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harrisons13

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PostSubject: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:08 pm

I was having some things done on my car at the body shop, and the windshield chip became a crack from the stress of removing the windshield. Long story short I need a replacement and that has been found and done at a decent price. However, is there any way to get the solar coating that the infamous Sungate Cool ones had. ThankSS!
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PostSubject: Re: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:41 am

The factory "Sungate" process was not a coating but microscopic metal particles in the glass itself. This is how it filtered out infrared heat. The metal also affects some windshield mounted toll transponders.
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PostSubject: Re: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:48 am

The Sungate windows are no longer available. The only glass you can get is standard clear. As far as effectiveness of the Sungate window, the jury is still out on that. I have a 91 without it, and a 92 with it, and the interiors have about the same amount of UV damage. One of the issues with the Sungate glass is that it tends to delaminate around the edges, getting worse each year. My 92 is almost to where you can see it from the inside. All of the Sungate glass I have seen in the junk yards have had noticeable amounts of delamination.
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PostSubject: Re: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:34 pm

I threw 38% tint on mine and it's awesome...but the auto headlight Twilight Sentinel always has the lights on now.
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PostSubject: Re: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:32 pm

sadly no longer available, i heard there ws some solar glass replacements but with a green tint to them. Makes me a bit paranoid to drive my car as I'm always worried about the glass, my OCC has a perfect sungate no chips or delam, just a bit of hazing from the wipers.
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PostSubject: Re: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:41 pm

You could polish out the hazing from the wipers. Just do it carefully.
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PostSubject: Re: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:52 pm

I believe Eastwood has a polishing compound for that.
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PostSubject: Re: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:35 am

Rev Bob wrote:
The factory "Sungate" process was not a coating but microscopic metal particles in the glass itself. This is how it filtered out infrared heat. The metal also affects some windshield mounted toll transponders.  
I have read this before. Someplace I read there is a place on the windshield for toll transponders. Does anyone know if that is true, or where it is located?
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PostSubject: Re: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:46 am

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Someplace I read there is a place on the windshield for toll transponders

If so, it required the gift of prophesy on the part of GM. Even the latest (1996) Sungate windshields predate widespread use of toll transponders.

The only spot I have ever found in my wagons that works with an EZPass is holding it in my hand out the window; a royal PITA in cold and rainy weather. I've also had two external transponders, and neither one would get picked up more than about 60% of the time when mounted as directed above the front plate (ugly too... like a piece of spinach in your teeth).
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PostSubject: Re: Having a new windshield but want the sun gate solar coating.   Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:03 am


Isurf wrote:
I have read this before. Someplace I read there is a place on the windshield for toll transponders. Does anyone know if that is true, or where it is located? thanks

Not on the B-Body Sungates as they are fully coated. You may be thinking of the ZR-1 Corvettes that did have an uncoated rectangle on the bottom left for "garage door openers" (read: radar detectors).

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