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Window Tinting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WillysTaco, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Aug 14, 2010 at 1:02 AM
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    WillysTaco

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    I wanna get the fronts done with 15%, so then what should i tint the rears to make them match?

    Anybody know?

    Anybody?
     
  2. Aug 14, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    Reznor88

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  3. Aug 14, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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  4. Aug 14, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    WillysTaco

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    HAHAHA. none of those told me what i asked.

    So anybody know?
     
  5. Aug 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    krimson

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    20% or if you are getting them done at a shop then ask their opinion....
     
  6. Aug 14, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    They backs are already 20% so do the math! your best bet is to match the fronts to the back ones! There is only a 5% difference from what you want and you will save money! Also, it looks better! 2 dark and the cops will have a field day with you!
     
  7. Aug 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    Okay ... I will chime in. The Commonwealth of Virginia only allows 50% on the two front door windows (which the installer will give you a slip that says he installed 50%). I went with 35% (which the installer gave me only a receipt for my $$ ... ha) and from the outside they match the rear side windows on my AC... you can't tell any difference.

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    Good Luck.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    So if i got 20% on the fronts then 35% on the rears would that be good? :notsure:
     
  9. Aug 14, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    The lower the number the darker the tint .... it is the % of light it allows through .... so, 35% is darker than 50% and 20% is darker than 35% ... at least in Virginia.

    Supposely the access cabs are 20% in back side windows and the rear window.

    Have the dude at the tint shop show you .... that would be your best bet.

    Like I said .... I went with 35% on the front windows and they match up fairly well .... see picture in previous post.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Jester243

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    Why not just have them do the work of figuring it out for you?
     
  11. Aug 14, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    xodeuce

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    Only way to know for sure is to find a tint shop and have them put a couple of samples on the factory tint, then check it with a meter to see what is the closest to 15%.

    I've got Llumar 20 on my fronts and it matches the back pretty darn well on my DC. You can tell a slight difference in color from the inside looking out, but it's spot on from the outside. The factory tint has more brown in it, where the Llumar is straight gray.
     
  12. Aug 14, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    kristonex

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    20% is exact factory
     
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