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Windshield sun blocking options

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by jimtelsa, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. jimtelsa

    jimtelsa Member

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    After driving for a while now, I noticed that the visors are borderline helpful
    Need additional help in the morning, with the sun coming up, it finds ways to get around the rear view mirror.
    Anybody put a partial tint strip up in the middle or a full strip up?
    do I have any other options?
     
  2. BertL

    BertL Active Member

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    I've not personally done it, but in other threads you'll see reference to people that have tinted the full windshield. Here in CA, that of course is illegal. I'm not a lawyer, but I believe your legal option is to apply a non-reflective (and IIRC non-red or amber) tint to the top 4" of the windshield. Detail is in DMV Section 26708, including how dark that tint can be, should it matter in your decision.

    Good luck!
     
  3. JPP

    JPP Active Member

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    Your VIN suggests a mid-2013 build, and thus the original slim visors. I had the same issue on my S85, and brought it up to my service advisor, who was gracious enough to replace them with the current version, which is larger and offers more coverage. YMMV.
     
  4. demundus

    demundus Active Member

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    I have the slim ones, and also have a partially front tinted window in CA. Helps sometimes :\

    I'll get a pic later.
     
  5. Patrick W

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    2krazykats Member

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    I test drove a new 70D recently and thought the visors were lacking in sun coverage so I can't imagine the old ones being worse! I wonder if seat position/height of driver might cause more problem for some drivers. I'm 5'4" and that's probably shorter than most Tesla drivers.

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    Hmm I'll have to look into a full windshield tint for CO. The top 4" sounds like a good idea.
     

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