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Has anyone had this installed? It's basically clear but has heat reflection of over 60% Similar to 30% ceramic window tint.
I'm not a fan of dark tinted window but heat rejection does have its appeal.
 

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I'm not a fan of dark tinted window but heat rejection does have its appeal.
Lighter tints (say, 50%) often have better heat rejection than the darker (say, 20% tint) - so you may want to get a standard tint on the main windows. The "clear" tints (normally 80-90% visible transmittance) are good for the windshield if you are into that sort of thing.

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I'm getting the ELR done on Monday. Regular tint sides and back, ceramic on the front. 35/70%
 

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I had this done after buying the car. having Llumar film installed on side and rear hatch windows. The side windows are almost clear but still reject a good amount of heat and almost all UV. The hatch window is darker. Net result: car stays far cooler while parked outside in Iowa summers; the air conditioning is not stressed and I am able to use "Eco" most days; and the interior does not degrade in the sunlight. If you do this make sure you use a top-quality film. Cheaper ones fall apart in sunshine and do not perform as well.
 

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I haven't tinted my gen 2 yet, but I had my gen 1 Volt tinted using Llumar CTX tint, 20% on the rear windows and hatch, and 40% on the front. It made quite the difference, sringlee described it well, my results where the same. Llumar has a nice chart showing the differences : Chart
 

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How many years do these tints last before they start fading, yellow, or bubble?
 

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I'm getting the ELR done on Monday. Regular tint sides and back, ceramic on the front. 35/70%
nice,didn't know about the ceramic for the front,,I'm gonna find an installer that uses it.which brand/model are you getting?
 

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I also do not like dark tints and in fact they are not allowed where I live. I added 3 M crystalline 90% to my side and back windows and it does a great job at reflecting heat. It’s been on 6 years without a problem and comes with a lifetime warranty.

More technical specs can be found here:

 

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We had max tint for our state installed on sides and rear as well as across the top of the 5 inches of the windshield (the shop had us test our view while seated to make sure it didn't line up with our distance viewing angle).

We almost never use Max AC since then unless left out in the sun for hours over 90 degrees and then just for about a minute or two.
 

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The real reason for the limit of tint is actually more to protect Police officers making traffic stops.
Of course that's the reason for the law - I'm talking about backing up safely and checking blind spots with a dark rear windows at night. With the dark tint on the Volt back window, headlights are a mere suggestion as soon as the window gets dirty...

In most states, you can legally fully block the rear windows (think panel van) as long as you have both side mirrors - doesn't mean you should do it.

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I hate tinted front windows because I occasionally ride a motorcycle. I like to see other drivers' eyes to make sure they see me.
 

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I hate tinted front windows because I occasionally ride a motorcycle. I like to see other drivers' eyes to make sure they see me.
(They don't see you, even if you think you made eye contact and formed a deep emotional bonds that will last a decade until you reunite on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. They didn't see you at all and if you expect them to drive as if they didn't, you will not be unpleasantly surprised.)
 

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People do not look twice for cycles no matter how many times you tell them and all the PSA's on it. I feel like every cycle should have an air horn on it. There is no way the little horn a cycle has will do anything with how sound insulated cars are now. I always look twice and make sure I am not missing something, my dad got wiped out by a car not looking and I do not want to hurt someone like that. He is ok now but that totaled gold wing and all the side storage crap and engine probably saved him from more hurt.

As annoying as loud pipes are when the cycles are in the neighborhoods or going slow, on the highway they do save lives. You hear that rumble and you know something is nearby. That is why I think they need louder horns, like a deep fog horn... LOL
 
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