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tinting?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mainland_newfie, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Apr 1, 2009 at 4:48 AM
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    mainland_newfie

    mainland_newfie [OP] Mainland Newfie

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    ok guys just wondering how dark I should go to make my indigo ink access cab look good. I know there is a limit in canada, but thinking I might got a bit darker anyhow as my last car didn't look very dark at the limit.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2009 at 4:51 AM
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    tjgraner09

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    I have 20% and you can still see through it pretty good but i like it
     
  3. Apr 1, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    Yeah....I've got 20% all the way around....It's dark enuf during the day and I can still see to drive at night and I think it looks pretty decent. Indigo ink should make the tint look a bit darker too...

    I wouldn't try to push it too far tho- It can be dangerous to drive at night with too much tint.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2009 at 5:15 AM
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    mainland_newfie

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    I just don't want people to be able to see through to easily
     
  5. Apr 1, 2009 at 5:19 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    If you want it to match the back, then 20% on the front 2 will match the back 2! And it looks good!
     
  6. Apr 1, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    nermalgod

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    I had 20% installed, but was upset when I saw my truck. The front's were not as dark as the rear, but after a week, I think they darkened as everything matches up. I need to roll down my windows for backing up at night. Had to install a backup cam and I should probably add auxiliary lights too.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    I had 5% all the way around on a truck I had in high school. That was horrible at night!
     
  8. Apr 1, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    gonzo6up

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    I tinted mine 20% all the way around over the factory privacy glass and it's just dark enough during the day and still visible at night. This will also pass for the legal 35% law.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    Munkey

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    Yeah, that's exactly the reason why most places have laws governing how dark you can have them tinted.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    Heres mine, this is 5% all around. Can't have it any other way in the desert.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 1, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    isusww

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    Thats freakin' dark! Whats it like in your truck after sitting outside all day?

     
  12. Apr 1, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    so the lower the percentage is the darker it gets?
     
  13. Apr 1, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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  14. Apr 1, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    does anyone have a good pic of their access cab with 20 percent because sounds like its the winning vote here.
     
  15. Apr 1, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    sincitytaco

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    If you don't want it as dark as mine, I would do 30% on the back and 10% up front.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    The % of tint is the % of light it lets thru. So 5% eliminates 95% of the light....20% eliminates 80% of it...So on and so forth.



    My AC from back a bit:
    [​IMG]


    Check out my gallery and there are a few more that show the tint from different angles and what not.
     
  17. Apr 1, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    Here is my truck. Got 35% on the front windows and 20% on the rest.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Apr 1, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    thanks guys, I'm thinking maybe twenty five in the front and twenty in the back, would this be a good combo? Because I want my access to be just a bit darker than monte's
     
  19. Apr 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    Are your rear windows tinted already?? Mine rears came tinted and I have to have the fronts matched to it..They just put 20% on the fronts and it looked pretty good.

    I'm also not sure if you'll find 25%....
     
  20. Apr 1, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    so heres my truck, yes the back windows have a bit of tint, but like a dark trim around it, probably alot like the rest of yours... heres a pic.

    [​IMG]
     
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