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Old 06-06-2011, 01:12 PM
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Default What percent tint is this?

I went to a local detailing shop to see how much they would charge to tint my front windows the same percent as the back ones and they gave me a quote right away without even looking at my truck??? He said they are 20% but they look more like 35% to me. What do you all think? Should I match the tint for the front ones or go lighter?

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Old 06-06-2011, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: What percent tint is this?

That's 35%. Here's mine, the front windows were tinted with 30% tint.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:31 PM
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Ya that is lighter then my 20% side windows. That is a factory tint so any where between 30-35%

They can give quotes because if you tell them what kind of vehicle it is they have more then likely done one before.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:32 PM
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ATLEAST 35%! id say go all the way around if you can and go make legal. my front ones are 30% and around the back is 15% which is max legal and i love it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:34 PM
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01dangerrangerr how much did it cost to have all your windows done (sorry for the thread jack OP)
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:35 PM
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all depends on the shops, the guy i had do mine came with lifetime warrenty and was real nice plus my brother is friends with him and he did all mine plus the front windsheild for $100
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:36 PM
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all depends on the shops, the guy i had do mine came with lifetime warrenty and was real nice plus my brother is friends with him and he did all mine plus the front windsheild for $100
wow a steal!
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:39 PM
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all depends on the shops, the guy i had do mine came with lifetime warrenty and was real nice plus my brother is friends with him and he did all mine plus the front windsheild for $100
holy deal batman!
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: What percent tint is this?

I have around 10-15 percent on my Ranger. I like it.

Bronco's got 5%. Its very dark. Near impossible to see inside.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:15 PM
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yeah that's definately 35% i have 5%all the way around mine it looks really good during the day and at night no one can see in but in the winter it sucks when backing in the driveway gotta roll the windows down to see... but i would go with whats legal in your state...

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all depends on the shops, the guy i had do mine came with lifetime warrenty and was real nice plus my brother is friends with him and he did all mine plus the front windsheild for $100
there's a guy up here that quoted me like 85 bucks to redo all my windows plus add the windshield stripe...
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:53 PM
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yeah my faded 20% is darker than yours so I would say 35% maybe 30%

some places have the same price all the way across the board and you choose the %
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:01 AM
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Default Re: What percent tint is this?

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I went to a local detailing shop to see how much they would charge to tint my front windows the same percent as the back ones and they gave me a quote right away without even looking at my truck??? He said they are 20% but they look more like 35% to me. What do you all think? Should I match the tint for the front ones or go lighter?
Most places charge for the number and size of windows and the percent doesn't play into the price. Factory tint is approx. 18%. If that's for sure factory (which it looks like it could be a little light to me) then I would go 15% in the front. Remember that depending on your state that is most likely illegal... but either way you decide to go I would make sure either a) all windows are the same level of tint (or as close as possible) or b) the front should be lighter than the back, never darker.

If it were me I would ask them to measure the tint on the rear so you can get an exact match. If they can't measure it then don't use them. There is nothing worse than mismatched tint.

Just a reference point this is factory tint in the rear and 15% in the front.



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That is a factory tint so any where between 30-35%
Ummm... no... factory tint is around 18%

What I think everyone is forgetting is that with a straight shot like this you're getting all the light from the windshield. When you look at your front windows from the side there is less light shining directly through them thus making them look darker.

Here's my truck from the same angle and my rear window is around 15%

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