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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Would skin cooling be affected by wrap? Reply To: Would skin cooling be affected by wrap?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Would skin cooling be affected by wrap? Reply To: Would skin cooling be affected by wrap?

  • Henry Kitt

    Member
    August 11, 2021 at 9:40 am

    This is actually my primary concern with Aptera, the wrap. Cost cutting on their end costs the consumer more down the line. The base without wrap is actually a gloss finish, so you can get the car without any wrap at all and it should look nice. It seems the reason for the wrap is that possibly the base composite shell might not be scratch resistant. To counter this, you can immediately take your new Aptera to have it clear coated, which would be less expensive at least, than getting a full on paint job, and less expensive down the line.

    From Aptera: “The base of our Alpha vehicles has been black to start. However, we anticipate that the colors of the production versions of Noir, Luna and Sol will be Black, Silver, and White at their base, without a wrap.”

    These pictures are what the Noir looks like without a wrap. It is admittedly cool to have the color contrast of matte black and gloss black though, a look that would be sacrificed if buying it unwrapped. Though the cost of having a professional remove a wrap and put on a new one will likely run you $2,500+ in this inflated economy. Clear coat should cost less in the long run but more up front unless there is a discount for buying the Aptera unwrapped.