Question Windshield "Tint" to block UV and Heat.

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Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
363
Location
Florida
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
CanyonStar
RV Length
39' 11"
TOW/TOAD
Demco KarKaddy 460SS and VW Passat
We are considering a 3m Product to apply to the windshield to block heat and UV. 3M has a Crystalline Tint product that is 90%+ transparent. We have this tint installed on one of the automobiles and it is very effective.

Anyone else have a tinted windshield? If so, results?

Also, we would like to cut down on glare and reflections on the glass. The angle of the windscreen makes reflections in certain lighting conditions a problem.

Here is the mfg description.

  • A clear breakthrough in automotive window films. The Crystalline Series rejects more heat than many dark films without changing the appearance of your vehicle, making it the superior choice for comfort.
  • Light tint rejects up to 60% of solar energy and up to 97% of heat-producing infrared rays for the ultimate in comfort.
  • Designed to enhance your view by allowing visible light into your vehicle while keeping heat out, so you can see clearly and safely.
  • Non-metallized window film lets you stay connected with mobile devices, GPS or satellite radio reception without interference.
  • Blocks up to 99% of ultraviolet (UV) light to provide a total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 1000 for you and your passengers.
  • Sold and installed by 3M Authorized Dealer Installers, our films are durable, virtually maintenance-free and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
The Crystalline Series features a proprietary, multilayer optical film nano technology that combines over 200 layers in a film that is thinner than a Post it® Note. Improving comfort, protecting vehicle interiors and blocking UV rays are hallmarks of 3M™ Automotive Window Films. 3M was issued the first sun control window film patent in 1966, and our innovative window film products have helped provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays for 50 years. NOTE: Auto tint laws vary by state or province. Please check your local laws or ask your dealer installer for films that meet your local tint laws.


 
Joined
Nov 15, 2019
Messages
167
Location
Naples, FL
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
New Aire 3341
RV Length
34’
TOW/TOAD
2016 Cadillac SRX
We installed this same product earlier this year on our windshield and cockpit side windows. Yes, I feel it was effective...we drove thru NM and AZ in June/July with 100+ temps without baking inside. I believe we have 80% on the windshield and 40% on the sides.
 
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