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Orange Color on Sunroof when Wet

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Caminorick, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. Caminorick

    Caminorick New Member

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    Whenever my sunroof gets wet the glass looks like it has an orange chemical tint however when I dry it, it is only water. Not that big of a deal but just looks like something has been spilled on it
     
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  2. DeanP

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    This is normal. Some have it some don't. Go Gators!
     
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    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Been around forever..... noted since day one.
     
  4. WilliamG

    WilliamG Active Member

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    Earlier Model 3s have this phenomenon. It’s no longer on later-build Model 3s.
     
  5. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    What qualifies as early and late? Seriously.

    Our late 2018 has it. Just wondering why they would bother to change the glass coating to ‘fix’ this.
     
  6. WilliamG

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    I can’t tell you the exact date, but even a cursory google search will provide you more answers. 2019 models don’t exhibit this, since Tesla changed the glass for... whatever reason.

    Here's Why the Glass Roof on the Tesla Model 3 Sometimes Looks Orange
     
  7. Avid

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    I have always liked the affect.
     
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  8. UTMB

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    Wanna trade?
     
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    I have a March 2019 with it, on the forward portion of the roof glass. A lot of the earlier ones had it on the back portion as well, but I believe that’s what’s changed primarily.
     
  10. whatthe2

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    Yep
    I like it as well.

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  11. ecarfan

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    Search this forum for the word “orange” and you will find multiple threads about this. Not to worry.
     
  12. WilliamG

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    My April, 2019 doesn’t have it anywhere. I don’t think any since then have it.
     
  13. dmurphy

    dmurphy Woof.

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    My April build has it on the forward roof glass. The rear does not.
     
  14. SMAlset

    SMAlset Well-Known Member

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    The IR glass roof that I have on my 9/2018 Model 3 is one of my favorite things about the car!! Love going out to it during the cold winter mornings and seeing the color change on the frost or rain drops. Kind of sad if different glass is being sourced and it’s no longer being used in the cars. Here’s one of my favorite photos of the effect. Just little colored gems on my roof!

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    Even a Starbucks barista at the drive thru said she just had to ask me about my car’s roof. Conversation starter.
     
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  15. UTMB

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    Me neither. This is the only regret that I have about waiting 6 mos to buy.

    But I have HW3! (maybe?)
     
  16. C141medic

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    This is hilarious. Was also going through Starbucks drive through about a week ago and was told “cool orange roof”
     
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  17. jjrandorin

    jjrandorin Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums

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    Yeah, I have had people at work, and even strangers ask me about it. My Dec 2018 Model 3P has both the roof and back window with the reflective material that causes the orange color when its wet, so my entire back glass is orange when its wet.

    One of the weird things about tesla model years is how arbitrary dates have changes in the car, not model years.
     
  18. C141medic

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    That’s cool. Mine only has the front portion that’s orange when wet. I definitely prefer the entire roof area in orange but at least I got a portion of it. Curious if it’ll ever return in future versions?
     
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    If you have HW3 you have visualizations (stop signs, stop lights etc) in the USA if you have them enabled under the Autopilot settings. Oh, and you also have a crap backup camera frame rate which I swear I won’t stop talking about till Tesla fixes it for us HW3 owners.
     
  20. Marcelve

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    It is the coating to block the heat from the sun
     

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