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aspen 06-10-2011 08:37 AM

Tint question
 
What tint percentage do you guys suggest on a black 05 5.7? I personally think that black cars make the tint look darker anyways. I was going to go with 15 all around but thought that might make it look too dark, any input?

Relwarc 06-10-2011 08:41 AM

Re: Tint question
 
... My black Laredo was super awesome looking with 20% over stock in all te back windows, 5% on the front ones, and 40% on the windshield...

but you gotta be baller to get away with it ...ha!

15% will match your rears really well if you're going for a less.... aggressive look.

teekay1 06-10-2011 08:57 AM

Re: Tint question
 
you can never be too dark...

aspen 06-10-2011 09:08 AM

Re: Tint question
 
Haha you're right about tint never being TOO dark. My parents live in California but I go to school in Nevada (who has no tint laws) so I can get away with almost any shade just because of state residency. I am just trying to find the percentage that would look best. Its $250 for a life time warranty film installed on all 5 rear windows, but right now I think I have the 18% factory tint on the back three, so I think it would only be around $60 if I wanted the front two to match, my appointment is in an hour and a half so I was just trying to get a couple suggestions before I headed out!

aspen 06-10-2011 09:10 AM

Re: Tint question
 
Also; teekay1, 2.5% tint? Holy shiiiiiiet. I didn't even know that existed!

teekay1 06-10-2011 09:13 AM

Re: Tint question
 
5% on top of factory emits about 2.5% light thru... its sexy! 30% windshield coming soon

aspen 06-10-2011 09:18 AM

Re: Tint question
 
Damn I will have to ask my place about that. I know they have a 2% residential tint, but i never thought about putting that on a car. I have a cousin who is in law enforcement and has 20% on his windshield, pretty f'in sick if you're not driving at night haha.

05WK 06-10-2011 02:24 PM

Re: Tint question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by teekay1 (Post 428475)
5% on top of factory emits about 2.5% light thru... its sexy! 30% windshield coming soon

Actually If my math is correct 5% on top of 5% makes its 2.5%. 15% on top of the factory 15% has left me with tint that looks a tidge darker than my front 5%

Relwarc 06-11-2011 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05WK (Post 428671)
Actually If my math is correct 5% on top of 5% makes its 2.5%. 15% on top of the factory 15% has left me with tint that looks a tidge darker than my front 5%

I've been told that tint compounds on its self... so if you lay 5%, that allows 5% of the light through, laying another 5% of that will take the light and cut it ANOTHER 5%... so not 2.5%, but....0. 25%

2.5% would be 50% over 5%


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DAVY27 06-11-2011 08:58 AM

Re: Tint question
 
^^^either way its pretty dam dark! 15% is good, matches the factory much better than 20% which i have.

Relwarc 06-11-2011 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAVY27 (Post 428955)
^^^either way its pretty dam dark! 15% is good, matches the factory much better than 20% which i have.

Lol true... most people should go 15%... lower comes with consequences.... which is totally a style choice... lol. I love my modern blue srt with blacked out windows. And my 40% windshield rocks!

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aspen 06-11-2011 09:39 AM

Re: Tint question
 
I ended up getting 5% on the back five and 15% on the front. It looks pretty dark to me, but I passed a couple cops yesterday and they didn't seem to mind. I live in a pretty low crime area in California, so I think that the cops have better things to do than to hassle a girl about her tinting.


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