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#1 OFFLINE   higheroctave32

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 04:09 PM

Finally got the car down to the shop to have her windows tinted. 

 

I had them do 20% on the back and 35% up front. Couldn't stand all that clear glass. I've tinted every car I've had and I felt like a bug in a jar until now lol.  :bee:

 

They look really dark because the sunshade covers the entire windshield

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#2 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 04:15 PM

Looks great!  My tint sure cooled the inside of the car.

 

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:21 AM

That's really dark! That's pretty incredible that your state will allow you to legally tint the front so dark. We can't do that here in MN.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:16 AM

That's really dark! That's pretty incredible that your state will allow you to legally tint the front so dark. We can't do that here in MN.

That is not legal in CA but we have an awful lot of cars that have tinted front windows. 


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:21 AM

That is not legal in CA but we have an awful lot of cars that have tinted front windows. 

Can't businesses get in trouble then for installing a product that isn't legal?


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:38 AM

My Tint Shop had a disclaimer on the work order/receipt that stated they were not responsible for LE issues, I had to initial it before they did the job. 

I asked about that and they wouldn't do any work, period, without that release of liability.

I don't know what other shops do but mine was very firm about that.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:51 AM

As long as the tint is legal when finished, their is no liability for the tinter, but go past it, dont know if they have a disclaimer here in IL.  I do know that had I left the 5% on the Flex, I would have been pulled over for sure. I left it on the two rear fixed panels, but removed it from the doors. It looked really cool with it though.  I do need to get my Freestyle tinted though, there is NO tint on those windows other than the usual green hue. Usually this type of vehicle has darker rear windows. 


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 11:24 AM

It's not really that dark up front being 35%. With the sunshade in it makes it look much darker than it is. During the day you can see in pretty clearly and night visibility is no problem at all. And yes, CA does not allow any tint on the front sides yet I've never had any problems, but never went really dark either. I will try to get a more accurate picture.



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 06:35 PM

Here are some better pictures.

 

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 09:40 PM

Mine are 35%, so I know how it looks for real, pics make them darker than they really are.


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 12:30 AM

Mine are 35%

Do you find that 35% tint makes a noticeable difference in the interior temperature?


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 07:07 AM

Before I decided on my tint, the counter guy at the shop was showing me some examples. Pointing to a BMW with 20%, he said, "That's our most popular tint right there, but it's not legal." He also mentioned that applying 35% tint to most cars will actually result in something darker, which would technically not be legal either, since most OEM glass already includes a slight tint, and the effect is additive. Made sense to me.

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 07:47 AM

Before I decided on my tint, the counter guy at the shop was showing me some examples. Pointing to a BMW with 20%, he said, "That's our most popular tint right there, but it's not legal." He also mentioned that applying 35% tint to most cars will actually result in something darker, which would technically not be legal either, since most OEM glass already includes a slight tint, and the effect is additive. Made sense to me.


Depends on the factory tint. I believe most of them are around 10% and you can add another 25% to stay legal in most states. In IL its 35% tint all around (no windshield) or darker behind the B-pillar with no additional tint on the front doors IIRC. ;)

When they did mine the measured carefully and depending on conditions my total tint is about 3 % more (or less) than the limit which is OK with LE since there is measurement error they need to account for. At least that's what I was told :)

Problem while talking about tiny is that people talk about two different measurements. Either how much light can still pass through or how much is blocked. Makes it sometimes hard to wrap your mind around.

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:43 AM

I definitely noticed an improvement in interior heat, and I park in full sun all day while at work. Before, I would get in the car and it was sweltering, now it is just really warm. I have also started putting up the sunshade in the windshield as well as two in the side windows that get the afternoon/evening sun. Makes a huge difference.



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:51 AM

I definitely noticed an improvement in interior heat, and I park in full sun all day while at work. Before, I would get in the car and it was sweltering, now it is just really warm. I have also started putting up the sunshade in the windshield as well as two in the side windows that get the afternoon/evening sun. Makes a huge difference.

How much of the huge difference do you think comes from the tint vs from the sunshades? (I've used a windshield sunshade in all my cars for many years.)


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 10:12 AM

I was using the sunshade only for the first three weeks and it was very hot. The heat really went down after the tint was applied. I just started using the side shades yesterday. So from one day (no tint) to the next (tinted) I noticed a significant improvement.



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 10:23 AM

I was using the sunshade only for the first three weeks and it was very hot. The heat really went down after the tint was applied. I just started using the side shades yesterday. So from one day (no tint) to the next (tinted) I noticed a significant improvement.

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I got the windshield tinted too and that was a big improvement.


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 10:59 AM

I may have that done one day simply for more UV/heat rejection. Never occurred to me before to do a very light tint just for that purpose lol.

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 12:22 AM

I got mine windows tinted as well. Keeps the car cool in the summer heat.

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:31 PM

Mine is black, so it captures heat no matter what, but it does appear to be not as hot after the tints.


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