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Is tint kool?

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Tinted 2012 EX-L

Just got it done today. 40% all around. Reads 31% with the equipment to check. http://civicexl2012.shutterfly.com/pictures/23
 
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Those tints look nice. A used car I bought had some crazy dark tints. 20% or something like that with 5% in the back. It was wack. You defiantly made the right choice with the tint job. It's not too dark, but dark enough.

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I have no problem seeing the pictures, no need to login either.
 

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Looks good but did you do the back too? It looks completely clear on the pic! lol
Yes I sure did I think it's from the sun it was hitting it right in that spot.
 
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Nice!!! I just love the new look of the sedan's rear. The front looks similar to the 8th's.
 

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Yea probably is, looks good though, get a good deal on it?

@ Hawk yea me too man, the back of the sedan looks even better in person, really nice stuff
Paided $220 and he does a great job had my 8th gen done at the same place. No bubbles at all and one solid rear window piece.
 
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Windows tinted on my ASM EX4

Went with 35% to keep the fuzz off. Looks clean.

Next up, wheels. Drop as soon as available!

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niceee! looks really good! Are u gonna do the lights too? :D

I have a question, can cops tell that it is 35% or would they have to pull someone over and use a little machine to check?
 

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nice, I like the 35%.
 

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Nice, looks good bro!

niceee! looks really good! Are u gonna do the lights too? :D

I have a question, can cops tell that it is 35% or would they have to pull someone over and use a little machine to check?
most states, any tint on the front windows is illegal, so doesnt matter what % it is....if they are tinted its a ticket regardless of how dark. Not sure what machine you are talking about though....
 

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I definitely plan to smoke my headlights and tails. I just haven't had time to do it.

I'm going to see if there's any way for me to separate the lens from the housing easily, and if so, I may use the spray-paint product to "smoke" them.

As for how police can tell if they are 35%... I have no idea. All I know is mine have more see-thru visibility than most other cars I notice on the road but still looks nice and dark.

Also... black grill will be had when available.
 

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I guess my car will replicate what the concept looked like... which was super sexy.
 

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Well depending on which state you are allowed tint on the upper eyebrow of the front windshield, usually no more than 4" down.

And, yes police do have a special tool they use to check window tint, I have never seen per say, but my friends and their friends have, but I don't know if it's widely used across the country though.
 

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Nice. I really like the look of that tint for 35%. Makes the car look so much better! :)

Nice, looks good bro!

most states, any tint on the front windows is illegal, so doesnt matter what % it is....if they are tinted its a ticket regardless of how dark. Not sure what machine you are talking about though....
My understanding is that the police have a laser tint meter that they place over the window that reads the level of light penetrating and thus the tint %. That way they can issue a ticket if its illegal in that state. I personally haven't had any issues with my 15% on my '04 Civic and I haven't actually ever seen the meter, but I have had a local Sheriff tell me that they can check they just don't usually care.

Here are some examples of what meter they might have in their vehicles:
Laser Labs - Products - Window Tint Meter - Window Film Measurment
 

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My tint guys did to the A-S1(?) line on the windshiled. They said anything below that will not pass inspection. They also said fronts need to be 50% and rears 35%, but I went 35% all-around, screw it.
 
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