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      02-16-2006, 08:49 PM   #1
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Dark tint vs. auto dimm rearview mirror?

Planning to get my windows tinted next week, thinking about 30% for all windows or may be a little darker (not limo but 25%) for the rear window. What's the darkest tint you have that's not causing any issues with the auto dim mirror? Also, is non-metalic the only way to go??

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      02-16-2006, 08:54 PM   #2
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if u wanna look like a civic... go metalic.... i dont know if metalic interferes with anything on your car or whatnot, but when it comes to looks get the non-metalic hands down...

to answer yours question, i have 15% all the way around, and i dont have a real hard time seeing out. If feel like i cant see i put my windows down and the problem is solved.... im such a cocky motherf#cker, tomarow im going to have my 4 week old 15% removed and get 5% all around instead.
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My 35% tint is not a problem, but sometimes at night I'll lower the powershade to see better.

Btw, I was told that metallic tint might interfere with Comfort Access or the Satellite radio.
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so the auto dim sensor still works with 35% tint, right?
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yes, i have 35% all around and the auto dimming works fine. In all reality, even if they dont work it wouldt be too bad because the windows are already tinted. But yes, they still do auto dim.
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yes, i have 35% all around and the auto dimming works fine. In all reality, even if they dont work it wouldt be too bad because the windows are already tinted. But yes, they still do auto dim.
Thanks for the info...I will do 35% all around just to be safe.
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Here are photos of 35% non-metallic tint all around (windshield has no tint).
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i have 5% all around it great , i had 13% on my other car didn't really like it. if u like dark tint go with 5% it super cool and sun can't get in at all.
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Mine is 5% in the back and it's fine.
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