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how dark can you tint your windows in cali?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hoodratstormtroop, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    hoodratstormtroop

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    I was wondering how dark i could tint the front windows in California? also, if you could put another tint on top of tint?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    Front windows - you can't (legally)

    Rear windows - whatever
     
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    yup...

    although some tint places will tint front windows for you regardless..

     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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  5. Feb 15, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    Rear triple limo if you want!

    I have a mild tint on my fronts :D
     
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    What they ^^^^^^^^ said. The front driver and front seat passanger can have o% tint. You can still have it applied at just about every location. BUT you run the risk of getting a fix-it ticket. Which means you remove the tint, get the ticket signed off, then if you are so inclined re-apply the tint. HEHE

    Every one and their mother has tint. The odds are in your favor. Just FYI..
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    look at the link i posted, you may want to edit your statement.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    Guys 0% means zero light can be let in. So saying 0% is like saying paint your windows with black spray paint.
     
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    0% tint?
     
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    i think he ment you cant have any tint on your front driver/passenger windows. But thats why i told him to check my link i posted.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    Check out this window Tint shop in Costa Mesa Ca, (orange County)
    I live in Burbank (Los Angeles) and am very happy to drive ann our to go to this shop.

    http://www.signaturetint.com/

    The service there is incredible. They offer a "no Fault" warranty too, so if you scratch your tinting in the future, they replace it for free.

    I believe that the front windows must have a minimum of 70% light transmission.
    There is a window "tint" that you CAN do on your windshield and signature tint sells it. It is called Lumair Air 80. It doesn't actually tint you windshield a darker color, but it blocks the heat from the sun!

    Check out their website and give them a call. Their customer service is second to none and they are cheaper than most places too!

    If you call them, tell them "Shane and Lori sent you, friends of Stewart"
    I am curious if he will remember us.
     
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    lol i just got a ticket for the tint on my front windows. damn chp!! Cant remember what the tint percentage was.
     
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    See a cop, roll down the fronts. Soo any percent you want if your quick ;)
     
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    You should be able to get away with 50% on the fronts if your backs are tinted with 5% or below. I ran 35% for years and never gut pulled over but I went to 20% the last time I tinted my windows and got pulled over three times with that shit. But the limit for the front windows is 70%
     
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    haha if i only had power windows.
     
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    I had limo tint in the front and I got a ticket from CHP for it about a month ago. I asked the cop what the cutoff was. He said if I had any film (edit: on the front 2 windows or the windshield) which restricted visibility, he could write a ticket. So that 70% thing is bullshit.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    maybe the cop was full of BS perhaps.... Look up the tint laws!
     
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    You can fight that one bud it's not bull shit 70% is the limit. If a cop gives you a ticket and you have 70% you can and will win that one in court it the law.
     
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