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One piece windshield tint.

Discussion in 'Model X' started by MikeInFL, Sep 24, 2017.

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  1. MikeInFL

    MikeInFL Member

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    Looking for a shop in the Tampa area that uses Llumar film AND can tint an X windshield with one piece of film. Found shops that can do it w/ 3M Crystalline but the 3M film is significantly more expensive (as it should be, it’s a great film but I’ve had both and I simply like Llumar better).
     
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    Btrflyl8e Supporting Member

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    I don't know the answer to your question, but I was wondering when delivery was going to be... It must be getting really close!
     
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    Try Auto Paint Guard on Nebraska. They did my Suntek film on the nose as well as the gtechniq crystal serum coating. Had I known that my detailer was working out of their shop before I had my tint done elsewhere, I'd have had it all done there. Not that the shop that did my tint didn't do an awesome job, they absolutely did... Just would've been nice to have it all done at once.
    (813) 505-3868

    If they don't do as one piece, then try Orange Tint & Tunes on Racetrack. They did my tint and they were great.
     
  4. MikeInFL

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    Thursday!
     
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    That's one of my friends shops! I'm waiting to hear back if they can do a one piece, but I'm 99% sure they use 3M Crytsalline.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I went with this time. I did have my windshield tinted on this S. Didn't do it on the first one and it makes a huge difference. I can only imagine the difference in the X!

    We'll have to plan a car meet soon so you can come show it off, if you want. Cars & Coffee isn't for a while, I don't think... But there's a car show every Thursday night at Quaker Steak in Clearwater if you're interested. I'm sure I could scare up a few other teslas to join us!
     
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    I'm excited to head back out to Cars and Coffee events, always a great opportunity to meet other owners and educate people interested in EVs!
     
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    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    shops that do the windshield need a 60" wide piece of film normally used in commercial window applications which is why most don't stock it...

    still need to get my windshield done sometime.
     
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    Have anybody used Maximum Audio & Video to do their tint in Tampa on their Model X?
     
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    Why do you guys get this done? Curious and interested!
     
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    If your goal, like me, is UV and heat rejection, you don't need to tint the windshield. To his credit, my tint guy actually refused when I asked him to do it - he said it already has it and he didn't want to rip me off.

    I did some research and it turns out that the laminated glass used on virtually all car windshields rejects UV quite well - the number quoted is 99% of UVB and 98% of UVA. Add in the metal layer of the Tesla windshield and you get even more protection from UV and heat (and unfortunately transponder radio waves as well).

    The X has the added benefit of using laminated glass on side windows, too - something that most other car manufacturers don't do for the sake of saving a few bucks. It does not appear to be metallicized, and so tinting may help here.

    Of course, you may just want darker windows...
     

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