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Old 01-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
johnrando
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My Ride: '06 330 CIC ZHP
I went through the same thought process, as my top is down 90% of the time. However, tint does help in looks and protection so I went with 35%. My decision was based on: it provides a nice tint, but it's light enough to not attract LEO attention, provides a nice look, gives sun protection, and it's still easy to see out of at night. If you're looking for something that gives it a slightly edgier look with the same features, go 30% IMHO. 35% is pretty mild, but it works. If you're looking for a dark, more aggressive look, 20% or more works.

EDIT. BTW, this was for my sides and rear, and I prefer the same all the way around. Some people like to limo tint their rears, rear/sides which is legal. The car in your pic looks good to me. Just don't scrimp on the tint, and good job at a reputable shop with quality tint runs over $200 around here.
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