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Had the truck tinted today

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chris(NJ), Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Jun 4, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    When I had purchased the truck, the rears were darker than the fronts, and on top of that, they used a much more reflective tint on the front originally than on the rears, which were a standard charcoal. After removing the front tint about 3 weeks ago, I finally took the time to have the front 2 and a strip across the windshield re-applied. I went w/ 15% to obtain a perfect match. Heres a few quick pics :cool:

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    Next up will be to install these 5100s that I have had laying around for months, :eek:
     
  2. Jun 4, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    ilg

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    Looks good!
     
  3. Jun 4, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    Tint looks good :)
     
  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    that looks sharp!
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    Tint looks good
     
  6. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    SCFirefighter

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    So that's what 15% looks like. I want to get mine tinted as well, maybe a tad darker still.
    Thanks for the pics!


    ETA: Forgot .. SC's limit is 27%. Oh well :)
     
  7. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    ppham444

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    Nice tint! I just got mine done too, but still need to snap a few pics.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    SCFirefighter

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    Please do. How dark?
     
  9. Jun 4, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    looking really good...:D congrats bro...

    I have always had tint on all my vehicles...can't live without it...:p
     
  10. Jun 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    sweet lookin!
     
  11. Jun 4, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    Tint looks nice but what brand tint did you use? (Can I ask that on this forum) What % did you use for the back window. Did you use ceramic film to reduce heat. Here in the south the heat will kill your interior! Did you get a lifetime guarantee with your tint job?
     
  12. Jun 4, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    looks good
    15%, 15%, 15%, gotta remember 15%
     
  13. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    Same as the OP, 15% although the front windshield makes them look a little lighter. Parked in the garage, it looks like a perfect match with the rear windows.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    Thanks guys!!

    hah, yep....NJ :) I havent run a front plate on my cars since I started driving. Really takes away from the appearance imo!

    I'm 99% sure it was Lumar. 15% and its not ceramic from what I'm aware of. Huper Optik and the like would be great to have, but a little too pricey for my needs up here. If I lived in FL, TX, AZ, or whatever, I'd probably consider a more heat resistant tint. Dunno about the guarantee either. I wont own the truck for a lifetime, so as long as it lasts me a good 5-10 years, thats all I can ask for :p

    Thanks :) I agree, gotta have the windows done on all vehicles :D
     
  15. Jun 4, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    Looks great!!
     
  16. Jun 4, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    Yep! Its a great % imo. 5% is just too dark at night for me personally, but I can still get away w/ this at night w/o any problems.
    I know the officers in parts of SC can be a pain, but if you're w/ the FD, wont they let you slide on professional courtesy?
     
  17. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:47 AM
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    I used to get pulled over every so often in NJ with front tint. You must be extremely lucky if you don't get caught, especially with no front tag. I also hope you have a hookup to get through inspections. Got caught a couple times with my windows rolled down when they thought to roll them up to check at the inspection station.

    Yeah, NJ sucks.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    i like the look.23 percent is the limit here but the cops dont say anything. i would like to go 15 , how is the vision at night ? thats my only concoern
     
  19. Jun 5, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    Looks really nice! Thanks for the reminder this is something I really want to get done to my truck:)
     
  20. Jun 5, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    I really dont think night vision was affected all that much. I havent found myself struggling to see any objects or whatever. I think you would be fine w/ it. :thumbsup:

    :cheers:
     
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