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      07-29-2019, 09:33 PM   #1
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Tinted 540 Pics (looking for on White, but post any color anyway)

Trying to decide to tint or not to tint, what do you have and what percentage.
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      07-30-2019, 07:13 AM   #2
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      07-30-2019, 07:49 AM   #3
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That is just stunning, love the color and the tinting looks great.
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Nice pics! I'm getting my new Bluestone Met. tinted, 40% all around, on Friday.
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How does the 20% look from the inside at night in underlit areas?
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Not the best pictures to show tint, but I already had these uploaded on my Flickr account. This is 30% Llumar Stratos.

Keep in mind, depending on the lighting condition, interior color, overcast/sunny day, tint % is very subjective. As you can see in the first photo, the tint looks quite dark (in parking garage at work) and then the second photo appears to be lighter (sun is shining in through the windshield).

EDIT: Edited my post to show the pictures. For some reason the link was only showing up.



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Not the best pictures to show tint, but I already had these uploaded on my Flickr account. This is 30% Llumar Stratos.

Keep in mind, depending on the lighting condition, interior color, overcast/sunny day, tint % is very subjective. As you can see in the first photo, the tint looks quite dark (in parking garage at work) and then the second photo appears to be lighter (sun is shining in through the windshield).

[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...322c9088_b.jpg[/img]


[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d606295e_b.jpg[/img]
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Not the best pictures to show tint, but I already had these uploaded on my Flickr account. This is 30% Llumar Stratos.

Keep in mind, depending on the lighting condition, interior color, overcast/sunny day, tint % is very subjective. As you can see in the first photo, the tint looks quite dark (in parking garage at work) and then the second photo appears to be lighter (sun is shining in through the windshield).

[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...322c9088_b.jpg[/img]


[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d606295e_b.jpg[/img]
Would love to see a shot outside
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Went a little darker up front than I initially wanted to
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I know some people have said too dark of a tint can throw off some the interior light sensors.
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15% on the front sides / 5% (otherwise known as "limo" in CA) in the rear.

You can see in the pic from the front that the right passenger window affords enough view to make it comfortable to see through from inside, yet still plenty dark for my preferences. I had one car a few back where I had the limo on the front sides, and it was just way too dark for me - and the CHiPees...

In all honesty, the limo tint in the rear can be difficult for some rearward maneuvers at night and even more so raining at night. But I've been doing my cars like this for so many years, I am used to it. I feel if you're gonna tint, do it dark...
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15% on the front sides / 5% (otherwise known as "limo" in CA) in the rear.

You can see in the pic from the front that the right passenger window affords enough view to make it comfortable to see through from inside, yet still plenty dark for my preferences. I had one car a few back where I had the limo on the front sides, and it was just way too dark for me - and the CHiPees...

In all honesty, the limo tint in the rear can be difficult for some rearward maneuvers at night and even more so raining at night. But I've been doing my cars like this for so many years, I am used to it. I feel if you're gonna tint, do it dark...
I see u had ur car debadged as well as tinted. Can u have that done when building car or is that after market?
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Went a little darker up front than I initially wanted to
Is yours 20%?
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Went a little darker up front than I initially wanted to
Is yours 20%?
I honestly can't remember
I did Florida's legal limit for the rear windows but did all 4 windows at that tint
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Went a little darker up front than I initially wanted to
Is yours 20%?
I honestly can't remember
I did Florida's legal limit for the rear windows but did all 4 windows at that tint
I ended up going 35%
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I see u had ur car debadged as well as tinted. Can u have that done when building car or is that after market?
I do it myself.

Dental floss between the badge & paint, and they drop right off. Maybe a touch of wax to remove any excess glue, if any. Usually not, if you remove them when brand new.

Less than a few minutes worth of work. Seriously!
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