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Sunshade for windshield

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by kinged, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. kinged

    kinged Member

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    I took delivery this weekend. I found I need a sunshade. Does anyone know a good sunshade for this car?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. kvietor

    kvietor Model S S280 VIN 168

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  3. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Glad you posted that, I contacted HeatSheild several months ago but the shield wasn't available for the S at that time.


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  4. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I was hoping that you found a shade for the Pano roof. Darn.
     
  5. Elshout

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    Don't think a sun shade in needed for the pano roof. I am surprised at how little heat is transmitted through the pano roof even in very bright California sunlight.
     
  6. aaronw

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    Thanks for the post. I just ordered one and will have to pick it up later this week, hopefully with my new car :)
     
  7. kinged

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    Thanks. I just ordered one from a third party on Amazon, it's 1 dollar cheaper, shipping is $6.00 cheaper and no tax for California. I hope it's the same one.
     
  8. rsquared99

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    Has anyone gotten one of these for the Roadster? My concern is how is it stored (folded in quarters?, rolled up?) and does it fit in the trunk? Thanks.
     
  9. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The Heatshield is a roll-up. It's main problem is that it doesn't have any stiffening ribs so after a season it's about a foot away from the window. The workaround is to carry a couple of empty boxes to keep the Heatshield pressed against the window. That extends the life to about four years.
     
  10. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    I've had my Heatshield for my Prius for about 8 or 9 years and still use it. But you're right that it should have stiffening ribs. I created my own by cutting up a bicycle flag pole and slidding the pieces between the layers of the HeatSheild. Two was plenty and it does the job. I fold my HeatShield flat (so it wedges b/w the passenger seat and center console). No need for boxes or to get it out of a trunk to put it in the window when I park.
     
  11. aaronw

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    I'll try and bring that up when I pick it up at their Sunnyvale location.
     
  12. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Mine have actually had holes in them. However, I use mine every time I get out of the car because it's not garaged and it's in Texas. So that's probably more like 8-9 years in nicer climates or for garaged cars.
     
  13. BryanW

    BryanW R#664, Model S#1526

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    Has anyone had experience with the Heatshield for the Model S yet? Pictures?

    Is this the one to get? Other suggestions or recommendations for a different windshield shade?
     
  14. aaronw

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    I have one. I picked it up from their HQ. They wanted to see my car, but sadly I picked it up before I got my model S. It fits fairly well. I also have a Heatshield for my Prius that I have had for a number of years. It has held up well.
     
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    Panacea TSLA Shareholder/Believer

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    I bought one and it fits well. The problem is that it relies on the visors for support...and we all know how short the visors are. It works well for now as I don't have to use it much.
     
  18. hans

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    After trying a few of my existing shades it was clear that the wimpy little visors are going to be a problem for any kind of shield that uses them for support. I'm just not aware of any sun shields that don't depend on the visors it some extent.
     
  19. gimmee2

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    I bought one of the Heatshields from Amazon and am regretting the purchase. As others have mentioned, it rolls up rather than folds, but the direction it rolls up is awkward and it's so large that you can't flip it over to roll it up tight. Plus, once it heats up it sags pretty severely. I'm not sure if the fold up ones would be any less cumbersome but if I had it to do over again I'd get one of those.
     
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    The Covercraft 100UVS comes in two folding pieces. We shall see if that makes it easier to handle.
     

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