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2002 F55 STS, 2014 Explorer XLT, F-150
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This thread has been dead for 4 years.

The "AS-1" mark is the lower limit of the colored tint on a "tinted windshield". The UV layer can extend all the way to the cowl, but the tint fades to clear at the AS line, thus the "eyebrow" effect.

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'72 Eldorado Convertible, '97 Eldorado ETC, '93 Fleetwood
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Living in the desert, tint is for keeping the car cool, not looks . . . and as an attorney, I've never heard of a reasonably tinted car being cited.

Anyway, our CLC chapter went to a demo a couple of weeks ago at one of the top glass shops in town, which was replacing a windshield for a member. While they were they, they showed us a newish "tint" they have.

It is perfectly clear, but blocks 80% of heat.

It's also quite expensive--about $200 for a windshield.

I'm seriously considering coughing it up to protect the dashboard on my ETC. (Keep in mind that I live in an environment where tire tread life doesn't matter, as uv and dryrot finish off your sidewalls long before it's an issue. Very rough on paint and interiors, too).

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