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Do our factory windshields have UV protection

I was wondering if our factory windshield has UV protection. I'm thinking the shaded section does but what about the rest.

I had a new one placed about 2 weeks ago and it just seems like more heat in coming through the non-Nissan one.

Any thoughts, or is it just me?

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Re: Do our factory windshields have UV protection

I am not sure. My Nissan window only lasted a month....

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Re: Do our factory windshields have UV protection

i dont think so, i dont get those blotches or weird colors when im wearing polarized glasses

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Re: Do our factory windshields have UV protection

I dont think so, I think the only cars that come stock like that are the higher end mercedes, it almost looks like a purple windshield.
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Re: Do our factory windshields have UV protection

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I am not sure. My Nissan window only lasted a month....
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Re: Do our factory windshields have UV protection

i don't believe they are. another PA member had his whole windshield covered in UV protectant at a meet in NC. I don't think it's legal in PA but he hasn't had an issue yet.

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Re: Do our factory windshields have UV protection

The vast majority of cars have laminated windshields which block most UVB and a good bit of UVA (but not all of either one). I would assume our Titan is such a windshield, but I have no way of knowing 100%. I can say that living in Texas and going on many several hour rides, I have never got a sunburn with the windows up. So I know that something is protecting us from at least the UVB rays.

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Re: Do our factory windshields have UV protection

The old one probably blocked a lot of the UV. So does the new one.
The thing is, UV is not what is making it hot in your car. Heat comes from IR and Visible Light (heat lamps are red, not purple).

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Stolen from Wiki entry for Infrared: Bright sunlight provides an irradiance of just over 1 kilowatt per square meter at sea level. Of this energy, 527 watts is infrared radiation, 445 watts is visible light, and 32 watts is ultraviolet radiation.[2]

So you can see that there isn't much energy in ultraviolet range. (you need energy to make heat)

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Re: Do our factory windshields have UV protection

All new cars and trucks have a UV protection built into the windshield, the sideglass does as well, all aftermarket replacements should be built to Nissan specs, although Nissan doesn't make its own glass they get it from a supplier.

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Re: Do our factory windshields have UV protection

I figured like most items it was supplied, it just felt really warm, more than the old glass. Thanks for the input.

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