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Today 04:46 PM
BlueIce How much are people paying for tint? I can't get a quote under $275.
Today 04:31 PM
Arco-Zakus
Perfectly clear -- NOT

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Originally Posted by TheHumbleGeek View Post
... Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, is there by happenstance... I tried looking into it in greater detail once... And was so very quickly in over my head, it blew me away.
I think lawyers who become legislators do that intentionally to keep us amateurs out of their business and increase the demand for their services. Keep us confused (like kids trying to understand their parents who are speaking pig-latin) and we'll have to hire them for any legal situations.

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Originally Posted by Tiger-Heli View Post
And in the US, laws are passed by the legislatures, and in order to get them passed, they are often named the opposite of what the accomplish ...
Same concept. Keep the public confused and misinformed so they can get away with whatever they want.

As much as I'd like to tint my windows a lot darker (looks so good with SGM), I'm leaving them stock to avoid any possibility of them triggering a traffic stop or court date. (I already have to be so careful about speed limits with this car. ) Sunglasses help.
Today 04:02 PM
Tiger-Heli Never owned one, but I've seen a few cars with Air on the windshield. It does a fairly decent job of hiding the view into the car due to high reflectivity.

It's something like 70% or 90% VLT, so I woudln't expect it to do much of anything from inside, as personally 35% has little effect to me.
Today 03:41 PM
TheHumbleGeek Yup, exactly...

Its good that they tried to make the law easier to understand... Not for the officer, who gets training on translating legalese into applicable usage, but for the layperson, who doesnt understand, for example, the legal difference between "cannot" and "should not".

Anyways, know the laws, words and all. I know a couple of people who have illegal things on their vehicles, but fight the ticket every time and win, simply because they understand the wording of the law and how to exploit a weakness in those same laws.

Me personally, my TB Sedan is getting 5% on everything except the windshield, because privacy. Im still trying to figure out what would keep prying eyes out, while still allowing good day and night visibility through the windshield... Ive heard of Llumar Air... But its hard to tell what it looks like, and noone has posted pics from inside, just outside.
Today 03:00 PM
Tiger-Heli And in the US, laws are passed by the legislatures, and in order to get them passed, they are often named the opposite of what the accomplish ...

Hard to post an example without a political slant, but from a Conservative viewpoint - "The Patient Affordable Care Act" - which greatly drives up the cost of health coverage for people who already had it, which is most people, or from a Liberal viewpoint "No Child Left Behind", which essentially means that schools will spend time getting the least intelligent 10% of the class to handle basic skills, so 90% of the students are bored and not learning anything.
Today 01:49 PM
TheHumbleGeek Yea, thats what I was trying to say (and failing, apparently)...

Legal definitions of words can be different than you might think, and can be different from their usage in normal conversation.... "Legal-ese" as it were, is VERY precise, and every word is chosen, and every sentence structured, to express the exact intent and purpose the writer of the law wanted to get across. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, is there by happenstance... I tried looking into it in greater detail once... And was so very quickly in over my head, it blew me away.
Today 01:40 PM
Tiger-Heli
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Originally Posted by TheHumbleGeek View Post
i would add, know your tint laws. Not just what is posted on some website, but the actual wording.
And what the words mean ...

For example - In NE, the window tint law (verify) is 35% VLT on the front windows and 20% on the rear windows.

That is something easy to measure with a light meter.

That does NOT mean you can legally put 35% film on the front windows and 20% film on the rear windows - especially if the car might already have 17% tint from the factory.

NOTE also that the law is worded to be easy for the officer to determine. The tint shop might have a hard time figuring out how dark of tint they can add to 17% to stay above 35%, but they also don't really have to, you will be the one that gets the ticket ...
Today 01:39 PM
RonMaiden
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Originally Posted by Slicknick View Post
My car came with something like 50% which is fine most of the time. But, It needs to be darker in the back for the kids. I can't have them yelling in the car cause it's too bright.

Are your kids vampires?
Today 08:23 AM
Vlad_x35 That is a nice blue Nick. I don't usually like chromed stripes around the windows, but here it goes well with the wheels and foglights...
Yesterday 11:11 PM
Slicknick My car came with something like 50% which is fine most of the time. But, It needs to be darker in the back for the kids. I can't have them yelling in the car cause it's too bright. Even my suv has 35% over the rear factory tint.

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