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Old 11-04-13, 07:33 AM   #46
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Wondering how easy or difficult it is to remove tint from a window once on, and whether any damage result...?
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Old 11-04-13, 11:21 AM   #47
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Wondering how easy or difficult it is to remove tint from a window once on, and whether any damage result...?
it aint too bad. You have to have a window scrapper, which is a blade fixated to a handle. Once you get some of it up, then you can peel it off. Naturally it will break on the edges and youll have to scrape off the glue and rest of the tint. But it isnt too bad. No damage will be done to window if your careful about it.
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Old 12-05-13, 09:13 PM   #48
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Finally getting tints tomorrow(!!), but still debating between:

50% Sides and 35% Rear

50% Front Sides and 35% Rear Side and Rear (probably best, but uneasy as not even)

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35% All Around

Would do 43% All Around, but shop wants $50 more for same ($175 vs. $225).

AND, just when I thought I wanted to do 35% All Around, saw a car today with 35% Front Sides and 20% Rear Sides and Rear and felt the 35% windows were too dark. Argh!

ALSO, anyone have any idea what I should pay for the installation of rear lamp tint film?

Have a Grey on Red F Sport. Last minute input welcome.

Thanks.

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Old 12-05-13, 09:19 PM   #49
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AND, just when I thought I wanted to do 35% All Around, saw a car today with 35% Front Sides and 50% Rear Sides and Rear and felt the 35% windows were too dark. Argh! Thanks.
I don't understand why someone would make the front darker than the rear lol

Also, I recommend 15% for the sunroof!
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I have 35 front and 20 rear. I don't think 35 is too dark and the transition from 20 to 35 isn't really noticeable.
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I don't understand why someone would make the front darker than the rear. Also, I recommend 15% for the sunroof!
50% is lighter than 35%.

Thanks for the sunroof suggestion, but I always keep the cover closed when the roof is not open.

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I have 35 front and 20 rear. I don't think 35 is too dark and the transition from 20 to 35 isn't really noticeable.
Hmm, so maybe 35% All Around IS the way to go? Was set to do so, but confused after seeing what I thought to be too dark today.

Have another car with 50% All Around, but with Side Rear and Rear shades, which I'm very happy with, but it's a larger car and I'm thinking I'd like more privacy in the smaller IS.

If the transition from 20 to 35 isn't that noticeable, hope from 35 to 50 isn't either...

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Do you have any clear shots of your car, jnjmatts?

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50% is lighter than 35%.
That is correct. 50% is lighter. I live in CA so I'm used to the front windows being lighter than the rear due to DMV laws. So not sure why in the example you provided above the owner would order the tint such that the rear (I.e., 50%) is light and the front is (I.e., 35%) dark?
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Do not do the transition if you care about how it will look.. I have 20% 3m color stable all around on both of my cars.it is illegal in Jersey but i have my buddy who is an eye doctor write me for a medical exemption. I am simply following the prescribed treatment for my retinal tear
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So not sure why in the example you provided above the owner would order the tint such that the rear (I.e., 50%) is light and the front is (I.e., 35%) dark?
OPPS! SORRY. I've corrected the top post.

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Do not do the transition if you care about how it will look.
Thanks for this straight up advice!
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Do you have any clear shots of your car, jnjmatts? Thanks.

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Do not do the transition if you care about how it will look.. I have 20% 3m color stable all around on both of my cars.it is illegal in Jersey but i have my buddy who is an eye doctor write me for a medical exemption. I am simply following the prescribed treatment for my retinal tear

I'll post a good side shot soon and you'll see that I obviously don't care how my car looks because I did 35/20.
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I got 35% all the windows today. Looks perfect to me.
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I don't understand why someone would make the front darker than the rear lol

Also, I recommend 15% for the sunroof!
I didn't think anyone tinted sunroof too. Doesn't sunroof already come pretty dark from factory? 35%? 50%?
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Finally getting tints tomorrow(!!), but still debating between:

50% Sides and 35% Rear

50% Front Sides and 35% Rear Side and Rear (probably best, but uneasy as not even)

OR

35% All Around

Would do 43% All Around, but shop wants $50 more for same ($175 vs. $225).

AND, just when I thought I wanted to do 35% All Around, saw a car today with 35% Front Sides and 20% Rear Sides and Rear and felt the 35% windows were too dark. Argh!

ALSO, anyone have any idea what I should pay for the installation of rear lamp tint film?

Have a Grey on Red F Sport. Last minute input welcome.

Thanks.

Which tint film are you going with? Also what is rear lamp tint film?

For 3M products there is good simulator to see how dark it looks on your car.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...ive_Simulator/
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I'm very happy with 35 all around, 20 rear. Black interior. Keep in mind with the red interior, it will look slightly less dark but one thing you may want to consider is how much of the red interior you want to show through. Personally, on Nebula gray as some posters have shown us, looks stunning with the medium to darker tints as it brings out more of the "smokiness" of the paint and graphite wheels and gives an overall more cohesive "stealthy-menacing" look. My vote is on 35 all around and/or some 20 in there if allowed.
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