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My rear windows are the factory privacy glass. They appear to be about as dark as 25% window tint. I would like to put 15% on the front windows. Has anyone used 15% on all of the glass (front and rear) or any other tint? Did the front and rear glass match, as far as color is concerned? I guess GM doesn't do 5% on the rear. Thanks in advance. [REFLIST][/REFLIST]
 

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I have wondered this as well. I kind of want to do 5% all around, but don't know how the rear windows would look since they are already tinted.
 

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My rear windows are the factory privacy glass. They appear to be about as dark as 25% window tint. I would like to put 15% on the front windows. Has anyone used 15% on all of the glass (front and rear) or any other tint? Did the front and rear glass match, as far as color is concerned? I guess GM doesn't do 5% on the rear. Thanks in advance. [REFLIST][/REFLIST]
You can really never perfectly match the tint because the factory tint is in the glass, and it does look different than films do, having said that I get all my cars and trucks done, I know what I have in PA in NOT legal on the light meter, but it matches color wise and tint wise, of course on a sunny day with the sunroof open your side windows will appear slightly lighter because of the added light from the sunroof and windshield. You can see what I mean from pic 1 to pic 2, closing the sunroof shade will stop most of the added light but you still have the windshield adding light



 

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One thing that I learned when getting my windows tinted on the ESV was although the factory privacy glass is dark...it provides no UV protection.
I had the privacy glass windows coated with an almost clear film that provides 99% reduction in UV.
I then had the front windows matched as close as I could to the factory glass. I was extremely pleased with the results.
Just talk with a good tint shop and they can recommend the best option for you.
 

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Yea this is a difficult question to answer. You would be best off by visiting a tint shop and having one of their experts walk you through his recommendation. Those guys tend to dozens of cars/tints a day. They usually know what they're talking about.
 
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