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Barrett18 Jan 14, 12:58am - #373901 

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tinted my side mirrors

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Barrett18 Jan 14, 12:59am - #373902 

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Barrett18 Jan 14, 1:01am - #373903 

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here's two pics with a regular Mirror to show comparison
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Barrett18 Jan 14, 1:03am - #373904 

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Barrett18 Jan 14, 1:04am - #373905 

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they look more bronze in the sun, but there's been a serious lack of that in sacramento for the past week thumbsdown wuddya guys think?

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Zero Jan 14, 1:57am - #373906 

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they look good, but do people really tint those?

i like your sense of individuality, but IMO i wouldnt do that

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ted18852103 Jan 14, 3:55am - #373907 
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i wanted to tint mine but they guy said that there would be unusable
because they would be too dark
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Clos Jan 14, 4:00am - #373908 
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wats the point of it rofl
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Larry_GTS Jan 14, 6:43am - #373909 
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it just makes it harder to see out of it frown
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 14, 6:53am - #373910 

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i like it thumbsup thumbsup very clean, nice individuality to it. you can also tint your headlamps slightly (dont do it too much obviously) for a matching look
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 14, 6:55am - #373911 

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and for all of you questioning the functionality of it...who here as driven home with the sun at your back and you have to lean over halfway into the passenger seat just to keep the sun from blinding you off of your Mirrors

wave (yes, that includes me) i live out of my Mirrors..i can't stand it when the sun reflects off of them and prevents me from using them.

and you guys have seen the finished pics...you can see out of them easily enough. you might have a slight problem with night driving but all you need to see is headlights anyway..which should still be clearly visible.
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VSCeliChick02 Jan 14, 6:56am - #373912 

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I dont like it..Is that even legal?
You get cool points for individuality though!
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DSGB4LYF23 Jan 14, 6:57am - #373913 

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wtfUr gunna have some problems @ night... Hope Ur windows are tinted as well.. crazy
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 14, 6:59am - #373914 

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i have no idea whether or not its legal..as far as i know there are no laws dealing with sidemirror tint..just as long as you have sidemirrors (or side cameras).

sidemirrors (or cameras) you need to have. rearviews you do not.
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cwsample Jan 14, 8:18am - #373915 

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed

sidemirrors (or cameras) you need to have. rearviews you do not.


i know the law where i am says two mirros minimum...doesnt matter if its side or rearview, as long as you have 2...i used to drive a '65 Mustang Fastback, and it had a driverside side Mirror and a rearview Mirror

as for the Mirror tint, i couldnt find anything stating it was illegal

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Barrett18 Jan 14, 9:53pm - #373916 

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ya it's legal, and i can see perfectly out of them, and i was originally going to do it for the "blinding headlight at night factor," but then i said what the hell and got a really light bronze film and put that on, worked out really well. it's the same idea as the Mirrors that use gold Mirror on newer cars to cut down on headlight glare thumbsup thumbsup and i don't think a cop would even be able to tell unless i showed him and asked if it was legal rofl

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Barrett18 Jan 14, 9:54pm - #373917 

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oh and i can actually see better because there's no water spots on the tinting film thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 14, 9:59pm - #373918 

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i think i'm going to do the same thing, actually. hid's during the night are aggrivating (and hid's are getting evermore popular) as well as trying to keep the sun at bay when driving during the early morning or dusk.
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RicePowered Jan 14, 10:00pm - #373919 
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I personally think that was stupid to do ...
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mrluilou Jan 15, 12:05am - #373920 

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Nice Job on the tinting looks sweet but i wouldnt do it cause youre not going to see shit at night thumbsup

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GTQuentin Jan 15, 3:11am - #373921 

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
and for all of you questioning the functionality of it...who here as driven home with the sun at your back and you have to lean over halfway into the passenger seat just to keep the sun from blinding you off of your Mirrors

wave (yes, that includes me) i live out of my Mirrors..i can't stand it when the sun reflects off of them and prevents me from using them.

and you guys have seen the finished pics...you can see out of them easily enough. you might have a slight problem with night driving but all you need to see is headlights anyway..which should still be clearly visible.


