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Old 11-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone had the driver and front passenger windows tinted to match the factory tint on the rear windows.?....if so what shade of tint was used ?
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Has anyone had the driver and front passenger windows tinted to match the factory tint on the rear windows.?....if so what shade of tint was used ?
I had mine tinted but was told it was illegal here in WA to match so the front are slightly lighter. I'm not sure the percentage though.
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Search this forum for 'tinted'. You should find enough information to answer your question.
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Yes. My tint guy did 20% in the front I think. It is just a touch darker on the front than the rear on the inside, but from the outside it looks the same. There is also a small color difference as one is a film and one is a treatment to the glass. Worth every penny.
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Has anyone had the driver and front passenger windows tinted to match the factory tint on the rear windows.?....if so what shade of tint was used ?
I tinted the front windows (I think it was 50 or 75% film) a bit but not to match/as dark as rear windows. It would be illegal (here in FL). I suggest you check your local State law, what (and how dark) is legal! Don't forget, the higher % the lighter the film is. 75% film means that 75% of light goes through!
I should have pointed out that I added it to the OEM existing tinted front windows that were a bit lighter than the OEM rear tinted windows.
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i did 30% for the front two windows in my '12 outback.

i had 20% on the windows of my '05 forester and i was a bit nervous living in southern california.

30% is pretty light and is illegal here.

i will try to get pics for you today.

30% is a bit lighter than the factory tint, i think.

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Friend of mine just got a 200$ ticket for his windows. They were not even very dark. Be careful.
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Each state has different laws ... check yours before tinting....
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Each state has different laws ... check yours before tinting....
Breaking the law, breaking the law....
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Breaking the law, breaking the law....
Not in FL nor in AZ - check local laws!
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