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LTrainGC 06-22-2009 07:42 AM

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Question for those of you that have your front windows tinted to match the rears - what % film did you use? If I had to take a guess I'd say it looks to be around 20%?

Can you also throw up a pic or two of your tint?

I finally, after 8 months of owning the thing, have made an appointment to get the fronts tinted!

White WK Swagga 06-22-2009 07:47 AM

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I told them to match my rear oem windows. I think it's 20% but it all demends on the quality of tint they use. Mine are teflon coated. I don't know the significance of it but it's supposed to be a better quality. From the outside it looks exactly the same tint. But from the inside looking out the rear looks slightly lighter than the front.

NHWK05 06-22-2009 07:57 AM

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I wanna say rear is 15" oem but i might be wrong.

I dont know about your state but its illegal to tint the fronts past a certain point here and i know that matching the factory rear is too dark. I think i can only do 35% in the front or sumtin to be legal.

LTrainGC 06-22-2009 08:31 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by NHWK05 (Post 19530)
I wanna say rear is 15" oem but i might be wrong.

I dont know about your state but its illegal to tint the fronts past a certain point here and i know that matching the factory rear is too dark. I think i can only do 35% in the front or sumtin to be legal.

I'm not overly concerned with the legalities.

In South Carolina the tint law is 27% on all windows, but the factory glass is darker than that, and I don't really like the look of the tint not matching from front to rear.

In Florida it was 15% on the rears and 28% on the front windows. I had three cars that I put 15% all around and never got any flack for it, even when getting pulled over for speeding.

I am planning on telling them to just match it - but just in case they ask me if I know what % I want to be armed with the correct info!

White WK Swagga 06-22-2009 08:38 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by LTrainGC (Post 19543)
I'm not overly concerned with the legalities.

In South Carolina the tint law is 27% on all windows, but the factory glass is darker than that, and I don't really like the look of the tint not matching from front to rear.

In Florida it was 15% on the rears and 28% on the front windows. I had three cars that I put 15% all around and never got any flack for it, even when getting pulled over for speeding.

I am planning on telling them to just match it - but just in case they ask me if I know what % I want to be armed with the correct info!

then I would go no more that 15%-20% to be best color matched. Remember because of the light entering through the windshield the front windows are going to appear to be lighter so you may want to go with 15%. BTW NY is 35% for front and no regulation on the rest I believe.

Chaoul1 06-22-2009 09:15 AM

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Here's 35% I'm changing it soon to 20%.

http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/o...1/IMAG0007.jpg

Robert Palmer 06-22-2009 09:16 AM

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Do the fronts at 15%.

Matt 06-22-2009 09:18 AM

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The factory smoked glass is 18%.

I had my fronts tinted with 18%. If the decision is between 15 and 20% (since most shops don't carry 18%) I would go with 15%. The wind shield lets a lot of light through, so the 15% + the light usually gets it to be a near perfect match.

LTrainGC 06-22-2009 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt (Post 19577)
The factory smoked glass is 18%.

I had my fronts tinted with 18%. If the decision is between 15 and 20% (since most shops don't carry 18%) I would go with 15%. The wind shield lets a lot of light through, so the 15% + the light usually gets it to be a near perfect match.

Thanks... when I called the guy to get a quick quote I asked what kind of films he has and he rattled off like 6 or 7 different brands - so maybe he's got 18% in something.

If not, I'll go 15%.

Chaoul1 06-22-2009 09:33 AM

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15% ftw!

White WK Swagga 06-22-2009 09:38 AM

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Yeah do the 15%

B.P.O.D 06-22-2009 10:05 AM

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15% matches perfectly!!!! i got mine done and love it!!!


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