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Is privacy glass just tinted windows?

I was wondering, with my current car, we did not get the factory tint, just aftermarket. Is the factory MB Privacy Glass, just normal high quality window tinting, or is it some sort of special heat reflective/sound suppressive type laminated glass?
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It may vary by region (consider filling out your "User CP" with location and vehicle type) but generally factory supplied "privacy glass" is actually fused to the window and is very tough, I've never seen any scratch. This is similar to what you see on SUV's and vans with factory tinted glass. For the US market I do not believe you can get factory tint on the front side glass and definitely not for the windshield. If the tint is dealer installed, even on a new car, then they have used the common film type tint. Generally the easiest way to know what the car has it to lower the window a couple of inches and see if you can detect an edge of the film since film doesn't go all the way up.

If you want all side & rear glass to match then your best bet would be to order a non-tinted car and have it done by the dealer or aftermarket.


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