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    window tint

    I have a black/black ats - what is a good tint percentage? I don't want it to look like I am a vampire...(for those who remember the nightstalker!!)

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    I have the same with 20% all around. Once it dried out its not too dark at all.

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    Re: window tint

    35% is prob the percentage you are looking for.....

    20% or lower will begin to give you the "vampire look" you mentioned above....

    I have 20% on my front windows and 5% on my rear on my CTS-V....I'll post a pic so you can get an idea of how dark those percentages are....

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    Re: window tint

    I have 70% ceramic/nano tint. It looks like almost have none, but, no heat issues what so ever. Only reason i got this is cause the car is going to germany with me next june for 3yrs. They are pretty strict about tint.

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    Re: window tint

    Quote Originally Posted by Nite_Hawk View Post
    I have 70% ceramic/nano tint. It looks like almost have none, but, no heat issues what so ever. Only reason i got this is cause the car is going to germany with me next june for 3yrs. They are pretty strict about tint.
    Nice! I just left Germany last year.....


    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...lots-pics.html <---BTW...if you notice early in the thread...the tint for my front windows was scraped to pass the German inspection.


    As far as the tint, most likely they will fail you on the inspection if you have ANY level of tint on any windows in front of the driver. From my experience dealing w/registering cars over there....if it even barely looks like tint...they'll fail you (hopefully you can sneak by).

    However....not sure where you'll be stationed at....but if it's in the Ramstein/Baumholder/K-Town area...I know a great shop that will tint your windows for you "under the table". BTW...it is also illegal for a shop to tint the windows in front of the driver since the Polizei will hold the shop liable if the car is involved in an accident (they'll cite the tint as an aggravating circumstance - no questions asked).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mberisha
    35% is prob the percentage you are looking for.....

    20% or lower will begin to give you the "vampire look" you mentioned above....

    I have 20% on my front windows and 5% on my rear on my CTS-V....I'll post a pic so you can get an idea of how dark those percentages are....
    I've gone with 35%. Also if tinting the front side windows is illegal, as it is here in Michigan, it draws less attention from law enforcement, although not a guarantee.

    When we bought my wife's CPO X5 it came from Las Vegas and it has 20% all around and it does make it a bit challenging at night if you live in a more suburban/rural area where there are less lights.

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    Re: window tint

    sweet thanks for the advice!

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    Re: window tint

    I have 35% nano and I am happy with it.

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