Model 3

PSA - Do not tint windshield

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  • edited June 2018
    A minor point of information here, this is "tinting" primarily for infrared heating, not to reduce visible light. UV is on the other end of the visible spectrum and it is unhealthy and should be avoided (we think). UV is easy to block with many plastics.

    Infrared is different but can be reduced with modern films that reduce IR heating in the passenger cabin. There seems to be a negative effect with film application in terms of night time headlight glare somewhat related to the angle of the windshield. If you drive a lot at night you might not be happy with the extra glare. I am not sure I would apply IR film again because of this glare and now that the cabin temp can be moderated by the recent SW load.

    Medically, reduced UV exposure is particularly indicated related to certain skin diseases, skin cancer, cataracts. However for otherwise modest exposure, eliminating UV has the effect of reducing vitamin D production, not a good thing. We have evolved to life outdoors and with lots of vitamin D in our systems. Our present indoor life has reduced our vitamin D levels. It is probably good to get a little direct sunlight regularly. Many modern skin lotions include UV blockers, read the label.
  • edited June 2018
    Has anyone done 3M crystalline [email protected] on the windshield for heat and can comment on the glare or other side-effects
  • edited June 2018
    I just got my windshield tinted and everything seems great. 3M Crystalline from Protective Film Solutions in Orange County.
  • edited September 2018
    Thx for all the comments folks. Decided to avoid issues with liquid and possible "phantom touches" or fried computers and purchased heatshield from Amazon for 40 bucks, Tesla's version costs 75, moderately unwieldy but worth the inconvenience
  • edited September 2018
    I had Huper Optik Ceramic applied to all the windows, back glass, roof and yes windshield. The Huper Optik authorized installer has done a bunch of previous cars and trucks for me. He has also done a bunch of Tesla's including model 3s. The water intrusion is due to bad installers. There are ways to insure that there is no water intrusion. They carefully put a custom absorbent rope/sock down in the crack below the windshield apply tape just above it adhered to plastic on top of cloth on the dash. The full tint makes a huge difference. If I buy another one for my wife I will do the same. It just makes to big difference in heat rejection, comfort and power consumption (AC is set 5 degrees higher and I feel cooler) not to for me.
  • edited September 2018
    Howard, usually just comes down to whether they know what they're doing.
  • edited October 2018
    Applying TINT on windows of cars and houses is necessary as far as protection is concerned this article is right on the point that a car's windshield should never be tinted for certain reasons. Tinting in itself is an art that can be learned through regular practice and an institute called TINT college has the necessary means to teach this art and also provide certification for it.

    http://tintcollege.com/
  • edited November 2018
    hello. my model 3 will be delivered tomorrow. Any places that someone could recommend that I tint my car in south Florida Fort lauderdale miami area ? thanks
  • edited November 2018
    I had mine done at AutoNuvo in Ft Lauderdale (954)459.5522 and they did a perfect job. I won free tinting from them at a fundraiser at a Ferrari dealer. They do a lot of really expensive cars and were doing a new Rolls convertible when I was there. The person who did it has a model 3 so they have experience with them.
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