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Replacing after market tint on a Model S affecting rear defroster?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by harryj, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. harryj

    harryj Member

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    I have a 5 month old Model S that i recently got tinted. I had ask for a 50% ceramic and after a lot of convincing by the tint installer, ended up going with 35%. After seeing the car with 35% I immediately told them it was too dark and made an appointment to have them take it off and replace it with my original 50%. This appointment is coming up soon but they warned me there is a chance that removing the tint will remove the defroster lines in the rear hatch.

    Has anyone had experience with this happening? If so, I may just bite the bullet and keep my darker tint. I essentially only care about the tint for heat and UV rejecting so 50% is perfect for me (just a tiny bit of reflection and darkening of windows).

    tl;dr - does removing tint from a tesla remove the defroster lines in the model s rear hatch?
     
  2. electricar

    electricar Member

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    Done properly removing the tint will cause no problem ( old degraded tint and tint that is peeling at the edges has to removed all the time to be replaced; my tint has a lifetime warranty and several windows have had the tint replaced ) - you might get a second opinion from another installer.
     
  3. SSedan

    SSedan Member

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    They are probably just covering their butt just in case it is damaged.

    Kind of like the tire installer told me they might scratch a wheel installing tires, always a chance and best to warn first.
     

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