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post #61 of 80 Old January 18th, 2016, 07:23 AM
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I have mine tinted 20% all around, I don't pull people over for tint, but until you walk up to a heavy tint car in a shitty neighborhood or tinted windows at night you won't understand. There is nothing worse to me than not being able to see what you're walking into. That's the only time I hate tint.


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post #62 of 80 Old January 18th, 2016, 02:20 PM
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I've tinted several houses and buildings. Saves a bunch in the summer months on air conditioning bills, and with using the right film, can be hardly noticeable.

Also, it saves on furniture, wood floors, and anything else inside the house from discoloration
I've got some frosted tint on my front door side windows. Probably going to do tint on the windows on one side of the house.

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I have mine tinted 20% all around, I don't pull people over for tint, but until you walk up to a heavy tint car in a shitty neighborhood or tinted windows at night you won't understand. There is nothing worse to me than not being able to see what you're walking into. That's the only time I hate tint.
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Damn that truck is good looking.

I love tint, I had 20% on the Mustang and I'm trying to justify putting it on the Focus but they are pricey because you need to pull the rear spoiler I guess? Any truth to this on a Focus ST Jason?

The kid who I bought my explorer from did 15% over 15% and it is way too dark, I'm always afraid of getting pulled over and reversing in the dark is awful.
Bumping this thread because i tinted a fiesta ST and it has a spoiler over the rear window as shown. I have yet to do one of these, but I did this one in about 20 minutes total, start to finish. Had to shrink the bottom before the top, and barely shrunk the top. Did the final shrinking inside the window.



Also retinted my truck, went with 20% film on the sides and a dark metering 25% on the windshield.. It looks uniform and very good. Also got LED headlights:


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I like tint. My state law says 35% max, which sucks because 20% looks and works the best, hell I see people with limo tint here and current inspections and I'd like to know how they get away with it.

I want to tint my windows but I'm afraid of the tint getting scratched...heard it's a problem on the older S197's, I put moleskin on my inner weatherstrip but I noticed there's a big plastic block down inside the door that holds the glass and I have to wonder if that would scratch it as well, I know it leaves streaks on the glass as it is.

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PA has the worst tint law. Even with a medical note from my surgeon, it's not applicable.

That being said...I have 35% on the Infiniti and 5% on the Lambo lol

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Thank god for out of state plates. Tint on the front windows is illegal here and my 15 percent doesn't even bat an eye

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PA has the worst tint law. Even with a medical note from my surgeon, it's not applicable.

That being said...I have 35% on the Infiniti and 5% on the Lambo lol
PA does suck. I will say I haven't had any issues with tint though.
Both my cars have 20% all around and I've been pulled over in both of them. No one has ever said anything about it.


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Minnesota only allows 50%,

Of course, the sun doesn't shine here for long though.

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Minnesota only allows 50%,

Of course, the sun doesn't shine here for long though.
I believe the law in PA is 70% and nothing on the front two doors or windshield. Aka, no tint.


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I believe the law in PA is 70% and nothing on the front two doors or windshield. Aka, no tint.
May as well not even have it. I know when my mom moved back to Pittsburgh,PA from Houston, TX a few years ago with her Texas tinted car, she got pulled over by an officer who hassled her about the tint. He underestimated the ire of my mother, and let her go with a warning.

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Ya I dont know how people pass inspection with more than the legal limit. In MA it's no windshield, 35 for driver and passengers sides and then anything for the rest of the car. I went to go get a sticker with like 32% sunfaded tint and they made me take it off to pass. I haven't had tint on since but I've only driven the car like 5 times after that lol.

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Ya I dont know how people pass inspection with more than the legal limit. In MA it's no windshield, 35 for driver and passengers sides and then anything for the rest of the car. I went to go get a sticker with like 32% sunfaded tint and they made me take it off to pass. I haven't had tint on since but I've only driven the car like 5 times after that lol.
My state doesn't do inspections, so at least I have that going for me.

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It's 70% in Delaware, which is bullshit. 5% FTW.

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No tint no worries. My mustang has never had tint, staying that way. Previous cars had dark tint and I'd get pulled over all the time. Debating removing it from the Dodge as I roll around with windows down.

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PA inspection law doesn't say anything about tint, luckily. You can't fail state inspection for tint, it is a law enforcement issue.


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Here's the deal with tint in PA. As I've brought this up to my lawyers as well as a few officers who are family friends.

The law is 70% period. If you have a medical "prescription" or note from the doctor (like I do) stating you need to block the brightness of the sun here and there with driving for xxxxx cause (mine is terrible migraines), it's all irrelevant. PA basically says Fuck You, regardless of your medical condition. Which is bullshit.

You can take it to court and fight it, but it won't go anywhere. PA's rebuttal to it is, "well if you need to block the sun, we have a special 'tintless tint'". WTF is tintless tint? There is none. They basically state it as a clear film that blocks the UV rays but doesn't darken the window. That's what they've told me is the only thing I can use.

Listen you fuckers (pardon the french) - my issue isn't with the UV rays, it's the brightness. They don't care. If it's less than 70%, regardless of condition, it's illegal.

So basically in PA, you can pretty much saran wrap your car windows and that's about it.

As for officer's input on this...98% of the officers in Central, PA won't specifically pull you over for tint. They'll pull you over for speeding, then hit you with a tint citation on top of that if you have it. There's two townships around me (Upper Allen & Hampden) that WILL pull you over for tint because they literally have nothing else going on in their department so they just run traffic violation/citations all day; everyday.
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Thank god for out of state plates. Tint on the front windows is illegal here and my 15 percent doesn't even bat an eye
My car is originally from Jersey and that's how I could tell- the quarter windows and rear glass have 20% on them but there's no tint anywhere else.

Years ago when I bought my Turbo Coupe it had 20% on the side windows (somebody had already pulled it off the rear glass, I guess it bubbled), I loved it and thought it was perfect. The FIRST f'ing time I took it to get it inspected, to a guy who had formerly passed anything that rolled into his shop, he put a tint tester on it and told me I had to take it off. I never did get it retinted either.

But we just got 20% done on the front windows of my wife's Explorer and I'm really liking it, so it's got me thinking about it again.

Also I never realized PA was that strict! And I see tons of people with blacked out windows every time I go to Pittsburgh, so that's interesting...

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As lefty said, PA basically gives you a big middle finger about tint.
I'm on the western side, and typically cops won't pull you over for just tint.
They definitely can give you a ticket if they pull you over for other reasons though.

I'm lucky I guess, but I've been pulled over 3 times in a car with tinted windows (20%) and never had the officer say anything. Twice by a local cop and once by a state trooper. I do usually, as a courtesy, roll all the windows down if I get pulled over though.

I will say I had a friend get pulled and they told him to take it off, but this was when we were in high school, and he was driving a shitty Camry with double 5% on the back windows and doors.


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