window tinting

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  1. zulema

    zulema New Member

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    do you guys prefer your windows tinted or not? i'm undecided on what would look better. I have a 97 in autumn orange.
     
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    eh your in cali don't they have pretty strict standards on it there? I love my tinted windows...
     
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    [MENTION=9020]Shifty Powers[/MENTION] do you have tint on your car?
     
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    My Chrome Yellow GT came with yellow tinted windows. Kind trippy looking out at the passing scenery, if you know what I mean :p
     
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    Lol Polarized sunglasses and window tint is pretty fun.

    But yes, I love my windows being tinted, bust mostly to keep the car a little cooler, and protect the interior from UV a little better.
     
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    First time I got polarized lenses I was driving home from the store and was like "man, what a shit tint job." At the guy in front of me. Then another. Then another. Then I realized I wasn't in one of my smartest moments.


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    I freaking hate polarized lenses!!!

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    It's drives me a little nuts but I've gotten used to it. I should've just bought the one pair for fishing.


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    We put legal tint on my wife's new Mazda3 & it keeps the same UV out of the interior as the darker tints! & it is just dark enough to look great, from some angles it is very hard to see into the interior! I highly recommend it for cool comfort, less deterioration of the interior and plain good looks on any car!
     
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    Whats the legal limits in your state?
     
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    Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). InOregon, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window. Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield. Must allow more than 35% of light in.

    So our windows have to transmit MORE than 35% SUV's & pick up trucks can have darker tint behind the driver.
     
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    Here the driver's windows are 28% and the rear windows are allowed 15%
     
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    Legal limit here is 70%, essentially nothing.. however I run 5% all around because I could care less! Black car, black interior too.
     
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    But yes tint is a must for several reasons, looks, protect the interior, and did I mention looks?
     
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    I have actually been looking for a windshield uv blocking application and I thought all the tinters were trying to push them now but no one around here seems to know anything about it.
     
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    I like that idea! Never heard of it either...sure would protect the dash. But I don't want any darkening...getting hard to see at night as it is...gettin' old ain't for sissies!
     
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    I do. 20% all around
     
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    NJ blows with tint laws. You are not allowed to have the front two windows tinted which I believe are the most important. Its really a double standard because Leo's that I know have tints on their personal vehicles. The law is really for protecting police which I do not have a problem with but there is no provision for the law abiding citizen. NJ has crazy weather too from 100 degree summers to -4 winters so IDK, wish it would change.
     
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    used to be in NJ. The mustang and my past car when i was younger had 20% all around as well. I have sat next to cops and they have left me alone. Only got pulled over once for it. Was 6 am.. Cop thought it was limo tint. Payed the $25 and went about my business.
    Its light enough to not be an issue unless you run into someone like that.
    My buddy who always gets black cars (6-7 of them now and hes 30. I am talking brand new cars though too.) has never been pulled over for it in NJ either with 20%. So its a safe bet!


    Hell in PA it has to allow more than 70% light in on front and back windows. So most of the time I guess they just leave people alone.
     
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    I could probably pass with 25-35% because I have saddle/black two tone interior. My true blue project vert GT has similar combo with parchment/grey/brown interior as well. I live in area where is semi-strict for tinted windows, thats the thing about NJ, depending on which town you live or drive through you do not know the temperament of how they view tint. I know in South Jersey and PA is more relaxed about it.