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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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I just looked for you:

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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Old 05-17-2009, 07:41 PM   #35
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You may want to google window tinting laws in (put your state of course).

This is what CA brought up.

Can I put after-market tinting on the windows of my vehicle?
The main requirements for legal window tinting in California are:

The windshield and front driver's side and passenger's side windows cannot receive any aftermarket tinting.
If the rear window of a vehicle is tinted, the vehicle must have outside rearview mirrors on both sides.

The law prohibits any person from driving any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows, with certain limited exceptions.

However, legislation signed into law effective January 1, 1999, exempts from the above prohibition specified clear, colorless, and transparent material that is installed, affixed, or applied to the front driver and passenger side windows for the specific purpose of reducing ultraviolet rays. If, as, or when this material becomes torn, bubbled or otherwise worn, it must be removed or replaced.

http://www.chp.ca.gov/html/answers.html
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:58 PM   #36
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The State Boys around here are pretty ruthless on the tint. Im pretty sure you can only do 35% on the front side and as dark as you want on the back.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:00 PM   #37
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here is the answer to your tint questions it wont affect the rear defroster, just conirm with your installer. And with the whole half inch thing and letting it dry your not suppose to roll the windows down for like three days. I waited a week on my car. Tinting is nothing to be scared of, people have been doing this for years on cars, there is nothing new to the process. Just because its new the camaro is not going to throw an installer a curve ball. This car is nothing special when it comes to getting tint.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:16 PM   #38
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I plan to tint my side windows when I get my Camaro. Are any of you going to tint the windshield. It's not legal here in Tennessee to do the windshield but the guy who is going to do it for me does it for alot of nice cars anyway. He even told me which suburb cops to watch out for. I've never had window tinting done before so I was just wondering if it is normal to do all the windows or what? I do want to be able to see out of the front windshield at night easily if that matters.
I'm getting my side windows and my entire windshield tinted 20%. Both the tint and getting the windshield done are illegal in MD but it looks better like that. My brother has the front windshield done and it looks so much better from the outside to have the all the windows tinted the same, visibility does suffer at night though, but you get used to it. I also have a note from my eye doctor stating that he recommends me having a darker than legal tint due to my eyes being sensitive to the light from laser surgery. You may be able to get an eye doctor to get you one of those to get out of any tickets you might get.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:21 PM   #39
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i still havent decided on the tint or not to tint, i will have to see my CGM first
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:41 PM   #40
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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.

Ohio tint laws changed 2 years ago. It is very vague, here it is.

4513.241 Using tinted glass and other vision obscuring materials.
(A) The director of public safety, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall adopt rules governing the use of tinted glass, and the use of transparent, nontransparent, translucent, and reflectorized materials in or on motor vehicle windshields, side windows, sidewings, and rear windows that prevent a person of normal vision looking into the motor vehicle from seeing or identifying persons or objects inside the motor vehicle.
It does not give a certain percentage anymore
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:32 PM   #41
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Michigan's is weird...

Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
Front Side Windows: Any darkness can be applied 4" inches from the top of the window. (wtf?)
Back Side Windows: Any darkness can be used.
Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

I've been thinking about this too, but I'm still undecided...
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:42 PM   #42
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you can use the chinese front window tint. its clear but will block like 95% of the uv rays and help keep the car cool. and use proper tint and not the cheap shit. use titanium. there is also another brand that is by 3m which really keeps the car cool but forgot the name.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:45 PM   #43
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Tint for me all the way around...including an "eyebrow" to the legal As-1 line, but no more than that on the windshield. I think it's a bad idea to go with the whole windshield thing. I mean you are going to be driving a car that will out-run your eyesight in terms of seeing things on the road that you need to avoid or brake for and doing this will only make reaction time slower.


This reminds me of the time when I had a 10 inch eyebrow on the windshield and a state trooper pulled me over for it. Reason she said was "I couldn't tell when I passed you if this vehicle had a driver".. WTF?

I told her I was sitting on the side of the road driving my S-10 with my remote control.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:05 PM   #44
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Michigan's is weird...

Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
Front Side Windows: Any darkness can be applied 4" inches from the top of the window. (wtf?)
Back Side Windows: Any darkness can be used.
Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

I've been thinking about this too, but I'm still undecided...
Michigans laws are retarded for just about anything. Well i live in MI and am getting a black camaro. Do you guys think it would look good with the back side and rear window tinted, or would the look suffer from having half the car tinted and half not?
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:53 PM   #45
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Good info. I like the idea of a visor strip but not sure if even that is legal here. I will check.



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.



Mainly privacy but I'll take all benefits you get with tinting.



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.

Just disconnect the battery and stop any automatic window drop from happening.
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Michigans laws are retarded for just about anything. Well i live in MI and am getting a black camaro. Do you guys think it would look good with the back side and rear window tinted, or would the look suffer from having half the car tinted and half not?

Hey i grew up there and did a black monte and I did limo on the back and sides and, then on the front side windows, did 35%, still tints it and makes it look even compared to the back windows, but you can still see out and it never got me pulled over, i ordered a black one and and thats what I am going to do with mine.
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Ive become anal as ive gotten older i hate window tinting. Unless its inside the glass from the factory. I always had problems with the side windows when going up and down rubbing the tint then start peeling on the corners over time.
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Michigan does have some funny rules. But I can tell from being in the military i live in NY and have been in other states. What I can tell you MI laws and regulation are more user friendly then other states. Although I would agree some MI laws can be querky.
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In Missouri it is the usual 35% on the driver and passenger windows and pitch black on the back. I had mine done pitch black all the way around except no windshield and I have never been pulled over by a cop. I even got a speeding ticket and the cop never said one word about the tint.
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Is this a chemical tint, so then you don't have to worry a peeling or bubbles.
I see there are many here who haven't seen the 3M Crystalline or it's competitors. It's film- not chemical. You can have the clear version legally in my state. I know you can get it in some states with a prescription. You can get a prescription from an eye doctor or dermatologist. It won't bubble if installed right. If you live somewhere hot, it's good stuff.

From inside you can barely tell it's there. If you are wearing polarized glasses, you may get some rainbowing.
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