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    Re: Window Tint - what do you have?

    You have to realize that tickets are just revenue for them. It's easier to write this Escalade a ticket than chase down real crooks.
    Here in Illinois 50% is legal in the front. I have 35% on my cars but 2 years ago you couldn't tint the front windows at all, so I did 5% on the rear over the factory tint which darkened the interior nicely!

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    My friend bought a Porsche panorama recently and tinted the windows, the next day he gets pulled over and got a $1200.00 ticket. The cop ticketed by the window.

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    Re: Window Tint - what do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nice Ride View Post
    Question, I had front tinted to match the factory rear. One thing I don't like is when you look out from inside, the rear windows are Chrystal clear, the aftermarket tint looks like a haze from the film. Are there different types of tint? I would like it to be clear like the factory. Is this possible?
    My tint is as clear as the factory you might have a poorly installed tint? Have you used any products to clean your windows if you have that might have damage the film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivepix

    My tint is as clear as the factory you might have a poorly installed tint? Have you used any products to clean your windows if you have that might have damage the film?
    Nothing used to damage tint. The test is look out into bright light from inside. Factory is crystal clear, front tint has a haze best way to describe it. Both leaf and right are identical. Are there different types of tint? The factory tint is in the glass, could it be the thin film of adhesive that's on the tint?

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    Re: Window Tint - what do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by bearle View Post
    my friend bought a porsche panorama recently and tinted the windows, the next day he gets pulled over and got a $1200.00 ticket. The cop ticketed by the window.
    $1200!?! Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEarle View Post
    My friend bought a Porsche panorama recently and tinted the windows, the next day he gets pulled over and got a $1200.00 ticket. The cop ticketed by the window.
    Wait a $1200 ticket for tint?!

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    I'm a Deputy Sheriff and I drive a Escalade and I have my windows tinted but you are still able to see inside. It's hard for civilians to understand about the tint but if you were out on the streets and in a bad neighborhood and you make a traffic stop you have no idea what's going on inside the vehicle or what they might have in there. Trust me if they had a law stating you had to roll down your windows when you were pulled over no one would do it , there's no common sense in people anymore !

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    Oh and by the way there's no way in the world anyone got a ticket for $1200 for tint, no way possible

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    Trust me it's possible here in MA I had a friend get a $1200.00 for his CLS500 also. I can understand why cops don't like it because of safety reasons etc. BUT don't take this wrong when I say this but if your driving a $75k SUV and a $100k Porsche or Benz and get pulled over chances are they are not going to whip out a gun and shoot a officer. It could happen but slim chances and I don't mean to sound like a dick.......

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    Re: Window Tint - what do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nice Ride View Post
    Nothing used to damage tint. The test is look out into bright light from inside. Factory is crystal clear, front tint has a haze best way to describe it. Both leaf and right are identical. Are there different types of tint? The factory tint is in the glass, could it be the thin film of adhesive that's on the tint?
    Yes there are many different types of tint films out there, you should not see a haze might have a defect or poorly installed tint take it to a professional to have it checked.

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    Thanks, will ask the tint shop soon. Job was only done 5 months ago..

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    Re: Window Tint - what do you have?

    I had my doctor sign a PA form saying I need window tint, well want is more like it, and now if I get pulled over I show them the cert and nothing happens, I have to do this for each car/truck that is aftermarket tinted, never been pulled over since getting the state cert, go figure.

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    I have 15% up front & 15% over the factory tint in the rear. I've never had a problem with the police around here. Although, I have heard some stories about state troopers writing tickets & even scratching the front window tint so you pretty much have to remove it... I've tinted all I've my vehicles myself with 15% all the way around and never had any issues.

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    Re: Window Tint - what do you have?

    I have 15% on the 2 front doors which matches the rear factory tint and 45% on the windshield which is just enough to take the glare off of everything. I would like to have 5% all the way around with 35% on the windshield but that only lasted about a week on my last car before I got a ticket. I believe the law where I am states 25% is the darkest for the front windows but the Escalade has such big windows that the 15% isn't that dark and you can still see in the vehicle.



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    Re: Window Tint - what do you have?

    I have 5% on all side & rear windows and 15% on the moonroof which I love it keeps the truck cooler on the inside on them hot summer days. You can't see in the truck at all I got pull over on the highway about a month after I got it done because they could see the temp tag, the cop didn't say anything about the tint. They really don't bother about car tints here unless the cop just wants 2 be an azz.

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