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Old 01-06-2013, 08:25 AM   #721
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The best way to cut the heat down is, tinting the windshield.
I might with the Focus but around here windhsields have kinda of a short lifespan depnding on how much winter driving you do so tinting it every year or so wouldn't be worth the cost but so far the Focus has seen very little snow so I might do it in spring.
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I might with the Focus but around here windhsields have kinda of a short lifespan depnding on how much winter driving you do so tinting it every year or so wouldn't be worth the cost but so far the Focus has seen very little snow so I might do it in spring.
There are also products on the market that, help reduce damage to the glass from road debris.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #723
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Like?

were talking sanded roads here and our snow season lasts from September to April here.
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A sales rep came into work a few years ago and we tried it.. I tried to scratch the glass and it wouldn't scratch. I also drove with it on my old truck all winter and, I didn't notice any pitting, chips or marks.
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Got my tint today, 35 front 20 rear.



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Had mine done last Saturday. 35% all around (legal limit in GA).

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I am going to be getting my TB hatch tinted soon, and can't decide if I want to go 35 all around or 35 on the front and 20 everywhere else... thoughts? Also, the shop that will be doing the tinting had the Llumar ATC (Premium died) and ATR (High Performance Metallized). What would you guys recommend? This is the first car I will be tinting.

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The metallized is probably better film if the price difference isn't too great.

Tint is somewhat personal preference and somewhat local laws.

Having had various tints:

20 all around would probably be my choice if the law permitted it.

35/20 is a good practical tint - good front visibility outward and good rear concealment. You have to decide if it bothers you if the rear windows are darker than the front.

35 sides and 20 rear would be less noticable that the tints don't match.

35 all around is all my state allows and therefore what I would go with - however - you will be able to see inside the car clearly (especially on overcast days or at twilight).
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The metallized is probably better film if the price difference isn't too great.

Tint is somewhat personal preference and somewhat local laws.

Having had various tints:

20 all around would probably be my choice if the law permitted it.

35/20 is a good practical tint - good front visibility outward and good rear concealment. You have to decide if it bothers you if the rear windows are darker than the front.

35 sides and 20 rear would be less noticable that the tints don't match.

35 all around is all my state allows and therefore what I would go with - however - you will be able to see inside the car clearly (especially on overcast days or at twilight).
I think I will end up going the ATR route. It is actually available in 30VLT and 20VLT, not 35, so I am leaning towards that. There is no set number for VLT in Ontario, it is at the officers discretion, so I don't think the extra 5VLT (according to the spec sheet, it is actually 33VLT) will make or break it.
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Yeah, I wish I could have done the rear and back windows in 15 or 20. I don't feel like being hassled by the law though.
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