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Old 03-17-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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Windshield eyebrow tint

Has anyone considered (or actually done) a very dark tint on the upper 12" of the windshield? Can't determine any usefulness for that part of the W/S except to let in more heat and for spotting airplanes.
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:18 PM   #2
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While I dont own a Sprinter, I do own a 2008 Chevy Tahoe and I added a dark tint on the upper edge of the windshield to help with the glare when driving. For some reason GM decided that they were not installing the upper tint anymore on all of their product line. Almost all manufactures followed suit, I think its dumb and dangerous when driving into the sun especially.
I noticed the 2015 recently redesigned full size GM SUVs have the tint on their front windshields again.
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:26 PM   #3
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Check your state's laws concerning window tint. I had eyebrow tint in my vehicle prior to 2005. In 2005 the state (Mississippi) changed laws concerning window tint and started requiring window tint inspections. The eyebrow was outlawed and I had to peel it out to pass the window tint inspection.
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:29 PM   #4
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Kansas says 35% max on front door windows. No inspection but can be ticketed if you exceed that. Some will let you avoid the ticket if you remove it right then.
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I have used this product on the windshield and side windows on our I3500. This would be the only one I would suggest. Its performance in heat reduction is excellent and very noticeable.
3M Crystalline Window Tint.
http://wot.motortrend.com/3ms-window...int-77391.html
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:17 PM   #6
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I had one installed in Utah, a 6" strip they called a "glare strip", and it is much darker than the faded strip on the standard windshield supplied by Ford. I can't imagine why any law enforcement condition would outlaw a sun glare strip, ridiculous. If I lived in a state that did outlaw it and I got a ticket, I would fight it.
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Just to add a dissenting opinion, that's why I use polarized sunglasses and wear a baseball cap. You not only have to worry about sun coming in from the top of the windshield; try driving eastbound in early morning or westbound near dusk when the sun is barely over the horizon and would be below any eyebrow tint anyway.

The upper portion of the windshield comes in very handy for me to see traffic lights during my in-town driving. The short nose means that if you pull right up to the intersection, the traffic lights can appear in the upper region of the windshield.
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I had an eye brow installed on my F150. Even though there is already on with a logo, I wanted more. The tint shop didn't have a problem with doing it and said there is a "rule or law" on how low it can be. On my 150 I think it is an AS-1 line marker.

It looks Cool and helps. It has a curved look from the front but is exactly straight from the side.
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I had eyebrow tint because it looked cool-
Black vehicle with black windows-
Silver vehicle with black windows-
Green vehicle with black windows-
Red vehicle with black windows-
They all look cool-
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Being vertically challenged, the traffic lites are always visible in the lower two-thirds of the W/S for me because most of them are across the intersection except in CA and they may have changed by now. While sunglasses help, they don't stop the heat load. Since the AI is A/C challenged when ambient temps go over 90*, anything to reduce the heat load is a plus. The two rear facing 9" fans that I installed help circulate the cool air from the front to the rear.

Thanks for all of the input.
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