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      09-15-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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Cool Types of TINT

I've never had tinting in any car....but I just moved to Florida and it seems almost....necessary. It is hot as hell in the summer!!!!

What are the TYPES of tint out there?

What do the NUMBERS mean associated with TINT?

I certainly don't want my windows to appear BLACK...I don't want to look like a cheesy teenager driving a car with black windows and black headlights...you know, all that crap.

What do people recommend as far as a "classy tint??"
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check your state laws for how dark you can go. The lower the number %, the darker it is. In FL you shouldn't have a problem going real dark. IMO the darker the better but to each their own. I've read ceramic tint is the better kind to use over metallic. Someone correct me if im wrong please
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thanks BDH.

anyone else know anything further?????
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I went with carbon tint as it has no effect on electronics. If you are looking for classy and not black I'd go with 35% all around IMO
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The numbers associated with a tint are the % of light that passes through. If you have a 5% tint, that means 95% of light is blocked by the tint. Most states have a limit at 35% and I have heard cases of fix-it tickets being issued for violators in metropolitan areas.
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The numbers associated with a tint are the % of light that passes through. If you have a 5% tint, that means 95% of light is blocked by the tint. Most states have a limit at 35% and I have heard cases of fix-it tickets being issued for violators in metropolitan areas.
thanks. perfect explaination.:w00t:
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just got the 30% metallic tint.
$149 for all windows plus rear window

looks good -- not ghetto
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You aren't worried about the metallic interference with radio signals?
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You aren't worried about the metallic interference with radio signals?
from what i know, the radio antenna is on the outside
the little "shark fin"

correct???

by the way, it sucks not being able to roll down my windows or put the top down......i hate having the windows up......cant hear the engine as well.:biggrin:
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sorry ill work on getting some pics....im out of town right now, car is parked at the airport.....
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I did 20% metallic all around... very pleased with the results.
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My car is getting tinted right now. $140 for 20% and a car wash and hand wax. If anyone is in the Tampa area and wants theirs done, I'll see how good a job they do today and let you know if it's worth it.
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couldn't agree more!
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i was about to post pics.....how do you do it? its asking for a website....
what is the best way to post pics i have saved on my computer???:iono:
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try www.photobucket.com
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ok,





sorry about the delay. here are before and after pics.
30% metallic tint on all windows and rear window. looks good, but not so dark that it looks ghetto.
questions/comments send me a private message! enjoy.

side note -- look at the white charger in the background -- nice car but i think the tint is too dark...looks like a teen ager drives it??
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