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Factory Window Tint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JACKEL142, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:40 AM
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    JACKEL142

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    Does anyone know what the factory widow tint percentage is on the rear windows of an 09 Double Cab?
     
  2. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    I went with 20% on the front and it's almost a perfect match.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    30% looked to be a good match as well.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:17 AM
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    My local Tint shop checked it with a machine they said it was like 27% however they put 30% on my truck. They told me that every tint manufacture has different standards so one company’s 20% might be another company’s 25%. Also color of tint makes a diff.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    Just got mine tinted, shop used a meter and said the back was 27%, thats what i got on the front as well and it looks like a perfect match.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    how much on the front is legal?
     
  7. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    it depends where you live, nj for instance doesnt allow any tint on the front windows period.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    The tint shop put their standard black 15% Lumar film on mine and it matches perfectly.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    here is 35% on the front to match the back. 35% is the limit here:

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  11. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    ^Lookin good!

    50% is the legal limit here in UT...lame!
     
  12. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    I'm thinking of getting mine done... just called a local shop I used to use when I cared a lot more about my stereo... said that the front two on a Tacoma to match the back runs $80. Sound like a good deal to y'all?
     
  13. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    I paid $140 for just the fronts...but I went with this tint (Pinnacle series), it actually reflects heat..it is super nice!

    http://www.formulaone.com/

    If I had just gone with your run of the mill window tint it would have been half that price.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    That sounds about right what I paid. Also when I had mine done the gal at the front desk wanted to know what coloe tint, charcoal or smoke grey. I just asked her to have the installer make the decision for me. As it turns our my truck has either smoke or charcoal and my wifes car has the other, point is it does matter but the installer got a great match.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Just had it done. $50 for both front windows. Looks factory.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    You know we are going to need pics right. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    here is a before.
    once the weather clears, and the truck is clean, I'll post the afters.

    T6.jpg
     
  18. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    get 20% it will match nicely
     
  19. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    35% is the limit here in Tennessee. Looks good to me.
     
  20. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    I was told that the factory tint is really just colored glass and does not offer the same protection as aftermarket tint such as UV protection. So unless you want to just do it for looks and privacy, just doing the front windows if fine. If you're doing it to keep the car cooler in the hot months, then you need to tint the rear as well. If you like the factory tint shade, then you can just have them install some "clear" tint which will not mess with the current shade, but give you the UV protection.
     
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