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Windshield Tint 70% / 90% to Combat Florida Sun

Discussion in 'Florida' started by TesLou22, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. TesLou22

    TesLou22 Member

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    Hello Team Tesla Florida!

    Has anyone got ceramic tint on their winshield? I’m curious about feedback.

    I understand 90% is “virtually” clear while 70% is a little less clear.

    Any negative impacts to speak of?

    Thanks!
    ~Lou
     
  2. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Hi Lou,

    It is legal to tint a narrow strip at the top of a windshield. Technically it is illegal to completely tint a windshield. That being said, it is unlikely that a 90% or even a 70% tint would be noticed by authorities particularly if you used the same level of tint on all the windows.

    Larry
     
  3. bugout

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    I have 70% in a single piece on my X. It really helps a lot. Works better than the Tesla sun shade.
     
  4. TesLou22

    TesLou22 Member

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    Thanks Larry and bugout...

    Bugout, how long have you had your windshield tinted? Has anyone ever suggested something like “Gee, your windshield looks a bit dark... is it tinted?”

    Thanks again!
    ~Lou

    PS I’m looking forward to getting my windows tinted next week! I’ve already gotten a mild sunburn...
     
  5. bugout

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    Hi Lou,

    Nobody has said anything. It's barely noticeable visually and I don't feel like I'm catching on fire anymore.
     
  6. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    We used to do a lot of 70% tint on windshields. Now we mostly do 60% for added glare reduction during the day and at night. The film will not caused any issues with visibility at night.
     
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  7. nyseman

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    Do full windshield tints require removal of the rearview mirror and wire cover or would there be a cut-out?
     
  8. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    #8 TaoJones, Jun 25, 2018
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    I encourage the OP to consider Photosync 75 or similar for the windshield after confirming that the installer has done many without issue. Such was my experience with both Ses so far; the glare reduction is particularly notable along with the heat rejection. The tint is essentially invisible.

    Consider a $9 collapsible sunscreen from Costco along with tinting both pano panels as well (as dark as possible).
     
  9. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    Full windshield tint installations does not require removal of rear view mirror. The film is trimmed around it. You shouldn't be able to tell when done properly.
     
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  10. davidc18

    davidc18 Active Member

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    I found the tesla pano sun screens work better than dark tint (on the pano roof windows). The kids appreciate the rear window sun screen when they are in the RFS. The rear screen is under the rear mounted blackvue camera and doesn't interfere.
     
  11. obie_fl

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    I have 3M Crystalline CR70 on my windshield you would be hard pressed to really see that it is tinted unless you were really looking.
     
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  12. harajuka

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    I have Photosync 75 on my windshield and also on all windows and trunk. It's great and hardly visible. You still feel a bit of heat coming through but definitely cuts the heat.
     

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