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    Default Window tinting for CX?

    This message has just been posted on the Yahoo SM forum. Might be of interest to CX owners? I dont know whether it is available in OZ.
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    Sounds pretty good to me ....I've resisted doing both the SM and the CX in the past as the tints offered are too dark and the cars then lose their originality. I'm going to call the local tint guy on Monday morning and see if he has ...or can procure this film.
    Thanks for the lead Roger.

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    Sounds to me like the answer to my wish to preserve the door trims in good condition. At the moment I won't take it out on hot sunny days! Neither will I take it out in dirty rainy weather. This severely limits the amount of time that I can use 'Christine' so she just sits in the garage and looks pretty now that the fun of doing her up has ended!
    Here is the site
    http://solutions.3m.com.au/wps/porta...omotive-Films/
    It seems that there are several listed dealers right here in 'Oz'.
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    The ceramic window tints come in clear and pretty much stop heat and UV from getting through. It is illegal in Australia to put any material on the windscreen that wasn't there from the factory BUT, I have a feeling that if you ask an installer really nicely, they may have it available and might "accidentally" do the windscreen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    The ceramic window tints come in clear and pretty much stop heat and UV from getting through. It is illegal in Australia to put any material on the windscreen that wasn't there from the factory BUT, I have a feeling that if you ask an installer really nicely, they may have it available and might "accidentally" do the windscreen...
    You could argue in favour on safety grounds I reckon! You are assuredly driving more safely if less baked by heat! I doubt that line of logical persuasion would work though, and subterfuge is the correct approach. I think it is a very good idea myself.
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    If I can get it, I will be doing the windscreens on both my cars

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    How much is it for front windscreen only? The windscreen is a replacement item once its peppered with stone chips.


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    The windscreen would definitely be the one to do. I tinted my CX about 10years ago. I found the tint that claimed to stop the most heat transfer and didn't care about how light/dark it was. It made a staggering difference. To the point where you would travel windows up on 30->40degree days as it was cooler than having the sun on you. It does darken the windows quite a bit though.

    I think I looked at this 3M tint at the time. It was extremely expensive back then. So much so it wasn't even worth considering. It may well have come down in price over the last few years though

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    I am unsure what a new windscreen would cost or, even if CX screens are available but, if they are at a reasonable cost and your screen is sandblasted, it may be worth replacing it with a new one depending on the cost of the ceramic film. I would consider this with the XM which has its' original sandblasted screen if it were going to come in under $1500 and I have plans to keep it for a while (Had it one year, slowly fixing everything - decision as to if I am going to keep it for a while still pending...)
    Shane - are CX screens available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    I am unsure what a new windscreen would cost or, even if CX screens are available but, if they are at a reasonable cost and your screen is sandblasted, it may be worth replacing it with a new one depending on the cost of the ceramic film. I would consider this with the XM which has its' original sandblasted screen if it were going to come in under $1500 and I have plans to keep it for a while (Had it one year, slowly fixing everything - decision as to if I am going to keep it for a while still pending...)
    Shane - are CX screens available?
    Yeah, the local manufactures have the molds and make them Infact they have offered to make them with a solar film in the past. The only reason I haven't done this is I don't have the $$$ to spend. You had to pay the mold cleaning fees .... If you ordered 10 windowscreeens... Per screen the price would probably be quite reasonable.

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    We seem to be back to the special order for CX windscreens?!?! If so I'm willing to buy one if a bulk order gives a reasonable price! In fact if it is very reasonable I might make it TWO!

    IIRC JohnW is also another one interested in the solar treated windscreen.
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    I had a new CX windscreen fitted May 2013 (wow how the years fly). Obrien glass ordered it and fitted it. Wasn't expensive and was easy to fit. They told me it came from Sydney.

    Since I'm on the topic; I changed the external rubber trim to that of a new Gemini trim (cheap local source) which by my measurements seems exactly the same. However, it might be a bee's dick bigger because now the screen rubber squeaks like crazy. I think this might be because the rubber is tighter. Anyway I plan to replace the rubber next, which I have new ready to go.


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    keen indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmac View Post
    We seem to be back to the special order for CX windscreens?!?! If so I'm willing to buy one if a bulk order gives a reasonable price! In fact if it is very reasonable I might make it TWO!

    IIRC JohnW is also another one interested in the solar treated windscreen.
    Sure am....

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    Better check with your state licensing laws. Illegal modifications will void your insurance as easy as pie.
    Insurance companies love modifications, saves them a bucket of money in having to do payouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    Better check with your state licensing laws. Illegal modifications will void your insurance as easy as pie.
    Insurance companies love modifications, saves them a bucket of money in having to do payouts
    I've never heard of an insurance company knocking back a claim due to vehicle modifications ..... Let alone a clear tinted windscreen!

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