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35% vs 20% window tint

Thinking about getting some window tint but un sure with what to go with. Could you guys post some pics of 20% and 35% window tint so I get a good idea of the difference. Also it does not matter with the cops because my dad (a doctor) hooked me up with a eye perscription saying I need the tint. Also your opinions would be awesome! Thanks.


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Re: 35% vs 20% window tint

i think 35% would be too much privacy for me..

i would like dark windows, but i would still like ppl to be able to see some of whats going on inside (for example, making eye contact.. rolling down windows to do that is just pointless)

i would prefer 20%
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Re: 35% vs 20% window tint

[quote author=ERViper15 link=topic=146274.msg3147044#msg3147044 date=1243485642]
Thinking about getting some window tint but un sure with what to go with. Could you guys post some pics of 20% and 35% window tint so I get a good idea of the difference. Also it does not matter with the cops because my dad (a doctor) hooked me up with a eye perscription saying I need the tint. Also your opinions would be awesome! Thanks.


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I have a light sensitivity, got a doctors approval, but the DMV said no, did you get it cleared with both. I was told by police they do not go by doctors notes because you can wear sunglasses.

[quote author=XB link=topic=146274.msg3147058#msg3147058 date=1243486080]
i think 35% would be too much privacy for me..

i would like dark windows, but i would still like ppl to be able to see some of whats going on inside (for example, making eye contact.. rolling down windows to do that is just pointless)

i would prefer 20%
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20% is darker than 35%, did you get these confused or just making a point ?
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Re: 35% vs 20% window tint

[quote author=ERViper15 link=topic=146274.msg3147044#msg3147044 date=1243485642]
Thinking about getting some window tint but un sure with what to go with. Could you guys post some pics of 20% and 35% window tint so I get a good idea of the difference. Also it does not matter with the cops because my dad (a doctor) hooked me up with a eye perscription saying I need the tint. Also your opinions would be awesome! Thanks.


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Definitely go with 20. I have 15% all around and still don't think that it's dark enough. I'm not ballsy enough to hit up the limo tint though. 35% is very light. My neighbor has a black Scion TC with 35% / black interior and i didn't know he had tint until he told me.

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I couldn't find 35%.

Keep in mind, the reason the tint looks so bright is because it was 5 minutes after it got applied and it's in full sun light. depending on the angle you look at it, and your interior color, it will be darker.
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Re: 35% vs 20% window tint

i got 20 in the back and 35 on the front. i gotta say the 35 is pretty light i woulda like to have done 20 all around cuz i think the 20 is what im lookin for. i was suprised how light the 35 was i would def say go 20

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Re: 35% vs 20% window tint

I just got 20% tint all around this week, I can take some pics tomorrow.

I like it better than my 35% driver/passenger, 25% rear windows and hatch.


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Re: 35% vs 20% window tint

[quote author=TEKWATCH link=topic=146274.msg3147061#msg3147061 date=1243486186]

[quote author=XB link=topic=146274.msg3147058#msg3147058 date=1243486080]
i think 35% would be too much privacy for me..

i would like dark windows, but i would still like ppl to be able to see some of whats going on inside (for example, making eye contact.. rolling down windows to do that is just pointless)

i would prefer 20%
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20% is darker than 35%, did you get these confused or just making a point ?
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i think i got them confused :shock: i thought 20% tint meant 80% light in.. and 35% tint is 65% light in.. which means 35% tint is darker than 20%, right??
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Re: 35% vs 20% window tint

[quote author=XB link=topic=146274.msg3149215#msg3149215 date=1243573387]
[quote author=TEKWATCH link=topic=146274.msg3147061#msg3147061 date=1243486186]

[quote author=XB link=topic=146274.msg3147058#msg3147058 date=1243486080]
i think 35% would be too much privacy for me..

i would like dark windows, but i would still like ppl to be able to see some of whats going on inside (for example, making eye contact.. rolling down windows to do that is just pointless)

i would prefer 20%
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20% is darker than 35%, did you get these confused or just making a point ?
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i think i got them confused :shock: i thought 20% tint meant 80% light in.. and 35% tint is 65% light in.. which means 35% tint is darker than 20%, right??

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The lower the tint percentage the darker the tint is going to be... Ya live and ya learn lol

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Re: 35% vs 20% window tint

[quote author=guido08 link=topic=146274.msg3149114#msg3149114 date=1243569756]
i got 20 in the back and 35 on the front. i gotta say the 35 is pretty light i woulda like to have done 20 all around cuz i think the 20 is what im lookin for. i was suprised how light the 35 was i would def say go 20
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I also would have gone 20% all around, but GA law is 35%
Here is 35% front and back, 20% rear




35% looks darker when sun hits @ certain angle


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Re: 35% vs 20% window tint

Definitely go with the 20. I love mine, and still have enough light at night to be able to see.




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