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Windshield UV blocking specs?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by austintexas, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. austintexas

    austintexas Member

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    I'm getting our windows tinted tomorrow.

    They have an option for a clear UV blocking film for the front window that blocks 29% of UV rays. I know the Tesla windshield has some UV blocking. Does anyone know how much it blocks? Is there a further breakdown of UVA and UVB?

    Thanks!
     
  2. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Glass, in general, blocks UVB. Believe windshields in the US are made with laminations of glass and plastic. The glass blocks UVB, and the plastic often blocks most (believe 98%) of the UVA. Windows don't have the plastic so they don't block the UVA.
     
  3. austintexas

    austintexas Member

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    Thanks for the info. When I dropped the car off this morning they said that the Tesla already has some tinting in the windshield. If I added any of their products I'd go over the legal tinting limit in Texas. So that made the decision easy.
     
  4. taurusking

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    Actually you can add Suntek or 3M Crystalline film installed on windshield...search the forums...I have mine installed and it is clear so no tinting issues
     

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