Originally Posted by adthebadstud
Tinting my Overland this week. I might have missed it but, if I wanted to get a darker than factory tint on the back, would they have to remove the factory tints and then add the darker tint? Or would they just put their film over the factory?
The glass is tinted, no film, so adding a film isn't a problem...at least that's how it was on my 2011 and I can't imagine the factory installing a film tint. If it is the same glass as the 2011's, here are the specs...this came from Chrysler two years ago when I emailed them regarding the factory tinted glass.
The tint on the rear side glass (side drop windows and quarter glass) provides a variety of functions. First and foremost it reduces the visible light transmission into the vehicle to approximately 18%.
Second, the entire UV spectrum is reduced such that less than 12% of the UV light passes through. This is 12% of a very small amount and virtually 0% transmission of UV light with wavelength less than 380 nm.
Also, this privacy glass blocks the IR (infrared) portion of the spectrum such that only 16% of the IR light passes through the glass.
This is the portion of the suns energy that contains the majority of the heat.'