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The new truck is going to be outside a lot and I wonder if any of you have ever used these folding windshield heatshield things.

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I would like to keep the interior somewhat cool and I wonder if you have any practical experience with these or any other product that works for you.


Thanks!

Chris
 

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I have never used them, I would suggest getting your windshield tinted. One less thing to store inside our truck.
 

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I have never used them, I would suggest getting your windshield tinted. One less thing to store inside our truck.
I know that in Texas for sure, you can only tint about the top 5 inches of the windshield. Anything more and it's illegal unless you have a certain permit for it due to medical reasons.
 

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I know that in Texas for sure, you can only tint about the top 5 inches of the windshield. Anything more and it's illegal unless you have a certain permit for it due to medical reasons.
Same here in Florida, but you can get it done. If you do get caught it is a non-moving violation, I think $45. Plus the only way my friends or I have ever been caught, was after were we pulled over for speeding or some other moving violation. Thinking about it, I would have to say that less then 25% of the cops issued a violation for the tint after we were pulled over.
 

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Get it... they work great. But save yourself a few $ and get the folding one from Wal-Mart. It's $6.00 and fits the Tundra perfectly! :tu:
 

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Same here in Florida, but you can get it done. If you do get caught it is a non-moving violation, I think $45. Plus the only way my friends or I have ever been caught, was after were we pulled over for speeding or some other moving violation. Thinking about it, I would have to say that less then 25% of the cops issued a violation for the tint after we were pulled over.
Tint your windshield around the northeast and you would be swarmed with cops.
 

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There are window tints that have no color change but are uv resistant and reduce the amount of heat that the glass allows inside the vehicle. They are really common here in the Desert and pretty much any worthwhile tint shop can get it and offer it all the time.

Look into this stuff and you don't need anything else.
 

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i agree: get the cheapie aluminized reflector from wally world for the front, get sides and rear tinted with UV resistant light smoke tint. i wouldn't tint the front because even the best aftermarket tint will eventually show small areas of degradation and it will be annoying on the front more than the sides and rear. also, it makes it more difficult to get the film buildup and smeariness off the front window (at night with headlights coming at you and when the sun is hitting you in the face). it also limits your choice of cleaners (no ammonia based cleaners usually dictated by film manufacturers).

i had excellent luck with the UV tint i put on my other car. it was designed by the same company that makes the tint for sky scraper windows. jensen, i think? anyway, it effectively blocked out the heat of the sun and made a huge difference while driving. i've had it on that car for over 12 years, and there is some minor bubling and it didn't really work out great visually over the defroster lines in the back glass, but overall it was very effective in blocking out the sun and UV. no fading or cracking and the interior on this vehicle is black.

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I have my cab windows tinted and use a shade for the windshield. It doesn't take a minute to put in and take down, and it keeps the truck pretty damn cool in a Texas heatwave (I now live in Ohio, but my Tundra spent the summer in Texas). Makes the a/c work a little easier (with the windows cracked initially) because the cab is about 20 degrees cooler (Farenheight for the Canucks). 6 bucks at Wally World and never crack a dashboard.:cool:
 

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yeah, that's something else i forgot to mention. it really helps to leave several windows cracked for cross ventilation. if you get those little shields that fit in the track of the door, you can leave your windows all around cracked slightly with little fear of rain getting in.
 

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yeah, that's something else i forgot to mention. it really helps to leave several windows cracked for cross ventilation. if you get those little shields that fit in the track of the door, you can leave your windows all around cracked slightly with little fear of rain getting in.
I use the ventshades...they are GREAT for this. Down here in South Florida keeping the widows craked open works, plus I have the ventshades that protect me from the daily rains. They worked great untill Hurricane Wilma ripped the passanger side off :cry:.
 

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Score me. Then it is off to Walmart for me and I'll start checking into tint options.

Thanks again for the discussion and input.

chris
 
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