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Old 10-16-13, 09:58 PM   #31
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Got 35 on the front and 18 in the back. Had 35 all around on my last car and never had cop issues in fix-it happy so cal, where anything on fronts is illegal. Just don't give cops any extra reason to look twice at your car.
Thanks for the picture! Do you have any more that show more of the side of the car?
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Old 10-17-13, 12:45 PM   #32
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Found these good videos:


And:

Too bad the quality isn't HD, as would be a great point of reference!


If anyone else comes across anything similar, please let me know.

I'm thinking 50's on the sides and 35 on the rear now...

Thanks!

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One thing to make sure when you guys get tint is get the expensive film that reduces the UV heat.
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Old 10-17-13, 01:02 PM   #34
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One thing to make sure when you guys get tint is get the expensive film that reduces the UV heat.

Agreed. I'm going to go with Huper Optik ceramic. Its gonna cost me $600 for the full car but will be worth it.

I had it on my previous car (black on black leather) and now feel how much I got used to the heat rejection properties of ceramic tint. I was able to keep my AC at a solid 74 all year long.
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Man I wish I could go as dark as you guys. Here in VA the limits are 50% front, 35% rear and rear windshield. And the cops here do not joke around about it.
You know, I had 35% mirror all the way around and was only ticketed for it once in 13 years....and that was during a stop for speeding. I'm getting my tint done this weekend and am either doing 35 all around or 50 all around. Not sure yet.
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A lot of getting a ticket has to do with what you do for a living also.

I wouldn't go 50%. You may regret it. At least do 35%. You can still see in but you have privacy.



Oh and why is that guy tinting the outside of the window?
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I have 15% all around and no issues
Same here and a front strip.
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Oh and why is that guy tinting the outside of the window?
Yes, this is standard. They have to cut and fit it first before then go ahead and tint the inside. It would be a PITA to cut and fit from the inside.
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You know, I had 35% mirror all the way around and was only ticketed for it once in 13 years....and that was during a stop for speeding. I'm getting my tint done this weekend and am either doing 35 all around or 50 all around. Not sure yet.
What exterior / interior colors is your car?

Please remember to take picutres from multiple angles and post; would be a huge help!

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A lot of getting a ticket has to do with what you do for a living also.

I wouldn't go 50%. You may regret it. At least do 35%. You can still see in but you have privacy.



Oh and why is that guy tinting the outside of the window?
Law in MN is 50% all the way. Looking at the video, 35% seems obviously darker than 50%. You don't think the cops will pull you over? I would prefer 35% but I wouldn't want the hassle from the cops.

Also I believe it's illegal for tint shop to do anything darker than 50% here in MN.

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I got 35 all around, 20 back window and I'm happy with it and no concerns I will have an issue. For you, I'd go with 50 front and 35 rear/back window as you may not be a risk taker to go darker.
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What exterior / interior colors is your car?

Please remember to take picutres from multiple angles and post; would be a huge help!

Thanks.
Obsidian/Rioja. I'll post after it's done.
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Obsidian/Rioja. I'll post after it's done.
Awesome combo; thanks!
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Do tint shops remove the interior door panels to install the film?

My biggest concern is broken clips or damaged door panels and is making me think twice about tint now.

Does anyone know if this procedure is needed to tint the 3IS?
generally they do not, if they are good enough at doing it, or have laser cuts, they can get the tint below the panels without having to remove them, Ive seen many do it, and I do it myself for part of my business.
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Anyone have any additional photos of your tints to share?

Now I'm leaning towards 50's on the front sides and 35's on the rear sides and rear.

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