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DaytonaCelica1
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DaytonaCelica1 Dec 31, 1:42am - #75473 

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Window Tint

Whats a good price/shade for window tinting?
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 31, 2:08am - #75474 

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here you can get a very good quality tint job for a ballpark figure of $150.

and personally..i think the best shades of tint are the ones that are right at the legal limit. this will avoid problems with the law and they are usually provide adequate protection as well as cooling advantages.

for a list of tinting laws by state, you can click on this link: tinting laws by state

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gtscelica05 Dec 31, 8:09am - #75475 
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yep...$150 is a good price for all the windows, except for the windsheild.

I say a good tint is 35% in the front and mayb 20% in the rear.


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MptGlw69
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MptGlw69 Dec 31, 8:28am - #75476 
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I would get 20-35% up front and 0-5% in back.
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defyenz Dec 31, 8:40am - #75477 

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i got the titanium tint from california tint.
it says h.p.c.c. 26 or something and it was 100 notax

how do i know the percentage of my tint from
the hpcc 26 thing ?

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stefanoc Dec 31, 11:31am - #75478 

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if doing all windows/glasses, a good price is 100-120. also remember that when you tint the rear glass dark black (limo tint) you wont be able to see shit at night when ur backing up from a parking lot at night. thats the disadvantage of dark tints, take that into consideration if you still dont have them tinted.
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jmasterj Dec 31, 4:35pm - #75479 
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Go with Mirror or titanium tint!!! You can go legal limits with it and still get the complete privacy that you want from limo tint. I had mine done a year ago and most of the time its real hard to get a good look inside.

Looks smooth at night driving in the city.


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stefanoc Dec 31, 10:57pm - #75480 

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anyone got titanium tint pics?
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defyenz Dec 31, 11:50pm - #75481 

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i'll try to post up a couple pictures later today

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 1, 12:37am - #75482 

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i wouldn't get any tint other than shades of black.
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defyenz Jan 1, 2:01am - #75483 

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titanium tint is a shade of black.
i think its called titanium because its supposed to not fade or bubble but if it does, there's a lifetime warranty that will cover the price to redo the tint.

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 1, 2:17am - #75484 

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Originally Posted by t3n
titanium tint is a shade of black.
i think its called titanium because its supposed to not fade or bubble but if it does, there's a lifetime warranty that will cover the price to redo the tint.


oh allright, thanks for the headsup thumbsup thumbsup

i'm thinking titanium = metallic finish.
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defyenz Jan 1, 2:58am - #75485 

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damn didn't think it'll get dark this fast but here are a couple pictures

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defyenz Jan 1, 3:00am - #75486 

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defyenz Jan 1, 3:00am - #75487 

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gtscelica05 Jan 1, 3:35am - #75488 
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Originally Posted by t3n
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hey, what percent tint is that? Front and back?
Im thinkin of tinting my windows

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defyenz
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defyenz Jan 1, 3:44am - #75489 

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at california tint, its measured by c.c. or something and mines c.c.26 all around.

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v3n0m Jan 1, 8:51am - #75490 

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Mine was $100. Rear and small side windows black and sides are legal and a black stripe on the windshield.
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blackcel Jan 1, 9:37pm - #75491 

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I got all my windows tinted and a sunstrip for 135, 15% all the way around, and 5% sunstrip. I am yet to find a flaw in the work. thumbsup thumbsup

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nemisiscelica Jan 5, 5:42am - #75492 

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I gave $120 for 20% all around...legal is 35% here. Been pulled over twice by HP for my tint, but they didn't do anything about it b/c i had my tint sticker.
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defyenz Jan 5, 6:31am - #75493 

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what's a tint sticker ?

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10celica10 Jan 5, 9:19am - #75494 
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Originally Posted by jmasterj
Go with Mirror or titanium tint!!! You can go legal limits with it and still get the complete privacy that you want from limo tint. I had mine done a year ago and most of the time its real hard to get a good look inside.

Looks smooth at night driving in the city.


Mirror!!!!
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stefanoc Jan 5, 10:19am - #75495 

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i dont find Mirror tint matching with black color. its good with silver and thats maybe about it.
as for the tinting law, do a search on this site, isaac had posted a topic about it before.
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Meryem13 Jan 6, 3:28am - #75496 
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I think the different darknesses look off when there's a BIG difference, like %5 rear, %75 front, but mine actually looks decent (see in my sig), I don't think it looks off. confused
And yeah I think the mirror tint only looks good if it matches the color of the car... I saw a red car with red mirror and a blue with blue mirror and they both looked nice... but then I saw a yellow one with silver and it looked awful.
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vejita_13 Jan 6, 6:27am - #75497 

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that bmw i mentioned has smoke on the front two windows, and Mirror in the back and rear. i think thats why it looks off...and ugly chrome wheels. but thats besides the point grin
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nemisiscelica Jan 6, 6:44am - #75498 

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Sticker showing it meets legal standards for the state...have to have one for an inspection sticker.
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defyenz Jan 6, 6:45am - #75499 

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where can i get one ?

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nemisiscelica Jan 6, 7:44am - #75500 

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whoever put on your tint should give you one...my tint isn't legal, but he put one on anyway
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defyenz Jan 6, 8:06am - #75501 

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oh.. hmm.. maybe i'll go back and get one

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nemisiscelica Jan 6, 8:17am - #75502 

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But you got to remember, California is completely different from Mississippi...they may not do the same things. And it all depends on who does your tint for you. 35% is legal here, but the guy that did my tint will put a sticker on your car even if you have 5%. Check into your tint laws...there was a link above? You may not need a sticker like I do.
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nemisiscelica Jan 6, 8:20am - #75503 

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Tint laws by state
This says you don't need a sticker...
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defyenz Jan 6, 3:55pm - #75504 

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k thanks

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beans Jan 6, 8:07pm - #75505 
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Originally Posted by nemisiscelica
But you got to remember, California is completely different from Mississippi...they may not do the same things. And it all depends on who does your tint for you. 35% is legal here, but the guy that did my tint will put a sticker on your car even if you have 5%. Check into your tint laws...there was a link above? You may not need a sticker like I do.


sticker for what?
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beans Jan 6, 8:11pm - #75506 
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I can't stand those colored tints, they're so riced out.
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10celica10 Jan 6, 8:58pm - #75507 
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Originally Posted by beans
I can't stand those colored tints, they're so riced out.


Agree...other than mirrored tint but i dont count that as really a colored tint...
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nemisiscelica Jan 8, 6:57am - #75508 

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Mississippi has state inspection stickers. Not all states do, I'm not sure. Maybe it's because we are the poorest state in the US and they just want a way to get an extra $5 out of everyone that owns a vehicle. But anyway, if a car has aftermarket tint, we have to have a little sticker that says it meets the tint laws for the state (35% all around). This tint sticker is required in order to get an inspection sticker here. I have a sticker, but my tint is 20%. So I still may have trouble getting an inspection sticker.
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