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Old 06-20-2002, 05:53 PM   #1
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Question what tint "percentage" do you guys rock?

i am told you can get away with lighter tint if you have black interior. i guess the standard is like 20%, my friend got 35% and i thought it looked pretty good, eddie from tirerack said he just got 22%, that sounds like my style...i honestly don't like limo-dark tint...this will be the 3rd mod i get and a pretty important one at that...thanks for your help!
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Old 06-20-2002, 06:06 PM   #2
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I like invisible tint the best, so 70% for me, I'll have it all around, including windshield
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Old 06-20-2002, 06:22 PM   #3
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I have a coupe so I have 5% on the back three windows and 20% on the side windows. For me that was perfect.
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Old 06-20-2002, 06:27 PM   #4
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Old 06-20-2002, 06:29 PM   #5
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5% all around

but I have a tan interior and live in miami where it is hot all the time.
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Old 06-20-2002, 07:08 PM   #6
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but I have a tan interior and live in miami where it is hot all the time.
got some pics to post up? i wanna see how 5% looks like
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Old 06-20-2002, 08:43 PM   #7
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withdrew.. i can recommend u one of the best tinting guys in the area - if u need one.. PM me
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Old 06-21-2002, 09:57 AM   #8
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i've always had 20's but on my 330 i went with 35's and they look alot darker than i had expected. I like them.
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:04 AM   #9
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:10 AM   #10
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:43 AM   #11
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Since the fronts are illegal in NJ, plus I didnt want it to dark anyway I just got 35% all the way around, I like it!
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:45 AM   #12
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Old 06-21-2002, 11:04 AM   #13
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27% all around. I like it. But black interior makes it look darker than it actually is.
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Old 06-21-2002, 11:22 AM   #14
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Let me get this straight

nn% equals the amount of light the tint allows in?

So the larger the % the lighter the tint?
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the larger the % the darker the tint?


Somebody help me out here. I will be getting my windows tinted before long and would like to know the facts.
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nn% equals the amount of light the tint allows in?

So the larger the % the lighter the tint?
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the larger the % the darker the tint?


Somebody help me out here. I will be getting my windows tinted before long and would like to know the facts.
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Old 06-21-2002, 11:54 AM   #16
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any idea what % our stock sunroof's are?
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Old 06-22-2002, 10:38 PM   #17
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Exclamation thanks guys

i think i am going to go somewhere in the mid 20's
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Old 06-22-2002, 10:41 PM   #18
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The darker, and shiny.....till cant see inside from outside...dat rock
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Old 06-22-2002, 10:46 PM   #19
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your radar detector wont work as well with the tint film...not sure if that'd affect you
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Old 06-22-2002, 11:49 PM   #20
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37% all around here in Arizona. Car sat out in 110 deg all day Friday and was actually quite bearable when I got into it. I do use the Covercraft UVS100 dash topper too. I dont care for the real dark windows (especially on white) so really looks nice with the lighter tint.
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