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Sunshade for Windshield & Skylight

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by K-MTG, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Hi,

    I am a reservation holder for the Model X and this is my first post on TMC, though I have been following/reading other posts for a while.

    Unfortunately my family is very sensitive and avoids sunlight if possible. We tend to hang towels from the window when driving in the evening to prevent sunlight from blinding us and shining on our face.

    I am aware that on the S the panoramic roof does a great job in preventing heat from entering the cabin but does it block the sunlight itself from entering the cabin? For instance, if I place my hand under the panoramic roof on the S, when the sun is directly over the it, will I see the light on my hand or will it be greatly reduced and will the light be unnoticeable?

    If a shade can be developed to extend from the top of the panoramic windshield to the rearview mirror and match the interior of the Model X, that would be a perfect solution. As far as the skylights on the falcon wing doors, shades for those will likely be much easier to develop.

    What are your thoughts? Do any of you Model S owners, have a family member that is sensitive to sunlight? If so, what do they think of the panoramic roof?
     
  2. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    While I don't think anyone in my family is particularly photosensitive, I've not had any problems with excess light through the Pano roof. In past cars with sunroofs I often have kept the inner cover closed because the light through the glass was too bright. The tint on the pano roof is much darker and blocks a good part of the light.
     
  3. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    How is it inside when sunlight is directly above the panoramic roof? Does light shine on your head? The sunroof on my current cars are always closed. Is the panoramic roof like limo tinting (5%)?
     
  4. Cattledog

    Cattledog Active Member

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    My recollection is that the Model S panoramic roof blocks 98% of visible light and 81% of infrared.
     
  5. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Did any of the 6 founders comment or post pictures regarding the windshield or skylights?

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    Can any comparisons be made with the panoramic roof? Is it darker compared to limo tint?
     
  6. Rob Fairman

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    There's no reason you couldn't have an additional window tint applied if you find the factory tint insufficient.
     
  7. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    They've developed a two-part sunshade for the Model S. They should be able to come up the something for the Model X.

    The current shade doesn't match the interior its perforated dark fabric.

    sunshades_2x_1024x1024.jpg

    Larry
     
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    I wish Tesla will do a custom photosync as an option before delivering the car.
     
  9. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Are the rear windows factory tinted? It appears that they are from the photos of the X.
     
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    I was wondering the same about the rear windows. I don't think I have seen any pictures yet of non tinted rear windows.
     
  11. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Hence why we need electrochromatic glass. This would solve everyone's concerns and even be dynamic (some days you want more tint than others).
     
  12. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Yea, that would have been perfect! Has anyone did aftermarket electrochroamatic tinting?
     
  13. flyhigh123

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    the asian force is strong with this family.

    :D
     
  14. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Lol, not Asian but can't blame them with the weather we are having.
     
  15. jaguar36

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    You should just go sit in a Model S and see if the tinting on the sunroof is enough for you. I'm sure the X will have similar levels of tint. If its not, just get some aftermarket applied.
     
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    #16 1208, Oct 26, 2015
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  17. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Model X Comes with a Sunshade

    Elon's reply to my tweet says it all:
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  18. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    Yes I remember someone who was at the launch saying that they saw two sun shades in the frunk or in the back though they didn't say how they worked. I wonder if one is for the top and one for the front.
     
  19. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I thought those were floor mats. Forgot to ask him about skylights on the falcon wing door.
     
  20. ChrisC

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    I'll ask the mods to merge this with your existing thread on the same topic.
     

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