Second that! It's a nightmare! I'm washing mine every week, and almost constantly cleaning off spots of tar/lime/sap etc. I love white, it looks great, but it's hard work!Privatedoc said:Only thing wrong with them is keeping them white in this weather!
Right, outside, we'll sort this one out between us.scarja said:
Carefull, your UP! might not putout tonight when you try to go homeLeif said:I also bought the showroom car. I had to wait 3 weeks for them to get in a replacement, as it was the only one, and they had to have at least one in the window.
I would be interested to know what you think of the Up, and how it compares to the Mini. Similar cars in some respects, the Up is less sporty, but more practical, and cheaper. More mpg too I think.
Right, outside, we'll sort this one out between us.scarja said:Yeah, I like the red too, but I'll whisper it in case my white colour Up is listening.
Well, scientifically... In summer, if we assume average energy density of sunlight to be about 1kW/m2, and Up to have irradiated area of about 3.5x1.5m, and red paint to reflect about 1/3 of incoming light (in red spectrum) and absorb the rest, a red car will absorb about 3.5kW of heat. That's more than some kitchen ovens. Probably more than that, because red color seems to be nice saturated red, meaning only a narrow range of frequencies is reflected and more is absorbed.scarja said:
Living in hot country it makes a BIG difference Heat in a car can be so bad you can't even sit in it cuz everything you touch is burning hotDavec86 said:What difference does it make? I'm not being facetious, I'm genuinely interested. What does the absorption of heat affect?
Thanks. The bigger Minis look vile to me, the small one looks nice.Hugo Up said:I had the mini 2 door then traded for 5 door countyrman nice car to look at but build nt that good, fel consumption 34mpg and that was 20 miles a day on motorway,,, smaller mini never dropped below 44mpg and was a hoot to drive, I know give bhp that UP won't deliver as much fun but I think it's as cool looking and different as a mini,,,,,