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I'm planning to get UV/tint film installed and I was curious about the native UV protection provided by the MO's privacy glass. So I sent an inquiry to Nissan:
I am a new Murano owner and will be adding UV protection film to at least some of the windows. Do you have information on the amount of UV protection inherently provided by the vehicles windows? I'm interested in UV penetration numbers for:

- front windscreen
- first row side windows
- second row side windows
- cargo area side windows
- cargo area rear hatch window
- moonroof windows
They've replied with:
Thank you for contacting Nissan North America, inc. regarding your 2010 Murano and allowing us the opportunity to be of assistance. We are writing to inform you your request has been forwarded to the appropriate department for further processing. We will follow up with you via e-mail when we receive the requested documentation.

Please be advised a request of this nature is often a lengthy process, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We greatly appreciate your patience in this matter.
I'll update when I get the numbers so it will be quicker and easier for my fellow forum members.

 

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I'll update when I get the numbers so it will be quicker and easier for my fellow forum members.
Don't hold your breath waiting for a follow-up. :headshake

-njjoe
 

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Don't hold your breath waiting for a follow-up. :headshake-njjoe
I have seen various comments about Nissan's poor customer service. It's funny that on a Toyota forum (we have a couple of Camry's in the herd) someone posted about contacting Toyota support and getting the numbers back the very same day.
 

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When we checked my factory tinted glass before i put limo over it, my friend's tool read something like 25-30%. But now i put 5% over it so its dark.
 

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Got a reply. The information was in a nice table in the email that did not translate well to the forum. So I've neatened it up as best I can. It seems like all the glass blocks >/= 92% of UV.

Thank you for taking the time to contact Nissan North America, Inc. in regards to the UV protection film on your 2010 Nissan Murano.

We would like to apologize for the lengthy process, and for any inconvenience this may cause you. We appreciated your patience in this matter.

The information below is the information you have requested.

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GLASS | SUPPLIER | COLOR | THICKNESS (mm) | Tv (%) | Tuv (%)

WS | AGC | Green | 4.7 | 79 | 0

FR DOOR | AGC | UV Green | 5.0 | 74 | 8

RR DOOR
| NSG | Dark Gray | 4.0 | 18 | 6

S/WDW
| AGC | Dark Gray | 3.125 | 6

B/DOOR
| AGC | Dark Gray | 3.125 | 6

ROOF
| NSG | Dark Gray | 4.018 | 6
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AGC (ASAHI GLASS CO.,LTD.)

NSG (NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO.,LTD.)
Tv (Visible ray transmittance)
Tuv (UV transmittance)

If you have any additional concerns or comments, please feel free to send us another e-mail or contact our Consumer Affairs department directly at 1-800-647-7261.

Thank you for taking the time to write.

Sincerely,

Nissan North America, Inc.

 

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Got a reply.
:29: Nice job.

We can clean-up the chart and make this a sticky for future reference.

-njjoe
 

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:29: Nice job.

We can clean-up the chart and make this a sticky for future reference.

-njjoe
Cool. How's this? I also corrected some errors in the previous post (got some digits in the wrong place for thickness and Tv).
 

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:29::29: A double nice job!

It is now a "stickie".

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Wow, I knew windshield was tinted but not so much that it would block 21% of light! It is also great to know that 100% of UV gets blocked by the windshield and very little gets through from the other glasses.
 

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Here's what I want to know. I understand that aftermarket tint is a film that's adhered to the inside of the window. By what method does factory glass achieve its tinted/UV protective characteristics?
 

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Here's what I want to know. I understand that aftermarket tint is a film that's adhered to the inside of the window. By what method does factory glass achieve its tinted/UV protective characteristics?
From what I have read factory glass is actually dyed glass.
Aftermarket "Tint" is a film that is appied to glass as you mentioned in your post.
 

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Wow, I knew windshield was tinted but not so much that it would block 21% of light! It is also great to know that 100% of UV gets blocked by the windshield and very little gets through from the other glasses.
Does that not just mean the green strip across the top of the windshield? Not the whole windshield surely. :confused:
 

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Thanks for this info

I just purchased a new 2011 Murano SV a couple of weeks ago. It's my first new car I have ever owned, and so far there is nothing I don't love about the vehicle.

I made the huge mistake of tinting the windows last week (wanted it even darker than the factory stained OEM glass) at 4% tint. Its all but impossible to see out the windows at night, because of the compounding factor of the tint and darkened glass.

Even during the day, it's a nuisance and not worth it. Will definitely have to get the job redone, especially now taht I realize my hatch is only getting 1% light through...(.25X.04).

Either way, this site is a great resource, and I wanted to thank you guys for sharing, I couldn't find this information (regarding the stock light transmittance %'s) anywhere but here.

A grateful new member to this forum,
Daniel
 

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I am getting my front doors done tomorrow with the state legal (darkest) of 35%. So, am I reading this chart correct that once I put 35% on the front doors, they will have a Tv of approx 26% - same as the rear triangles and hatch (74%x35%=25.9%)?
 
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