Not me. I dont even use sunglasses while driving, I dont even see why they are necessary for some people. I use the sun visor on occasion or I just deal w/the sun (which isnt that bad). some people should just Man Up
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cycocelica Jan 15, 3:33am - #373922 

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holy crap...caleb did his infamous double post eek
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andrews Jan 15, 4:05am - #373923 

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why did you do that?

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jgmx Jan 15, 5:17am - #373924 

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could you take pics like from further away???

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hkysk8r86 Jan 15, 2:29pm - #373925 

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
and for all of you questioning the functionality of it...who here as driven home with the sun at your back and you have to lean over halfway into the passenger seat just to keep the sun from blinding you off of your Mirrors

wave (yes, that includes me) i live out of my Mirrors..i can't stand it when the sun reflects off of them and prevents me from using them.

and you guys have seen the finished pics...you can see out of them easily enough. you might have a slight problem with night driving but all you need to see is headlights anyway..which should still be clearly visible.


Also when you pull up to a stop light and there is a guy behind you w/ HiD's and they are shining right in your side view and it hits you right in the eye and you try to move to get out of the way yet you still get blinded. thats' why i thought he did it. that shit pisses me off, might have to do this mod myself.
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 15, 9:37pm - #373926 

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^^ definately. and as i said earlier with hid's getting more and more popular..the chances of that happening increases. i can't stand having hid's in my Mirrors..it gives me a headache spineyes thumbsdown
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hkysk8r86 Jan 15, 9:46pm - #373927 

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
^^ definately. and as i said earlier with hid's getting more and more popular..the chances of that happening increases. i can't stand having hid's in my Mirrors..it gives me a headache spineyes thumbsdown


I'm right there with ya bro. angry angry

How'd you tint them, just bought some tint from (?) and did it like you would a window? I would think a Mirror would be more "slippery" and it would be harder to adhere to...??? :Shrugs: ???
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Rave669 Jan 16, 12:02am - #373928 

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our cars have a light tint on the Mirrors from the factory too, most people don't notice it though.

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Larry_GTS Jan 16, 4:55am - #373929 
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how will you see in the dark?
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JettaMan Jan 16, 4:58am - #373930 

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hehe my Mirrors came stock tinted blue wink man i get people all the time "man i love the blue Mirrors and i didn't relize what they were talking about till i looked at them closley and like holy shit the glass is blue

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AzNRaCeR Jan 16, 5:40am - #373931 
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is everything harder to see now? how did you do it

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eric_h Jan 16, 5:42am - #373932 

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what about at night in a parking lot?

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Barrett18 Jan 16, 10:51am - #373933 

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i'm not fucking reterded you guys, why the hell would i tint my side Mirrors so dark that i couldn't see out of them? it's just a very light bronze film to cut down on headlight glare, and it matches my other windows a lil better now too thumbsup i think "tinting" was the wrong word, if i used the words "vinyl overlays" would you guys be okay with it? rofl

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 16, 1:56pm - #373934 

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^^ thank you.

LOOK AT THE PICTURES PEOPLE

if you do that simple task, you can CLEARLY see they are NOT limo tinted--or anything even remotely close to it. yes, it will be darker..but only slightly. its a light tint.

'nuff said
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hkysk8r86 Jan 16, 5:47pm - #373935 

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Originally Posted by Larry_GTS
how will you see in the dark?


really good eyes...

or night vision wink
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Shiftyz1x Jan 16, 8:30pm - #373936 

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c'mon guys he didnt limo is Mirrors,, it looks like a 35%. personally i dont have any problems seeing out of a 35 at night... thumbsup thumbsup nice mod kick ass idea thumbsup thumbsup
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Barrett18 Jan 17, 12:06am - #373937 

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Originally Posted by hkysk8r86
Originally Posted by Larry_GTS
how will you see in the dark?


really good eyes...

or night vision wink


duh, obviously night vision shocked rofl

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Sancho Jan 18, 12:52am - #373938 

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Makes it harder to see stuff at night. On the bright side (no pun intended) its less reflective so if you have an asshole behind you with his highs on at night, it doesn't blind you.

Like my back window tint though, it makes a difference when you can't see shit out your window. Mirrors are just the same. Something you just need to get used to. Good job! thumbsup

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