Official 3rd Gen IS Tint Thread - add your pics here!
This thread is a single point of reference for all the tint questions that will come. If you've had your 3IS tinted, please attach or upload pictures to the Club Lexus gallery and link them in this thread (Click here to get to the gallery upload and Method B in this link will tell you how to add pictures if you don't know how).
- % tint
- color of your interior (does make a big difference in how dark tint appears)
- type of tint if you know it (smoke, dyed, metalized, etc)
- brand of tint if you know it (3M, Solarguard, Lumaster, etc)
There are a number of good "I got tint" threads, but I'd like to make one master thread with pictures of each percentage and pictures of different color 3IS/different interiors with tint to answer questions about what tint to get. Tint questions will often be merged into this thread.
Laws for tint in your state:
I can't vouch that all of these are correct, but Tintdude has a good summary of the max allowed in each state Link here
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I don't think 15% is legal in CA -- not that I ever see anyone pulled over with dark tints.
Uh oh, not another what's legal/illegal tint thread. I'll say it right now - CA law is you can get any level tint on the 2 backs and rear window but nothing on the 2 fronts. How many people obey that law though? It's your call if you want to risk it.
I'd get a gradient - like 15% on the rear, 25% on the 2 backs, and maybe 50% on the fronts. Or 18 on the rear, 35 on the back, and nothing in the front. You get the idea.
I'm going with 20% on the rear and backs, and 35% on the fronts. I've done this set-up before on two previous cars, and I think it always looks great. I live in Cali, and would be hesitant to go any darker on the front windows. My 3IS is obsidian/rioja red.. I will post pics next week after the tint is installed :-)