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Parking Sun Shade

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by toxicgas, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. toxicgas

    toxicgas Member

    Dec 16, 2016
    East Bay, CA

    Wondering if anyone uses a sunshade on their windshield when parked to prevent heat and also to protect the dash from the sun. I'm not talking about the one that Tesla provides that attaches above the rear view mirror. If so, would like to hear some feedback and recommendations on some models and makes.

  2. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Mar 4, 2017
    SF Bay Area
    There's a few threads on this with a number of owners using one...probably some threads in the S forum too. Try searching for Sun Shade. A popular manufacture is Heatshield ( ). They do custom shades. I see you are located in the SF bay area and they are located in Morgan Hill (just south of San Jose). We considered getting maybe a windshield shade (have Tesla's Pano shades) but I was concerned about the fact we have a Blackvue dashcam installed. I called them to ask about our situation and concerns trapping the camera between the glass and the reflective shade and they were super nice suggesting since I was in the area if I wanted I could bring the car there and they would see if they could template a shield to do a cut out for our camera. Sure this would need to be arranged ahead of time. I know we had a discussion about this in one of the threads a while back. Someone had a shade and dashcam and said they hadn't thought about the issue. Was going to report back on their experience without a cutout. Haven't check in on the thread disussion recently.

    We've been using the cabin overheat protection and hubby at this point was thinking maybe we didn't need the extra windshield protection so I didn't followup with taking the car there. I personally think it's worth doing but to each his own.
  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    I have a Heatshield and it works well. See
  4. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Isn't that the one that comes with the car? Or am I thinking of other threads? I was going to get one, but I thought Tesla still supplied one for X's....
  5. Solarman004

    Solarman004 Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I got a roll of foil-face bubble wrap insulation from Home Depot, and cut out a piece about 1/4" smaller than the Tesla sun shade. I sandwich the foil sheet between the windshield and the Tesla sun shade which holds the foil layer in place. Works great both in the summer to reject solar heating, and on very cold winter days to insulate the upper windshield.
    The foil rolls up nicely and doesn't take up much space in the trunk.

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