STEALTH Rear camera Street Guardian SGZC12RC, Panorama X2 Custom made set-up for VW Passat B6 / 3C

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  1. niko

    niko Well-Known Member Retailer

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    Welcome to forum.
    Just to clarify, what exactly are you plan to trim out, tint or something else?
     
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    Maaaaaan. I just finished installing the Clarion and have the broken nails and scrapes to prove it. I pulled the trim panels in the rear, fished the cable through the rear gate, into the rubber electrical tube, then along the roof liner. Then put everything back. It looks factory. Nice and clean. I was thinking of gluing an o-ring around the lens and cutting a suitable hole in the tint. Mine looks like the photo but the tint is darker.
     

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    Hi Niko.
    Just the tint.
     
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    Maybe a new, bigger 3rd brake light with the camera inside?
     
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    That has to be some of the most hardcore tint i've heard of in a while. You're sure the glass isn't painted, then?

    Take a look of a 5% LLumar ATC film, in 5am in the morning..
    It's easy to see through from the inside, even by the RV-cam, but totally black on the outside.
    Btw the Llumar ATC5 is by far the darkest film i've run with in all my cars.

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    Even the 3M CS5 (That's also a 5% tint) i did on my Vento, isn't as black as the Llumar on the inside, but equally as black from the outside.
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    OK. I'm and idiot. The grainy image was because it was dark in the garage and outside. Here is a daylight image.
    Still going to modify the 3rd brake light like the photo below. I have ordered an LED strip.
    Will cut it in half and mount the camera in the middle. If I fab a plexi U channel and put the LED strip on the bottom of the U, it will be very stealthy.
    The U channel will be 1 1/2" id at the back so the camera can tilt down and the top and bottom will be cut to the curve of the back window.
    I will ask my tint guy to remove the tint under the new light after I have finished
    fabricating the light. If I use the old clip in plug from the current brake light, it will be plug and play.
     

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    As I understand your Honda rear glass is almost 90 degree ?

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    in this case if you mount RC camera the way it lens will be as close to the glass as possible (1-2mm away) they I assume you need to cut out only about 1.5 (max 2) cm. diameter hole in your tint.
     
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    There is an external waterproof camera option for the SGZC12RC as well.
     
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    Yes, almost 90 degrees. They don't call them boxy for 'nuthin.
    I thought about an external camera but, I intend to have a cargo box on the rear hitch and, there really is no place to mount a camera and have it look factory. The angle of the camera, as it is now, will be ideal. I will adjust as needed.
     
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