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Anyone Tint Their Windshield?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Jack Tripper, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Don TLR

    Don TLR Member

    Jul 27, 2017
    Apache Junction AZ
    70% Front with Crystalline and does help keep the heat out here in AZ along with the others done to 30%
  2. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    McKinney, TX

    Texas does. My entire windshield is "tinted" but it's tinting that primarily blocks UV and IR. Very little visible light is blocked.

    A moment later: OK, i see that others have chimed in on this point of "clear film" versus "tint." Consider my reply redundant.
  3. Snowstorm

    Snowstorm Member

    Dec 8, 2016
    Ontario Canada
    I have crystalline 90 and it is same as clear, but there is a noticeable diff when it comes to heat reduction. I have crystalline 70 for all other glass except for the glsss roof.

    When looking for tint, be sure to check tser (energy rejection) and not just how visually dark it is. IR light contributes to nearly 50% of solar energy, you will want to block most of that.
  4. Theflash95

    Theflash95 Member

    Sep 23, 2017
    Orlando, FL
    I got FlexFilm's NanoFlex 20% on the side windows and rear windshield of my Model S. I also got their 72% film on the entire windshield. Here is what's legal in Florida:

    Tint darkness for sedans:
    • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
    • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 28% of light in.
    • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 15% of light in.
    • Rear Window: Must allow more than 15% of light in.
    So... legal on the back side windows and rear window, but illegal on the front side windows and the windshield. Am I going to get pulled over for my tint... highly doubtful. The front windows are close to legal and the film/tint on the front windshield is practically clear. There is an ever so slight difference when you look out the windshield from inside the car, but I have had a lot of friends get in my car and not even notice it (day or night). Here in Florida having the whole windshield (and the rest of the windows) tinted cuts way down on the heat getting into the car and that makes the whole thing worth it.

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  5. 67King

    67King Member

    Feb 2, 2018
    Knoxville, TN
    I have had Crystalline 90 on the windshield of my black on black BMW for a couple of years. Makes a HUGE difference. Kids used to hate my car because of it, but now it is almost as cool as my wife's car w/ light tan interior. No distortion of funny colorings or anything, I get plenty of that from polarized sunglasses, but none when I don't wear them. NO discernable difference in vision from the prior few years I had the car before I did it.
  6. AllThingsFasT

    AllThingsFasT Member

    Mar 8, 2018

    I had Spectra Photosync 75% applied to the entire windshield of my Model X and I LOVE it! It doesn't affect my vision at all and the difference in cabin temp is awesome!
  7. Premier Mobile

    Premier Mobile Local Vendor - NorCal

    Jun 19, 2014
    Fremont, CA
    Spectra Photosync is the best heat rejecting film in the industry. It is also the most exclusive. You will find plenty of owner testimonies if you do a search here or on the web. We've applied tint to front windshields on a several thousand Teslas over the years, with plenty of customers raving about the difference they feel in heat rejection. We recommend Photosync 75% for the best balance of visual clarity and heat rejection.

    When considering tinting the front windshield, one thing to consider is whether you wear Polarized sunglasses while driving. There is a natural rainbow effect that occurs when looking through polarized sunglasses. We always let our customers know this and for them look through the tinted glass before making the decision to do the tint. This does not bother most of our customers.

    If you are not in our area, let me know and I can recommend some of the best companies in your area.

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  8. GatorGuy

    GatorGuy Member

    Feb 25, 2018
    Know anyone in the Jacksonville area?

    Hopefully can find someone to do the tint and full Xpel wrap.

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