srl99
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Tint or one-way film for trunk window?

Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:37 pm

I saw a Clarity PHEV last night which had a very dark trunk window. I don't know whether they blocked it, dark tint, or something else.

Has anyone tried this? Tips?

In another post I lamented the trunk window can illuminate the trunk area, making it easy for the bad guys to decide to shop from your car.

DucRider
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Re: Tint or one-way film for trunk window?

Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:30 pm

I was going to post that as a suggestion, but no personal experience

If it were me, I'd give something like this a shot. No glue and removable:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B073TVRQ5D/ ... olDb4WW05T

Not sure if you were thinking of doing both the clear back seat window and the tinted portion on the trunk, but that would offer the most privacy.
Gary
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srl99
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Re: Tint or one-way film for trunk window?

Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:06 pm

I think I will try "one way" film on the trunk window first. I haven't experimented with whether I need to be able to look out through that viewport while driving.

Thanks.

Really enjoy the car, want a "real" trunk. For instance, to keep charging cables :-) . I was truly surprised to come back to the car one day with the sun shining through the trunk window fully illuminating what was inside..

srl99
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Re: Tint or one-way film for trunk window?

Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:44 pm

Does the PHEV have a trunk window? I've seen (must be two different) PHEVs on the roads, and it doesn't seem like the rear window (trunk window) is see through. Maybe tinting/obscuring the trunk window is something the dealer's are doing as an add-on?

DucRider
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Re: Tint or one-way film for trunk window?

Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:18 pm

srl99 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:44 pm
Does the PHEV have a trunk window?
Yes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM0OeAy0aRg
Gary
Oregon Electric Vehicle Association Vice Chair
www.oeva.org
NDEW City Captain
www.driveelectricweek.org

eneka
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Re: Tint or one-way film for trunk window?

Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:14 pm

Just picked up my BEV from the dealer. I could not see through the trunk window and it looked "frosted". Took a better look when I got home and there was a plastic sheet stuck on. I'm guessing it wasn't removed during PDI. Peeled it off and it's clear as day now!

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