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Old 09-26-2018, 05:43 PM   #15
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Black and dark green are hot inthe sun. White would be my choice. Whoever said “color does not make much difference” in regard as to summer temperature never had a black car.
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:03 AM   #16
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Black and dark green are hot inthe sun. White would be my choice. Whoever said “color does not make much difference” in regard as to summer temperature never had a black car.
My statement was more about someone having scientific data about color not making a huge difference.

I have had two black cars in Texas (Ford Thunderbird and 7 series BMW). My last three cars have been white including my AI... It might be scientifically mute but psychologically I am a fan of white in the heat.

The windows are the biggest heat generator for me... using the 3M on front and driver/passenger side has made a big improvement. Debating on trying to do the rest of the windows (that are accessible without taking a lot of stuff out).
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:37 PM   #17
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My statement was more about someone having scientific data about color not making a huge difference.

I have had two black cars in Texas (Ford Thunderbird and 7 series BMW). My last three cars have been white including my AI... It might be scientifically mute but psychologically I am a fan of white in the heat.

The windows are the biggest heat generator for me... using the 3M on front and driver/passenger side has made a big improvement. Debating on trying to do the rest of the windows (that are accessible without taking a lot of stuff out).
Makes a lot of sense. which 3m product are you using?
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:32 AM   #18
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Most of us are using 3M crystalline tint. It works very well and there are some different options on shade versus clear depending on state laws or risk factor.
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:53 AM   #19
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Makes a lot of sense. which 3m product are you using?
Short answer: 3M CR-70.

Long answer: Here's the thread on that topic:

Front clip protection & Window tint
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:18 AM   #20
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No Difference!!

I know this is kinda late but I just saw the post. Ok, this info comes from an article written in a trucking fleet publication about this exact question. It was some years back but I remember it because at the time I was pulling a painted black refrigerated trailer. The conclusion was that painted white or black it made no difference on the temp on the inside of the trailer or how much the Thermo King had to work to keep it cool. Hope this helps!
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:47 AM   #21
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Dang, you folks are not going to force me to start pulling regs, are you?? I usually get paid when I'm performing that function.

Here in this great nation's deep southern petro-heaven, tanks come in exactly three colors: white, white, and white.

It's not just a smart thing to do - it's actually the law (regs). They have to be white because they heat up less that way, and therefore emit fewer pollution-causing volatiles.

With metal bodies of all types, color does make a significant difference. Whiteness chosen at semi-random, which happens to be Odfjell:

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Old 10-03-2018, 05:03 PM   #22
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Silver or Black

As a former Interstate owner and without question....SILVER! When I bought mine, I wanted silver, but the last silver one in my local area was bought just before I could get to it . So, I reluctantly settled on black. I am quite anal about keeping all my vehicles clean and shiny....a daunting task with the Interstate. It always looked dirty to me with dust all over it and washing was a chore with the hard to reach areas. Waxing always showed swirl marks in the black paint. The soft bristle brush used to help wash it left very fine brush marks in the paint. It was beautiful when it was clean.
I had dark interior which was easy to care for and did not get hot. However, here in Houston, the inside temp was always hot and took a long time to cool down. Dash AC cooled the front comfortably while driving, but the rear, not so much. The generator needs to be used while driving to cool the rear interior. Kept it one year and sold it!
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Dang, you folks are not going to force me to start pulling regs, are you?? I usually get paid when I'm performing that function.

Here in this great nation's deep southern petro-heaven, tanks come in exactly three colors: white, white, and white.

It's not just a smart thing to do - it's actually the law (regs). They have to be white because they heat up less that way, and therefore emit fewer pollution-causing volatiles.

With metal bodies of all types, color does make a significant difference. Whiteness chosen at semi-random, which happens to be Odfjell:

Well

Well....Maybe you should give Loves Truck Stops a call about these regs! Because all of their tankers are painted yellow!!!
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:26 AM   #24
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Well....Maybe you should give Loves Truck Stops a call about these regs! Because all of their tankers are painted yellow!!!
There are different regulators for rolling stock and fixed stock. Different regulators, different regs.

I don't know how far the fixed rules reach. They are not universal, according to news stories such as this one (note that it doesn't get nearly as hot in NY as it does in TX):

Albany County legislator wants petroleum tanks painted white to cut pollution
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Well all, Here is how it went down. I went to the dealership with my check in hand and they had a 2019 Silver that i was ready to sign for. As I was walking around the inside and the outside, I caught a glimpse of the black one again. Had to go take a look. I COULDN'T do it. I had to have the black (full transparency.. all 3 other vehicles I own are black - I know.. I have issues). I understand all that comes with black vehicles but I didn't want to regret it and I feared I would. I really appreciate all the input and feedback and I guess I'm going to have to suffer next summer. That said, I am giddy about going to pick up my AI next week and join the rest of you. I did find one with the oyster seats so that makes me happy also. I have always like the black and tan combo (especially in liquid form).

Thanks again all.
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Well all, Here is how it went down. I went to the dealership with my check in hand and they had a 2019 Silver that i was ready to sign for. As I was walking around the inside and the outside, I caught a glimpse of the black one again. Had to go take a look. I COULDN'T do it. I had to have the black (full transparency.. all 3 other vehicles I own are black - I know.. I have issues). I understand all that comes with black vehicles but I didn't want to regret it and I feared I would. I really appreciate all the input and feedback and I guess I'm going to have to suffer next summer. That said, I am giddy about going to pick up my AI next week and join the rest of you. I did find one with the oyster seats so that makes me happy also. I have always like the black and tan combo (especially in liquid form).

Thanks again all.
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TXNEWBIE - CONGRATS! Absolutely nothing wrong with choosing black, heat or no heat. I own the full spectrum of colors myself and fully understand how I maintain each vehicle's color. You have to be happy with it, that is all that matters. Great choice! I have the oyster too. Was worried at first, it's my lightest interior ever. But even with 3 yr. old grandson , it is easy to maintain and keep clean.
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Hi all,

Wanted to give you an update that I picked up my AI Lounge on Monday. Thrilled to have it. Drove 11 hours straight back to TX. That was a great way for me to get a feel for it. Thank you all much for your help. I think I found exactly what I wanted. Black with the Oyster interior. very bright and open feeling inside. I can't wait for our first outing. Look for me on the road and on the forums.
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Wanted to give you an update that I picked up my AI Lounge on Monday. Thrilled to have it. Drove 11 hours straight back to TX. That was a great way for me to get a feel for it. Thank you all much for your help. I think I found exactly what I wanted. Black with the Oyster interior. very bright and open feeling inside. I can't wait for our first outing. Look for me on the road and on the forums.
TX-NEWBIE - CONGRATS. Nice, rich black. Exterior
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