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      01-26-2013, 01:32 AM   #45
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do 35% all around is the best choice for tiag.
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I had my very first car tinted and it was broken into, twice. Since then, 3 cars later I have never tinted my cars, and have never had a break in (knock on wood). This may all be a coincidence, but I want potential thieves to see in my car and realize there is nothing to take, rather than them break my window to discover the very same thing.
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I got 20% with my black card with black vinyl looks good man
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I completely blacked out the rear glass (limo) and did a CA legal extremely light tint on the side windows...its so light you cant really tell its there unless you're glaring at the sun through it.

No issues with the police so far... or a more accurate statement would be I haven't had an issue with the police regarding the window tint.

jet black , black interior btw
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do 35% all around is the best choice for tiag.
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Tint that bitch!

5% all around!
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      02-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #51
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Do 30-35% on the rears and call it a day ... make sure you go to a legit shop and get high a good quality film so you dont have to worry about peeling or some clown doing a bad job and you potentially having bubbles or some other issue
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I had my very first car tinted and it was broken into, twice. Since then, 3 cars later I have never tinted my cars, and have never had a break in (knock on wood). This may all be a coincidence, but I want potential thieves to see in my car and realize there is nothing to take, rather than them break my window to discover the very same thing.
That's just unlucky, I think. Sucks, though!
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I had my very first car tinted and it was broken into, twice. Since then, 3 cars later I have never tinted my cars, and have never had a break in (knock on wood). This may all be a coincidence, but I want potential thieves to see in my car and realize there is nothing to take, rather than them break my window to discover the very same thing.

i had that same issue with an expedition i previously owned. but it almost feels mandatory to do so. i'm having the very same issue myself.
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      02-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #54
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      02-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #55
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If you have comfort access, make sure to get the right kind otherwise it will affect the range.
You will want the ceramic tint if you have comfort access
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      02-06-2013, 09:18 PM   #56
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What do you guys think? I am thinking of doing 20% rear windows only. Do you guys think tint is really necessary for that "look"?
I hate that look personally. To each his own.
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      02-06-2013, 09:40 PM   #57
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I hate that look personally. To each his own.
Only the back or tint in general?
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i would do all windows
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Ill help you out. First make sure you have them cut of the weather strips so they wont scratch your tint.
Mines 35% front and 20% rear

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Only the back or tint in general?
In general. Just my opinion.
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So good what type of wheels are on your car. I love them.
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Ill help you out. First make sure you have them cut of the weather strips so they wont scratch your tint.
Mines 35% front and 20% rear
What is number of those wheels. Love your car! Thanks
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Tint!!! 5% I will never look back!!!





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if you're going to tint - do the entire car or none of it. Also, if you're worried about cops, don't go darker than legal limit - stick to something between 35-45% and they should leave you alone.

I myself am thinking that I may not even tint at all. I've got Space Grey and shadowline trim - I don't like the blocked look of black on grey....I kinda wish I had the silver trim to break it up....it's the designer in me.
I have the rear sunshade coupled with black interior makes it pretty cave like to me without the burden of tinting.
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