Solar Reflective Coating for Windscreens

Solar Reflective Coating on Windscreens

Solar Reflective Coating on Windscreens

This Citroen C3 windscreen in Buckfastleigh had to be replaced when the solar reflective coating deteriorated making driving almost impossible.

A lot of the Renault, Peugeot and Citroen windscreens have a solar reflective coating, these screens reflect uv light from the sun’s rays which improves air conditioning efficiency, reduces the degradation of interior trims and upholstery and improves fuel efficiency.

Over a long period of time quite often these solar reflective coatings breakdown causing weird bubbles or blemishes in the glass, initially these may be isolated to a few spots or marks but gradually it will spread across the whole glass necessitating a new windscreen.

A solar reflective windscreen will have a blueish / purple hue when viewed from the kerbside at an angle, whereas the side windows will have a standard green hue.

If you enlarge the picture below the solar reflective blemishes are quite noticeable, looking almost like dried rain spots.

 

Solar Reflective Coating on Windscreens
Solar Reflective Coating on Windscreens

 

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