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2021 Factory tint?

JakeMoore

Model Y LR AWD
Dec 22, 2019
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16
Orange County, CA
I just took delivery of my 2021 Model Y yesterday and I only realized today that the rear Windows seem to come pre-tinted from the factory.
Does anyone know the technical specs on this tint? What is the VLT, how much IR and UV does it block?
I plan to tint my front windows as well and I’d like it to match.
 

Exelion

Member
Feb 21, 2021
47
33
Los Angeles, CA
I would like to know this too.

From what I'm (uneducatedly) guessing, the front windshield has just plain glass, the driver's and passenger's side windows have 90, and the second row passenger glass, rear three quarter window, and rear all look to be around 40. The roof glass is super dark, probably a 5. How I guess the drivers/passengers side to be 90 is by watching cars pass me, looking if they change a slight shade lighter, and they do, just a tiny bit.

For IR and UV, especially on the driver's passenger's windows with 90 tint, they don't seem to block anything. Arm gets hot fast when sun is hitting.
 

glide

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Jun 6, 2018
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USA
The windows are not tinted from the factory. It is simply colored glass that offers little to no UV protection/heat blocking.
 
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ryanjeffords

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Dec 19, 2020
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Texas
The windows are not tinted from the factory. It is simply colored glass that offers little to no UV protection/heat blocking.
This is what my reputable tint shop told me as well. It's just privacy glass. No UV protection or heat blocking.

So...I had them put clear UV film on the rear windows because I didn't want it any darker, but wanted the protection.
 
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