Safe to tint windshield 2021 Tahoe?

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I am getting my windows tinted deeper today by a company and they have asked if I would like to get my windshield tinted as well. Is this safe to do? I'd really like to get it done but obviously don't want to damage anything electrical. Has anyone done this and is it relatively safe? Thank you!
 

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Depends on your definition of "safe" ...

- Will it hurt anything on the car? No
- Depending what state you live in, it might be illegal, and cops are not fond of windshield tints
- it makes night driving a little bit more challenging on your eyes, especially if you are going super dark all the way around and on your front driver/passenger windows

Esthetically though, it makes the lines of the truck look really good. You could always get a 6" or so sunstrip on the top of the windshield as an alternative
 

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I added 3M ceramic something or other to my windshield. It is barely any darker than stock but it blocks out 95% of the heat and it makes a huge difference here in FL. I had the sunroof done too.

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I am getting my windows tinted deeper today by a company and they have asked if I would like to get my windshield tinted as well. Is this safe to do? I'd really like to get it done but obviously don't want to damage anything electrical. Has anyone done this and is it relatively safe? Thank you!

check state laws about tinting. In Ca we are not allowed to. :(

I’ve seen posts on FB groups with windshield tinted. So should not harm the vehicle.

i just have heard people tinting their sunroof and they shatter from the heat of the sun.
 

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My main concern was water getting down into the dash that could cause electrical problems. When a windshield is tinted, a fair amount of water is used to adhere the film and while they usually protect those areas well durinng installation I was wondering if anyone else had this done on theirs.
 

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My front is tinted, had no issues. I went with 35%, and personally don't have any issues at night with it like that... and it helps with keeping the glaring of the headlights down from other oncoming cares.

Personal preference... and yea its generally not legal, but I am hoping cops have bigger fish to fry during their shift.

I also would recommend tinting the pano roof. I did 5 percent all around on the other windows... including the pano, it makes a huge difference during high noon and the ability to keep the shade open.

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I tinted everything, pretty sure it's illegal in Florida but don't care, I've done every windshield I've ever had and its never been questioned.
 

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My front is tinted, had no issues. I went with 35%, and personally don't have any issues at night with it like that... and it helps with keeping the glaring of the headlights down from other oncoming cares.

Personal preference... and yea its generally not legal, but I am hoping cops have bigger fish to fry during their shift.

I also would recommend tinting the pano roof. I did 5 percent all around on the other windows... including the pano, it makes a huge difference during high noon and the ability to keep the shade open.

exactly how I want mine to look, thank you., at the top middle of the windshield is that tinted all the way across or did they tint around the textured pattern at the top?
My front is tinted, had no issues. I went with 35%, and personally don't have any issues at night with it like that... and it helps with keeping the glaring of the headlights down from other oncoming cares.

Personal preference... and yea its generally not legal, but I am hoping cops have bigger fish to fry during their shift.

I also would recommend tinting the pano roof. I did 5 percent all around on the other windows... including the pano, it makes a huge difference during high noon and the ability to keep the shade open.

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That is exactly how I want mine to look, thank you. Question, did they tint around the top middle textured area? It seems like they would have to or it would give off a weird look. Yours looks fantastic but did they just tint around that area? Thank you!
 

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That is exactly how I want mine to look, thank you. Question, did they tint around the top middle textured area? It seems like they would have to or it would give off a weird look. Yours looks fantastic but did they just tint around that area? Thank you!
They went right up to the box around the front camera over the texture. It did look a little funky initially, but the tint settled in place after a couple days (don't touch it), and this is what it looks like currently in that area. I had the dashcam installed right on top of the tint (3rd car I have done this on without issue). 3M used to be the goto tint for a lot of places, but the place I had do it here in Denver uses Llumar ceramic... It's a little on the pricey side (it was about $500 all around the truck), and you could probably get it cheaper if you are just matching the front to the factory rear and forgoing the pano. I think it was worth the cost and its noticeably cooler in an all black interior.

Just remember, I did 5% all around (except windshield is 35%)... the sides are dark at night and normally not an issue on the road in well lit areas, but backing out of a dark driveway in the country, I gotta roll the windows down. It does help that these trucks have the surround cams though too. The windshield tint isn't an issue day or night... you can see out of it just fine at that percentage.
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They went right up to the box around the front camera over the texture. It did look a little funky initially, but the tint settled in place after a couple days (don't touch it), and this is what it looks like currently in that area. I had the dashcam installed right on top of the tint (3rd car I have done this on without issue). 3M used to be the goto tint for a lot of places, but the place I had do it here in Denver uses Llumar ceramic... It's a little on the pricey side (it was about $500 all around the truck), and you could probably get it cheaper if you are just matching the front to the factory rear and forgoing the pano. I think it was worth the cost and its noticeably cooler in an all black interior.

Just remember, I did 5% all around (except windshield is 35%)... the sides are dark at night and normally not an issue on the road in well lit areas, but backing out of a dark driveway in the country, I gotta roll the windows down. It does help that these trucks have the surround cams though too. The windshield tint isn't an issue day or night... you can see out of it just fine at that percentage.
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Do you guys get state inspection stickers? I want my windshield tinted and a lot of people in PA get it done but my concern is the inspection shop scraping that sticker off like a barbarian and messing up the windshield…. Now that I think about it They actually probably won’t even pass the truck with the windshield tinted. But I “know a guy”
 

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