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It's on the sunroof of my Element. Its heat rejection/dispersion property is amazing - prevents my daughter from baking in the summer (Element's sunroof is located slightly behind the second row seats).

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In Cascadia, we can have a maximum of 35% on the front doors and then darker on the rear windows. I think 35% is perfectly sufficient for the entire car.

You have my sympathies...I guess


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Tint is great but don't go over 35% or night visibility will be annoyingly impaired. Metal tint also last about 7 years if the car sits outside all the time which I am presuming here, 3 years if you use the old stuff without metal. In a nutshell for your application I would not do it.
This is merely a "bridge" vehicle that was at hand when the Integra developed what will prove to be a terminal malady. I doubt we will have it more than a year before it will be replaced with a vehicle more suited to our needs.

Is thirty five percent sufficiently dark enough to obscure vision into the rear seat area? I don't want people peeking in and ogling my German bullets which will be stored back there.

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30/35 will will not fully obscure everything. You would need limo tint for that and it is illegal in most states and also very annoying at night [you can't see lane changes]. Same with the back window. "Dude", the window tinter will try and sell you deep in the back window because it is legal. Not worth it. It is a real bitch to see cars coming up on you at night.

This pic is if 35% [the legal limit in Kentucky] which means it must allow 35% of light in. Back and sides COULD be 18% but... When I had one car done that way, after a month I had it removed.

35% keeps heat down and most visibility down. Photos show more than just walking by.

If your windows are tinted MORE than a 124 at the factory [which is most likely], it will be darker.


EDIT: Looking at Maryland tint laws, you are allowed 35% all around anyway so the 18% issue is not an issue.

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

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What ever vehicle you are doing make sure if you have a window antenna for your radio that your type of tint will not interfere with your reception.
I would like to do the back windows in the wagon for the kids because they have it in the SUV and are used to it but have not had the time to research it yet.

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Zeibart did a fantastic job with limo tints all around. Fuck 'Da Police I say, while generously contributing to their benevolence fund. Metallic on the sides, plastic on the rear cuz the radio antenna is all up in there.

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Antenna is the standard fender attached screw in metal pole. I'm searching for a socially relevant antenna topper as we type.

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