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Old 06-13-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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Question Window Tint... what should I go with?

Hey, I've been wanting to tint my windows since I bought my car. Now that I have the money, I have another dilemma: how dark should I go? I want it to look tasteful, not ricer or anything. Can someone tell/show me what number is good? 25? 45? I have no idea... Thanks a bunch!
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:43 AM   #2
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I have 30 on my car and think it's perfect. Not too dark to see out of at night, but still very dark in the daytime.

What kind of car do you have, that would help also.
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:42 AM   #3
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^^ same here but I wish I had gone with 25%
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:18 PM   #4
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i wanna go with 5% or 10% on my back windows, i want it really dark, sucks i cant tint the front ones legally
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:47 AM   #5
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I'll probably go with 20% whenever I get around to it.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:25 AM   #6
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i would not get tint. if you have a nice interior why hide it but if you do decide to get tint make sure it is the same all the way around.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:30 AM   #7
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i would not get tint. if you have a nice interior why hide it but if you do decide to get tint make sure it is the same all the way around.
It helps with the heat when it's really hot outside.

And I agree with the same level all around. It looks strange when the front window is lighter than the back imo
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:27 AM   #8
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IMO go with a lower level. say 20-25. ive never had tint. just guessing it would look nice without being too bad at night
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:41 AM   #9
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thanks guys. my car is a black on black leather 318is. it sucks so bad in the sun that my air conditioning doesn't even feel cold (but I just had it looked at and it's "perfect"). Anyway, state laws say 35% on the front and any on the back. I don't want it too dark, just enuff to cool my car down a bit and keep people from starin at me whilst I sing in my car.

I know law aren't enforced that much, but I was thinkin about getting a custom german front plate for my car, in the state of MO, is that allowed, and how much of a fine is it?
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:26 PM   #10
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35front, 20 back.....perfect and legal
tint doesnt do much about the heat inside your car.... my car still gets hot during the summer days here in cal
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:28 PM   #11
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^^^ Thats what I have. I don't think staggered tint looks weird at all. Not too dark but noticeably darker.
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I would get 30 all around regardless of the laws.
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I really don't recommend going below 30 on a daily driver. It might look nice and feel cool on a hot day, but at night your visibility is greatly impared.
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Old 08-05-2005, 03:55 PM   #14
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how much does a normal tint job go for? $100-200...? I'm thinking of going 25% all around because the tint I have one there now is bubbling and coming off. Do the tint places remove the old shit and make it look nice?
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Old 08-05-2005, 09:09 PM   #15
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^^^Yea sounds about right.Theres a place here in calgay that will tint 5 window for $250-300 CDN. And most tint places will remove the old tint, but it can cost a few dollars extra
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