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Anyone get some type of tint put on their car? I have heard it is good for keeping out UV and IR and can really make a difference in power needed to cool your car in the summer time. Anyone?
 

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I put ceramic tint on my Clarity. Cost was about $350. Looks great with the gunmetal grey but as I did it in October I won’t be able to tell the full benefit until next summer. Other posts on insideevs said it kept the car very cool in hot temperatures.
 

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The dealer I got my Clarity from applies tint to all the cars they sell. They assure me it blocks UV and IR. I’ll see if I can get any further info on the brand and type of tint they used.

With my old car, I found that the Llumar tint I used really helped in the summer. It was most effective for the first 2 hours parked outside. The AC didn’t have to work nearly as hard. Beyond that, the law of diminishing returns kicked in. My main use was to prevent sunburn while driving (#GingerProbs).
 

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I put ceramic tint on my Clarity. Cost was about $350. Looks great with the gunmetal grey but as I did it in October I won’t be able to tell the full benefit until next summer. Other posts on insideevs said it kept the car very cool in hot temperatures.
I just got my windows robed a week ago. the back window shows a horrible glare from headlights at night. does yours have this issue at all?
 

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Had mine tinted two weeks ago. Went with the more expensive ($400) ceramic tint. Yes, a nice improvement over untinted until ambient temps creep in at an hour or two.
 

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Had mine tinted two weeks ago. Went with the more expensive ($400) ceramic tint. Yes, a nice improvement over untinted until ambient temps creep in at an hour or two.
If you really want to experience the maximum reduction in heat, have your windshield tinted. I’ve done this on a few cars now with a very light shade of ceramic tint that you can hardly tell is there (visually). I have 3M Crystalline on my Clarity (including the windshield). Even with a light shade of Crystalline, the heat reduction is amazing. The windshield is so large, and so often the sun is beating down on you through the windshield, that tinting it really makes a significant difference. With the windshield tinted, I never use a sunshade when I park my car. It’s just not necessary.

I had Huper Optik ceramic tint on two of my previous cars (including the windshields). It was a really great tint, too. The first windshield I tinted was in my 2003 Honda Insight hybrid. In that Insight, the engine would shut off when you came to a stop when using the most fuel-efficient mode. Because it didn’t have electric air conditioning, the car would start to get hot very quickly at red lights on a sunny day. Once I installed the Huper Optik all around (including the windshield), the heat was never a problem again.

One caveat is that it takes a skilled installer to tint the windshield well. Tinting the windshield can cost half as much as the rest of the car.
 

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If you really want to experience the maximum reduction in heat, have your windshield tinted. I’ve done this on a few cars now with a very light shade of ceramic tint that you can hardly tell is there (visually). I have 3M Crystalline on my Clarity (including the windshield). Even with a light shade of Crystalline, the heat reduction is amazing. The windshield is so large, and so often the sun is beating down on you through the windshield, that tinting it really makes a significant difference. With the windshield tinted, I never use a sunshade when I park my car. It’s just not necessary.

I had Huper Optik ceramic tint on two of my previous cars (including the windshields). It was a really great tint, too. The first windshield I tinted was in my 2003 Honda Insight hybrid. In that Insight, the engine would shut off when you came to a stop when using the most fuel-efficient mode. Because it didn’t have electric air conditioning, the car would start to get hot very quickly at red lights on a sunny day. Once I installed the Huper Optik all around (including the windshield), the heat was never a problem again.

One caveat is that it takes a skilled installer to tint the windshield well. Tinting the windshield can cost half as much as the rest of the car.
Windshield is worth doing. It’s not really that tough. Tinting glass roofs in Teslas……THATS a pita!
 
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