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POLL for those with Tinted Windows in their Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by redscott, Oct 9, 2018.

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Does your tint cause an issue with your auto-dimming mirrors?

  1. I noticed no change in my auto-dimming mirrors after getting them tinted

  2. After tint was applied, the auto-dimming mirrors get darker, but it's not an issue

  3. After tint was applied, my mirrors darken enough to hinder visibility

  4. I have no tint or no Model 3 but I would like to see the results

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  1. redscott

    redscott Member

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    There are several threads where people mention tinted windows causing issues with the automatically dimming rear view and exterior mirrors, though not everyone seems to agree. If you got your windows tinted, please vote on the poll below so we can get an idea of how common this problem is.

    Additionally, once you've voted if you could mention which tinting product you used at which % VLT, that would be useful information to others considering tinting their vehicles.
     
  2. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    No difference noted. 3M Crystalline 50% on all sides and rear. In hindsight I wish I'd done the lightest-possible on the windshield as well, but that ship has sailed.
     
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  3. HelloJohnny

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    I have no issues after having my tint installed. The rear view and exterior mirrors dim correctly when it gets dark out.

    Suntek (CeramicIR) 34% VLT with 35% all around
     
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  4. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

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    Need new poll option:

    I don’t care what happens, not going without window tint in my Model 3. ;)
     
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  5. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    No issues here whatsoever. 70% front sides and 20% rear sides. No rear window tint.
     
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  6. redscott

    redscott Member

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    fair. I originally had ~6 options, then thought that was too much. I feel like that's captured in the second choice with "it's not an issue". Or the final choice if you haven't gotten it tinted yet.
     
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  7. redscott

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    did you get 50% on the windshield as well? when you say "lightest possible" do you mean 70% or even lighter like the 3m Crystalline 90%?
     
  8. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

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    It’s not zero but 200-300 dollars maximum to do redo your windshield? Don’t want you to be unhappy the whole time you have your car.
     
  9. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Probably the 90. I just want the thermal rejection now that I can feel the difference between the sun coming through the side glass vs the front.
     
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  10. run-the-joules

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    Oh it's more just not wanting to have to deal with unmounting and remounting my fastrak and dash cam, and risking the electronics damage that I've heard of people having from doing front tint and water going into bad places. It'd PROBABLY be fine since I trust my installer, but a little paranoia goes a long way :)
     
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  11. Jedi2155

    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    I'll be getting mines in tomorrow. 80% Front / 30% (all around) Suntek CIR . Will report back when I have the experience.
     
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  12. redscott

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    Thanks for the info! I'm getting 45% on the sides/rear/roof and 70% on the front so this makes me feel better about going lighter on the windshield (it's necessary anyway because of CA tint laws). My installer uses XPEL Prime XR Plus, which doesn't have the lighter VLT options that Crystalline and some others do.
     
  13. ngogas

    ngogas Active Member

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    20 percent on all sides. Front and back windshield no tints.
     
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  14. Abstrakt1

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    I noticed no difference. 3M ceramic tint 20% front sides, 5% back and top.
     
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  15. tpatana

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    25% all but windshield. Haven't noticed any difference.
     
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  16. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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  17. Nvbob

    Nvbob Roadster 1256

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    No difference with the mirrors. 35% Ceramic Pro on all but windshield.
     
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  18. owensd

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    I haven’t noticed any... but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. :)

    35% everywhere, 80% UV on front.
     
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  19. redscott

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    Is the windshield completely untinted?
     
  20. Chak

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    Front windows 50%, rear windows 35% with xpel prime. No difference in auto dimming after applying window tint.
     
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