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Good morning cat fam. Like the title says anyone have any recommendations on a good sun shade for the front windshield. I live in Texas and the sun can get brutal here. Any one use one that they personally like or have heard of a brand that has high reviews.

Thinks in advance.
 

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If you want to keep it cool inside, do NOT get an inside one! The sun still super heats the laminated windshield, so it it still hot. Automotive parking light Automotive side marker light Wheel Tire Vehicle

This thing works FANTASTIC, and keeps the car cool as heck inside! It blocks the heat before it soaks into the glass. It's washable, and good for winter too. It's the California Pop Top.
 

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KUST Windshield Sun Shade
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At $29 it's the most expensive sunshade I've ever purchased, but worth every penny. Like having blackout curtains inside the Hellcat.
 

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I really like my WeatherTech sunshade. Fits tight around the edges. That and my tinted windows make a big difference.
I like mine too so would recommend it.

If you want to keep it cool inside, do NOT get an inside one! The sun still super heats the laminated windshield, so it it still hot. View attachment 573812

This thing works FANTASTIC, and keeps the car cool as heck inside! It blocks the heat before it soaks into the glass. It's washable, and good for winter too. It's the California Pop Top.
Worst thing ever you can put on your car for this purpose unless you wash it ever single day and never are in an area with wind. That's basically a car cover and will mess up your paint over time unless you are perfect with maintenance and usage.
 

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california car cover has ones that fit perfectly and work well. durable too, had mine for 5 yrs and zero issues
 

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Covercraft are the best shades on the market. A bit more expensive, but you get whaat you pay for.
 

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I've used the same one on multiple cars for years, and nary a mark. Again, if you want to keep the inside cool, you need this; or a piece of cardboard to cover the outside of the windshield. Try it just once, I dare you............
 

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Yep, I’d use it on that 1999 Olds Alero or whatever it is, no problem .................
 

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I got a fitted model specific one off eBay for the charger and my wife’s Alfa. They were like $36 each and they are amazing. They fit perfect and nothing comes through as far as light goes. Keeps it a lot cooler in this brutal Florida sun. The shade is thick too.
 

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For covercraft they give you two options:

With rearview mirror camera option
Without rearview mirror camera option

What is the difference?
 

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I have the Weather Tech also. A bit pricey but nice. And if you drive your car in cold weather, one side is black. Put that side facing out and it's supposed to warm the inside of your car.
 

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Off topic, but I don’t care for the umbrella one i got for a Scatpack CHARGER. Poor fit, too much trouble. May be perfect for other cars or SUV’s. I just got tinted windows.
 

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Speaking of physics, the best will be a bubble wrap-with-mirror-mylar for efficacy. The mylar reflects a great deal of the solar radiation and the bubble wrap keeps the heat that does get to the mirror face from getting through to the interior.
Notably, they are also among the least expensive. You can get one that approximates the shape of the car and scissor-trim it to your desired exact fit and maximum coverage.

If you wish, you can also buy one each for the sides and rear and still be out less than a hundred bux.

Mine is so effective (just windshield, and a loose cheap fit at that) that I face the windshield toward the sun, and when I get in the car it is really quite surprising how cool it is. There may be more fashionable solutions, but there are not any that are more effective. You will notice that no one uses cloth painted silver on one side and black on the other for house and building insulation, but they DO use a similar mirrored bubble wrap for that very purpose. (I have seen it done in Hawaii in a roof space.)

My main desire is protection of my interior surfaces from the sun's rays beating on them, but the thermal insulation is also an appreciated bonus.
 
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