A bit of an update on my headlight tint drama-series:
I took the remaining tint plus pictures of my ride back to Autostyle and explained that it looked ... well... RED. They brought in the supplier and he agreed, so they gave me a refund on the remaining tint, and then replaced it with the lighter shade (tint 9%) at a greatly reduced price!
We checked with a test price in the sunlight, and the gunsmoke is definately red, and when you look at the 9% tint, it looks MUCH better, almost like cool steel. So... hopefully this coming weekend I will be putting on the lighter tint.
Keeping fingers crossed!!!