Fresh Tint +35%

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  1. skilliona12e

    skilliona12e New Member

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    Just got back from the tint shop. 10 windows, 35% all the way around.

    Crazy what a little tint does to the appearance to your car. Anyway just thought I would share a couple pics, feedback welcome.

    Rob

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    Looks great. What brand?
     
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    Thanks 32k. I got a pretty good deal. 10 Luminar tinted windows with lifetime guarantee for $225 out the door, took a little over 2 hours.
     
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    Very nice. :)

    I have to take mine back in and have him redo a couple of windows. I can handle one or two lint bubbles but not a few in each window.
     
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    I was going to call today for an appointment. I was think 35% and this looks good with BP. Thanks for posting.

    Kathi
     
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    what "series" is your llumar tint?

    how is the night time visibility?

    how is the heat in your car compare to before?
     
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    Gorgeous! I liked you did the same all around. Congrats!
     
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    I am thinking of getting limo (darker than front windows) for more privacy. Anyone done this please share some photos? What do you think? The 35% tint suppose to reject 48% of the solar energy/heat, 21% visible light transmittance and 8% visible light reflected. This is what I have been told by Professional tint shop.
     
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    Limo tint is significantly darker than 35%. Check out danielizzle's 5% tint on BP.
     
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    Aye, limo (5%) is very dark. The 2012 is the first car that I didn't use 5% on (rear). I went 15% because the tint was given to me and I wanted to try a shade lighter than my normal tint job. :)

    If you want the best heat rejection then look for high end ceramic tint. If you just want privacy and a darker look then normal cheaper tint will work just fine and save you a lot of money.

    The problem with the photos posted by the OP s they are all taken at angles. This does not give a real representation of what the tint looks like when viewed from the side. The tint will appear dramatically lighter when viewed from the side on a sunny day.

    Example. 35% front and 5% rear
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    Same but at a slight angle
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    I did 9 windows at 35% last week on the BP.
    So, can I spray windex onthe tint to clean the doggie nose prints off, or do I need special cleaner?
     
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    No. Use a non-ammonia based cleaner like Invisible Glass.
     
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    I was thinking of doing the small wing windows front and back in 5 the back windows and hatch in 18 and the fronts in 35.
    I think if you get the wing windows dark enough it will black them out and they will blend in.
    Anyone seen that done?
     
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    I had 5% on the small windows front and rear. I should have done the same on my car.
     
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    I wonder if the front wing windows are considered "front" windows and therefore technically not tintable in CA... Not that it's a big deal in SoCal, but elsewhere maybe.
     
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    Good question. I think if you black it out, the vast majority of the population wouldn't know there's a window there, as that area is covered by body panel on most cars.
     
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    Yes, I don't think they are considered front windows,
    I don,t really know why they are there. My leaf has them too. They seem pretty useless
     
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    Yeah, but I was just wondering if a cop wanted to be a dick about it, could he give you a fix-it ticket for tinting that wing window? I'm guessing yes. It would be lame, but I think it would stick.
     
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    Meh, I do not know about useless. If that was solid, that would be a pretty big blind spot. I know in my 2007 Prius, the wing window is a lot smaller and I thought that was a pretty big blind spot.
     
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    That'd be the least of your worries considering you have 30% on the front windows and would be cited for that instead. It's not like you'd be singled out for blacking out the small windows. Moreover, unless the cop is a Prius owner, I doubt he'd actually notice it.
     
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