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IR coating for rear window?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Stimyg, May 11, 2013.

  1. Stimyg

    Stimyg Member

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    My model S is coming next week and I will immediately need to put my dog in th trunk area. Meanwhile I've been reading about how there's no IR coating on the rear window, and that it gets very hot in the sun. Is that still the case?

    If so, any New Yorkers out there who can recommend a good place to get that done in the NYC area? Thanks.
     
  2. vcor

    vcor Member

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    From the TeslaMotors site:


    • UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield
    • Solar absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster

    I'm not quite sure what the difference is between UV/IR and "Solar absorbing".
     
  3. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Get ceramic tint. Problem solved.
     
  4. Stimyg

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    Is ceramic clear? Or available in clear? I'd prefer it without tint if possible.
     
  5. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Yes, you can get it with little to no tinting.

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    My guess is that the windshield cuts UV/IR, and the rear window only cuts one or the other. (Or maybe neither and just a little bit of visible light instead). Just a guess though.
     

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