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Cadillac ATS Technical Discussion Forum Discussion, Window Tinting in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; Originally Posted by TMAC2000 I did 20% alll the way around on mine. Looking good, TMAC. But do you realize ...
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    Re: Window Tinting

    Quote Originally Posted by TMAC2000 View Post
    I did 20% alll the way around on mine.
    Looking good, TMAC. But do you realize that you now have 14% light transmission all around. Whereas here in FL 28%/15% are the legal limits?

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    Re: Window Tinting

    Quote Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
    Looking good, TMAC. But do you realize that you now have 14% light transmission all around. Whereas here in FL 28%/15% are the legal limits?
    Yeah, not too worried about it. Previously all my cars were 5% all the way around. I don't daily drive as I work from home. My car is simple for pleasure so that means I am less at risk to be pulled over. Even when I had 5% I was only bothered once by the cops and it was in Clearwater.

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    Re: Window Tinting

    I went with 20% all around on Black Diamond. I was worried it would be too dark but I think it looks awesome.




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    Re: Window Tinting

    What color is your shade of tint?

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    Re: Window Tinting

    Getting my tint tomorrow.

    I'll be going with 15% on the front windows and 8% on all the rest. Not touching the windshield though.

    I run the same tint on my other cars and it's fine. All I have to say is "thank goodness for back-up cameras"... ^.^

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    Re: Window Tinting

    I'm having a hard time choosing between 50% and 70% on my Black Raven. I want to darken the windows slightly for my 6 month old passenger and for the aesthetics but I don't want to get pulled over for tint.

    Adding 50% effectively makes our ATSs 35% tint while adding 70% makes it roughy 50%. I like the uniformity of the same tint all the way around rather than darker tints on the rears.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Window Tinting

    I just had my tint installed today.

    15% on the fronts and 8% on all the rest...just like my other cars.









    It was overcast today so the tint looks even darker. lol

    :P

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    Re: Window Tinting

    Quote Originally Posted by JChen View Post
    I'm having a hard time choosing between 50% and 70% on my Black Raven. I want to darken the windows slightly for my 6 month old passenger and for the aesthetics but I don't want to get pulled over for tint.

    Adding 50% effectively makes our ATSs 35% tint while adding 70% makes it roughly 50%. I like the uniformity of the same tint all the way around rather than darker tints on the rears.

    Thoughts?
    Considering that you don't want to make it too dark, but yet protect the baby, adding 50% would probably put you where you want to be. One of the parameters you might wan to check, it how much of the sun's energy will be blocked. I'm going to get LLumar's Formula One, although I[m not sure how dark I want it to be. I'm getting Formula One because: 1) Had it on my 2002 325i for 12 years without any problems-I will probably keep the ATC for 7 years, 2) It is ceramic and won't interfere with any electronics. 3) Very high quality. Here's a site ( http://www.formulaonetinting.com/win...omparison.html) that you can refer to to get an idea of not only what the different percentage tints do, but also how it looks. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoshiFD3S View Post
    I just had my tint installed today.

    15% on the fronts and 8% on all the rest...just like my other cars.









    It was overcast today so the tint looks even darker. lol

    :P
    That looks great but that's just begging to be stopped in CA, haha.

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    Re: Window Tinting

    I bought my ats to take to Germany next year, but, living in Vegas you need tint. Germany has some pretty strict tint laws, basically no tint allowed. So, I went with 80% suntek cxp. Pretty much clear, but amazing heat reduction. Non-metal, nano-hybrid, carbon construction. I had all windows, including windshield done. I'll get pics up later.

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    Re: Window Tinting

    i just got my ats tinted last weekend.

    went with madico wincos tint, which looks a bit lighter than others.

    20% on the rear half, 45% on the driver and passenger, 70% on the windshield, and a 5% charcool strip on the top of the windshield.


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    Re: Window Tinting

    I just had my tint done, 5% rear and 15% in the front... A little hard backing up at night since i dont have the back up camera, but well worth it!!

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    Re: Window Tinting

    I did 5% all around with a 5% "eyebrow" on the windshield.

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    Re: Window Tinting

    Quote Originally Posted by louieftw View Post
    I did 5% all around with a 5% "eyebrow" on the windshield.
    i noticed u had a cadillac SLS. very nice. we might have seen each other in the seville forums. i had a 96 STS about a year ago.

    back to the tints, on my black raven ATS, i did ceramic tint 70% on the windshield, 20% on the front 2 doors and dark limo tint in the back. all ceramic. im very glad i did the windshield as well since it really does save your dash from the sun and reduces the interior temperature ALOT when parked outside in california sun.

    obviously i might get pulled over but who the hell cares? if you follow every law they make up, eventually its not a free country any more.

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    Re: Window Tinting

    Possibly - I owned my SLS for two years (09-11), then my BMW for two (11-13). I took very good care of them, both looked far too good to be as old as they were!
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