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Ceramic Tint on Panoramic Roof

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by TMack77, Aug 4, 2022 at 7:47 PM.

  1. Aug 4, 2022 at 7:47 PM
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    TMack77

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    I got my panoramic roof tinted with 20% ceramic tint. Now my eyes are not affected by sun glare and it is cooler in the summer heat. I’ve never had a panoramic roof and didn’t realize how it made the cabin warmer even with the shade closed.

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    One of the best things I have done, that and the front windshield
     
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    now do the front windshield and you'll blow your mind
     
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    Agreed 100%. This hasn't been legal anywhere I've lived, but I do it anyhow and love it! I don't go dark, but cutting the glare and head it great.

    I wish there was a Pano. roof option with higher trims. I'd pass on it every time, I hate it. I bet the cover won't even be retracted 5 times while I own the truck.
     
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    you can do 70% and it won't be dark.
     
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    I was told by my installer not to put ceramic in the SR. He used something else. I’m to lazy to walk to the truck and get the warranty . Can’t recall the reason behind, when he explained it made sense so I went for it. So I did WS 50% and windows at 30% all ceramic and SR was different material. I can look into tomorrow if anyone is interested.
     
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    I think I went with 50 on the windshield. Whatever it is doesn't cause any issues at night.
     
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    I’d be interested to know why
     
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    I’m loving my sunroof and windshield tint. I did 70% on both along with 20% on the sides and have experienced a huge reduction in radiant heat and increased A/C efficiency. With a black truck in particular this has been fantastic.
     
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    On my Ram I had 35% windshield and 25% all the way around. It was pretty dark.
    On the Pro I went 75% ceramic on front, and then 25% on front and rear doors. Rear is factory for now but may do a 75% overlay on top of the factory tint.
    I considered doing sunroof but during the day I am mostly keeping the shade closed. I guess it may block a little more heat if I did it but I don’t see it as all that important.
     
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    I don't ever open the shade on my pano. roof, but I assure you good tint blocks a tremendous amount of heat that comes through the shade. It cost an arm and a leg to have it done, but it's worth it to me.
     
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    Is it really that noticeable? I know the shade is thin, but man, seems like it absolutely would be expensive to have it done.
     
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    To me there is a huge difference. I could feel the heat through the shade before and now it's about like a normal roof. I don't recall the pricing, but I wanna guess $150 or so for the pano.

    Others have posted what they paid for tint on another thread and it's all over the board. If some of the prices were true, I swear they must have used a crack head in the Walmart parking lot, lol. I use the same company for every vehicle because I know they are good; maybe I overpay, but I'm satisfied.
     
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    Pano roof is big so ceramic tint makes a difference. On cars without a sunroof, I've used cheap sound deadener off Amazon on the roof and doors and that blocks even more heat out. Its amazing!
     
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    I just know what I paid for windshield and passenger windows from a really reputable place, so figured pano would be at least $200. They have a machine that cuts it right in shop.
    I may look into having it done.
     
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    I did ceramic tint on my pano roof as well. Absolutely notice a difference. Before tint it was like a greenhouse for heat! Now it’s way better. Cost wasn’t crazy - ceramic tinted the whole truck minus windshield was about $620 (Cad) out the door. (13% tax FWIW )
     
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    where did you get it done? I know you’re located in Ontario like me. What brand ceramic tint did they use?
     
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    Don’t even own a tundra any more yet this forum still continues to cost me money. Ceramic tint on the pano sunroof here I come.
    :spending:
     
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    The place that did my tint said they don't like doing sunroofs because they can break because of the tint causing the glass to heat up. Whether that is actually a concern or not, idk. I am wanting to do mine in 50 or 70 just to cut down the heat. I have all my windows and windshield done, and on a hot sunny day you can feel the heat radiating through the sunroof visor thing.
     
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    I went to extreme graphics in London ( https://xtremegraphixtrim.com/) they used Autobahn i3 ceramic on fronts to match the rears, added air ceramic to rear doors, rear window & pano roof simply to reduce uv/heat without darkening.
     
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    Im taking mine in to get the ceramic coating its yearly maintenance. While im there i set up to have the ceramic tint done on the moonroof. I dont know much about it but from what you guys are saying the ceramic doesnt darken the view out??? If thats the case i would want to do the windshield too. My night vision is horrible and the glare from oncoming cars kills me. I was looking to do 5% on both windshield and moonroof
     
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    That would depend on what percentage of ceramic tint you go with. 50% won't be super dark, but it will add a level of tint for sure.
    In my case, I got 20% tint on the front door windows, and I got 70% on the windshield, which is nearly clear. You can't really tell there is a tint on the windshield at all at 70%. I also did 70% on the back windows so they wouldn't be darker than the front.
    I would suggest you do every window in ceramic if you are going to get it done at all, otherwise its kind of a waste.
     
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    Depending on which product they use, you should be able to select from a range of different shades - darkness from virtually no shade/ tint to almost black out
     
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    50% on windshield , if that helps

    You won't be able to see a thing at night with 5% on the windshield. I had that on the sides of my cruiser when I was LE and had to put my windows down at night.

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    Jesus!
    That picture of your tundra with that view looks amazing! Beautiful home :) and truck haha
     
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    Ceramic functions visually just like color stable tint, but it rejects more UV/heat. 5% on the windshield is going to be like you painted it black at night. You will not be able to see at all. Do 70% clear film - you'll get the heat rejection and glare reduction without sacrificing visibility.
     
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    Just re read my post. Meant to say 50%. My fat sausage fingers hit 3 numbers at a time
     
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    Mine was $150 CAD at Pro Tint in Windsor, Ontario.
     
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