I've looked at my local law for tint, and found I can have tint on the back windows, however none is allowed on the front 3 windows. I was curious what percentage I could do on my front windows that would look good, but not get me harrassed by cops.
Since you have a black car, a dark tint or reflected tint will look good
but of cos reflected will cost u more, as long as u are not above 35% u are fine, but just in case check the transportation law in your state.
I saw a Black Mica with 35% done on the front two windows.. It's way too dark becuase of the dark interior. The next step up from 35% is 50%, with that, i don't think you would be harassed by the cops.
I don't know how you guys are doing it, from my understand, the % means the % of light the film is letting through. So 50% you are letting 50% of the light through, 2.5% means you are blocking 97.5% of the light. That's my understanding.
Any opinions on which type of tint film is the best? I know there are several types. Just browsing some local websites it seems that two major players are Llumar and 3M. I know a lot of the quality has to do with the installation, but does the brand matter much?
I agree.... and the tint install on these cars should be fairly easy for any reputable tint shop. The rear is usually the hardest part, especially on cars with the big curved hatch glass or deep rear decks. Just don't do it yourself - nothin worse that a hacked tint job.
I got my civic, my friend got his neon, and my other friend got his elantra tinted all at the same time. we all got 35% on the sides and 20% on the back. the percentage is the amount of light let through the window, so 20 is darker that 35. I wouldn't go any darker than 20 around the car unless you are sure you can get away with it in your state. I know PA is kinda strict. just a little FYI. I'll post a link to every states rules when I have a chance tomorrow.
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