Originally Posted by dobiegillis
So this film doesn't actually darken the windshield, right?
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The specs quoted by Enforcer are correct. Practically speaking, it is a very subtle effect. I didn't tell my wife I had the windshield tinted and I asked her to tell me what she noticed different about it when I got it home...nothing.
As I mentioned above, there is a very slight blue tint, but I really don't notice it unless I'm thinking about it. I can tell when looking from inside out, that things aren't quite as vivid/bright, but not by much. The dash and steering wheel are very noticeably cooler. Since the film cuts out 99.9 percent UV and a good chunk of the heat (IR), I'm certain the leather dash will stay new looking longer.
Biggest effect I've seen is while wearing polarized glasses. I've seen purple roads, and purple sky, but no purple rain!!! I will be wearing non-polarized glasses while driving this car from now on. Anybody want to swap a good pair of non-polarized Serengeti Drivers for my Maui Jims???