I was thinking of tinting the front two windows, respectively 20% as I somewhat like my privacy and have driven cars with 20% even knowing the laws and difficulty seeing at night.
I contacted a top rated window tinting shop in my area regarding the front two windows. The guy is apparently really pissy about the laws. I understand they want to cover themselves, but damn, it is pretty amusing.
This is the reply after I had asked him a couple of questions and stated I wanted 20%.
"The front doors are not legal to have tinted unless the film and glass combined allows a Visible Light Transmittance of 70% or greater. The problem is most factory glass is already around 75% VLT so only a clear film can be legally installed. If you have a medical prescription letter from a skin or eye doctor, you can legally have up to 35% VLT but not allowed to drive the car at night.
With that said, if you want to tint the front doors to try and match the rears, whether it be dark or shiny, we will not do that for our customers because you will only bs asking for trouble. Going with something light like 50% is like driving 10 mph over the posted speed limit. Going with something like 20% or darker to try and match the back is like telling the police that you don't care about the law and I know you will get cited unless you work for law enforcement."
What do y'all think?