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Old 10-11-2011, 03:22 PM   #281
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i have a white ti and am getting the windows tinted. am conflicted as to what i want to get percentages wise -- i'm in california, and on my old zx3 got a fix it ticket for getting the front ones done. but it looks so good when all of them are done.

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50% front, 20% everything else?
35% the whole way around?

grrrr...
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:35 PM   #282
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thoughts?
50% front, 20% everything else?
35% the whole way around?

grrrr...
I'm going 35% (maybe 40%? 45%?) all the way around. No need to make the back any darker than the front for me... plus, I think it looks goofy.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:47 PM   #283
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I cannot wait to get my 2012 Sterling Grey SE tinted...

I honestly could drool over this thread all day... I am hoping to get this done to my car before 2011 ends...

the biggest question is... 20% or 35%
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:30 PM   #284
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Well thats good i see people talking about $200 and up im happy i got it for free and ya i had a problem as well not with the tint but the guy who did it did a great tint job but scratched mine door panel with the tool he used took it back and got it fixed.
The tint was redone on mine and again the tint job is not well done. When I asked for the tinter's name, the service guy answered he didn't know (contracted outside the dealer). I'll leave it for now and when I'll get some extra money next year I'll get it redone where I will have read good reviews on. I'll go to a different city if I have to. I can't believe they told me that the tinter has over 15 years tinting experience.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:52 AM   #285
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i have a white ti and am getting the windows tinted. am conflicted as to what i want to get percentages wise -- i'm in california, and on my old zx3 got a fix it ticket for getting the front ones done. but it looks so good when all of them are done.

thoughts?
50% front, 20% everything else?
35% the whole way around?

grrrr...
http://www.tintlaws.com/laws/CA/

70% on the front 20 or 25% the rest of the way around is what I would do if I lived in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia. I agree that it looks better if they are all the same but I am not willing to put up with multiple fix-it / retints.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #286
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i have a white ti and am getting the windows tinted. am conflicted as to what i want to get percentages wise -- i'm in california, and on my old zx3 got a fix it ticket for getting the front ones done. but it looks so good when all of them are done.

thoughts?
50% front, 20% everything else?
35% the whole way around?

grrrr...
Just get what you want and tell the cops who pull you over your an illegal mexican. Not only will they let you go, but the government will probably pay you enough subsidy to pay for your tint. ;-) lol

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Old 10-12-2011, 12:18 PM   #287
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http://www.tintlaws.com/laws/CA/

70% on the front 20 or 25% the rest of the way around is what I would do if I lived in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia. I agree that it looks better if they are all the same but I am not willing to put up with multiple fix-it / retints.
I had full 30% on my 2000 Zx3. I drove it for over 11 years with no problems.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:48 AM   #288
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I had full 30% on my 2000 Zx3. I drove it for over 11 years with no problems.
yeah it is pretty much a crap shoot as to whether or not you get pulled over. some places are pretty strict and some just don't give a crap. The only reason I tend to stay within bounds is because it gives the police a reason to stop you if they are looking for one. I have enough issues that does that (no front plate for example) I don't need another one LOL
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:43 PM   #289
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I eventually got mine done for $377 using Llumar Pinacle 40 which is one of your top of the line films...I really wanted a ceramic film rather than any of the metalized or dyed ones. Also a big factor for me was heat reduction. The tint shop I went through offered another Llumar product which was dyed I think for around $239 with a lifetime color guarantee.

Here are some additional quotes I got:
$319 for 3M film (I didn't like that it gets stamped with 3M on it though)
$279 for Johnson Silhouette film

There were a ton of options around the $200 range but but I opted to spend a bit more for better performance since I plan to have this car for a long time.

Hi, kaelumsonofson I live in Raleigh as well and from the quote you got it looks like we are dealing with the same installer. Formula One by All Pro Window Films on Newton Rd.? From everything I have seen they seem to do the highest quality work in the area. I just left there shop and pre-paid for my tint. On Monday morning I will have Formula One Pinnacle 35 installed all the way around. Just wondering if you were completely satisfied with the job they did and do you have any before or after pics of the car? Thanks

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Old 10-16-2011, 11:56 AM   #290
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I'm currently sitting in the waiting room getting 30% Formula 1 pinnacle put on my car. One hour down, probably another hour to go. Can't wait to see the results.
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