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Old 05-14-2009, 02:19 PM   #18
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No tinting for me. I want people to see who's driving this bad boy!
I like it, LOL!
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:31 PM   #19
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I know I've seen another tint thread somewhere on here, but I don't remember if this was ever brought up - Since the windows on the Camaro go down half an inch when you open and close the doors, would that cause issues while the tint is drying? I can avoid rolling my windows down for a few days, but I can't avoid getting in and out of the car.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:47 PM   #20
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I plan on getting everything but the windshield at 15%. I can't, for the life of me, understand why anybody would get the windshield done.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:50 PM   #21
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I also plan on doing everything at 20%, but definitely not the windshield. It is true that you be able to use the rear window defrost if you get it tinted... Correct???
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:13 PM   #22
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In AZ, we can tint the rear window and any glass behind the driver/passenger as dark as we want. The driver/passenger windows have to be above a certain shade, but I can't remember what light level that is. From experience, tinting tha back part of a car makes the rest of the interior pretty dark and you really wouldn't want to have your doors as dark anyway...it makes seeing instruments difficult during the day.

As to the windshield, are you referring to having just a visor strip done? The legal method is to run a strip across the top but not below the little mark a few inches from the top known as the "as-1" line. Look for it. I'm 6'2", so I don't even go down that far as it interferes with the view. This is especially true on an off-road vehicle where you may have to look through any part of the glass as the attitude of the vehicle changes as you go over obstacles.

Who in the heck would want to tint their entire windshield?

And you are on the right track having a professional do it. Make sure they are using quality, brand-name film, usually listed as "metallized." Do-it-yourselfers are often VERY sorry they tried to do this themselves.

Don't plan on rolling the windows down for a couple of days to give the film time to dry out/cure, and seek out a non-ammonium-based window cleaner. Putting lots of Windex on a tinted window can make it start to come loose, as that's how they remove old tint.
Good info. I like the idea of a visor strip but not sure if even that is legal here. I will check.

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I would consider something like 3M Crystalline which can be bought in an almost true clear and still has 40% light rejection. It's very expensive.
These are they guys that I have talked to about it. http://solartechglasstinting.com/ He is charging me only the cost of material if I let him post my car on his page. Looks like they use a 3M product.

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Before we give you advice, it would help to know WHY you want to tint the windshield. Is it for privacy, is it for added heat and UV rejection, what?
Mainly privacy but I'll take all benefits you get with tinting.

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Since the windows on the Camaro go down half an inch when you open and close the doors, would that cause issues while the tint is drying?
This worries me also but surely tint installers have dealt with this on other cars that have the same feature. Or not?

Also, does anyone here know if the small rear side windows are already tinted from the factory? Thanks for all the responses. Camaro5 rocks.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:17 PM   #23
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You are going to have to tint your back window or it will look real awful. I would not do the front windshield, I had it done on one of my cars about 10 years ago, its cool during the day but visabilty at night suffers.
It seems like the general consensus here is to NOT do the front windshield and DO tint the back windshield. Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:20 PM   #24
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Here in Indiana were allowed a 20% tint on side and back windows only,No limo tint permitted (more that 50%). I'v had my windows tinted the 20% and never had any problems here or out of state..
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #25
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I am in Indiana and the tint place I am using stated Indiana law only allows 35% tint. I am getting it done monday by a professional Ting place which has a lifetime warranty. They have a machine like the po po uses to gauge the tint with and I plan to stay at the legal limit and no I am not doing the windsheild or the top visor part either. Just the sides and back.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:55 PM   #26
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There is a line on your windshield called the AS-1 line. This line basically tells you how far down your window you can tint. If a cop or state trooper see your tint past that line (any state, as far as I know) they have a right to pull you over.

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http://www.tintcenter.com/laws/TN/

Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed along the top of the windshield above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
Front Side Windows Must allow more than 35% of light in.
Back Side Windows Must allow more than 35% of light in.
Rear Window Must allow more than 35% of light in.


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Old 05-14-2009, 08:18 PM   #27
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I didn't even think about looking that up online. Thanks for that.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:39 PM   #28
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I will mine the same as my truck has from the factory. I don't need much.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:24 PM   #29
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Mainly privacy but I'll take all benefits you get with tinting.
The privacy part is going to be tough. What I will tell you is first and foremost to go with a CERAMIC tint (such as HuperOptik) because you will realize near 70% heat rejection without having to go dark (double that of your darkest metallic tints). Of course, you'll get near 99% UV rejection too.

If privacy is what you're after, I'd go with the legal maximum on all the windows but leave the windshield alone. The reduced light transmission in the rest of the car will aide in privacy in the windshield. If heat rejection is your ticket, then I would tint the windshield with an 80% or higher tint so it will look clear.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:25 PM   #30
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Tint is mandatory in Florida I had a car with the front window tinted, I wouldn't do it again
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:27 PM   #31
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if your going to dot he side do the back. IN my opinion they shouldnt have even put side windows. Most states allow the back windows to be as dark as you wont. Front side windows veries by state. I can tell you that doing the front isnt smart, it probably starts getting to be safety issue at night.

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #32
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LOL I am old too but have young kids.


Riding Dirty = illegal tint
Is this a chemical tint, so then you don't have to worry a peeling or bubbles.
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Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
Front Side Windows Must allow more than 50% of light in.
Back Side Windows Any darkness can be used.
Rear Window Any darkness can be used.

Ohio has great tint laws.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:26 AM   #34
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Cali tint laws, like most other laws here, are garbage.

No tint is legal on the front 2 windows, but you can't go 2 seconds without seeing tint on the fronts. 2/3's of my cars have tinted front windows, 1 of them has really dark tint. If you're going to be driving in a area that has fog, don't get too dark with your fronts. It eliminates your best friend in fog, light. As for the front windshield, I still haven't figured out how many times you have to have been dropped on your head as a kid to do something that dumb.
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