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animatorelt

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I've just installed 3M crystalline tint and the rear glass portion has a different shade than the 4 windows. Anybody else have this? I only got the 50%, but that rear glass looks like a 15 or 20% CIR from the outside. My tint guy said it's the same tint, but I'm skeptical. Crystalline has a brownish tint and CIR is more gray-ish
 

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animatorelt

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I've just installed 3M crystalline tint and the rear glass portion has a different shade than the 4 windows. Anybody else have this? I only got the 50%, but the clear part of the rear glass looks like a 15 or 20% CIR from the outside. My tint guy said it's the same tint, but I'm skeptical. Crystalline has a brownish tint and CIR is more gray-ish
 

2021srplus

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Jul 10, 2021
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I've just installed 3M crystalline tint and the rear glass portion has a different shade than the 4 windows. Anybody else have this? I only got the 50%, but that rear glass looks like a 15 or 20% CIR from the outside. My tint guy said it's the same tint, but I'm skeptical. Crystalline has a brownish tint and CIR is more gray-ish
The rear hatch always looks darker than the rear windows, even with the same tint. Reason is angles and also that when looking at the hatch, you're looking into a dark interior. When looking at the side windows, there's a light source on the opposite side so it looks lighter. Here's my example: 35% on rear hatch and rear windows, 50% on the front windows.

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Cmo23

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i'm having this similar issue after tinting my Y with 3M Nano Ceramic on all my windows (15% front, 50% rear). i was going to ask my installer to remove the tint unless this is common with all tesla privacy glass. the MY rear windows come with a privacy glass and its giving it a brownish color tint compared to a blue'ish tint on the front windows. its most obvious when looking at a white object where you will see the white temperature balance difference. I will be posting this in the MY section to see if others had similar outcomes.
 

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animatorelt

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The rear hatch always looks darker than the rear windows, even with the same tint. Reason is angles and also that when looking at the hatch, you're looking into a dark interior. When looking at the side windows, there's a light source on the opposite side so it looks lighter. Here's my example: 35% on rear hatch and rear windows, 50% on the front windows.

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Does your tint have 2 different shades looking out like mine? I have the same % on all rear windows -- 50% 3M Crystalline, supposedly. Anybody else with same % on all back windows see different shades between windows? To me, it seems the installer put on a cheaper tint for the rear back. The back window appears darker, more gray, and hazy.:(
 

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