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Privacy glass, yes, no?

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Hi all -- just curious on the thoughts on this -- I like the idea that I can show my engine bay off through the rear window, but wouldn't mind some UV protection since I live in Texas. I figure it might be best to opt against it, and tint the windows after I get the car, but thoughts? I don't see any threads turning up any decent information on this yet.
 
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I selected yes. It won't be so dark that you won't be able to see the engine bay.
 

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Hi all -- just curious on the thoughts on this -- I like the idea that I can show my engine bay off through the rear window, but wouldn't mind some UV protection since I live in Texas. I figure it might be best to opt against it, and tint the windows after I get the car, but thoughts? I don't see any threads turning up any decent information on this yet.

Factory tint is in the glass and not too dark. I opted for it. Some have concerns about aftermarket film on the hatch glass above the engine heat. I didn't want to risk it. I'll try to match the front side windows with some ceramic film after delivery.
 
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I’ve gone with privacy as I think if you’ve gone upper black pack it flows well with it.
Yeah, I don't have the top black as I prefer the full red all around, but that's a fair point.
 
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Factory tint is in the glass and not too dark. I opted for it. Some have concerns about aftermarket film on the hatch glass above the engine heat. I didn't want to risk it. I'll try to match the front side windows with some ceramic film after delivery.
Didn't even think about that! A great reason to choose it, actually.
 

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There's some discussion and renders here:


And some good, accurate pictures here:

 

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The rear privacy glass is 24.5 VLT. So only a quarter of light gets through. It also has over 95% UV filtering.

I ended up leaving it as I was worried about tint bubbling above a hot engine bay.
 

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In China, people would have a consensus to add some aftermarket glass film no matter it is a cheap car or a luxury car. I don't even know about the significance of the option 'privacy glass'. I think it is just a "watercooler moment” that to be added into the package of FE edition. So it shows a long list that makes the FE is different to the base version. Well, it is just my personal idea. :ROFLMAO: Since this option has been included in the FE edition car, I never tried to figure out the details. I am so curious about US market. You guys have option to choose and not choose? In CN market, you must choose, because it has been included in the price of the car.
 

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I chose not to have it because if I go with a ceramic tint, I want it to look exactly the same on all windows. Since I'm retired and only going to use this car for fun, I may not tint it at all; I'll have to see how hot it gets in the interior while driving it on summer days.
 

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I selected yes. It won't be so dark that you won't be able to see the engine bay.
I also have privacy glass coming and was worried on not see the engine but I see one at Goodwood and you can still see the engine fine
 

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The images below show shots of the engine with and without privacy glass. The lotus logo is visible in both but the full detail of the engine cover is obscured by the privacy glass. I am still going for PG as I believe it improves the overall look of the car. Nimbus Grey is without PG and Dark Verdant is with.
 

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Factory tint is in the glass and not too dark. I opted for it. Some have concerns about aftermarket film on the hatch glass above the engine heat. I didn't want to risk it. I'll try to match the front side windows with some ceramic film after delivery.
I’ve spec’d it for the same reason. I also plan to tint the front windows after delivery.
 

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Any reason why you need privacy glass on the engine bay? I personally didn't opt for it because I want to choose which part to be tinted also I don't want to be stuck with it in the future in case I didn't like it, as for engine bay I was thinking why not just tint engine bay window from inside instead of hiding engine bay from outside?

I know putting a tint will also obstruct your view to the engine bay from inside but you can have a light shade that does a good job on reflecting lights and heat from outside but keeping view from inside very clear.
 

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That's an interesting idea.. Though I personally like having a clear view of the engine from my rear view mirror. I opted for tint just because I think it looks nicer with the side windows and rear hatch glass all tinted together for a more uniform look.
 
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My engine is a not a slut and so I have it private and discrete.
Acturally no difference to the aftermarket glass-film. Also, it has been included in the price, why not choose it ?
 

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