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Reflection on rear window

I just test drove an Elantra Limited and found that the back shelf makes a bad reflection/ glare on the rear window. Is there any way to correct this? I don't have this trouble on my 08 Elantra.
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Window tint should help.
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Is tint something the dealer installs? If so, how much is it approx? Thx.
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Is tint something the dealer installs? If so, how much is it approx? Thx.
Welcome to the forums @Sandyel! Tint will do a lot where that is concerned. I don't notice any reflection in mine.

And, yes, tint can be arranged for install by your dealer. You can shop around and get your best prices and reviews locally. The dealer is gonna add a bag of money to that install price. Cut out the middleman (dealer) and go directly to the tint source.

Ask your salesman who the dealer uses. Then you go there. Tell them you want the dealer's price, or reasonably close to it.
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I just test drove an Elantra Limited and found that the back shelf makes a bad reflection/ glare on the rear window. Is there any way to correct this? I don't have this trouble on my 08 Elantra.
Apply none reflective coating to back shelf. Plasti Dip is a good choice. Applying tinting will lower visibility at night. IF you decide to go with window(s) tinting, let professional do it. I see so many do-it-yourself jobs with bubbles all over the glass that it looks like vomit...
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Apply none reflective coating to back shelf. Plasti Dip is a good choice. Applying tinting will lower visibility at night. IF you decide to go with window(s) tinting, let professional do it. I see so many do-it-yourself jobs with bubbles all over the glass that it looks like vomit...
I agree with the poor quality iusses with the obvious poor installation/ tint quality...but I wouldn't say there's a noticeable amount of DIY-ers out there preforming this task on their own. Just like in life, quality comes at a cost.

I really don't mind the $hitty tint jobs out there...I'm for them! They make my tint look so much better when I drive by laughing at their car, right MaybeHyundai?

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Not sure what the back shelf is made of, but putting a towel or similar on it might help.

Tint is an art form. I've tried similar with vinyl or contact paper and never could get the bubbles out, and a professional can do it spotlessly in 5-10 minutes per window.


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Not sure what the back shelf is made of, but putting a towel or similar on it might help.
That's true, but also kinda getto, right? I've only seen that done when people keep their small dogs in the car.
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They do make dash mats for the rear deck as well. Wife's last Mazda had terrible dash reflection and a dash mat helped eliminate that.


Is the rear deck light colored?

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Apply none reflective coating to back shelf. Plasti Dip is a good choice. Applying tinting will lower visibility at night. IF you decide to go with window(s) tinting, let professional do it. I see so many do-it-yourself jobs with bubbles all over the glass that it looks like vomit...

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