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The "fishbowl" look was pretty annoying, especially here in Miami where its always super hot. Much better now.



 
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That looks cool (figuratively and actually). Does it conform to state laws re: amount of tint? You see cars stopped all the time on Live PD for tint being too dark.
 

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That looks cool (figuratively and actually). Does it conform to state laws re: amount of tint? You see cars stopped all the time on Live PD for tint being too dark.
No it doesn't but in Miami yes it kinda does, lol. Its not an issue here.
 

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Nice but that would never survive first contact with LEO here in Illinois. We had a Corvette Club buddy get pulled over, in addition to the ticket/fine he had to have it removed.

Good luck.
 

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Depends on the cop and the city. I got a warning ticket for 5% on the front doors in '86.



This is 5% on all windows behind the front doors and 35% on the front doors. Technically not legal either, but if the cop can see my face he'll likely not ticket me. It's worked so far.

P.S.: 5% windshield eyebrows are legal here. I highly recommend them.



Note the front plate delete. Not legal here either but as long as I stay away from the airport I should be fine. Lots of people only display a rear plate around here.
 

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Depends on the cop and the city. I got a warning ticket for 5% on the front doors in '86.



This is 5% on all windows behind the front doors and 35% on the front doors. Technically not legal either, but if the cop can see my face he'll likely not ticket me. It's worked so far.

P.S.: 5% windshield eyebrows are legal here. I highly recommend them.



Note the front plate delete. Not legal here either but as long as I stay away from the airport I should be fine. Lots of people only display a rear plate around here.
Yeah, here in Miami the cops are pretty lax about it. Only person who gives me a hard time is my brother who is a trooper, lol. He patrols the same stretch of highway I take home every day so every once in a while he scares the crap out of me and pulls me over, hahaha.
 
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I've only been pulled over 2-3 times, but I always remember to roll down all the windows for the policeman to be able to see in. There's just no point in raising the anxiety level...nothing to hide.
True story: My very first tint, 1985 in No. VA, SAME EVENING, cop pulled me over. He kindly asked if he could check my tint, as they had all received new meters and he wanted to check his out. HAHA!!! (tint was legal, so no issues...)
 

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Wow....I can't imagine 5% on the front windows. I had a 2 dr Subaru in high school and college where I had 20% on the doors and 5% on the back 3 windows and it was like sitting in a little black box. Backing up at night time was straight up dangerous as I couldn't see a damn thing. Looked great though ;)

I wanted to go 20% all the way around on my Volt, but was concerned because my wife drives it in the evenings and weekends. I settled on 35%. Its technically illegal here in PA, but I've been pulled over once (for something else) and the officer didn't seem to even notice the tint.
 

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Yeah, here in Miami the cops are pretty lax about it. Only person who gives me a hard time is my brother who is a trooper, lol. He patrols the same stretch of highway I take home every day so every once in a while he scares the crap out of me and pulls me over, hahaha.
What are brothers for? :p
 

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I've only been pulled over 2-3 times, but I always remember to roll down all the windows for the policeman to be able to see in. There's just no point in raising the anxiety level...nothing to hide.
True story: My very first tint, 1985 in No. VA, SAME EVENING, cop pulled me over. He kindly asked if he could check my tint, as they had all received new meters and he wanted to check his out. HAHA!!! (tint was legal, so no issues...)
Same here. All my cars have 5% and anytime I do get pulled over I have all the windows down. Never seems to have been an issue thus far in my life.
 

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Looks nice! Same color as mine so a good reference for me. Think I’ll be getting that done too.
You should. It makes the interior so much more comfortable now during the summer months. Outside temp here in Miami today showed 99 degrees. I honestly couldn't tell inside the Volt. Interior is always cool and the sun doesn't beat me up while driving.
 

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Thats why I can't live without tint. My commute is an hour almost straight North/South. Driving North on my afternoon commute is brutal without tint. The sun just bakes the whole drivers side of the car. With the tint, I barely notice the brightness and don't feel any of the heat that would normally radiate through the glass.
 

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I really like the tint, and was seriously thinking of getting one for my gen2 volt. Your tint looks great. But the visibility on this thing is quite poor that I've decided not to tint it for now. I might change my mind after a while again.
 

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Tints look really good but don't need them here. Does it not restrict what you can see at night? Seems a transition coating would be ideal (like on prescription glasses). Dark in daytime but clear at night.
 

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Too damn dangerous at night in my opinion for the fronts...
 

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I got a lighter tint that allows 40% light transmission. Less extreme, fine at night, legal without question, and still rejects 99+% UV and 48% of heat.

My dealer even offers a clear film that has similar UV and heat rejection (a little less at 43%). I think it is mainly used on factory tinted windows to improve their UV and IR performance without making them darker. Could also be used on clear windows if you don't want darkening.
 

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Could also be used on clear windows if you don't want darkening.
And windshields. