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.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!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 ?
Why shouldn't they though? People get tickets all the time and for some its not worth it. Members are just informing each other, tough if you don't like the conversation.I hate how all these tint question threads turn in to legal warnings. The question is a simple one. I'm also curious what tint brand/type most closely matches the factory tint.
jonlong724I hate how all these tint question threads turn in to legal warnings. The question is a simple one. I'm also curious what tint brand/type most closely matches the factory tint.
Good info but I don't get why you felt the need to point it out to me. I just let my shop do what was legal and that was the end of it. Earlier I was only joking around with the breaking the law comment.foxrider68:
I have been through this in several different States that I lived in and, again, each State has different laws when it comes to tinting. Some States allow tinting and the tint shop has to put the sticker on the door frame. Tinting shops are licensed to do their job and they know, what is allowed and what is not! If you want stuff darker, they will tell you and it is up to you to decide. In many States it's a "fix" ticket - like broken rear tail light - and you don't get a citation. In some States, you do get a citation - you just cannot generalize this issue - it's a State law - not a Federal law!
So the question is not what factory tinting is - they sell cars with tinted windows that are in compliance with laws in all States! However, each State have their own laws as to the percentage how much tinting is legal on front windows and rear and back windows.
Tinted windows cut down on heat inside the vehicles (in the Sun Belt States) and therefore, cut down on usage of air conditioning and therefore save gas and money. That is also why many cars come with tinted windows from the factory. Those that don't can have the tinted film legally applied! Not sure how you can claim that it is illegal....