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View Poll Results: what color of tint do you have?
black (other then 5%) 16 51.61%
black (5%) 12 38.71%
reflection kind of tint 3 9.68%
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Old 05-12-04, 06:12 AM   #31
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Hi there, welcome to CL. I see you're from the same state. My friend from Hartford who has a 2003 silver Civic has 33% on all the side windows and rear windshield, and to me it looks pretty dark and contrasts well with the body color. Although he's 2% over the legal limit, he never gets pulled over for the tint, and he has a sticker on one of the side windows handed by the DMV for the tint, which I believe is needed if you plan to put on any aftermarket tint in the state of CT.

So I guess what I'm saying is that 35% should look fairly dark for a silver car like yours, but make sure you go to a reputable tint shop that does quality work and warranties their tint. Good luck.
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Old 05-12-04, 08:31 AM   #32
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I'm also looking for tint for my new ride whhich is a Silver 2000 GS400. I had 35% tint on my old GS3 and did get pulled over by the state boys. I am now considering going with a 50% tint much lighter but still somewhat noticeable. Maybe something for you to consider???

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Old 05-12-04, 08:39 AM   #33
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IMO stick with the legal tint. For me 35% is dark enough and I don't get hassled for it. I've read the stock GS has 3% tint built into the windows, so you really get 32% tint.
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Old 05-12-04, 09:24 AM   #34
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pmd you back yes, i would recommend sticking w/ 35%. and then im sure u can tint the back windows to 20 or 15%.
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Old 05-12-04, 10:26 AM   #35
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well can someone post a pick with 35% and a darker rear view wont it look too far off??? i was thinking about 20% but it will probably be a pr oblem

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what % tint is on yours...i love it???
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and he has a sticker on one of the side windows handed by the DMV for the tint, which I believe is needed if you plan to put on any aftermarket tint in the state of CT.
how did he get it from the dmv??

thanks guys...if any one knows where or can post pics please do so!
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Old 05-12-04, 10:50 AM   #36
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i just called the dmv and they mailed me the window tint waiver form. had signed by a doctor friend of mine

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Old 05-12-04, 10:50 AM   #37
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i did 18% all the way around and 35 on the front...i love it!!!

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Old 05-12-04, 10:50 AM   #38
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i did 18% all the way around and 35 on the front...i love it!!!

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i wouldnt recommend tinting the front window. that is illegal in almost every state...i think florida is an exception

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What does the dvm thing say that was sent and why did ou have your doctor friend sign it?? What was it for exactly?? whats you tint % ?


Also for the person with35% that is on the front 2 windows and 18% on the back and rear???
do you have a side view of the car and not on a angle directly from the side?? i want to see how well you can see into the car!



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What does the dvm thing say that was sent and why did ou have your doctor friend sign it?? What was it for exactly?? whats you tint % ?


Also for the person with35% that is on the front 2 windows and 18% on the back and rear???
do you have a side view of the car and not on a angle directly from the side?? i want to see how well you can see into the car!



Here is a pic of my little ol' car... no major mods yet...Just a self chromed grill
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i have 35 on the front window and 18 on ALL others..see attached:

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i have 35 on the front window and 18 on ALL others..see attached:

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I personally like a lighter shade around 40-50% transmission, with high sun areas I'd opt for the maximum legal. For film, I've long been a user of Llumar but there are many comparable ones to choose.
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I think anything on the front window (except maybe for the little strip on top) is illegal...right?

Anything less that 35% (for sedans) in Hawaii is illegal....there's another set of rules for trucks and SUVs.

If you got UV protection in the glass (slight yellow tint)...and you chose a silver (mirror-like reflective) tint....it will actually look yellowish....not the look you wanted.

Just stick with a smoke type tint that won't fade.

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