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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:14 pm    Post subject: VW factory windshield Reply with quote

Do original windshields have tint film like this?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: VW factory windshield Reply with quote

can you feel an edge with your fingernail?, looks like an aftermarket application of film. VW does have a greenish tint windshield but it is throughout the entire glass... and it looks like there is slight green tint on the outer border.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: VW factory windshield Reply with quote

If the windshield has a wide dark tint strip across the top, it may bother your vision. This ain't no normal car with a steeply sloped windshield so the vertical effect of the tint band is heightened.

Otherwise that overall light tint is probably going to be fine.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: VW factory windshield Reply with quote

I wonder if that's an added film, perhaps something like 3M Crystalline, which comes in relatively light tints such as 70% - 90% but are particularly good at blocking infrared heat.

A few folks here have had this added to windshields and door windows to block heat and it's been on my wishlist for a few years (need a new windshield first).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: VW factory windshield Reply with quote

I'd think it's an added film or tint... looking at the picture there are: white (the paper towel), light tint (the glass) and stronger tint (the film or extra tint).
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