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Does anybody on here have pictures of their KW coupe, tinted to either 20% or 35%? Even if it's partial (back windows darker than side/front). I got a free tintjob from one of my sponsors and NJ has some annoying laws. I was thinking of 20% in the back and 35% front, or just 35% all around. I also have a visual impairment that makes it hard to drive at night or dawn/dusk, so I'm hoping 35% will help.

So yes, pictures please! I don't know if 35% all around would look best, or the 20/35. I am not willing to go darker than 35% in the front. Thanks!!

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Hey mods, can you please move this to the "Exterior" or "General Media" sections. I wasn't paying attention, lol.
 

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35% on side/rear. I wish I had gone 20%
ATR Llumar film. Pics don't really show the tint since it's in the shade. I hope to take more pics this week after I install new pipes.
The first two pics don't really show the tint, but it shows how easy it is to look out the back window. In the last pic, the passenger side window is up, not down. It's easy to see out.


 

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I'm not a fan of varying different tint levels. Makes it look unbalanced IMO. There is a good bit difference between 35 and 20 though, so if you won't go darker than 35 in the front I'm not sure why you would want to in the rear.
 

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^ I disagree. As long as the side windows are the same, the rear looks fine darker.

With the black interior, it's not very easy to see in, but the silver radio surround is very easy to see.
Not that it helps, but here's a picture I took when I got mine tinted. Maybe a local shop has something similar for you to look at:
 

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I've got 35 on mine and can take more pics tomorrow if you want. My gen is in the garage and too lazy to take her out :) any particular angles you want?

And I agree with n2o. Unbalanced tint levels sucks ballz. I had 35/18 on my last car and it didn't look bad but would've looked MUCH better if it was all even
 

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I have 35 on my black coupe and in bright sunlight its fairly light in appearance. You could tint partially in the rear to 20, then side windows as 35 because the cops tint checker will only be able to check windows you can roll down. I had 20 all around my wagon with 35 up front and I can tell you, trying to back up at night was hell. It can be very hard to see through the dark tint at night. Having said that, the two tone tint wasn't very noticeable and I never got hassled by the police (even though colorado law states two tone tints are illegal).
 

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Windows are already tinted anyway. My tint guy said if I lay 35 over the tint that's already there it would bring it down to about 29
 

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I've got 35 on mine and can take more pics tomorrow if you want. My gen is in the garage and too lazy to take her out :) any particular angles you want?

And I agree with n2o. Unbalanced tint levels sucks ballz. I had 35/18 on my last car and it didn't look bad but would've looked MUCH better if it was all even
It depends on how dark your tint is, I have 5% in the rear and 15% in the front and the difference isn't very noticeable. I agree that with the lighter tints it would look better all the same. The percentage calculation also seem to differ depending on where you had your tint done.

Where I had it done the numbers were 20%,15%,10% and 5%. I guess they were going by how much light is let through rather than how much is blocked.

 

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Windows are already tinted anyway. My tint guy said if I lay 35 over the tint that's already there it would bring it down to about 29
Yeah, the windows aren't crystal clear, there's a very slight tint to them. Local LEOs generally give 6-8% of discretion because of the normal window tint added to the film.
 

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I have 20 rear and 35 front/side windows on my gen. I have also had this done on my previous car. I will post pics of the gen when it gets out of the shop. Will post pics of my cobalt tommorrow.
 

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I'm not a fan of varying different tint levels. Makes it look unbalanced IMO. There is a good bit difference between 35 and 20 though, so if you won't go darker than 35 in the front I'm not sure why you would want to in the rear.
35% is still lighter than 20%, and most cops around here won't hassle over 35%, but WILL for 20%. In NJ, it is illegal to tint your side and front windshield. That is why I'd be willing to do the difference in front/back. I'm not willing to do 20% all around since if I do get pulled over, I don't want the ticket nor do I want to have to take it off. I also need to be able to see at night, so when inside a car, I felt 35% helped me out pretty good. I don't know about 20% at night. I only saw out it during the day and thought at least for the front it was too dark. And I thought 50% didn't make that much of an impact as far as decreasing the light at night.

I have 35 on my black coupe and in bright sunlight its fairly light in appearance. You could tint partially in the rear to 20, then side windows as 35 because the cops tint checker will only be able to check windows you can roll down. I had 20 all around my wagon with 35 up front and I can tell you, trying to back up at night was hell. It can be very hard to see through the dark tint at night. Having said that, the two tone tint wasn't very noticeable and I never got hassled by the police (even though colorado law states two tone tints are illegal).
Oh really? I haven't been able to look through a 20% tint at night, only during the day. 35% I saw pretty well with.


Thanks everybody!! I think I may just go with 35-40% all around. Anything lower than that is probably much too dark for my sake, legally and visually.
 

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i would do 20s i have 35 its just to light, the cops will bust ur balls either way. if you do do 35s do you back window 20. n just leave the sides the same. 35 n 20 on the sides you would be able to tell a big difference
 

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35 isn't worth spending the money unless that is all you can get by with. I am about to do 20% all around and then entire windshield in 40% with 20% band. All of which is illegal.
 

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35 isn't worth spending the money unless that is all you can get by with. I am about to do 20% all around and then entire windshield in 40% with 20% band. All of which is illegal.
I am getting it for free. And I have vision issues so I think 20% in the front is going to be difficult for me to see through at night.




here is 20% day and night
Is your front windshield 20% as well?
 

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nothing appears to be on the front haha mines is 35 which is why i m ok with my sides being 35 n my back window is 0. kelly look at my face book and go to the albums with like mine and jules car or before that and see how all my windows with 35 looked. like i said do back windsheild 20 and sides 35 it ll look real clean. 35 on the back window is 2 light to much glass
 

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no tint on the front windshield .. when i move back home i am actually thinking about going to 5% on everything except the front

the worste part about night driving for me is the fact my reverse lights are tinted so that plus the tint means backing up at night is attributed to my talent as a driver lol normally if it isnt raining i roll my windows down to see :)
 

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35% is still lighter than 20%, and most cops around here won't hassle over 35%, but WILL for 20%. In NJ, it is illegal to tint your side and front windshield. That is why I'd be willing to do the difference in front/back. I'm not willing to do 20% all around since if I do get pulled over, I don't want the ticket nor do I want to have to take it off. I also need to be able to see at night, so when inside a car, I felt 35% helped me out pretty good. I don't know about 20% at night. I only saw out it during the day and thought at least for the front it was too dark. And I thought 50% didn't make that much of an impact as far as decreasing the light at night.
Ah, I wasn't aware of the legal issues. I dealt with the same thing when I was in IL before the recent changes. Tint on the front sides being illegal, that is. Still got my P5 tinted 20 all the way around though. Same with my GTI, though the limit in SC is 28. Also, when I said varying tints, I meant across the side. As in 35 on front window and then 20 on the qp window, not the back window. Should've made myself clearer. Having both side windows the same and then the back different won't really be noticeable. 20 can be hard to back up out of though depending on the light in your area. I've been in several situations where I had to stick my head out the window to back up. :D

I would never tint a front windshield even though I'll go out of legality on other tints. That could be quite an issue with insurance if you ever were in an at-fault accident, I'd imagine.
 
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