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Caution! The frunk gets hot.

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Liz G, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

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    Word of advise, never, ever, leave soda in you frunk, all day, and then drive home, with it still in the frunk, on a hot (99 degree) summer day.

    On a more positive note, my frunk now smells like cream soda. :O)
     
  2. GoBlue88

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    I'm assuming you were transporting cans.

    I would assume that PETE bottles would be just fine.

    I hope they were diet, so at least your frunk isn't sticky.
     
  4. scaesare

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    It also gets cold. I realized early on that things that appreciate climate control need to go in the trunk... which while isn't as direclty conditioned as the regular passenger area, still doesn't suffer the extremes the frunk does.

    OTOH: this can some in handy for short trips form the store in the winter to keep your perishables (or beverages!) chilled. :)
     
  5. ZsoZso

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    I wonder how much effect the color of the car has on the heat-up by the sun ?
    Is your car dark colored ?

    Pretty sure there is a noticable difference between white and black for the amount of heat absorbed.
     
  6. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Please remember not to put them in the front of your ICE car either. Doesn't stay overly ICE-y there....
     
  7. iadbound

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    Mmmmmm . . . cream soda. To bad I gave up soda, caffeine, etc. Just water these days (don't get me wrong I actually prefer just drinking water, but every once and a while something like a cream soda sounds good).
     
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    There is an owner at the TM forums who puts his dog in the frunk... someone may want to have a talk with him.
     
  9. caddieo

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    We go to Costco often and always make it a point to reserve the frunk only for dry goods and non-perishables that can tolerate the Florida heat. Having a white car may also be beneficial. Don't have to worry about stuff getting frozen.. :biggrin:
     
  10. EarlyAdopter

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    Was it a six pack? If so, for a brief while there you could claim you had a 6 cylinder under the hood. :)
     
  11. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    This also applies to almost full containers of detergent. On a related note, the black dye on the premium carpet will come off if exposed to detergent and will turn the carpet gray. :(
     
  12. Liz G

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    No, they were bottles. Cap came completely off one. But luckily they were diet.

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    My car is Blue.

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    4 pack. So it was a 4 cylinder.
     
  13. iadbound

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    What's sort of detergent? I'd hate to use carpet cleaner in the car and have it turn grey.
     
  14. galangg

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    Good to know. I'd have likely put some kind of sports drink there without thinking about it. Saved me a bit of a headache in cleanup.
     
  15. iffatall

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    LOL...

    (That was a joke, right?)
     
  16. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Laundry detergent. It leaked and soaked the carpet and wasn't discovered for a few hours.
     
  17. Zroiron

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    We have two insulated containers that we use for items that need it. Works great for meats, veggies, etc. Never thought of soda however. Thanks Liz for the FYI!!
     
  18. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The glass is by far the biggest transmitter of heat in a car. Paint colour makes more of a psychological difference. It will be measurable, but not material.
     

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