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Old 10-15-13, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Tint Dilemma! :(

Really like the classy look of having tints, but still being able to see into the car, which is why I have 50's on my Citrin Black on Amaro Brown 750Li, but for some reason I'm hesitant to go with 50's on my Nebula Grey on Rioja Red IS350 and it's killing me that the next grade darker are 35's. Tint guy says he has 43’s, but that they’d be $100 more!?

In short, I DO NOT want a ticket and I’m concerned the 35's may bring on same, but I'm uneasy with the 50's on the IS, as it's a smaller car than the 750Li (more easy to see into) and it doesn't have power side and rear window shades that can be rolled up on the press of a button for added privacy. Otherwise, I believe the glass on the 750Li is darker to begin with (which I'm happy with with 50's on), as it's double pane.

Are 35's something police commonly have issue with?
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Old 10-15-13, 09:19 PM   #2
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I have the same interior/exterior colors and am very happy with 55 front and 35 rear (15 sunroof). I live in CA
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Thanks, Gentlemen.

15's are DARK!

eyeball, can you please post a couple of shot of the side of your car so I can tell the difference between 55's (50's) and 35's, side-by-side? From outside, can you easily see what's laying on your front two seats on a bright sunny day? How about on your rear seats?
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20% is all ive had for the past 20 years in my cars and i only got 1 ticket for 50 bucks. for that price ill continue to take my chances.
my advise is to go 20% some call it 17% because factory glass has a slight tint, but it's the common dark tint but not limo tint!
20% will be dark enough to see there is a person in the car but unable to make out facial details in the day light hours.
any darker makes it hard to see out at night
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Where in NY are you? I've gotten ticketed for 20 before in Brooklyn. Changed to 35 and so far no problems (knock on wood).
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In short, I DO NOT want a ticket and I’m concerned the 35's may bring on same, but I'm uneasy with the 50's on the IS, as it's a smaller car than the 750Li (more easy to see into) and it doesn't have power side and rear window shades that can be rolled up on the press of a button for added privacy.

Are 35's something police commonly have issue with?
This actually does make a difference in the amount you tint the car. Because its low and doesn't offer a lot of light into the car it will make the car darker inside. You can see the difference by standing next to a tinted IS and then get level with the windows the tint starts to lighten up. Plus it's already pre tinted, so it'll be darker than what you're going to put on it. I put 30% on my back windows, but now I wish I had done 40%.
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eyeball, can you please post a couple of shot of the side of your car so I can tell the difference between 55's (50's) and 35's, side-by-side? From outside, can you easily see what's laying on your front two seats on a bright sunny day? How about on your rear seats?

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Lol bro you're scared of 50% on your car? I have 50% on my windshield and 5% on everything else.
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I have 35 on all 7 windows. my first time ever doing this on my cars and I love it.

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ive got 5% on all windows and 0% on the rear on my truck with an all (converted to black) interior, you can still see in the front windows slightly, but not much. I like the privacy.
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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?
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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?

mine did not. I watched them do it.
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I got 35% on mine in MA with no problems. Once completed I noticed scares on the windows, I though it was tinting companying to find that it was this way from the dealer . Tints make these scares more noticeable!
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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?
No my tint shop uses laser cut tints and they come out perfect every time...no complaints and lifetime warranty
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