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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2017 Niro window tint UV rating

I have a relatively long commute here in Florida, and doctor warns of risk from sun through driver window. Yes, skin cancer from UV IS a risk through glass and low-UV-rated tinted windows. My 2017 Niro Touring does appear to have some degree of factory window tint, but research shows most factory tints do little to protect from UV, although they DO vary, and Kia/Hundai both have made some effort in this area.


I cannot find the UV rating or reduction numbers anywhere for my car's driver/passenger windows.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 01:26 PM
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SPF60.. its your friend. You might look like a white ghost, but sure is better looking like one than being one. Seems to be the effect after dying from skin cancer.

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I had mine done the first week i got the car. i paid $120 for 50% just on the front and it's definitely better than the 35% i had on my previous car. installer told me it's the latest top of line film. I can definitely feel the difference in amount of heat I feel driving the same commute in the evening. from what I can tell, "top of line" film has up to 96% UV protection but I don't have any other details of the film i have on the Niro.
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I doubt the factory glass has a UV rating that can be found anywhere publicly. You'd have to have it measured with professional equipment to determine that, and I have no idea where such could be found.

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The laminated glass of auto windshields is reported to reduce all UV penetration by about 98%. Tempered side windows reduce UVB (the most dangerous spectrum) by about 60% but not UVA. So drivers who spend a lot of time in cars can end up with more freckles on the left side than the right.

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