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Window Tint BS

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by davidjmay, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Jan 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    davidjmay

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    Didnt see one like this, so I figured why not. Ask questions about window tint in here, I know there's a lot of confusion out there. I'll start :D

    I'm in CA, and LEGALLY we can't go darker than 70%??? When other states are like ~30. My question is, how dark is your guys' tint on your drivers/passenger windows? (the front two). And do you guys have trouble with the cops? :spy:

    EDIT: And how much did you guys pay for yours?
     
  2. Jan 7, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    well i havn't got around to doing the taco yet ( still new to me) but on my dodge and honda i had 5% all around with the strip and never been pulled over/questioned once for it. but i live in the middle of bumfuck georgia
     
  3. Jan 7, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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    T Fades

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    Both my wife and I got popped for tint on both of our cars (my old civic and her accord). Now, I don't mess with tint on the front, as I don't want anybody having probable cause.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    I just had my front windows to match the rear (50%). Cop's probably won't mess with you about it unless your doing something that your not supposed to be doing? Easy probable cause for a traffic stop if you are.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    Jester243

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    24% on the front windows to match the factory rear windows and slider. Also 24% on the sides and rear widow on the wife's car, nothing on the windshield on either.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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    04trd

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    20%on the front side windows and 5 % on the front window brow
     
  7. Jan 7, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    FastEddie

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    i have 30% on the front and law in MD is no lower than 35%. I also drive through PA, NJ, and DE a lot (all of which have 70% or no tint allowed). I have not gotten pulled over yet, but my friend got pulled over while I was in his car in MD for speeding and they tacked on $140 fine and a SERO for having a tint 3% too dark.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    15% of front doors and 40% on back doors and back window, perfect match

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  9. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    ABA180

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    I never learned about tint, but I'm going to do the sliding rear on my truck.

    Is the higher # a darker or lighter tint?
     
  10. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    Mpgillespie

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    I just got 5% on the front and 15% over factory tint. I see just fine at night.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    27% on the front/side windows, which is legal here. It's lighter than the factory tint in the rear but somewhat close. A few years ago I was hit with a $250 tint ticket for 5% on my Scion.....learned my lesson.
     
  12. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    Enough modifications to piss the wife off!!
    Lower the number, the darker it is.
     
  13. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    The higher the # the lighter the tint. The # is the percentage of light that gets through.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    This. It's like the % of light that goes through. 35 is the law here. I'm planning on getting 20 someday.

    EDIT. Mike beat me to it :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    I've got 20 I think on the front windows with a sunstrip as well.
     
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    Good deal, thanks everyone. I had a heavy one on my Chevy truck but not sure of the # as it came new like that.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    Luckily, the local tint laws are extremely lenient. I've never had an issue while I was on active duty stationed throughout the US. Have had 5% on all my vehicles.
     
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  19. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    In California you can't have any tint on the front windows AT ALL. Obviously if you choose to tint, you may be stopped and cited. It is correctable (a fix-it ticket) but you just flushed the cost of the tint down the drain. If you do a "lighter" tint that is less noticeable, less chance of getting stopped. Google 26708VC..it is a long and boring read!
     
  20. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    That's what I have heard, but I just wanted to see what people have gotten away with. I mean not all of the mods that we do on here are what you'd call, "legal" :D
    Don't think theres much of a chance of me getting pulled over for, say, a 50%?
     
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