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Wifey has a tint problem, and I'm deployed, some advice please.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Sgian, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Apr 28, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Sgian

    Sgian [OP] The sherbet is fermenting........

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    So this kind of crap always waits to happen when I am gone....

    We live in NC, where you have to get inspections regularly, one of the things they check is the tint percentage on the front windows. When we bought our truck, the first stop from the dealer was a tint shop where we had them do the windows to less than the legal allowable limit (it is either 32 or 35%, can't remember which). Three years go by and it passes inspection without a hitch every time at the same shop. This year the shop gets a "new" tint-tester and the windows are somehow too dark. She is told that she has a month to fix the problem or she will have to pay for another inspection. The shop made it sound like she has no choice but to come back to them for this re-inspection.

    Couple of questions on this, if anyone happens to have knowledge on it:
    Is tint the only thing on the planet that darkens after exposure to sunlight over time?
    Assuming the test equipment is jacked up at the shop, could she just take it to another inspection site?
    Why does crap like this only happen when I am not home????

    Thank you for any advice or recommendations you might have. matt
     
  2. Apr 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    mike686

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    Tint darkens ten percent after about five years you guys might've just hit the mark around now for where the tester goes awol
     
  3. Apr 28, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I think once your truck is in your State's computer...you're then screwed (it will show as a fail on all the other State computers for that inspection.

    I hate to say it but I think the tint has to come off. Why it would pass before is a good question, though.


    Steve
     
  4. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    if they ever implement inspections in SC i dont know how i'd cope. this shit would send me up the wall
     
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