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20% or 35%

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by tarheelfan_08, Nov 10, 2008.

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What % tent should I do??

  1. 20%

    58.7%
  2. 35%

    30.2%
  3. Other

    11.1%
  1. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    Should I get 20% tint on my front windows, which will match the back windows I'm told!

    Or should I get 35% tent

    Or other, if you pick other please tell me what it is an why!!
     
  2. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:24 PM
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    Why the hell would you put a "TENT" on your windows?

    I only have "TINT" on mine and they're 35% on the front, 5% everywhere else.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    I think 35%.... it would look dumb if the front were darker than the rear i think....
     
  4. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    I thought that the rear windows were 20 percent stock??
     
  5. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    everything I read on TW leads toward 20% is factory.

    But installing film on the front, and the factory impregnated tint on the back will not match perfectly, at least on mine it didn't. There are many manufacturers of tint, and there is slight variation amoung them. Only way for an extremely close match is to put film on all windows.

    My experience: The brand of tint my shop uses only makes 15% and 30%. He said 15% on the front would match exactly. It was like the difference between night and day INSIDE the vehicle. But from the outside it looked pretty good.
    He re did it for free to 30% and it looks very close from the outside and inside. I can still tell a slight difference inside when the sun is very bright. The 30% on the front looks slightly darker inside, but it is kind of like comparing apples to oranges.

    My wifes vision at night is not the greatest either, therefore If my shop offered 20 and 35, I would go for 35. For looks, and for the safety of all other drivers when my wife is driving.........lol:D
     
  6. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:31 PM
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    Keep in mind color some tints have a smoke color and other have like a purple color!
     
  7. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:33 PM
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    My goal is to have tint where its dark enough that you can tell facial features but you can tell the shape!! will 35 do that??
     
  8. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    take a look at my gallery the 99 taco had 35% on the front!
     
  9. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    Tint: 20%F 35%R
    20% front 35% rear. My 09 Taco's tint is a little lighter in the front but I think it still looks great
     
  10. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    That is 35%?? Then thats def what im going for! I got a white taco to, it looks good on yours so I hope mine turns out as good!!
     
  11. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:39 PM
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    hey man, i went through your same dilema. Us being in NC. we have "strict" tint rules. tint limit is 35% but youll be allright with 25%. Should be on my 4 banger, im running 5% on the rear glass(you can have that as dark as you want on a truck and its still legal) and on the sides i have 25% tint. if i stand about 10 feet away , i can tell theres someone in my truck, but i cant really tell any facial features. Best bet is do what i have. and you should be fine. 35% wont even make a difference. it has some darkness, Custom daves tinting in Mooresville does it. they do supreme work over there. and if theres any bubbles, he will redo any portion ant no extra cost!
     
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    yep! 35% is wat that is!! i know cas i put it on and when i got pulled over for it and the officer used that cool tint gauge on it lol!!!!
     
  13. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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    mine has 35 and it matches the rear pretty good
     
  14. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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    I just looked at a guy who ahd 35% and it is about what i want! check it out
     
  15. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    oh really, i hadnt even looked yet. cool :D
     
  16. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    thats some really good looking tint he has on there. good job TRDMAN
     
  17. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    Why thank you!!
     
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    this is 15% front and factory back. Sorry, I don't have the same pic of the redo to 30%.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    I just hope my tint shope can do this good! One of my buddies is really good friends with the guy and he did an awesome job on his truck! Hopefully mine will look just as good if not better! Especially since he is cutting me a deal and a lifetime warranty! What is the average price I should expect to tint the front 2 windows at 35% ??
     
  20. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    well, my three windows in my reg cab cost me 80$. so im not sure. probly anywhere from 30 to 45 $
     
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