your feet on the deck and they didn’t want poor Alex to burn his feet while he’s out there all alone racing for 2 months. Traditionally they always had to paint the tops of those boats white to stay cool.

      https://www.worldofchemicals.com/media/basfs-functional-pigments-keep-racing-yacht-cool/10702.html

      • GLENN ZAJIC

        Member
        September 19, 2021 at 3:15 pm

        Because of Peters beautiful renderings I could not decide between a few colors so I ordered the 3M color swatch book. ( I hope that is the supplier they are using). What a mistake though, now instead of a couple I can’t decide between a dozen! They are so nice! I wonder exactly when in the manufacturing process the wraps are put on. If it is not the last thing done, and they would not be subjected to much damage after-words, then maybe ( after Deltas ) that is another thing that could happen while awaiting the arrival of chips. I can’t see any way for the wrap to be installed in a ten minute window if it is not done robotically. So maybe they would have three or four stations where this process would take place so they would get one off that part of the line every ten minutes or so. Any guesses as to the process?

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    September 19, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    black car pic: 2 different lines of paint on the wraps, can pic either or have both with bottom one being more emphasizes just b/c its less apparent otherwise.

    bottom line can be same color as rear light, rear light can be opaque like lexus LC500 or smoked dark color like aston martin via removable tint layer, and layer could have a sparkling-light-on-water/glitter effect that is similar to the pinstripe line that flows through whole car, maybe the layer can direct light from corner side to the rear so the rear glows in environmental light until the night and brake lights come on. layer could also blend in with rest of car so the light cut out is not quickly recognizable until light comes on.

    the old vs new aptera pic: maybe make front bumper color not different from the rest of the bottom like old aptera b/c its kinda hard to ignore the way it intersects with the hood line that can flow through the whole car. it would look more like a boat or plane that way. rest of car doesnt have much quickly apparent intersection, so this mod would make the non intersection theme more consistent.

    o yeah and that green car is lexus “nori green,” i like their “atomic silver” for the pinstripe color over this nori, or mazda “mica pearl white”, mclaren”silican yellow” maybe stripe should be satin or gloss or mirror like

    theres also mclaren “nardo orange”

  • Henry Kitt

    Member
    September 19, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Funny, the LC500 is one of the cars I was previously considering besides the Aptera, it sure is nice, both inside and out. Was between that, Cybertruck, and Mach E. Actually the new Corvette C8 is sort of better than the LC500. Aptera I’m still so interested to see what all the custom interior options are, but exterior as well I suppose.

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    September 20, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    the chrome trim on window top should gradually become thicker as its going toward the rear, to make it look more weighted and massive toward rear (opposie of how much actual vertical mass car has as reflected light is moving along the car as observer or car moves.) weighted look gives it a more dramatic appearance of motion vs if it were same thickness. in car with no cover over wheel, 3 spoke wheels that bend, so its very apprently seems like spoke mass is tilted, when rotating movement is more apparent. maybe with the current factory offroad option, a opaue transparent plastic that wont melt that replicates shape of the factory wheel cover extension can allow wheels motion to be more visible. opaue areo shell on chassis is nice to make shape of shell apprent but also the inner workings under it, which is more relevent for chassis not like this aptera but its a concept to keep in archive in case it becomes reasonable to do it as materials change, like graphene supposedly allowing some transparency while being very tough material.

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