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Heat from Tesla Model 3 sunroof

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by RealDeael, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. RealDeael

    RealDeael Member

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    Hi everyone,
    today I was driving my beautiful Tesla Model 3.
    Love it! :)

    One only problem. It was +34C outside and I was clearly feeling a heat above my head coming from glass sunroof.

    Do you guys experience the same issue?
    If yes then how you deal with it?
     
  2. Zaxxon

    Zaxxon Supporting Member

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    I've had mine for nearly two months and have had several ~100F days. Haven't noticed any heat from the roof.
     
  3. RealDeael

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    Maybe it's just my car
     
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    Yes. The sunshade insert definitely helps if you are sensitive to it like I am. I'm leaving mine in all summer.
     
  5. Rudyshoe

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    You may want to check to ensure your glass roof has the UV coating. Mine was lacking I'm in the process of getting it replaced.
     
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    #6 RealDeael, Jun 29, 2018
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    How did you know that your car was lacking UV coating?
     
  7. Rudyshoe

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    Noticed what i thought was an odd soccerball sized spot where water would pool and turn a purplish orange color. Turns out the whole roof was supposed to look that way.
     

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    Got mine heavily tinted with 3M. The shop offered 3 grades to protect against UV And heat. I chose the middle grade. I do not feel any heat from above. The downside is, it’s not too visible if you want look up.
     
  9. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    Sunshade accessory for the win.
     
  10. RealDeael

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    Was it expensive?
     
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    Most tint shops couldn’t do the rear glass because they don’t carry that size. The ones that do, they appear to increase the price because they know it’s Tesla.

    OC tint shop in Irvine, Ca

    450.00 - lowest grade
    600.00 - middle grade
    900.00 (I think) - highest grade

    All windows, except windshield.
     
  12. RealDeael

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    Thanks a lot.
     
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    I have not noticed an issue but over 95 is rare here. The tint is quite dark from the factory.
     
  14. Zaxxon

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    That is definitely your problem. Here's mine:

    IMG_20180519_100406.jpg

    [Edit: Conflated you with OP. I see that you know this is your prob.]
     
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  15. TaoJones

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    Both heat and glare are a problem, especially in the lower latitudes, yes.

    Until I remember to add tinted window film, I use a baseball cap when the sun is overhead to address the latter, and the AC to address the former.

    Tint will happen, however. Despite Tesla’s assertions that UV is sufficiently blocked, I have a friend who has a bit of a thing about taking care of her skin, and so tint there shall be.

    I should have added it long ago as I prefer the car interior and contents remain under 100F. That won’t happen in the desert or even in SoCal when it’s ~90F out. As it will be along the coast in about a week.

    Sometimes, low tech and the path of least resistance are best :).
     
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  16. TaoJones

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    Interesting. Photosync (for an S) would be around $1100 iirc including the windshield, sides and rear, but *not* the roof (2 panels if pano). Not including the C-Bond additive and separate exterior windshield coating, both of which I strongly recommend. Extreme Autowerks, now in Brea, is the SoCal source for the latter, and they are authorized for Photosync as well.

    Will call next week to see what the roof will cost to tint and will post what I find out if I remember.
     
  17. Marsnaut

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    The sunshade mentioned here: Model 3 Front Glass Roof Sunshade.

    Interesting that UV coating wasn't applied to your glass, but the sunshade can provide extra protection after the service center fixes it.
     
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    That’s really messed up. Is that a common issue?
     
  19. ecarfan

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    I understand what you are describing, but the Model 3 does not have a “sunroof”. Tesla calls the roof a “Tinted glass roof”. See the Specs section on this page Model 3 . The Model S does have a sunroof option, and comes standard with a tinted glass roof.

    define: sunroof - Google Search

    sun·roof
    noun
    1. a panel in the roof of a car that can be opened for extra ventilation.

     
  20. Rudyshoe

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    I haven't seen any mention of it in the forums so I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced it. Maybe I'm the only lucky one .
     

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