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WTF!!! Went to tint shop today...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyo freak, May 21, 2010.

  1. May 21, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    toyo freak

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    and they told me they would match front two windows and apply quote "factory 15"! What is this, like a weak 15% or more 15. They said 3o per window. Please help. Also anyone near mobile know of any quality places or what to look for in a tint shop!
    :D
     
  2. May 21, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    whew...my 20% on my old one was darker than the stock rear stuff....~27% is the factory spec, IIRC. they didnt have a meter to test the stock tint?
     
  3. May 21, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    i got 20% on the front. matches perfectly
     
  4. May 21, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    jandrews

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    Rear privacy glass tests 27 to 28% on a tint meter....to match the fronts, you need to go darker because the windshield will let in more light and backlight the front windows moreso than the rear.

    20% is a good match.
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    cgs2k2

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    I'm pretty sure its 20% but i could be wrong.
     
  6. May 21, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Yea I wanted 20 she came out and just said she would match it with factory 15. And then I left!
     
  7. May 21, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    here's 20% on my old truck...you can see that the front is slightly darker. you could tell the difference more in person.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. May 21, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Mine. The front looks slightly darker in this picture because I have my sunshade up in the windshield. On most days it looks like a perfect match. On extremely bright days the front still looks a hair lighter than the rear just because the windshield is glaring it out from behind.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. May 21, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    oh wow, guess i was wrong! well like they all said, i guess that 20% is a match regardless.
     
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    tacomakid96

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    20% is what you should go with
     
  11. May 21, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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  12. May 21, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    i went with 18 on my two fronts, if you catch it in the right light, you can tell that they are a shade darker than the rest. $30 a window doesnt seem bad, i got mine for $25 each for the front windows.

    truck.jpg
     
  13. May 22, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    20% up front. With light from the windshield its perfect...cant tell its darker in person either.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. May 22, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    Hey op seeing that your from Alabama as well, just to let you know cops especially state troopers in Alabama are very very hard on dark tint. (at least where I live.) The maximum legal tint for the front windows is 32% in Alabama. My friends dad just got a ticket from a state trooper last week for having 20% on the front windows. So just a word of advice to help look out for you.:)
     
  15. May 22, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Same here. Im very pleased.
     
  16. May 22, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    But who cares all I do is roll my windows down :D
     
  17. May 22, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    God I love members who are local!!!
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  18. May 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    I just had 8% tint installed all the way around yesterday
     
  19. May 22, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    That's the reason why I have 10% in the rears and 4% in the fronts.
     
  20. May 22, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    That is why they won't do it unless you personally know them.
     
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