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Grade Of Window Tint - Please Explain.  
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10573 times:

Hello!

I have never bought window tint before, but I need some.

I want really dark quality window tint for my BMW 528.
How does the grade work? I can buy 35% 20% 5% or 1%, is 1% the darkest? And whats the legal limit? I don't want to cops busting me on every corner either.

Thanks!

-Dmitry

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10571 times:

Actually I think it is the other way around.

The percentage is the amount of light that is blocked. So 1% would be the lightest shade.

I don't know the legal limits up here, but there are limits. I want to say they have been in place for a bout 10 years now.



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User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10570 times:

Shaun, I actually just founf out on ebay, take a look:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6769&item=1875640364

Think that would look nice on my bimmer? Or should I just go all black?

-Dmitry


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10565 times:

Opps, I was wrong about the tint.

I don't know what type of look you are going for.

My cousin had factory tinted windows on his old Chevy Nova. He could never paint the car from the factory Bronze to something else because they windows where tinted the same color!!!

Like I said you might want to be careful on the tints. There are some rules in this state.



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User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10558 times:

Actually, I believe those percentages are the other way around.

35% - lets 35% of the light in your car
15% - lets 15% of the light in your car, etc.

If you want to be safe, ask your local law enforcement agency, which degree of tint is DARK AS LEGAL, and they'll tell you.


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10548 times:

I don't know about other places, but here in CA, to my knowledge, you can tint window as dark as you like provided that 1) you don't put tint on either front drivers or passengers side window and 2) you don't tint the windshield.

User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 10533 times:

Well 5% is what they have on Limos...in Massachusetts 27% is legal limit i think...i have that on my car and its not that dark trust me even though my car is black on black...

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5539 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 10530 times:

Matt writes with wisdom.

Peace officers with whom I am acquainted tell me that, if the front door windows are tinted darkly enough to impede ready vision of the driver and passenger, they are much more likely to require the occupants to step from the vehicle in a "hands-up" controlled scenario.

The driver of a car is not supposed to be concealed from the outside, regardless of of "style."



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