Post your tinted Prius

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by harajuka, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. nascrlvr

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    Hey guys....from what I understand the percentage of tint allowed varies by state. Here it is 35%. I am tinted legally with Geo Shield ceramic tint on the side windows and rear hatch. They didn't do anything to the lower hatch window which matches very well to the rest of the tinting. Hope this helps.....
     
  2. hptsang

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    I had a tint like that when I had my silver GTI. It just comes with some silver in it but not mirror tint so makes it legal in Texas. Because when someone park or stop next to me, they will still be able to see what is going on inside the car.
     
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    I have been told by a relative who is a police officer that if they can see their shield through the tint when they hold it up on the inside of the car, that it will "pass" a field test. I love the tint.....I don't look like a "limo" but it helps in this heat down here.....
     
  4. harajuka

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    Here's my uncle's Prius tinted with 50% 3M film.

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  5. Judgeless

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    Here is a pic of my tint job. The front is 50/50, the back is 70/30

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  6. hptsang

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    I did 35 on the front and 50 on the rest of the car.

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  7. cunnink2

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    Here's my 2010 Prius III / SR, Blizzard Pearl, Bisque Leather. Added 35% tint, body side molding, clear mega bra.
     

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    Looks pretty dark. Was it a gloomy day or is it really pretty dark? I've had 20% in other cars and your 35% looks just as, if not darker than that.

    Maybe with the factory tint yours is more like 20%.

     
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    Cunnink....she's a beauty!!! I love the Blizzard Pearl; it's my favorite. Did the dealer install the mega bra? I can't even see it. Wonder if it would work on "Eleanor" my '09 Super White??
     
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    So you went darker on the fronts and lighter in the rear? :confused:
     
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    Here's "The Barcelona Red Baby"...
    Pinnicle Airblue 80 on the Windshield, Pinnicle 50 Ceramic everywhere else!!!

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  12. hythere

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    These pix were taken on a slightly overcast day so they may look a bit more dark than normal. My wife and I wanted to do Silhouette SP20 all the way around but my installer convinced me otherwise since the CA law against the front sides being dark. SP75 was used instead on the front sides and the overall look matches my Highlander Hybrid with factory tinting.

    For those still not quite sure what value to use, you should check out this website my installer pointed me to:

    johnsonwindowfilms.com/SP.php

    Click on the Auto Tinter button.

    Unfortunately you can't choose a G3 Prius but you get the idea.
     

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  13. donkitchen

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    Have my appt set for Saturday to get 3M 35% all the way around. I'll post some pics once it's done. We're supposed to have 70 degree weather here Sunday so it will hopefully be a good day to get the pics taken.
     
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    Cunnink,

    How much did the job cost you? I have the same exact model and color and love how it looks. Thanks!
     
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    Is that legal in CA? Ever gotten pulled over?

    Can you recommend a place? I was wondering if I should have the dealer tint before I pick it up. They want $595 for front and back. Don't know if that is windshield or not. Is that common, doing the windshield?
     
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    Technicaly, NO, but the UV was destroying my interior.

    The Pic was taken 2 days after tint and now that it has dried and set up, it appears a tad lighter. The Airlue 80 on the windshied is 99%UV resistant and passes 80% visable light. The Pinnacle 50 on the rest of the windows is the lightest of the tints. I got the job done at this locatin in Orange County. He has been around for years..

    Automotive Car window tinting Pinnacle - Tint Plus

    No pull overs yet, but I a not really execting to. I have been noticing many more cars with MUCH darker tint that I have!!! Mine is actually light enough to be could be considered factory level!!!
    And the windshield is fine!!!
     
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    Hi Cunnink2,
    Where did you get your streamlined body side molding? I like it!
    Juanita
     
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