What did you do to your Clarity today?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by fotomoto, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. MajorAward

    MajorAward Active Member

    If those work as well as they look you should be all set. Imagine the voice of Billy Crystal doing the voice of Fernando Llamas when I say: "They Look Marvelous".
     
  2. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

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  3. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

    How did the back glass come out? Seems like the limited access to the lower corners would be a tough install. l just installed a rear dash cam, so that is out for me.
     
  4. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

    Too funny, thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    The ceramic tint on the rear window is still perfect after a year and a half. The tint shop said it was difficult enough that they would charge more for the next Clarity. Glad I was the first.

    My dash cam records from a rear facing lens on the front windshield mounted cam so it picks up the interior and any interactions at the side windows. It has no trouble recording through the rear tint. If your rear cam is glass mounted, the tint can be cut around it. You could also get your tint shop to give you a scrap piece of tint to try between rear cam and window if the cam is mounted away from the glass to see if it will work.
    Hope this is helpful since the ceramic IR blocking tint makes a big difference in heat gain on that big greenhouse rear glass. (I did the front windshield too in 70% VLT) The car is noticeably less “volcanic” when parked in the sun now. The rear window looks a lot better tinted too.
     
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  6. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

    That would really help here in Florida. How much did they say the next one would be?
     
  7. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    They didn’t say. Just gave me the impression it was a real PITA and said they wouldn’t do another one for the price I got.
     
  8. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

    LOL,,,:)
     
  9. Robert_Alabama

    Robert_Alabama Active Member

    I posted a while back about the cheap aftermarket tpms on Ebay for $25. So far so good. I did break the charging port by hanging the usb cable and tugging too hard. This caused me to move it to the small dash area to the left of the steering wheel (where it would charge from solar). It shuts down after the car stops (not sure how it figures that out or how long it stays on before shutoff) and then starts again when you open the door (again not sure how it figures that out either), so the battery drain is essentially none and the solar panel seems more than adequate to keep it's internal battery charged. I did open up the unit to look at the broken port and the battery seems to be reasonably sized and would be little trouble to replace if needed. Anyway, I have decided I like the display stuck to the dash and will probably just leave it there.
     
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  10. Bender

    Bender Member

    ~1k miles. Scraped hubcap on a curb backing out of parking, not bad though. Wonder could i touch this up or how much damage if I do trade in/sell next year. 20190729_122436.jpg

    Also got the tuxmats for inside, like them. Didn't use the anchor. And the $22 oem insert for the front shelf to be less slippery.

    Not sure weathertech or tuxmat to order for trunk.
     
  11. 2002

    2002 Well-Known Member

    I did similar making a tight turn around one of those curbed planters in a parking lot. Was upset at first but I now have trouble finding it on the rare occasions that I think about it. But I am more careful now so as to avoid adding more scrapes. Back when it concerned me more I looked up how to repair it DIY, seems to be similar to a body repair, some grinding and sanding then using a body filler to flatten it out, then painting with a matching wheel color. As long as the color is a relatively close match it probably would make it pretty much invisible unless you remembered where it was and were looking right at it. Or instead of doing all that probably just touching it up would improve it enough to be even less noticeable, again as long as the color isn't way off. I'm really glad I didn't damage the plastic insert as that would not be repairable, at least not an invisible repair, although if I ever paint the inserts black it wouldn't matter. I got the "paint it black" idea (for those who get the reference) after seeing pictures of the FCV which has black inserts. Too expensive to order the black inserts though.
     
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  12. Ryan C

    Ryan C Member

    I got the same stuff installed. It looked like it would be a pain. The place I went to had a picture of a Clarity on their website and said it wasn’t a problem. Definitely a tight fit but mine came out great and does so much for the car. They mentioned the rear window was tough but not unusual
     
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  13. Ryan C

    Ryan C Member

    Sadly the only thing I did was put gas in my Clarity for the first time. I do take some comfort in the fact it still had a little over a gallon left and I also think I burned about 3 gallons due to user error and just playing around. Still went two weeks on a regular commute and used 6 gallons vs 25
     
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  14. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

    I sadly put gas in mine today also. Tomorrow is my second week owning it. I went 191 miles, used the A/C all the time and preconditioned the cabin. It looked to be about 2/3rds left in the tank. It took a whopping 2.382 Gallons and was $5.88 cents. My push mower needed gas and the can took 1.725 and cost $4.38.
    I am a very happy new owner. :)
     
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  15. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

    Saturday I installed the Thinkware Q800 Pro dash cam with rear camera also. It turned out really well. Tucks behind the mirror out of the way.
     
  16. Rangavasu

    Rangavasu Member

    Pictures for the rear cam install please!
     
  17. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

    rear camera.jpg
     
  18. Rangavasu

    Rangavasu Member

    Thank you for the picture. How did you route the wires for the rear cam?
     
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  19. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

    Looks great.
     
  20. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Member

    Vehicles like this having such wide door sills are so scratch prone.Looks like you have that well taken care of.
     

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