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Roof Glass Color

walterhunk

New Member
Apr 14, 2018
3
2
Fremont, CA
Roof Glass.jpeg


As you can see in the comparison click of two Model 3's the tint on the roof glass is weirdly different. Anyone else noticed this? The temperature inside both the cars is the same and so is the exterior.
 
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Derek Kessler

Active Member
Apr 15, 2016
1,193
1,806
Cincinnati
It's not the tint, it's the way light refracts between the water drops and the UV coating (car on the right). My S turns yellow the same way.

As for the car on the left... maybe Tesla switched to a different UV coating material or process. Or somehow a car got through production without the UV coating.
 

bhzmark

Active Member
Jul 21, 2013
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5,441
Very interesting. What are the vins for the different cars? It does seem that they probably changed something. My 5k vin is like the left.
 

TaoJones

Beyond Driven
Nov 10, 2014
3,064
2,857
The Americas
I am reminded of the various Model S windshield changes (coatings/masked areas).

Interesting. Conceivable they changed something above - the question being what(s)...
 

C141medic

Active Member
Apr 9, 2016
1,714
1,497
New Jersey
I am reminded of the various Model S windshield changes (coatings/masked areas).

Interesting. Conceivable they changed something above - the question being what(s)...
Weren’t they having issues with stress cracks at one time. Maybe they switched glass suppliers?
 

N5329K

Active Member
Aug 12, 2009
1,863
3,598
California
Yes, but what's all that bright reflective stuff on the ground? And spattered on all those nice new cars, too.
What a mess.:)
Robin
 

redhooker

Member
Mar 15, 2018
14
6
Seattle
My 3 in the 98xx range has a red tinge but up close can look bluish with red. My car is red so I don't know if the tint changes depending on the color (I doubt it).
 

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