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Is it 20 or 25% for tint?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoGuaco, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Mar 24, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    TacoGuaco

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    After an extensive research, there are those on the 20% boat to match the factory rear dyed passenger windows and there are those on the 25%.

    I got a guy that's willing to do all around window ceramic but if I want to have all my windows match from the outside, what percentages would work?

    So far...here's my thinking...

    Front windshield : 60%
    Driver/front passenger: 25%
    Passenger rears: 70%
    Rear window: 70%

    Thinking is, since rears are dyed already,if I go darker it won't match and it would be too dark.

    What do you guys think or have done to your trucks? Looks like tint type also effects the percentages too.
     
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  2. Mar 24, 2020 at 12:43 PM
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    andrewbrandon19

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    Any tinter worth their salt has a tint tester to make sure their stuff will pass any state inspection. Have the guy test the stock window and he will then know what % to add.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    daddy_o

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    Just as said above, let the installer figure it out. I went and told him as close to match and still be legal.
     
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    Sammie

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    My states legal limit is 35% on pass and drivers windows. So I went with 45% to get it close to passing.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    TacoGuaco

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    Did you find the installer did a good job? What percentage did you end up getting? Any photos? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Garyji

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    Just curious. If the legal limit is 35, why would you think to bust that??

    G.
     
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    aleriance

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    He didn't, he played it safe. "Busting it" would be going below 35%. The tint percentage indicates how much light the tint lets through. The lower the percentage, the darker the tint.
     
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    Got it thanks.

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    I went legal limit all around. That means for me, passenger and driver windows can only be 43%, the back windows can be as dark as I want so I went 5% in the rear. Front windshield can have no tint below the AS1 line so I just went with a clear ceramic.
     
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    Skydvrr

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    I say 3% is a good match.

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    Fargo Taco

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    ND laws for tint are weird. 70% on the windshield (no note on how far down the windshield you can go), no more than 50% on fronts and up to 0% on the backs as long as you have side mirrors.

    Years ago, when the state law was NOTHING on the fronts, I got pulled over and fined $20 for having 95% UV tint and was told I had to have it removed. I conveniently forgot to do that. :p
     
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    Theres no consensus, I have 35% front and 70% rear and they match.
     
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    My tint guy matched all windows with 20% ceramic film all around .

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    He is a local businessman and did a great job. I think legal here is 40 percent. Its not a match, but it helps in the summer. I don't have any pics right now, sorry. Like I said, its not a match so its not going to be what you are looking for, but a good tint guy will be able to get you what you need.
     
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    my state, Washington, the legal limit is 23% I believe. My tinter told me to make it match would be around 25% but he didnt sell 25, only 20 or 30. 20 is illegal, so I went with 30 and didnt touch the rears. They are pretty darn close but the fronts could be a touch darker, but I didnt want to be illegal. So I guess 25 or 20 may be a bit closer to the rears if you dont touch the rears. But I am happy with the fronts at 30, they are pretty damn close. I dont think most people would notice. And I dont think its ceramic or any kind of fancy tint, its not like I live in Arizona or Florida and need to be that concerned about the heat. Hope this helps.
     
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    Tint laws are stupid. You dont need to see inside my vehicle, just like you dont need to see in my house...
     
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    What about seeing out at night, if you’re the driver?
     
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    Just let them tint it & say match it please. It's not normally a set % to get it just right. I got the 3M color stable on sale & it was $80 bucks. Police like it when cars aren't being broken into. If your living in the city, you gotta protect your shit. I bet my tint was 22% or something I forget. Law is probably 35% or just back windows crap.


    :cheers:
     
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    Damn! That's the blackest Tacoma I've ever seen. Your head and tail lights must look like they're always on. Good-looking truck.
     
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