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Windshield tint

Hans67

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Hercules, CA. USA
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No Genesis Yet!
Considering tinting my windshield but I'm slightly worried about the Alcantara closes to the glass from water saturation. Also possible water that may go behind the dash.

Does any one have windshield tint? If so, were there any issues?
Most reputable tint shop has a proper way of preparation before installing it. They have a cover for the dash and other places so that water and other shampoo, chemicals won't slip into any of your interior finish. Look for ceramic tint installers.
 

Tommym

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Henderson, NV
Genesis Model Type
Genesis G80 Ultimate
I had my windshield and sunroof tinted with Air 80 BL SR HPR, windows have Pinnacle PI 35. I had a good shop that does ceramic tint do the work. Zero damage to the Napa leather dash or the brushed suede rear deck. They told me the ceramic used on the front windshield had to be heated and formed to the curved glass. They did it outside the car then installed it. Has a slight green tint but not noticeable. Did it mainly to protect the dash pad.
 

v1911

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Equus (2011-2016)
Had Air 90 installed on my windshield and sunroof. The only time I can notice the windshield tint is if I’m driving into the sun. Then I see a slight blue haze.
I do notice though with polarized sunglasses, I can see the color separation as cross the windshield ever so slightly.

If you want tint done in the DFW area, I can recommend a terrific place. Llumar Elite installer. Great work, very reasonable pricing.
 

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Most reputable tint shop has a proper way of preparation before installing it. They have a cover for the dash and other places so that water and other shampoo, chemicals won't slip into any of your interior finish. Look for ceramic tint installers.
Thank you.
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MrTate

Registered Member
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6
3
Genesis Model Year
2015
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
I had my car tinted all the way around 5% on all side windows and 30% on the windshield. No issues at all. I have a medical exemption from my neurologist that I filed through the State's Dept of Motor Vehicles, however I live in Florida and everyone has their windshield tinted. The cops really don't bother you about unless you give them a reason.

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EdP

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Parrish, FL
Genesis Model Year
2018
Genesis Model Type
Genesis G80
I had my car tinted all the way around 5% on all side windows and 30% on the windshield. No issues at all. I have a medical exemption from my neurologist that I filed through the State's Dept of Motor Vehicles, however I live in Florida and everyone has their windshield tinted. The cops really don't bother you about unless you give them a reason.
I live in Florida and know one person with windshield tint at 70% and a few with a top band. I'd say a few, not everyone.
 

MrTate

Registered Member
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6
3
Genesis Model Year
2015
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
I live in Jacksonville and see 6-10 vehicles a day with a fully tinted windshield, Whenever I travel to other metro areas within the state I see the same thing I see in Jacksonville.
 
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Tommym

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43
23
8
Henderson, NV
Genesis Model Type
Genesis G80 Ultimate
How do you handle driving at night with tint that dark? I live in Las Vegas and see very few cars with the windshield tinted. Usually kids in their rice burners. My G80 has ceramic tint on the windshield and sunroof with a slight tint, dark for the rest, 30% I think. I have to lower the windows in my TBird to back up at night.
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MrTate

Registered Member
16
6
3
Genesis Model Year
2015
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
How do you handle driving at night with tint that dark? I live in Las Vegas and see very few cars with the windshield tinted. Usually kids in their rice burners. My G80 has ceramic tint on the windshield and sunroof with a slight tint, dark for the rest, 30% I think. I have to lower the windows in my TBird to back up at night.
I'm used to it. My other cars have the same tint and I've driven all over the Southeast and up to NYC and CT. Definitely comes in handy driving is the summer sun.
 

wrk2hrd

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8
Genesis Model Year
2018
Genesis Model Type
Genesis G80 Sport
I stopped caring about tint laws when I was a deputy and multiple state/federal agencies (from the 3 surrounding counties that I knew of) would hire "a guy" to do our unmarked issued and personal vehicles with limo tint all the way around.

The unfortunate fact is I am of a particular background that is not generally, if ever at all, stereotyped and sought after. So long as I give no OTHER reason to attract LEO attention, I've never been bothered about my tint in 20+ years. As always, YMMV.

Coincidentally I'm having my G80's windshield and top strip done today and as with all of my past vehicles, it will not be "legal".

As for the Alcantara, HUD, and rain-sensing wipers...I'll report back my findings.
 
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