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      07-22-2014, 02:23 AM   #1
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Windshield tinting

Anyone has tinted their front windshield? I'm interested in getting the 3M crystalline CR90 for it and wondering if it affects clarity, weird optical effects with polarized sunglasses, and if they interfere with the HUD display clarity.
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I have done it before in past cars. It looks really nice during the day time and keeps the car cooler but at night it can become a hazard. If you get tires it becomes difficult to see through it. If you do tint it do something like 50% or even higher if you can find it.
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I have done it before in past cars. It looks really nice during the day time and keeps the car cooler but at night it can become a hazard. If you get tires it becomes difficult to see through it. If you do tint it do something like 50% or even higher if you can find it.
Crystalline CR90 is 90% - virtually clear. I spoke to my local tint shop and he said that it is virtually clear and will not interfere with the HUD. The only concern he mentioned is the rainbow effect when wearing polarized sunglasses.
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Crystalline CR90 is 90% - virtually clear. I spoke to my local tint shop and he said that it is virtually clear and will not interfere with the HUD. The only concern he mentioned is the rainbow effect when wearing polarized sunglasses.
I did 55 percent with the normal film. No interference with HUD at all and the rainbow affect is barley noticeable
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Crystalline CR90 is 90% - virtually clear. I spoke to my local tint shop and he said that it is virtually clear and will not interfere with the HUD. The only concern he mentioned is the rainbow effect when wearing polarized sunglasses.
How much did your local tint shop charge for the CR90?
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      07-25-2014, 10:52 AM   #6
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How much did your local tint shop charge for the CR90?
I only got a quote since they are booked all the way out to late September.

CR40 rears, CR60 front, and CR90 windshield - quote was for $1100. $300 for the windshield alone.
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I only got a quote since they are booked all the way out to late September.

CR40 rears, CR60 front, and CR90 windshield - quote was for $1100. $300 for the windshield alone.
Thanks man! I want the clear UV resistant tint to keep the heat down. I'll have to look into it somewhere down here in So.Cal.
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The clarity seems to improve when after the product is applied, the heat rejects is great as well. I have Running CR70 on windshield, CR50 on all the other windows...




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I only got a quote since they are booked all the way out to late September.

CR40 rears, CR60 front, and CR90 windshield - quote was for $1100. $300 for the windshield alone.
If you only lived on the East Coast... I could get you the full Job here is 700, thats including the windshield and completed today...

Also HUD looks the same no changes at all, that was a concern of mine as well.
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Does this affect the HUD auto brightness adjustment? I really like how the HUD automatically (and quite quickly and effectively) adjusts its brightness based on the ambient lighting as you come in and out of the sun.
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I have not notice a change in the HUD auto adjusting.


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Does this affect the HUD auto brightness adjustment? I really like how the HUD automatically (and quite quickly and effectively) adjusts its brightness based on the ambient lighting as you come in and out of the sun.
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Thx.
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I had SunTek CXP 55 put on the windsheild and it seems to have helped the HUD by providing a darker backdrop for the image to appear against.
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