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Sunshade - dumb question

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by JR_Ewing, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Sep 24, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    JR_Ewing

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    MOD # 1: Window Tint 15% on roll ups, 5% on suicide doors, and 15% rear window. MOD # 2: Sony GTX820IP Head Unit with HD Tuner Box installed.
    i just got one that is silver on one side and blue on the other. i have always wondered specifically what each side is for regarding sun reflection. anyone know?
     
  2. Sep 24, 2008 at 11:54 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    the silver should reflect the heat better.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    JR_Ewing

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    MOD # 1: Window Tint 15% on roll ups, 5% on suicide doors, and 15% rear window. MOD # 2: Sony GTX820IP Head Unit with HD Tuner Box installed.
    so does the blue side absorb it? like better to use when its cold outside?
     
  4. Sep 24, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I have no idea about the blue. a black matte one would absorb the best. Although you would be better off not using one in the cold.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I think something like this was covered in High School science. The darker the color, the more it will absorb heat. Since blue is darker than silver, then, yes, it will absorb heat more. :)
     
  6. Sep 27, 2008 at 1:53 PM
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    SilverMac

    SilverMac Mine's the silver one...

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    I actually do use mine when it is cold (not that it ever gets that cold in Dallas:D, but since the UV rays are still eating at my dash, I try to keep them out as much as possible...
     
  7. May 4, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    I just bought a 96 tacoma sr5 with a factory sunroof. I am looking for a factory sunshade for my truck. Toyota does no longer stocks this item. I am going to have to use the darkest tint I can find until I can locate one of these. I appreciate any leads I can get on this part.
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