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Old 06-14-10, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default Bye bye front window tints

I was pulled over last Thursday in San Francisco by a cop and he gave me a fix-it-ticket to remove my front window tints because they were 40% over the legal tint. Where can I go to have it removed and about how much does it cost? I guess it's legal to have the front windows tinted that much in Chicago, where the guy I bought the car from purchased it from.
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Old 06-14-10, 08:25 PM   #2
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It might be legal in Chicago, but any window tint in the front for the most part is illegal in CA.
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Old 06-14-10, 08:47 PM   #3
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I think I seen that 70% is legal in CA. But that's basically clear. Any shop can take off the tint. Should be like 25dollars to remove
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knock on wood never had a problem with tints so far!
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Old 06-14-10, 08:55 PM   #5
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You can take them off yourself. Get a xacto knife and peel.
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Being a tinter myself, best and easiest way I've removed film is by a steamer. I guess you can just grab the top corner and peel it off too but will leave a lot of residue to clean up.
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Old 06-14-10, 09:09 PM   #7
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Well at least your lucky enough to where the cop gave you a fix it ticket, the cops down here in southern cali mark them as uncorrectable.
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Old 06-14-10, 09:14 PM   #8
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Try to take it back to the place that installed them. If I recall correctly, the place I went to (Mr. Tint) said they will take care of it if I got a fix-it ticket.
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^^^ i think that cop is just being an a**... my aunt lives in downtown LA and i usually have my friend's car to drive in Santa Monica area... pulled over for tints and it's fix-it... although i paid the full ticket cos i didnt wanna remove the Llumar CTX

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Old 06-14-10, 09:45 PM   #10
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So you had 30% tint up front? That's what I'm running... I thought I'd be safe from the popo.
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I got pull over about two months ago for front window tinted. I got a ticket but my wife friend who a sheriff sign the ticket off. My front window is still tinted
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Does your wife's friend know any sheriffs up here in nor cal?

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I got pull over about two months ago for front window tinted. I got a ticket but my wife friend who a sheriff sign the ticket off. My front window is still tinted
And yea, I guess my front windows are 30%. I bought my car used and the previous owner had it tinted at the dealer when he bought it in Chicago. The cop used some light-transmitting device to measure the amount of tint and said I was 40% over the legal tint amount.
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Tint laws are just ridiculous - especially when you see cop cars driving around with blacked out windows.

Texas is still at 20% all the way around, but OK there are no tint laws.
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Old 06-15-10, 07:38 AM   #14
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Same happened here.. front tint is not worth the hassle here in California!
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VA is 50% in the front and 35% in the rear. I plan on getting 35% all around. Seems like Cali should have darker windows for the sunnier/hotter weather.
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