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Window Tint

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by georgiajake91, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Mar 24, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    georgiajake91

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    i have a 97 tacoma with factory mirror tint on the back glass. does anyone know how to solve this problem and make them black like the front 2 windows?
     
  2. Mar 24, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    NumNutz

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    Match the tint with around 20% Thats what I got for my front windows
     
  3. Mar 24, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    I got a 96 and I had the exact opposite problem. My back 2 windows and my rear sliding window had factory tint(that = out to be 20%) and my front 2 windows had no tint! So to fix my problem I got my front windows tinted!
     
  4. Mar 24, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    Jester243

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    so you want to get rid of the mirrored tint on the back in favor of a black tint?
     
  5. Mar 24, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    georgiajake91

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    yeah thats right. my front to windows are 20% but im abt to re do them and get them done 5%. but i had 20% on the inside of the back windows and i just stripped it off and it still looks like a mirror from the outside.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    ubermx5

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    replace the glass with non tinted.
    From what I know it is built into the window.
    itis not a sticker like aftermarket tint...

    I would leave it alone...
     
  7. Mar 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    I beleive you are correct
     
  8. Mar 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    well i hate the way it looks bc the fronts black and the backs mirror. so i might replace the glass. anyone knw where i can get glass replacements from? or around how much they would be?
     
  9. Aug 2, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    I have a 98 and i tinted the back windows to 20% but I still have that mirrored sheen to the outside of them. I ordered new gray tinted factory windows from toyotaparts.com and it also has silver quality. I'm super-pissed that I can't find a direct replacement and have to return the windows. Does anyone know what the deal is or where I can get something non-reflective?
     
  10. Aug 2, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    You could get some at a junk yard it'll be cheap and you'll learn how to take off/out the glass without worrying about hurting your truck
     
  11. Aug 2, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    ive got 2.5 all the way around and love it ha, but yeah sounds like you have mirrored glass junk yard would deff be your best and cheapest bet
     
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    Dangerous. How do you drive at night?
     
  13. Aug 2, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Mine is a double cab with the factory tint on the back I just put 5% all the way around.
     
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    I can't fathom why anyone would want anything darker than 20-25% tint. 5%? 2.5%? Ridiculous! Looks over functionality I guess?
     
  15. Aug 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    I roll the windows down or use my mirrors its not too bad haha and it looks good, keeps my truck cool when its sitting in a parking lot all day and I dont have to worry about people looking in
     
  16. Aug 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Honey badger

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    It's really not that bad. Can I see out of it at night yes and sometimes I do roll my windows down to back up but other than that it is not as bad as people think.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Actually that's not true. The only benefit is keeping people from seeing the interior. There are clear ceramic films that block more heat than 5% limo tint. It costs a little more, but is worth it.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    bellassaiw10

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    Whats not true ? my truck is easily 10 times cooler then when i had no tint and I got 2.5 for those exact reasons
     
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