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Old 04-23-2009, 08:06 PM
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Looking for opinions on which tint % to choose from. I narrowed it down to 35% front sides, 20% rear sides and 20% rear or 50% front side, 35% rear side and 35% rear. Basically where I live only the front is regulated at 50%. Our windows seem pre- tinted therefore even 50% would put me over the limit. Opinions?
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i went 30 all around.
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50% front 35% rear I didn't want hassles from the police.
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just go 35 all the way around...anything less is really not worth the money - you won't be achieving anything.
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prob go 35% just to stay safe from po lice.

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Old 04-24-2009, 09:21 AM
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I went 35% on the front sides and 20% on the rear sides and back window. Works well in this sun laden land of Las Vegas and also looks good per my pics on the pic thread.
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Originally Posted by Norm01 View Post
Looking for opinions on which tint % to choose from. I narrowed it down to 35% front sides, 20% rear sides and 20% rear or 50% front side, 35% rear side and 35% rear. Basically where I live only the front is regulated at 50%. Our windows seem pre- tinted therefore even 50% would put me over the limit. Opinions?
I'm in the same boat. Even doing the lightest film I can find still puts me over the legal limit here. I suppose it's fine because I don't want a dark tint so if I do it I'll probably do the 50% all around. Not really a fan of mixed tints on sedans.
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Originally Posted by Krytech View Post
I'm in the same boat. Even doing the lightest film I can find still puts me over the legal limit here. I suppose it's fine because I don't want a dark tint so if I do it I'll probably do the 50% all around. Not really a fan of mixed tints on sedans.
I think 35% is the limit on front windows in Nevada, but I can not really tell any difference when looking at the car the 15% difference from the back and rear window.


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make the same shade of tint all around. looks 100x better.
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make the same shade of tint all around. looks 100x better.
Like interior and exterior color selection, it is all a matter of personal taste...:-)
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The legal limit here in Colorado is 30% which is what I went with.
I wanted to go a little darker (20%), but I didn't want to take that risk.

I'm not a fan of having a difference in tinting between the front doors and rear doors, unless you went with a 30%/20% where the difference in darkness is not as noticable.
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you can go darker tint on a lighter color interior btw. it won't look as dark as those with dark color interior.
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you can go darker tint on a lighter color interior btw. it won't look as dark as those with dark color interior.
I agree with Frank. 35% on my black interior looks plenty dark, but on my friend's grey interior it looks light.
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The legal limit here in Colorado is 30% which is what I went with.
I wanted to go a little darker (20%), but I didn't want to take that risk.

I'm not a fan of having a difference in tinting between the front doors and rear doors, unless you went with a 30%/20% where the difference in darkness is not as noticable.
Mine is 35/20 and I really cannot see any major difference like I had on my GL with privacy glass on the back side windows.
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Originally Posted by Nevada Jack View Post
I think 35% is the limit on front windows in Nevada, but I can not really tell any difference when looking at the car the 15% difference from the back and rear window.

You're right, I can't really tell a difference between the front or back.

here in mn, since the max tint if pretty high, you see a fair number of cars with light-medium tint on the front doors and limo tint on the rears. I don't mind it on my SUV, but sedans with such obvious differences in the tint just don't look right to me. Yours looks very nice though!
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Originally Posted by Krytech View Post
You're right, I can't really tell a difference between the front or back.

here in mn, since the max tint if pretty high, you see a fair number of cars with light-medium tint on the front doors and limo tint on the rears. I don't mind it on my SUV, but sedans with such obvious differences in the tint just don't look right to me. Yours looks very nice though!
Thanks... I am going to try and shoot a pic from inside as well as a few outside and see if the difference is noticeable.
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Tint is very hard to capture in a picture, lots of things can have an effect on how it looks, here is mine with 25% all the way around and it looks darker than your 20%

go figure







and in this one it looks almost pitch black....

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Originally Posted by GateKeeper View Post
Tint is very hard to capture in a picture, lots of things can have an effect on how it looks, here is mine with 25% all the way around and it looks darker than your 20%

go figure







and in this one it looks almost pitch black....

Yeah...sun angle has a lot to do with it. Also, processing of the image can effect it also... I strive for deep blacks on the paint finish which can tilt the windows apparent appearance.

Nice shots of a beautiful car...!
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Thanks, I like yours as well, just didn't want to go to another black car,,,,lol,,,,,I was close....

I have more pics, but was looking for ones that showed off the tint the best....

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the black car is classy, and the white is p.i.m.p.

I'm doing white, but I love both. I think these are the only colors that really fit the car.
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Just got my tint done at FX Auto in Markham. Formula One Pinnacle Series 35% front and rear.

Sorry but it has been raining so can't get any good sunlight pictures yet.









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Looks great... hardly ever see a rainy day like that down here in the desert...:-)
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Has anyone got pictures of a 50% tint all round on a black car that they would like to share?
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Mine is limo (charcoal) all the way around, and also in the front window 6" strip. I never get bothered, but I do live in AZ. Its on a Steel Grey C, looks very nice.
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Originally Posted by peabers View Post
Just got my tint done at FX Auto in Markham. Formula One Pinnacle Series 35% front and rear.

Sorry but it has been raining so can't get any good sunlight pictures yet.









damn those look like 20%'s

im glad tho cause that is excatly what im gettin... looks proper...

you have a black interior as well right?
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