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    Quote Originally Posted by CX-5um View Post
    Pretty sure he's referring to Window Tint.
    I donít worry about it. Mine is covered under my comprehensive insurance plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goguinness View Post
    I've had two CX-5's, a 2013, and a 2015. Only problem so far has been (fingers crossed) a star in the lower left corner of the 2015 windshield. Immediately called insurance guy, and got it patched in two days for $50.00. Holding on so far.

    Has anybody here tried the new clear film for the windshield? It is claimed to reduce heat by 43%, and U/V rays, by 99.9%.
    You can get ceramic tints for windshield. It has to be pre shrunk before applying so it costs more. I would say about 250 dollars to get a good ceramic tint done. Or about 70 dollars for the top strip which is ok useful. It will keep a ton of heat out though - it gets applied from the inside and will do nothing to protect the car from rock chips etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    You can get ceramic tints for windshield. It has to be pre shrunk before applying so it costs more. I would say about 250 dollars to get a good ceramic tint done. Or about 70 dollars for the top strip which is ok useful. It will keep a ton of heat out though - it gets applied from the inside and will do nothing to protect the car from rock chips etc.
    Since I was on a budget I had Suntex Carbon XP 80 installed on my windshield. Non carbon. $100 or so added to price of all other windows. Makes a big difference when touching the black dash and steering wheel.

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    Question for the group: I just got a rock chip on my 2017 GT (no package, no heads up display). Do you guys know if the car has the heated windshield wiper glass? I'm going through Safelite quote and it comes up at $520. I assume Mazda will not cover this even though we bough the car just few months ago and have 4k miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    His 2015 had a known windshield issue. The 17/18s I have heard so far do not have this pattern of breakage. The 15s and some 16s cracked due to pressure. Not being hit by a rock but got ruptured under stress.

    For your broken one - was the Rock hit pretty significant?
    No, mind died 2x due to a rock hit. The glass was just brittle AF, and I think had internal stresses. My Safelite is nearly bulletproof it seems, has taken a TON of rocks, much larger than the ones that killed my OEMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STLpilot View Post
    Question for the group: I just got a rock chip on my 2017 GT (no package, no heads up display). Do you guys know if the car has the heated windshield wiper glass? I'm going through Safelite quote and it comes up at $520. I assume Mazda will not cover this even though we bough the car just few months ago and have 4k miles on it.
    No, but if you don't have it on your insurance coverage, you're not right. It's like $3/mo more, and pays for glass 100%. MORE than worth it.

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    No heater.

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    Some of the 17/18's have heated glass.

    And yes, unfortunately a lot of 17+ Mazda's have backorderd windshields.

    If anyone is in that situation, just know that even if the dealer tells you that none are available in any North American warehouse, once they place the order you'll probably get one with a couple weeks.
    Even though Mazda's system tells them they are backordered, once the order is placed Mazda will make one available and ship it to the dealer.

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    No premium package means no heater on his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VQ35DE View Post
    No premium package means no heater on his.
    Great, thanks so much for the answers. This is helpful.

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    The OEM glass on my '15 GT got cracked a few weeks ago by the world's tiniest pebble (honestly don't think it would have chipped any other glass...). Comprehensive insurance plan thru Allstate got Safelite to replace it with a Fuyao aftermarket windshield, $50, replaced in my garage. Pretty happy with it so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nephrology View Post
    The OEM glass on my '15 GT got cracked a few weeks ago by the world's tiniest pebble (honestly don't think it would have chipped any other glass...). Comprehensive insurance plan thru Allstate got Safelite to replace it with a Fuyao aftermarket windshield, $50, replaced in my garage. Pretty happy with it so far!
    Got a Fuyao windshield on the CX-5 for 1 1/2 years now. Holding up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm1ke View Post
    Yep, any tint installer should have access to the clear tint that is used to lower in-cabin temps by blocking UV. One such product is called Llumar Air Blue 80 or 90.
    My experience with the ceramic tint on the windshield of my old Acura TLX was that there was too much halo/glare from oncoming lights, traffic and street lights at night. I had it removed after 2 weeks. My friend had his Tesla S done and there were no problems.

    I am considering putting in my CX-5
    Last edited by LAMike240; 08-30-2018 at 02:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAMike240 View Post
    My experience with the ceramic tint on the windshield of my old Acura TLX was that there was too much halo/glare from oncoming lights, traffic and street lights at night. I had it removed after 2 weeks. My friend had his Tesla S done and there were no problems.

    I am considering putting in my CX-5
    I have Suntek Carbon XP 80 on my Mazda6....imho it depends on the installer. That goes for tint in general. My passengers don't believe me that my windshield is even tinted. Hard to tell. Its even lighter than the pic below. The difference in heat blockage is significant.


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