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Who's tinted their windows?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SigNC, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. SigNC

    SigNC Member

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    Anybody have an pictures of their tint job on the model 3? Particularly interested in how the rear window was tinted and how it was blended with the factory tint.

    Edit: oops can a mod drop this in the interior/exterior area?
     
  2. thebigbobowski

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    Curious about the rear window tint as well. I don't really want to have "double tint" on the upper portion of the back window. I had seen someone that just added tint to the top of the defroster lines. But I'd love to hear more about what others are doing.
     
  3. playoutside

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    CC42D077-1F0A-43B4-B8BE-F754F2CAF128.jpeg CF0DAA3B-292F-4303-B581-23BEC9F9643A.jpeg 3A48F2DF-3EAF-46CC-9F27-B1548A90A732.jpeg D7FD745A-92DE-4E12-A5D3-24BDE9EC5A19.jpeg Here’s some pictures of my 3 with 25% Suntek tint all around. The rear window film extends from the base of the window until the end of the defroster and antenna lines (just after the factory tint transition begins).

    From the exterior, you cannot see the line. From any seated position in the car, you cannot see a line. Looking back you can see a line, but no one will notice except you!
     
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  4. SigNC

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    Nice, the back blends very well.
     
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  5. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Very nice! The tint makes the aero covers less objectionable.
     
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  6. EV-lutioin

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    That's pretty dark, how is the vision at night?
     
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    EV-lutioin Active Member

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    We got 50% rear and 30% front (70% light transmission) to keep night visibility and to stay within CA laws. Back windshield tinted to last defrost line.
     
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  8. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Here is mine fully tinted (except for windshield):

     
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  9. run-the-joules

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    50% 3M Crystalline on all side windows, 35% on the rear. Also Ceramic Pro 9H for those who are interested in such things.


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  10. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    You're listing the % backwards. Correct nomenclature is to list the VLT %, or visible light transmission, not the % blocked.
     
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  11. tropical1

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    Has anyone done crystalline on windshield and roof. Also wondering if the roof needs it. Curious about cost.
     
  12. playoutside

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    Vision is fine at night. I've gone as dark as 18% in the past, but I think 25% is the sweet spot between privacy and visibility. 35% is the legal limit in most states though.

    Regarding the roof, I did not tint it as it already comes pretty dark from the factory.
     
  13. EV-lutioin

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    I think the 50% is correct. ;)
     
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  14. run-the-joules

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    I'll grant you that.
     
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    A broken clock is right twice a day.
     
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  16. zosoisnotaword

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    Follow-up question for windshield tinters. I can't remember which forum, but I saw someone getting the windshield tinted and it looked like they were installing the film on the outside. Is that normal? What did your shop do for your windshield? I'm looking to get 70% up front but a little wary of long term durability on the outside.
     
  17. playoutside

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    The film is never installed on the outside. Some shops place the film on the outside and cut it, then install inside (others use laser templates to cut).
     
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  18. zosoisnotaword

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    That makes sense. Thanks for the response.
     
  19. AllThingsFasT

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    You can choose a high grade tint in a lighter shade to keep it light enough to see while being functional, but the hardest part is finding an installer that can actually tint the whole glass. From what I've seen partial tint jobs always look sloppy.
     
  20. John Lamoureux

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    Sure, I'll post them later!

    Oops, sorry. That must have been in a dream because I haven't even received my configuration email yet. :(

    Congrats to - and envious of - owners that are already modding their cars!
     

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