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window tints

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by lonelydriver, May 26, 2004.

  1. lonelydriver

    lonelydriver Member

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    any recommendations for a good brand of window tint?

    oh yeah... according to tintdude.com, minnesota law states that the windows can only have a maximum tint of 50% =(
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Wow I didn't believe him at first, but MN does allow 50% but "Only 50%"? Dude thats half visibility at night you'll see two dots of headlights through your windows, which is 20% more than most states allow anyway. That is plenty dark.

    and....

    :withstupid: on 3M.
     
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    i strongly recommend that you take it somewhere to have your windows done. that shit is way harder then anyone trying it for the first time thinks. i tried to do one window, i said fuck it like five mins. into it. plus tinting place always seem to get the best tinting film. it actually looks black, not a purple-ish color like some of the cheap brands do.

    but if you have to do it yourself, get some M3. get 30% in the front and 20% in the rear, thats what i have and it looks factory.
     
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    i think the rating scale i based on how much light passes through the tint, not how much visibility is restricted. 20% is missouri's max, 50% is actually pretty light.
     
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    and what do you think of mine?


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    its an old wheel chop, so please forgive me.

    and heres a really shity picture taken with my phone. you know, just to kind compare. :shrug:

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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :yes: the higher the number the lighter the tint is
     
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    too dark IMO
     
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    lol, yeah that's pretty dark. looks like you painted your windows black. i think limousines use 5%.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    yea, im doing 40 all around as stated above... that should look pretty pimptastic/
     
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    I have 30% all sides and 20% back window and windshield visor.

    If you live in MN, and want legal dark. I suggest the lowest you go is 40%, as time goes by, they will start to fade lighter (only for the sides). Rear window, you can go as dark as you want.

    Reason I say MN is I live in St Paul. Got pulled over twice, fist in Minneapolis and second is in Rosedale. Each cost 100 bucks a pop. Damn Pigs!

    Just a heads up.
     
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    formula one window film is good shit.
     
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