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Old 08-17-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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window tinting opinions

I am thinking about having my side windows and back window tinted for the purpose of keeping heat and prying eyes out. What are some disadvantages of tinting? will my rear defroster hurt the tinting or the tinting hurt the defroster? I hope this is the right forum,couldn't find one really addressing this topic. thanks for any input!!


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What are some disadvantages of tinting?
State laws...getting pulled over for it and having to take it off.

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will my rear defroster hurt the tinting or the tinting hurt the defroster?
Just make sure you get a professional to do it at a tint shop and it won't hurt it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:45 AM   #3
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Yeah,i know laws are different for each state,will make sure it is legal before I have it done.
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Can reduce visibility at night. Especially when reversing in dark parking lots. If you have the camera then that's not an issue. Tinting my windows is the first thing I do with every car. Gets very, very hot here in the summer.
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I considered the night vision issue also,but I wouldn't be going as dark as legally possible,just something to knock down the heat some.
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The night vision isn't an issue unless you're old and/or have bad vision, or you go darker than 20%.
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IL law is 35% all around...IMO 35% wasnt dark enough so I went 20 and am glad i did....im sure 35% would def help keep you cool
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If you're getting it done by a pro, and you should, then make sure you apy the little extra to get a tint with a warranty. Nothing is worse than your tint going purple after two years.
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^tint goes purple because the owner uses ammonia based cleaners like Windex. If you want to avoid purple tint use Stoners Invisible Glass.
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^tint goes purple because the owner uses ammonia based cleaners like Windex. If you want to avoid purple tint use Stoners Invisible Glass.
Cheap tint goes purple either way.
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