The fairly-clear ceramic window tint is awesome and does an amazing job of not allowing heat or UV to come through anything the tint is applied. While tinting the windshield is illegal in most states, this new film is very hard for anyone to see that it’s installed. You can also get a letter from your doctor if you have any type of disease, medication or eye problems that you can’t take a continuous dose of direct or reflected light. Check with your state OMV/DMV and do a bit of Googling because it’s worth it in a huge way.
My wife has been fighting Stage3C Ovarian Cancer since June 2013 and we use our Phaeton mostly for trips to Nashville from Louisiana or even New York when we have to go there. That’s why I bought something as big as I could and because I had to have 2 bathrooms/toilets. I almost bought a MagnaShade but spent $300 for a roll of ceramic tint that I can get at least another 3 windshields out of if I ever have to remove like for an inspection. I can use my “Day-Shade” and the temps are slightly better than what I’ve seen with the MagnaShade plus you have the added benefit when driving. They have several types now and some have a polarized effect that turns the sky super blue and intensifies the other colors, but it’s also a lot more expensive.
You definitely want to invest in a small tint installer kit so you have all the right tools and you will also need a heat gun to help shrink the tint to fit the curve. I made templates for my windshield from layered poster paper and then transferred that to thin MDF to maintain the edges. You will have to do it under heavy shade so you aren’t fighting with the sun or heating the glass. It’s not exceptionally fun to do but well worth doing and reduces a lot of eye strain plus helps save your dash from the UV that intensifies constantly.
It was after I purchased mine that I talked to a local tint shop owner that said he would have done a “Cash&Carry Cut” for me to do myself. You never know so it’s worth asking…$1000 really isn’t that bad for what you get!