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Originally Posted by davidyan I just got mine done this afternoon. 50% sides and 22% rear The guy at the tint shop was pretty nice and wrote on the receipt

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Old 07-17-2009, 05:00 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I just got mine done this afternoon. 50% sides and 22% rear

The guy at the tint shop was pretty nice and wrote on the receipt that the front sides are only 70% instead of the 50% they gave me. 70% is the legal limit for front side windows in California. This way if I get pulled over, I'll just show them that it was done within legal limit.

I'll have pics up tommorow. I think it looks pretty good with 50/22% and at night there isn't much contrast front vs. rear. During the day, there is slight contrast but if I went darker on the front, nobody would believe me if I said it was 70%

I'm sure your tint looks good, as do all the cars in this thread, but there is no legal tint in CA. I have some knowledge on this subject due to my job. I'm not sure where you got your information, but just so you are aware, your tint is not legal in our fine state.
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I heard military bases don't allow more than 50% tint. Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone have pictures of 50%?
BS Bases are supposed to follow state law on stuff like that. And even then only on cars that are registered locally. If youre registered out of state you can get away with a lot, I know from experience.
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SRR - Right under his name it says he lives in Florida. People don't care about tints here.
Could you please not quote the picture in your quote? It adds clutter and eats at SSQ's bandwidth.
Actaully, that's not true.

Once the picture is cached, it's cached.

That's why something like this doesn't cost bandwidth more than one time...


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35% ceramic on side windows and rear. I'm now waiting for my ticket here in sunny Kalifornia...
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I'm sure your tint looks good, as do all the cars in this thread, but there is no legal tint in CA. I have some knowledge on this subject due to my job. I'm not sure where you got your information, but just so you are aware, your tint is not legal in our fine state.
I just checked on the state website which says 88% is legal on the front. However, from what I hear people will let you go if its only at 70%. I did some research beforehand and noticed that there is a lot of confusion in CA as to whether its none, 88% or 70%. There are many documents floating on the net showing all three. I figured I was going to tint it anyway.
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I just checked on the state website which says 88% is legal on the front. However, from what I hear people will let you go if its only at 70%. I did some research beforehand and noticed that there is a lot of confusion in CA as to whether its none, 88% or 70%. There are many documents floating on the net showing all three. I figured I was going to tint it anyway.
I work for a city PD and I VERY rarely cite anyone for window tint. They pretty much have to talk their way in to one. Anyway, you are certainly right about people being confused about the law in California, but the state vehicle code is the only resource that matters and the vehicle code states you may not affix any material at all to your front windows. It sucks, I know, and it really depends on the cop who stops you whether or not your tinting is "OK" or not. Based on my experience with people asking me to sign off the correction on their tint tickets, I find the CHP writes a lot of them.
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I work for a city PD and I VERY rarely cite anyone for window tint. They pretty much have to talk their way in to one. Anyway, you are certainly right about people being confused about the law in California, but the state vehicle code is the only resource that matters and the vehicle code states you may not affix any material at all to your front windows. It sucks, I know, and it really depends on the cop who stops you whether or not your tinting is "OK" or not. Based on my experience with people asking me to sign off the correction on their tint tickets, I find the CHP writes a lot of them.
good to know info...thank you sir...
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I just got a 35% ceramic tint on the side and rear windows:







I think the 35% tint on the rear and side windows looks great, not to mention that the reduction in interior heat when sitting out in the sun was immediately noticeable!

For you Southern California guys, the installer I used is UltimateShield in Orange (Ultimate Shield Home Page) - they did great work and had the car ready in less than a day! No worries with these guys!




The clock is now running to see how long it takes before I get a citation here in beautiful Southern Kalifornia...

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Been meaning to take some tint pics for the thread here...

- Quantum phase shifting carbon monoliquid tint.
- 20db gain from 1kHz to 58Ghz for increased radio reception
- UV and IR absorbant film creates sustainable resources for future generations
- Pico Ceramic technology - that's 1000 x better than Nano Ceramic....
- Unlimited Partial Lifetime warranty for the life of the tires on Sundays

Not bad for 5% all around 3M film eh?

Anyhow on to the pics. I was out with my friend and his Z06 and unfortunately his cars are in some of the pics. Man that car is sick (the good kind of sick ) .....







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Here's mine with 40% LLumar.

40% LLumar Film Installed
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That is the owrst looking vette I have ever seen.
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The wing is for the track - that car and driver would eat you up and spit you out before you got a chance to shift...
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35% D n L Tinting in Mary's Land...
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