1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Privacy Glass

Lloyd Xmas Jul 8, 2013

  1. Lloyd Xmas

    Lloyd Xmas New Member

    23
    0
    1
    Does anyone know whether the privacy glass that you can specify with the new A3 has any UV protection or not? Does it help keep the car cool in summer or is it purely aesthetic?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ruthus_1

    Ruthus_1 Member

    249
    46
    16
    Good question! I haven't a clue! Lol!
     
  3. Lloyd Xmas

    Lloyd Xmas New Member

    23
    0
    1
    Haha, me neither. Not sure what made think of it in the first place tbh, would be interesting to find out tho.
     
  4. Ruthus_1

    Ruthus_1 Member

    249
    46
    16
    I know it's looks nice especially with pano roof! Ha ha
     
    Smythy likes this.
  5. number3

    number3 Active Member

    335
    27
    28
    in the heat we have had id say no!!! i have both , and car has been soooooooo f'ing hot when left in sun.!!!

    Gotta love the pano roof in this weather though!! :)
     
  6. TreborA4

    TreborA4 Active Member

    207
    28
    28
    +1 for the sunroof!
     
  7. dieseldoug

    dieseldoug Member

    240
    53
    18
    I don't think any window has UV protection but the privacy glass will be better than standard for sure.
     
  8. Ruthus_1

    Ruthus_1 Member

    249
    46
    16
    Too hot to open sunroof haha!
     
  9. Lloyd Xmas

    Lloyd Xmas New Member

    23
    0
    1
    Hmmm, taking into account all of the above, does anyone know if you can get after market tinting done that just blocks UV rays, in other words a clear film that reduces UV as opposed to blocking light in general?
     
  10. number3

    number3 Active Member

    335
    27
    28
    its never to hot !!!!
     
  11. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

    4,522
    1,145
    113
    Doesn't glass block UV anyway?
     
  12. moonlight

    moonlight Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team Floret Silver Audi A3

    735
    845
    93
    A window acts like a sunscreen. It does not block all the UV radiation
    but it does block the most dangerous wavelengths of UV radiation.
    Glass absorbs short wavelength ultraviolet light, but it does pass 350
    to 400 nanometer ultraviolets. While this longer wavelength
    ultraviolet is less harmful than the shorter wavelength variety, you
    can still tan or burn if you get enough exposure. You will burn much
    more quickly when driving with the windows down and exposed to the sun
    as compared to driving with the windows up and exposed to the sun."
     
    Daveotto likes this.
  13. dieseldoug

    dieseldoug Member

    240
    53
    18
    Good reply moonlight
    The dark glass also keeps the heat out of the car, as in some countries you can have dark glass all round this also helps to keep the interior cool.
     

Share This Page