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Just doing a brief search on Amazon...alot of Chicom stuff....

 

What do the pro's use/ recommend when sticking stickers onto tinted windshield.

Out here it's a inspection sticker yearly and reg biyearly.

 

Any recommend products to use that is like -Saran Wrap- on tinted windshield but will actually remain -stuck- on 

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I usually laminate in clear mask/PPF and use as little scotch tape as needed to stick it on the glass. Dog ear the tape ends so you have something to grab when you peel it. It could take some of the scratch coat with it, so I'll usually pull it when the glass is warm. 

 

You could also clear mask it to the outside.

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I just ordered some clear static vinyl of Amazon. Eh, we'll see. Look like it might do the trick.

 

Good point about mentioning the scratch coat. 

I'll be sure than when I need to remove it annually, regardless if the -easy static cling - does work, I will heat up the exterior of that spot with a heat gun or steamer, just to minimize  peel/pull of the scratch coat.

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Just sitting in the sun is enough. Windshields notoriously don't like concentrated heat or to be shocked with water to cool off....ask me how I figured that out 25years ago and I'll show you a reciept for a new windshield.

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Off topic or on re: the other thread on Exploding Moonroofs.

I went with 50% XR Prime.....the solar energy absorbance seemed *low enough* that it would still allow some heat through and heat soak the glass...

 

With that said, just short of the sunroof getting heat soaked in the sun.........since you brink up water shock. Don't think a passing shower or immediate thunderstorm might -shock- the sunroof on a heat soaked summer day. However, a car was -might- ? Eh, just posting for discussion sake

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3 hours ago, mobiledynamics said:

Off topic or on re: the other thread on Exploding Moonroofs.

I went with 50% XR Prime.....the solar energy absorbance seemed *low enough* that it would still allow some heat through and heat soak the glass...

 

With that said, just short of the sunroof getting heat soaked in the sun.........since you brink up water shock. Don't think a passing shower or immediate thunderstorm might -shock- the sunroof on a heat soaked summer day. However, a car was -might- ? Eh, just posting for discussion sake

Tempered or heat strengthened moonroof glass (sometimes found in laminated glass)?

 

Tempered requires a 200 degree difference in temp between glass center and glass edge before shock causes breakage. Heat strengthened requires 100 degree temp difference. Nickel-sulfide inclusion (google and read about) would have to be considered a factor in both types, if either were to break from shock using a 50% absorbance film.

 

My Jeep windshield snapped on a cold but sunny winter day. The sun had been hammering the windshield before I took off to the store and the first full stop I made caused a chunk of snow slide off the roof down the front window. I heard a *pahtink* and when I cleared the window with the wipers, there was a crack halfway across the glass.

 

I've since cleared any snow before driving and I covered my 'black' dash with a beige aftermarket cover. Lesson learned even for a tech guy. 😁

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Tintguy1980 said:

 

 

Tempered requires a 200 degree difference in temp between glass center and glass edge before shock causes breakage. Heat strengthened requires 100 degree temp difference. Nickel-sulfide inclusion (google and read about) would have to be considered a factor in both types, if either were to break from shock using a 50% absorbance film.

 

 

^^^This

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38 minutes ago, Tintguy1980 said:

My Jeep windshield snapped on a cold but sunny winter day. The sun had been hammering the windshield before I took off to the store and the first full stop I made caused a chunk of snow slide off the roof down the front window. I heard a *pahtink* and when I cleared the window with the wipers, there was a crack halfway across the glass.

 

 

I've had that happen, followed by 'Dammit, I knew better than that'.:facepalm2

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