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Old 08-05-2022, 05:51 AM   #1
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Ceramic Windshield Tint

Has anyone had on the new clear ceramic windshield tints installed that block IR along with UV?
They supposedly block the heat really well and given the drives we had in the heat of the last month I am considering giving it a try.
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:39 AM   #2
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Be careful, many states consider windshield "tinting" illegal. Does it darken the glass?
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Old 08-05-2022, 07:41 AM   #3
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Windshield tint

Yes, I had it installed on the divers and passenger side as well, it works great no more hot arms and the dash warm not hot like it was before.
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Old 08-05-2022, 07:48 AM   #4
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When we purchased our Tesla Y 2 years ago, the car was a serious greenhouse. The massive glass roof and large windshield were the issue. We live in Orange County California where Teslas are everywhere, so it was easy to find installers. We talked with a very reputable installer who is booked out 2 months. We went with LLumar products on all the windows including the windshield and glass roof. The windshield is clear (still illegal in CA) but no one can see it is on. Very very light. It does change the color of objects slightly, when driving around, if you wear polarized sunglasses. The heat reduction is significant. And high UV protection. So happy that we did it on our new 2500 truck. Did all windows on both vehicles. Darker tint on windows where tinting is legal.
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Old 08-05-2022, 03:09 PM   #5
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I had 3M ceramic and LOVED the heck out of it until someone did me the favor of putting a bullet into my windshield on the Gulf Freeway.

Feeling the sting of that financial loss, when I replaced the windshield, it remained naked. But prices seem to have abated in the past couple of years, and I may go back and re-do it eventually.

See this epic thread for details:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f24...nt-179465.html
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Huper Optik 70 on the last dozen or so vehicles. A significant difference.
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I was wondering whether this would be effective on an Airstream.

Has anyone thought about doing that? Or better yet, has actually done it?
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I was wondering whether this would be effective on an Airstream.

Has anyone thought about doing that? Or better yet, has actually done it?
Can you be more specific?

-- If "on an Airstream" means on an Airstream Interstate, then yes, I speak as someone who has "actually done it" when I say it was wonderfully effective. Right up until my windshield was shot, and I lost both it and the ceramic investment that I had made in it.

-- If on some other kind of Airstream, well, we would need to know the specifics of the intended application.
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Can you be more specific?



-- If "on an Airstream" means on an Airstream Interstate, then yes, I speak as someone who has "actually done it" when I say it was wonderfully effective. Right up until my windshield was shot, and I lost both it and the ceramic investment that I had made in it.



-- If on some other kind of Airstream, well, we would need to know the specifics of the intended application.
Ah, sorry. I forgot about the Airstream class B and C vehicles.

I was asking about applying this kind of heat reduction/UV reduction film to an aluminum Airstream trailer (23,25,27,30....).

I would really love to see dual paned windows with low-E films on the Airstream trailers.

Many owners of Airstream trailers custom make insulation for their windows for heat control in summer and winter (I.e. keep heat out in summer and retain it in winter).

I am wondering if the low-E ceramic films can supplement or replace the need for refectix (spelling?) film on a towable Airstream.
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Thatís a great topic to discuss in one of the air forums outside the Class B forum in which you posted this query. Here, where most folks have either an Airstream Interstate or an Airstream Atlas, we wonít have much of value to offer regarding trailers, nor do we generally discuss them.
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