Window tint: 35% Windows, 15% Hatch | Thoughts?

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    On all of my past cars I go 35% all around, and its perfect. BUT, the Prius has a large rear window and a light gray interior. So, I feel it might be just a tad too light.

    Can anyone comment on doing the hatch glass at 15% and the windows at 35%?

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    You never asked how dark you wanted to go. I’ve had 15% all around and it’s pretty dark. I️ recently took the old tint off and put on 45% on the roll ups and 35% rear hatch.


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    What do you mean?

    Ideally I am fan off 35% all around, so middle of the road I guess. But, Im assuming that with the light gray leather and the large rear window, 35% all around will be too light.
     
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    Here’s 15%
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    Here’s 45% sides and 35% rear
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    I️ guess what I️ meant was do you not want to be able to see inside the car? Or be able to see enough but not the floor boards.


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    I️ know with my car there is a slight tint already in the glass. So 35% is the true transparency. I️t will be slightly darker. You plan on doing a sun strip?


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    I am really liking the second photo you posted, the 35+45 combo.

    Do you have dark interior? I have the bright gray leather.
     
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    Yes but only the seats. I️ have clazzios


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    The place I'm using (through my work) only offers 5%,15% and 35%.

    I hope 15% on the hatch, and 35% on all other windows comes out great!
     
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    I️ think with the gray interior I️t will look great.


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    Thanks for all your help today!
     
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    I've got 15% all around on mine and love it. (But) it could be a problem at night when backing up if it didn't have the camera ;)
     
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    That would be just a tad too dark for me! My night vision sucks
     
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    I have 30% all around including hatch and have no problem seeing out back at night. If you did hatch to 15% I think that might become an issue.
     
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