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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone recently tinted their whole windshield? My truck has sensitive wipers and auto dimming brights.

Wondering if any had any issues with it and if the tint is able to adhere over the dot matrix. I do not want any visible white lines.

I'm thinking about going with 35% tint....I'm also aware of the stste laws as well.

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Sounds like a terrible idea...

But it’s 2019, go to a quality tint shop and they can get it to stick to anything.

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Sounds like a terrible idea...

But it’s 2019, go to a quality tint shop and they can get it to stick to anything.
Yes, I was planning on going to get it professionally done...just wondering if anyone has done this and had any issues.

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We had the upper portion of our windshield tinted with very dark ceramic tint. The entire "dot matrix" area that surrounds the mount for the mirror was tinted. No issues.

Not sure I quite understand your rationale for tinting the entire windshield. In our area, reputable tint shops will refuse to install tint on the entire windshield unless it's almost clear and/or medically prescribed. The one person I know who did this (with a medical prescription) did say their a/c worked dramatically better afterwards (even clear tint can block a lot of UV's and infrared).
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Anyone recently tinted their whole windshield? My truck has sensitive wipers and auto dimming brights.

Wondering if any had any issues with it and if the tint is able to adhere over the dot matrix. I do not want any visible white lines.

I'm thinking about going with 35% tint....I'm also aware of the state laws as well.

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Yes, no issue what so ever. I went with a ceramic that lets 80% light through but blocks nearly ALL the heat.

I would do it again in a heartbeat as the ceramic tint is a godsend when we travel to Arizona.


I paid nearly $300 for the right shop to do the front. I highly recommend you speak to a few shops, check their long term reputation and ask them if they hand cut or have the film cut by a cnc cutter. The latter makes a difference unless you don't care if joe-bob cuts your window seals when creating the front film.

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yes, ceramic film applied at a reputable shop is almost invisible and blocks a tremendous amount of heat. We had it done on a new suv, considerably cooler now. I believe this will be first modification to any new vehicles at our house, would do my old truck but the windshield already has a crack in it and not ready to replace yet

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The Po Po around here are starting to ticket people with tinted windshields!!!Just saying.....

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I am at the point of having mine done with the clear heat blocking film. The heat that comes through these windows is to much for me. As for an actual visible tint on entire front windshield, illegal in every state and almost everyone eventually meets that officer who tickets them and they have to remove it.

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For those with the heat blocking film I have a question.

My state allows clear heat blocking tints on the front windshield, but it can not present a mirrored or reflective surface. Anyone have any issues with reflection/refraction presenting a mirrored or other than clear surface?

I ask because I have the clear heat blocking film (3M) on my house and in certain conditions it does present a goldish mirrored reflection.
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I have a limo tint brow and a full 35% tinted windshield (all ceramic). The only downside is the auto-on headlights come on a hair sooner than normal. The wipers and high beam sensor is built-in to the mirror, so that isn't tinted.

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I had LLumar Air80 on my windshield and recently had my windshield replaced..gonna be another week before my tint guy can get to the shop to redo it, the difference here in AZ is huge. If it's done right you will not even know it's on there.

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i have 5% all around and a 35% windshield and i would do it all over again. truck stays cooler. i paied a shop to do it all. high quality ceramic tint. roll windows down right away. it gets taking used to at night but other than that its great privacy. pic taken after it was done with paint correction and ceramic coating
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