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Hi all, I installed a windshield sunstrip on my box yesterday. I got it from Filmvantage on eBay. You can choose from 50%, 35%, 20%, or 5% light transmitted and it is precut to fit your xB2. Default height is 6". Details and pics from the install are on my website (see link below).
 

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I'm thinking of putting the sun shade on my xB, but I've heard that some have had problems.The little dots at the top of the windshield show up and look like air bubbles at certain angles.
Have you experienced this? I got an estimate to do the install-- $40. Because I have some disability issues, I'll have someone else do it.
 

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The little dots at the top of the windshield show up and look like air bubbles at certain angles.
The little dots do show up and you do see them but only from certain angles. In my opinion they are not very noticeable at all.

I did consider an exterior banner however I went interior because I did not want any wiper issue. Also the cost was roughly the same.

As for looking better, well, that is in the eye of the beholder... :)
 

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The little dots do show up and you do see them but only from certain angles. In my opinion they are not very noticeable at all.

I did consider an exterior banner however I went interior because I did not want any wiper issue. Also the cost was roughly the same.

As for looking better, well, that is in the eye of the beholder... :)
Thanks for the feed back. I'm wondering if after installing the inside shade,putting a vinyl strip on the outside covering the "dot matrix" and running up to the blackened area and across the entire width at the top of the windshield therefore keeping it out of the wiper field of contact. Are my thoughts over kill, or is it just my OCD kicking in?
 

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In my opinion it would be overkill. I don't even notice the dot matrix, either sitting inside the car or standing outside of it.

You could do it in stages: get the interior one 1st and live with it for a few weeks, then see if you "need" the outside one. Personally, I think the inside one by itself is just fine.
 

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In my opinion it would be overkill. I don't even notice the dot matrix, either sitting inside the car or standing outside of it.

You could do it in stages: get the interior one 1st and live with it for a few weeks, then see if you "need" the outside one. Personally, I think the inside one by itself is just fine.
The funny thing is that I did just that. I figured that I would do it stages.First get the shade, then see if I notice the dots, then decide if something else needs to be done. Thanks for the advice.
 

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I got the shade,and it doesn't look THAT bad. It actually looks as if it was cut around the dot matrix because it lifts at the point of contact. If one feels the dots with a finger nail,they are printed on the glass therefore lifting the tint layer oh so slightly. After a while-looking at the tint,I noticed that I could have had a lighter tint put on first (lower than the original) then putting a darker tint over top but higher giving a layered look. The installer said he could do this but he would charge for a double installation fee. So for now, I'll just keep what I have.
 
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