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What a difference! Very nice.
 

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Very nice! Tints help so much in summer, especially with cars that have leather seats. How is visibility now that you have some Dark tints?
 

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i just did mine on the weekend as well.and of course i love it,i was actually a bit suprised there was NO tint from factory,a great visuall improvement.
 

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Love it! Anybody know if we're allowed to tint down the front windows under California Law? I want to take my black sand perl iQ all "murder", but I don't want to ruin my relationship with the local five-O.
 

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There is a point. In my state, the super troopers are known to take it upon themselves to "correct" your dark tint...with a scraper like they use to remove inspection stickers. A lot of state inspection stations will let the tint slide but the police do not.

I had mine done today and went 15 on the hatch and 30 everywhere else. Had the clear bra installed too. They did a fantastic job. It covers every inch of the car from the leading edge of the doors forward. You cannot even tell it is there.

Driving it from the shop back to work, there was a meteor shower of mud bombs when a large garbage truck hit a bump on the freeway. The cars ahead of me got the worst of it. One lone bomb caught my left front fender right at the headlight. It scuffed the clear bra. If it had not been there, I would now have paint damage.
 

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Love it! Anybody know if we're allowed to tint down the front windows under California Law? I want to take my black sand perl iQ all "murder", but I don't want to ruin my relationship with the local five-O.
It is not allowed to tint the front windows in CA... but I still did it :p here is mine 5% back, and 35% front.
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I was looking around on my commute this week. Seems every third car has tint up front. Five-O wants a new hobby it will be a long time before they get around to me.

I just bought a roll of 85% absorbent, 15% transmissive (sorry, I'm an ex spacecraft thermal engineer, we're particular about material optical properties) electrostatic film. Its 5% darker than the Cali law allows in the rear, but if Five-O wants 'em off I can peel 'em off while the officer watches...and stick 'em back on when he leaves. It gloms to curved windows way easier than tint film too, especially around the back window. Costs me ~$3 a foot at Tap Plastics. No spray, no squeegie, no pain-in-the-rear required.
 

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SABQT, I dig your technical explanations. I'm more of a "it's dark stuff" kind of guy. =)
 
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