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Old 10-25-2012, 05:43 PM   #661
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Stock Ford glass is 70% so you have to take that into account when you tint.
Here is the formula:
glass% x film% / (glass% + film%) = real%
Example: Llumar CTX 30 is actually 31% so if you do the math...
31 x 70 / (31 + 70) = 21.5%

Just for a reference, Ford dark privacy glass that you find on the rear of vans and pickups is 17%-18% so you would need a film in the low 20's to make the front door glass match.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:48 PM   #662
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Stock Ford glass is 70% so you have to take that into account when you tint.
Here is the formula:
glass% x film% / (glass% + film%) = real%
Example: Llumar CTX 30 is actually 31% so if you do the math...
31 x 70 / (31 + 70) = 21.5%

Just for a reference, Ford dark privacy glass that you find on the rear of vans and pickups is 17%-18% so you would need a film in the low 20's to make the front door glass match.
It doesn't appear to be 70% stock to me, more like 85-90% light transmission, its much much brighter than after the 30% film would be applied to the windows.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #663
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New pics of the Focus. 5% on all sides, 35% entire windshield.



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Old 10-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #664
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I measured the VLT with a light meter on an E-150 and a Focus ZX3.
30% film on a stock door window is maybe a shade lighter than the stock privacy glass and a fairly subtle difference from the outside (unless you are looking for it.)
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #665
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31 percent on the front, and 13 on the rears. I like it, and it thus far has not attracted any more police attention, considering any tint on the front windows is illegal here.





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New pics of the Focus. 5% on all sides, 35% entire windshield.



Erm, entire windshield? How legal is that? I'm guessing... Not at all.
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Erm, entire windshield? How legal is that? I'm guessing... Not at all.
This seems to be what everyone says yet, don't realize a lot other things they do to their cars are, illegal as well.
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This seems to be what everyone says yet, don't realize a lot other things they do to their cars are, illegal as well.
You mean like exhausts? Engine mods? Heck, even headlight swaps!

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You mean like exhausts? Engine mods? Heck, even headlight swaps!

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Depending on the state, yes. In most states, lowering a car is illegal, HIDs in non-OEM applications are illegal among other things.
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Depending on the state, yes. In most states, lowering a car is illegal, HIDs in non-OEM applications are illegal among other things.
in California, all are not legal, but cheap fix it tickets.
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