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Photochromic window tint

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:52 pm
by Speeder
Anyone ever try this stuff? I don't like window tint because you have to roll the windows down to park at night (I always back in to park) but this stuff looks like it solves that problem. It also looks like it does a pretty good job of heat rejection, if their website is to be believed.

https://www.coolvuwindowfilm.com/automo ... onal-film/

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:28 am
by 97k15004wd
Seems like it would be nice to use. Not sure how long it would last and which way it would "fail" - either in "dark" mode or "light" mode.

Bet it's not inexpensive either.

How about regular dark tint and get a rear view camera?

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:15 am
by Speeder
The Tahoe has medium tint put on by the previous owner, and a rear view camera. During the day the camera has perfect picture quality but at night it resembles this. Posting the link to the pic, as it's a big one.

https://cdn10.picryl.com/photo/2011/07/ ... a-1600.jpg

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:35 pm
by 97k15004wd
yeah, that camera isn't so good. Mine works great at night, but I think it uses IR light and isn't just a camera. Maybe a new camera would help with solving this?

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:50 pm
by Speeder
Possibly, but I'm still interested in whether the tint is worthwhile.

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:32 am
by 97k15004wd
That's cool. Going to have it installed or diy?

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:17 am
by Speeder
Installed. I've tried installing it myself before, in a former house. If I can't get it right with full access on a flat piece of glass...

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:39 am
by 97k15004wd
understood. that stuff is hard to put on. read a lot on it and it seems the guys who install it for a living use a greater amount of dish washing detergent than is recommended by the manufacturer of the tint. it seems like the best way is always a little different than what the manufacturer's recommend.

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:02 pm
by 1999 Tahoe 4x4

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:04 am
by Hog
1999 Tahoe 4x4 wrote:This is cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-6ABtOgzQY
That is pretty cool. Now we just need something similar for the paint job. Get a scratch, the paint self-heals itself.

peace
Hog

Re: Photochromic window tint

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:54 am
by 97k15004wd
Any updates?

Re: Photochromic window tint

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:22 pm
by Speeder
97k15004wd wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:54 am
Any updates?
Sadly, no. Covid killed minor stuff like this.