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Old 06-11-12, 08:58 AM   #61
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Correct. CA laws is simlar if not identical to Canada. People tint anyways.

Well if you want to tint front all go all around without noticing... there is Llumar Air Blue 80 or 3M Crystalline 90.
I think I read somewhere that the Air Blue 80 tint rejects almost as much heat at 5% tint, is that true?
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Old 06-11-12, 10:10 AM   #62
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Do you mean like solar energy? It's 43%.

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http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawe...20Brochure.pdf
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Old 06-11-12, 10:54 AM   #63
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dont think this is really accurate. at least i can speak for California.


i believe in California you arent allowed to have any tint on the driver and passenger fronts.

someone correct me if im wrong!
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^ Correct, only your rear windows can be tinted.
I think the website is correct because the factory tint on your windows is 70% or so. So you cannot legally add any more tint because that would take you below the legal limit.

Otherwise, if you were correct that you cannot have any tint at all, then all of our vehicles would already be out of compliance when we purchased them!
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Im guessing that the CTX Llumar film is ceramic?
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If so, ceramic tint is better at rejecting heat compared to metallic tint right?
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Old 06-11-12, 02:37 PM   #66
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Yes, ceramic is better since it has heat rejection properties which metallic does not, and it does not contain metallic could interfere with electronics. Best way to phrase metallic based tint is almost as if putting an RF filter on your window.

Note, you do pay more for ceramic based tint. Since it rejects heat, it also retains heat better, therefore the car does not have to work as hard at maintaining temperature.
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I'm in NY state and I have 35 all around, 20 in the back window (anything is legal) and just did 50% on the windshield. I have to say windshield tint is pretty awesome. Between not really having to use sunglasses and the drop in temperature its totally worth it. The only thing is with my black interior everything just got darker so I'm worried that I might get harassed.. Pre windshield tint I got pulled over once for tint at 3am and the officer didnt even give me a warning. At least I have a RD so I can get fair warning to lower my windows if a cop is on the prowl.

In terms of the OP, at 5% you're always gonna get harassed. I'd just go higher to avoid problems later on.
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15% all around and air blue 80 on the front windshield.

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Its hot as hell down here in Miami so I'm taking a chance. I'm running 5% all around and 65% on my windshield. Now before someone says it I can see perfectly at night.
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Show us your front windshield
I took a picture of it but then deleted it because you really cant tell that the tint is on it. Ill go retake it if you really want lol

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Its hot as hell down here in Miami so I'm taking a chance. I'm running 5% all around and 65% on my windshield. Now before someone says it I can see perfectly at night.
I know dude, thats why I got 5% in the first place. And it was hard to see at night at first but I got used to it. It was not as difficult as people make it out to be. I hope you dont run into an ahole trooper like I did! Good luck bro
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I did 15% all the way around, never been pulled over for it.
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I did 15% all the way around, never been pulled over for it.
The cops shouldnt bother you. Its not dark enough to look illegal.
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