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Tint strip on top of windshield

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Stumpjumper, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Apr 9, 2018 at 7:04 PM
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    Stumpjumper

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    Anyone add one? I had them on my Fords. I was thinking about adding one on Tundra because the top of the Tundra windshield does not have much tint. Not sure how well they work with the rearview mirror mount.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    dandailey

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    My wife has one on her RAV. Loves it.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    I have one, bout 1 1/2 below the line AS1 line, limo tint
     
  4. Apr 9, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    Marty McFly

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    I got one too 4 inch strip. No complaints :thumbsup:
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  5. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:43 AM
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    does it work over those anti glare dots (bumps) behind the mirror ... I forget what they are called but that area is usually not smooth and has the bumps ... the tint won't bubble behind the mirror?
    other question, have you guys had any issues overall with the tint. I am about to do mine. thanks
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:25 AM
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    War Machine

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    I’ve had one for about six months. Limo dark. No complaints.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:28 AM
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    Netmonkey

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    I have a 5" visor tint strip and it is applied over those little bumps. I have had it for about 2 years now and there are no issues. that visor strip really cuts down on the glare.
     
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  8. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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    trainracer

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    I have a 6 inch visor strip for the last 3 years it helps alot
     
  9. Apr 10, 2018 at 5:15 AM
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    I have the strip as well, it makes a huge difference. The shop I used has a lifetime warranty so no worries if it bubbles. I think I paid $65 with the upgraded film to match the front doors.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2018 at 5:21 AM
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    DalTee

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    I don’t have the strip - which I want - but I do tint my sunroofs
     
  11. Apr 10, 2018 at 5:33 AM
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    Vendeta2k

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    Got one...love it...no issues. Any reputable tint shop should be able to take care of you!
     
  12. Apr 10, 2018 at 6:05 AM
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    T500

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    Who knows why. Commies again
     
  13. Apr 10, 2018 at 6:22 AM
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    The lady that does my tinting installed the ws strips on our Corolla for free. When I first saw it, I hated it, didn't ask for it, didn't want them. BUT, the first time I was heading west into the setting sun, I suddenly became a fan. Fast forward to the Tundra. I had her put them on it as well. I like the way she does them, wider as they go to the sides. The pic makes it look like they are really low on the sides, but they aren't. It's just the angle that I took the pic.

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  14. Apr 10, 2018 at 6:38 AM
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    AgentOfWrath

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    I have 5 % limo tint and the window strip. Love it.
     
  15. Apr 10, 2018 at 6:45 AM
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    Tint the the complete windshield and drive around like a boss
     
  16. Apr 10, 2018 at 6:48 AM
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    warlord192

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    I have one on my truck and its great. Just be sure to check your states window tint law, here in Louisiana the AS-1 line can be no wider than 5 inches and must be non reflective.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    T-Rex266

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    I did it on my last Tundra @JC303 Thinking of doing it my current one, but I dont want my dashcam to be effected.
     
  18. Apr 10, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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    JC303

    JC303 Same same but different

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    No problems with the tint strip or it affecting the rear view mirror mount. I would highly recommend it as it helps with the glare etc. Post some pics once you get it done.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    Mounted my dash cam below the strip. I wouldn't go without a stripper again.
     
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  20. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    Have it, love it, can't live without it now. With the darkness of my windows and my windshield strip I now find myself driving without my Oakleys on and not even realize it. No issues with bubbling, find a good tint place that friends have used. And use a quality film.
     
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  21. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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    I had one on my new to me 2014 Tundra. It, with the darker than average tint made the interior almost dark. How do you all read the dash, I wasn't even able to make out my RPM/MPH gauge. (3rd gen without always on lights obviously)
     
  22. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:15 AM
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    joonbug

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    State law only allows 3 or 4” but I had them cover the mirror mount. No issues with the black dotted area.
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  23. Apr 10, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    I am going to get the ToyTec windshield banner next time I'm there. Should provide some relief of some sorts. Probably shoul go with the 4" tint and banner over it.
     
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  24. Apr 10, 2018 at 10:29 AM
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    Stumpjumper

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    only in Alabama have I seen a full tint on the windshield. I am guessing that you pull the mirror off the mount and the strip goes above the mirror mounting tab. I have done several of these on other trucks. It is an easy DIY project especially if you have done a little bit of tinting before. I tinted the large horizontal window in daughter room. That was not easy due to size. I think I can handle a 5" strip. If I had thought about it I would have had it done when I had the windows tinted. Truck was brand new then and I did not realize that the Tundra did not have tint at the top. Now I just need to figure out what brand to order and how dark.
     
  25. Apr 10, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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    I did it on my tundra for the first time having it and won't have another vehicle without it. Did 5% 3 inches below As1 mark. No need to use visor and can still see stop lights etc.. No issues with "dots" on top of glass.

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  26. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    Its getting pretty popular in SoCal but it is illegal.
     
  27. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:26 AM
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  28. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    Marty McFly

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    I haven't had any issues with the section behind the mirror. Zero bubbling etc... Overall, I love having tinted windows. Gets a little hard to see at night when backing up.
     
  29. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:41 PM
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    This. 25% on the sides and back, 50% on the windshield.
     
  30. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:43 PM
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    did it last year !! Makes so much difference ( mississippi here) keeps the heat off your legs etc not to mention the sun / glare in am / pm .
     

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