Introduction: Give Us A Preview Of This Particular Article
This is a picture of 70 windshield tint before and after with the same type of tinting. The tinting on the windshield was from the same company.
This article will be about comparing 70% dark tint to 35% dark tint. Tint before and after images will also be included.
The example images that demonstrates how a windshield can turn from greyish to greenish when the amount of tint decreases. The colors of the textures such as, navy blue, and red have also changed to more pastel colors like light blue and pink in some cases.
How To Get Better Results for Your Home Tinting Job
You may want your home tinting job to look better than this, these pictures were taken in the Tennessee summer where temps can hit over 100 degrees. The inside air temperature will have been in the mid-80’s at the time of the photo shoot. The measurements are of course not exact, but a good indication of the quality of tint install. On the side of this home was a lower tint job where even after 3 years the interior and sunroof glass is still hazy. The lower tints above this one will attest to poor quality control.
By Jeff Johnson, rv auto glass, Nashville TN
There is a little bit of variation in tint levels between companies and even within some cases between different jobs done by the same company or on the same vehicle at different times.
The art of tinting is still in its infancy and there are a lot of small nuances involved in doing it right. This can be very difficult when you have to tint a large curved piece of glass.
What Are Some Ways to Identify the Parts of a 70+ Windshield?
There are many methods how to identify the parts of a 70+ windshield. The easiest way is to look at the angles of the sun through the glass. If you look at the windshield in-front of the driver, you can see the lower corners will have more sun reflecting than during the day. Try to look along the windshield, not in-front of it and check if there is any sharp angle to them. Any angle greater than 45 degrees will indicate a change in glass type or tint. This is the same for the windshield in front of the passenger.
Another method is to look at the reflections from the glass. This can be seen in-front of a car with a bright light shined on it. The biggest factor to check for this is if there are any bands of horizontal reflectors like a single piece of flat glass would have. If you see horizontal bands, then there was a change in glass type or tint. Some vehicles use two pieces of tinted glass as well, which can cause these effects as well.
An excellent method to check for a change in glass type or tint is to look at the glass from the inside of your window. This can be done by getting a flashlight and shining it through the window (as an experiment, try to do this with your eyes closed). If you can see parts of the window frame, then there was a change in window type/tint.
Different Types Of Parts of A 70-Plus Windshield – The Top Ten
There are more parts to a 70+ windshield, you can get all the additional pictures in my portfolio.
As a windshield technician, there are many parts of the windshield that can go wrong. Some small, some big. I’m going to be tackling the top ten different types of problems that you may come across when installing a windshield in an automotive environment. We will start with number 10 and work our way to number 1. I’ll start with number 10 and work my way down to number 1 for my online article.