: question about tint window



capjand1
09-26-05, 09:16 PM
What is the % of the rear windows, from factory?
Is there different material for the tint, so which kind or brand is good for front windows??

which % should i get, i dont want cops bothering me, I am in upstate NY!!

Thanks

Boombotz
09-26-05, 09:29 PM
I believe the factory tint is 22%. I may be wrong on that. I can't remember right now. Here is a helpful link on tint laws.

http://www.tintdude.com/laws.html

Spittin Game
09-26-05, 11:18 PM
I thought my guy said it was like 20%.

capjand1
09-26-05, 11:46 PM
any particular brand?

hcvone
09-27-05, 07:20 AM
It's in the 20% range, you can get close with aftermarket tints, you have a choice of a little lighter or a little darker, I went with slightly lighter 25% and it matches very well, I spend a lot of time in upstate NY and have never had a problem with the police. :)

Sinisterj
09-27-05, 08:55 AM
I got 15% on the back & 5% on the front.... if you want them really dark. Im pretty sure that the back is 20% from the factory.

jrs05caddyext
09-27-05, 09:33 AM
I think its 20%. I have 5% all around and had never had a problem with cops untill last week. I got 2 tickets in the same week for the tint on my Caddy, oh and 1 last month in my wifes vehicle.:nono:

mja
09-27-05, 10:45 AM
I just had my 2 front windows done Driver and pass side, I told the tint guy to match them to the rest of the ESV. I asked what % the others were he told me 15%. He matched them up and they look good. No problems with cops in Seattle

Spittin Game
09-27-05, 01:57 PM
I got 15% on the back & 5% on the front.... if you want them really dark. Im pretty sure that the back is 20% from the factory.

why would you tint the fronts darker than the rear? Doesn't that look odd? Why not just do 5% all around.

dnyce617
09-27-05, 02:22 PM
why would you tint the fronts darker than the rear? Doesn't that look odd? Why not just do 5% all around.

I'm pretty sure 15% over 20% works out to around 5%. That way the front matches the back.

mja
09-27-05, 02:32 PM
All of my windows match @ 15%

Synergetic
09-27-05, 02:48 PM
5% in front, limo in back.

Sinisterj
09-27-05, 04:16 PM
why would you tint the fronts darker than the rear? Doesn't that look odd? Why not just do 5% all around.

Because it makes the front 5% match close to the back.... actually the back is a little darker than the front even with 5% on the front.

Spittin Game
09-27-05, 04:46 PM
I'm pretty sure 15% over 20% works out to around 5%. That way the front matches the back.

Oh I got it, I must have misunderstood. Ya, 15% put OVER the factory tint would make it match. My B! :cool:

RaGzEmCeE
09-27-05, 09:37 PM
lower light visibility doesnt necesarily mean darker ... if you go to a really good tint place they should be able to color match 25% and 20% anything with a 5%-10% range ..... i got 5% in the back and just 15% in the front .... but he colormatched looks perfect .... either way the back is 20% for sure .... i doubt it 22% cuz i havent heard about increments of 2% unless you get 2% tint .... and its not 25% ... so id say 20%

TRASHAULER
10-01-05, 11:26 AM
Llumar window film ATR 15% matches very well.

Jeff
www.tintmyride.com (http://www.tintmyride.com)

CadillacGrillz
10-01-05, 12:40 PM
yeah i thinks its 20% i got 0% all around my caddi but for having them like that ur looking at a guy that has had more then 10 tickets only for tints jajaja but hey im not gonna take em off i already got used to them even tho i dont see that much to the outside and next week im putting the 50% on the whole front window and on the top a 5 inch 5% bar so it wont look obvious i have the whole window tint

fast66
10-01-05, 01:54 PM
I got a wote fo $80 to tint the two front windows? is this okay?

CadillacGrillz
10-01-05, 02:19 PM
u know whats the good thing about living on the border of mexico that u go over there and u tint the whole vechile for 50 $ and to say the truth for me they do a better job then over here and its not an ugly tint paper but no its not a good price becuz its almost always 40 for both windows

Spittin Game
10-01-05, 05:35 PM
I got a wote fo $80 to tint the two front windows? is this okay?


I think I paid $75 for mine, so ya thats good. And thats the cheapest I found and it was at a very reputable place.

Boombotz
10-01-05, 06:10 PM
I got a wote fo $80 to tint the two front windows? is this okay?

I payed $65 for my front two windows here in Florida. The guy was recommended by my dealership. He does amazing work. The tint job is flawless.

Also they wanted $20 for a top strip on windshield. I decided not to do windshield.

csmooth79
10-03-05, 06:20 PM
I got hit for 200 bucks for the tint on my lexus. That's why I didnt tint my lade, but I will be tinting the new one.

Also, did any of you guys get hit by your ins company for these tickets. Nationwide charged me like it was a moving violation :rant2: .

capjand1
10-04-05, 10:20 AM
i got a quote from the tint shop, for $80.

jrs05caddyext
10-04-05, 10:24 AM
I got hit for 200 bucks for the tint on my lexus. That's why I didnt tint my lade, but I will be tinting the new one.

Also, did any of you guys get hit by your ins company for these tickets. Nationwide charged me like it was a moving violation :rant2: .

I have gotten quite a few tickets for tint and have not seen anything yet on my insurance.