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    Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    Planning on tinting my windows to the maximum allowed tint in NY. No windshield. I've heard there are different types of tints. Carbon? and metallic tint? Anything I should know before I do this? Anyone have any issues with GPS as a result of a certain type of tint? Is anything else on the car affected? Thanks.

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    I'm runnin 5% all the way around (no windshield) with no issues. Front door windows are illegal to tint at all in CA but I've been lucky so far...
    The metallic is said to have better UV protection but tends to run a little darker.

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    This may help
    http://www.tintlaws.com/laws/NY/
    Only 70% on the side windows, wow!

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    If you live in NY your pretty much screwed on tint...

    70 percent on both front and rear passenger doors for our car. Rear window can be any darkness. Top 6'' of windshield can be tinted to any darkness, but can not be reflective.

    Where in NY are ya? I know in my area (capital region) local cops LOVE to give tint tickets as its bread and butter for local government in fines. Ive known people who have paid literally thousands in tint tickets over the past few years. Id LOVE to tint mine as i think it would look great with my black powdercoated wheels and grilles, but not even taking the risk

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    I have what I think is 35% on all my windows and the cops don't bother me. 5% is way too dark for me. Can't see out at night

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    I am in Queens, NY. Let's say I have NC plates and I'm driving in a state that has more restrictive tint laws than NC. Can I be ticketed? Also, I have a NY PBA card so I probably won't be ticketed for tints in NY, but I don't want to constantly be pulled over. I'll probably do the 70% all around except windshield and be done with it. So does anyone here actually HAVE the metallic ones? If they really offer better UV protection, that's what I want to go with. That's the primary reason for the tints. Secondary are it not being so hot in the car in the summer, and the look.

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    Yes, im pretty sure you can still be ticketed. NY is a money hungry state. Anyway they can get it from you, you can damn well bet they are going to try

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    i have reflective film on mine, its the only film i use. i love the look on silver car, its sliver during day and black at night (referring to tint)

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    Mine is metalic but I've had both. Can't say I can tell a diference but the long term may show it.
    The 5% does make left turns hard at night but being in SoCal, it's well worth it to keep the car dark and cool durring the day. Another nice thing is the privacy you get with your girl on those long road trips...

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    Ayoooo

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    I have 35% ceramic It $100+/- more than normal tint but looks nice and blocks heat real well. I had 3 black on black cars. I have 35% on all my cars and live in pa where any non factory tint is a no no. And had no issues even when I get pulled over for other things lol.

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    The guys that's doing mine swears by the ceramic tint. Again $100 more than normal tint.

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    http://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w2...amic-tint.html
    Did a google search and found this. If you read all the posts on the page, you'll find Ceramic is in fact the way to go.

    http://www.hotspottinting.com/window...ng-shades.html
    Also, this page shows the different types. I'm going to go with "formula one pinnacle series ceramic tint." Now I just got to find a place around me that has it.

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    First I called about 15 tint places around here and asked each one if they had "formula one pinnacle series ceramic tints." None did. One place had other tints from Llumar. They had the CTX Llumar Ceramic Tint, a lesser tint, but still good. Llumar apparently makes these tints, and has a whole line of tints, including the blue stock ones on Benzes. That place that carried the other model of Llumar tints gave me the number for Llumar, 18008517781, and told me to ask them who around me has the tints. Called, and got the place. Spoke to the guy at Llumar for a while and he said not every tint shop carries Llumar. the formula one is their premium tint. Llumar does not want to saturate the market with the formula one, so the dealer that carries it has to get special training on it, and has to meet certain requirements. That's why it's not so easy to find a place that has it. Call the number and they'll tell you where to go. So I called the place around me that carries it and they said that Llumar doesn't make the F1 in a 70% tint, and that 70% is practically clear glass. The closest they have to the NYS legal 70% tint, (lets 70% of light in) is a 50%. I've been doing a little research and 50% doesn't look that dark. I think I'm just gonna go with the 50%. Worst case, I get pulled over and show the PBA card. Now that I think of it though, I see a lot of people in NY with tints darker than 70%. Does anyone have 50% tints that has pics of their car to show?

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    Re: Tinted Windows Cadillac STS-V

    I know it's not Formula one or CTX but it may give you a shading idea. 70% may be close to the factory tint, not sure.

    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...ive_Simulator/

    I used the 3M on mine (35%), no problems so far, and here in Florida we cook the glass (and paint) in the summer.

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