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Tint HELP!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomakid96, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    So I want to tint my windows I would like to get around a 20% tint on my front 2 windows and my ext cab windows including the back windows but my question is I have factory smoked glass will this look weird or what? Please help, pics and advise will be much apreciated thanks -Phil



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  2. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    doug355r

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    No it won't look weird. I did the tint on my own on my 97 Tacoma ex cab. It actually looked pretty cool. I'll see if i can find any pics.

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    Best pic i have right now.

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  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    Word of advice;

    Check what the state law is for legal tint for front driver and pass side windows.

    In North Carolina if your tint does not pass inspection my the State PoPo you will get a $120.00 award and then you have to pay to have the tint removed $$ and legal tint reinstalled $$. :eek:

    For what its worth....don't ask me how I know.;)
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    haha thanks ya 20% is illegal in Wa but my dad is a cop and I lift with all of them :D
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    Mine has tint over the factory smoked windows and the darkness looks great. Although whoever did it, there are small holes and bubbles all in it, needless to say i'll be getting new tint. :D
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    So do you think I should go 20% in the front and like 40% in rear?
     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    go 5% on the back and 35% up front. looks nice
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    go 20% on the doors/side windows, 5% on the back. the bigger window in the rear lets a good amount of light in, "irregardless" of factory film. it'll look sharp. maybe throw 50 or even 35 on the windshield
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    If you do alot of backing of your truck sown say a driveway, i would'nt do 5% on the rear, it makes it very hard to see at night.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    im goin monday to get mine done, 20% all the way around. theres another tacoma around here with it and it looks nice
     
  11. Mar 4, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    yea its kind of hard to see, but i have bright reverse lights so it counteracts it.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Thanks hey can you post a pic when you get it done. Im also thinkin about the 5% in the rear that would look awesome!
     
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    I have 25% on my front windows and it matches well. :cool:
     
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    I just had 35's put on the fronts and kind of wish I went a little darker. The backs are dark enough for me, so I didnt touch them

    I did notice that there are small bubbles left )about the size of a grain of rice. The guy said its normal and will go away .. is this true? I dont remember this with my last set of tints, but that was over 10 years ago.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2011 at 6:03 AM
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    Ya the bubbles should thin out, if I remember it took about a week or so.
     
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    So that makes it legal or the right thing to do???? If my daughter made a statement like that, I would kick her ass.....then take her car away.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    you would kick your daughters ass? That doesnt seem like the right thing to do.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    If she had the attitude you displayed with the "my dad is a cop"...I certainally would.

    Just because your father is an officer and you work out with other officers do you think you are better than anyone else and it is ok to break the law with exceeding the window tint limits???? That's what it sounds like..........you should be setting an example.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    This whole thread was about window tinting, there are people all over my town that drive around with blacked out windows and the officers do not care. They have much bigger things to worry about then people with tinted windows. I wasnt trying to be cocky I was just making a joke out of it. You need to calm down and not make internet drama like a little teenage girl on facebook. That is all, have a good night sir.:)
     
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