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glass roof - production change (July 2018)?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by gzzn, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. 3laine

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    My 11/14 build has the 2/3 effect. Everything but the defrosted section.
     
  2. insaneoctane

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    For anyone who wants to see just how much adding tint to your glass "enhances" the orange glow effect...with the southern California drizzle, i walked out to my car and obverved this perfect comparison...both cars have the orange glow, but the car on the left is tinted and the car on the right is stock. Adding tint really makes the orange glow bright!

    IMG_20190107_114546.jpg IMG_20190107_114553.jpg IMG_20190107_114556.jpg
     
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  3. bandwagon

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    All the more reason to go full tint!
     
  4. ebmcs03

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    The right Tesla is going to explode!?!??!
     
  5. TEG

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    It's dyn-o-mite !

    ( AC motor powered by DC battery... )

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  6. spyderdawg

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    Can you advise the build dates on these? I am looking to replace my rear window due to defrost damage but am hesitant because of production of the non orange glass. Now I am reading they are producing the orange glass again but not sure if its full production or if some are still fitted with the plain glass... thanks!
     
  7. neptunesfinest

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    I'm wondering the same. It's possible they used leftover orange glass for some recent builds rather than actually switching back. The orange is such a cool look! Really wish mine had it.
     
  8. Lifeinabox

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    Now we need orange calipers, chrome delete, etc to finish off the look.
     
  9. Jedi2155

    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    Really wished mines had it as well. My friends 12/28 delivery MR did not have it either though.
     
  10. insaneoctane

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    Both older builds. The one on the right is VIN 14XXX and the left is a bit higher, but similar vintage. Definitely NOT newer builds (having license plates proves that).
     
  11. TEG

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    Further "proof" that the rear windows with 2/3 "dark tint" still have the IR coating on the whole thing:

    coat1.png

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    If the light hits it just the right way, you can start to see the "orangeness" on water droplets even in the back 1/3 untinted section. (above the defroster wires)
     
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  12. spyderdawg

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    What's the build date if you dont mind? Thanks
     
  13. TEG

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    Mine is April, 2018.
     

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