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Sunshade for windshield

Elshout

Member
Feb 3, 2013
123
1
Novato
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.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,565
21,936
Texas
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.
 

efusco

Moderator - Model S & X forums
Mar 29, 2009
5,421
666
Nixa, Missouri, United States
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.

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.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,565
21,936
Texas
I've had my Heatshield for my Prius for about 8 or 9 years and still use it.

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.
 

BryanW

R#664, Model S#1526
Jun 3, 2012
124
0
Utah
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?
 

aaronw

Member
Dec 19, 2012
292
0
United States
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.
 

Panacea

TSLA Shareholder/Believer
Feb 9, 2013
231
0
NJ
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.
 

hans

P631
Sep 27, 2012
1,132
13
Menlo Park
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.

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.
 

gimmee2

Member
Feb 3, 2013
23
2
Scottsdale, AZ
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.
 

hans

P631
Sep 27, 2012
1,132
13
Menlo Park
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.

The Covercraft 100UVS comes in two folding pieces. We shall see if that makes it easier to handle.
 

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