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So I just got my car tinted. They are a little darker than what I thought/wanted but oh well. They look pretty nice and do what I actually wanted (cut down Sun UV/heat).
 

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Looks good! For a second I thought you lived in the same neighborhood as me... lol... You're not in Kentucky are you? :O

What did you pay? I'm on deck to get my tint in 2 weeks.

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Looks good! For a second I thought you lived in the same neighborhood as me... lol... You're not in Kentucky are you? :O

What did you pay? I'm on deck to get my tint in 2 weeks.

-Scynthyace
Nah, I'm in IN. Just a little North of you ;). I went to WaxWerks (no jeers please they did well) and for 20% wrapped and 50% windshield (don't ask about laws please) it came out to around $265 after tax. 20% is much darker than what I wanted. I took the sample to my car and looked out of it and compared to sunroof, 20 looked right. Wish I would've got 35 but oh well. 50 is great for the windshield. They use Viper Ultra tint in case anyone is wondering.
 

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Bottom line it looks really good!

I learned from a previous tint experiences that depending on the interior color the tint samples and final on-car look can have dramatic differences. A black interior combined with looking though multiple windows will make the tint affect much darker.

With a black interior I tend to go one shade lighter. There's risk in California with getting pulled over so I go with a darker back window and lighter side windows. Once you see it on the car you still get the look and benefits of tint without the risk. Plus night time visibility is not diminished

In other states; it may not be a big deal.
 

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I think the only reason you can see anything inside of my car is that I have the tan interior. Love it. The car is MUCH darker now on the inside.
 

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I'm very familiar with WaxWerks. That's where we take a lot of our show cars, they do a great job!

That's about a 2 hour drive for me though, and when someone else is paying us to do it, it's no big deal, but with the roads being how torn up as they are, I think I'll stay local.

20% is all I'll run, I had 5% on a Mini Cooper and it was so dark I had to roll down the windows when I went in reverse. I was thinking about doing the wind shield too, do you notice much of a difference? I am against sun glasses, they've caused too many problems, so I tend to just ignore the sun, but I'd like to give my eyes a break if I can. Is it worth it?

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Well with 50% I don't notice a MASSIVE cut down but it definitely helps. I love sunglasses and use them all the time when driving if the sun is out or even bright clouds. I haven't honestly driven my car much since I got them tinted, in order to get in the garage in the morning I have to roll the windows down to access a panel so I've been using another car. On the days I did go out in it though (Sat & Sun) I did notice a difference. Honestly I got it more to protect the leather and cut down on UV. The fact that it also helps with heat and blocks light are just massive pluses for me. I can't imagine having anything more than 20%, more tinted would make it to where I think I'd have problems at night. I think I would have been a smidge happier at 35% but I think this is fine. My once very bright car is now dark inside.
 
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