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Old 02-04-2010, 12:52 AM
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slight blue window tint?

In the older MBs, there are a hint of blue tint layer on their windows. However, I don't see it in the new W212. Is it just my weak eye sight or is it true?
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The E Class did have blue windows (a dye in the glass) but apparently stopped that with the W212. It appears to be standard green glass now.
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It's like I'm finding a new area they decontented every day.

Why would they do away with the blue glass, although my car has the green (which you can barely see it there), the blue was a great unique touch to M-B.
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It's like I'm finding a new area they decontented every day.

Why would they do away with the blue glass, although my car has the green (which you can barely see it there), the blue was a great unique touch to M-B.
Agreed, I really liked the blue glass, especially when it rains- you can really see it then...
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I agree that the blue lookS better. Do you guys know the benefit of the tint? I guess just heat resist?
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Agreed, I really liked the blue glass, especially when it rains- you can really see it then...
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the blue glass was part of the appearance/sport package. With the 09 models, the sport package (not to be confused with AMG sport package) was phased out with the blue glass included. Now there is only the standard green.

as well, the 08+ C classes do not have the blue glass either and I think the 06+ CLKs don't as well.

ya, i love my blue glass. I can't stop debating whether to tint or not since I like the blue soooooo much.

u know what's interesting, i was looking at replacement cost for windshields and the blue glass was cheaper than the green one. but man, that heat insulated purple hue glass was through the roof compared to the other two.
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the blue glass was part of the appearance/sport package. With the 09 models, the sport package (not to be confused with AMG sport package) was phased out with the blue glass included. Now there is only the standard green.

as well, the 08+ C classes do not have the blue glass either and I think the 06+ CLKs don't as well.

ya, i love my blue glass. I can't stop debating whether to tint or not since I like the blue soooooo much.

u know what's interesting, i was looking at replacement cost for windshields and the blue glass was cheaper than the green one. but man, that heat insulated purple hue glass was through the roof compared to the other two.
beside looking shape, do they serve another purpose? Heat insulation? Light reduce?
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beside looking shape, do they serve another purpose? Heat insulation? Light reduce?
i believe they are for providing some heat insulation, but i can't really tell. now the type of glass that comes on the S/CL works really well. i can actually feel the difference (that's also why my garage door opener or radar detector doesn't work that well in our CL).
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fwiw, my 2009 E350 had blue glass. In 2009, the only E350s available in the USA were the "AMG sports package." At least that's all I could find in SoCal and also what the dealers told me....

I don't think blue is really any better than green at UV protection.
Purely cosmetic, I would guess(?)

"Pilkington Arctic Blue™ High performance tint is a unique blue tinted float engineered for high daylight transmittance, good solar control and cool, comfortable color. It also provides a soft, undistorted, natural view from the interior."
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so the 09s did still have blue glass? i wonder what option it came with since originally it would come with sport package and there was no sport package for that year, just AMG sport package. does ur 63 have it?

ya, i don't think the blue does anything better than the green, so probably just a way to minimize inventory. but man, that glass that comes on the S/CL really makes a difference.

o/t, i saw an 09 E550 at a dealer once and it was non-sport so it had the same rims as my car

oh, and i think the CLS had it too, but idk if they still come with them. i know the 1st year they had it (MY06).

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Yeah, my 63 has it too.
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As far as I know, the blue versus green glass was only an appearance thing, neither had an advantage over the other. The purple infrared reflecting glass in S/CL and some GLs has a definite heat reflecting benefit.
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My only issue with the purple tint on the S/CL's, is that they kind of look like you've got super ghetto, purpled tint on your car. Used to annoy me with my W220.
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My only issue with the purple tint on the S/CL's, is that they kind of look like you've got super ghetto, purpled tint on your car. Used to annoy me with my W220.
i love this feature, it's just really expensive to replace compared to the green/blue
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My 07 E350 with the sport package included the blue tint. I was surprised to say the least. I am considering a new one later this year, sport package only, thank you. While I was at the dealer, they had a stunning E550 coupe (white/black). I had to hold myself back...
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I recently just had my windshied cracked on a the freeway, the cracked was about 10 inch long. I am getting it replaced this monday. My guy that I always do any kind of windshied work with told me that the PPG which is now PGW, the orginal glass which has a hint of blue to it (i never knew it did) cost about roughly 900 bucks for the glass alone. I got a Pilkington replacement with a really light grey tint to it along with a light grey shading on top which no longer comes with any OEM windshield anymore. I was really debating on the grey shade, but everyone at the shop said it will give the car more of a sportier look comparing to the OEM one. Doesnt matter to me how much it cost because deductible for me was only $50 for the whole windshield replacement. It was included in my mechanical breakdown coverage.
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It's like I'm finding a new area they decontented every day.

Why would they do away with the blue glass, although my car has the green (which you can barely see it there), the blue was a great unique touch to M-B.
I would seriously doubt there is a cost difference in the "dye" used to color the glass. So while change is certainly different, I would not consider this a de-content measure. It does remove a unique look though. Who knows what the designers were thinking. To me, de-contenting is where a lower quality part is used or eliminated altogether. Just my two cents.
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I recently just had my windshied cracked on a the freeway, the cracked was about 10 inch long. I am getting it replaced this monday. My guy that I always do any kind of windshied work with told me that the PPG which is now PGW, the orginal glass which has a hint of blue to it (i never knew it did) cost about roughly 900 bucks for the glass alone. I got a Pilkington replacement with a really light grey tint to it along with a light grey shading on top which no longer comes with any OEM windshield anymore. I was really debating on the grey shade, but everyone at the shop said it will give the car more of a sportier look comparing to the OEM one. Doesnt matter to me how much it cost because deductible for me was only $50 for the whole windshield replacement. It was included in my mechanical breakdown coverage.
I too just had a windshield replaced on my 2011 E. There is no aftermarket replacements at this time so my insurance approved an OEM. It was over $900, and, it is not blue. St. Gobaine is the original glass company for MB.
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For the first year or two years, you can only buy replacement windshield from the dealer. No aftermarket is available until that probation period is over. By law, front windshields are not suppose to be tinted at all, so green or blue tint, it will not even be noticeable. My 2009 E says it came with a slight blue tint (according to the factory), It look quite clear to me. I cant wait until I get my new one on with a slight grey tint and grey shade band.
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Is there any subtle green tint to the windshield on the 212, like there is for the side windows? Anyone know? This of course would be very not noticeable, but I'd assume that they'd have it for the slight UV protection (like the side windows).
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No difference in cost for the glass. However, the blue is sort of cool and I have to say I miss it a bit.
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I/ve seen a green tint windshield and honestly it looks clear, same thing with my 2009 which says blue. Whatever the front is, it is not going to be noticeable. I Just though it was cool to have a slight grey with a sligth grey shade band. My Glass guy said the OEM blue tint is only costing more because it is not made as much (quantity wise).
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blue or green?

Anyone else have trouble seeing whether your windows are blue or green or....turquoise...sometimes green and sometimes blueish?
My clk 430...the driver side window sometimes looks green and sometimes more blue.

I thought I had the wrong color on my driver so I ordered one from a junkyard and they ensured me they sent a blue window. Well....I got it and it looks same as mine; sometimes green and sometimes blue. Weird!
Thoughts?
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