Window tint

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Jabbar, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Jabbar

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    Just got my windows tinted what y'all think?
    Excuse the salt on the car I haven't had time to get it washed

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    It looks exactly like mine! I got my windows done over the weekend but was waiting until it was clean to post a pic. Are you going to leave your wheel covers on? I'm not sure I like them off with the blue but might try it for a while and see.
     
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    I never really thought about that


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    How do you take the wheel covers off and how does it look without them ?


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    I just used a screw driver but be carful not to scratch the rim underneath shouldn't be to hard it has a couple of tabs that hold it in place.


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    Oh ok I was watching some videos saying you could use your hands


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    Just pull it off. Grab it on both sides and firmly yank towards you...
     
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    Lol I just took them off didn't fall on my butt either very easy popped right off


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    What percentage of tinting is that?

    I'm definitely getting mine done before the SoCal summer heat sets in, I don't know if I'll go that dark on the front, but knowledge is power!
     
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    20 in front and 5 in back


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    Not sure how dark to go - med all around or dark - I am afraid it will look kinda 'gangsta'? But heat in summers in SoCal is torture.
     
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    Do something like 17-18% rear windows, 35-50% front windows. Since you live in SoCal tints are nice not only to keep cool but they can help prevent smash and grab break-ins since film doesnt cause the glass to shatter the same way. SoCal is dangerous, man.
     
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    You are aware of michegan law???
    Any tint can be used on the front windows, 4" from the top of the window, unless the picture is misleading, youre illegal, the tint shop certainly should have been aware.

    Cailifornia...
    • Front Side windows: Aftermarket film must allow more than 88% of light in, or minimum 70% VLT if combined with factory-tinted windows.
     
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    Guy named Lucifer calling someone out for breaking the law. You can't make this stuff up. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Chose the name after the forum took away my forum name, hope laughing is as good for you as it is for me;)

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    In SoCal every other car has illegally tinted front windows. Also highway patrol is what I'm more afraid of. Not police. Police are catching bad hombres.
     
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    Do people in Cali really still get tickets for tint tho? Pretty sure starting Jan 1 2018, you can have a certain % of tint with a doctors note on the front windows. Haven't totally looked into it yet but also haven't heard of anyone getting a ticket specifically for tint in years or longer.

    I mean, its a fix-it ticket, right? like macmaster05 said, they are out catching bad hombres lol or trying to catch us ridin dirty in our Prii lmao
     
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    I think it's usually only tacked on when you're caught for something else, like speeding. I've read that fix-it tickets are like $25 or so.

    Lol'd at "ridin dirty."
     
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