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Old 09-30-13, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default What tint percentages did you go with?

I'm thinking about getting my wife's car tinted and I'm not sure what percentages to go with. This car normally resides in CA, but spends a couple months of the year in Las Vegas, where a lot of solar energy hits the ground. In the past we've gone with a ceramic tint in the 80% VLT range on the front windows, because it's practically invisible (effectively legal in CA), but has a high TSER value to keep the heat down when the car is in Las Vegas. Then we go with something darker towards the back, like a 50% on the rear windows and 35% on the back window. This looks fine on sedans but I'm thinking it will look weird on an IS convertible. I care much more about the solar energy rejection (hence the willingness to pay extra for ceramic tint) than appearance, but I don't want the car to look funny.

Practically speaking, you usually can get away with 50% on the fronts in CA, even if you're pulled over for something else, but cops start to notice at 35%, esp. if you've been pulled over for something that has annoyed them. I'm thinking maybe 50% all around, even though there is a (very) small chance of getting ticketed for the front windows. I don't think I want to go darker on the rear window, because I already find the anti-glare rear view mirror to be dim, and there is only one setting (my other cars have two settings plus off).
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Old 09-30-13, 11:58 PM   #2
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5% on the back front 50% and windshield 50%
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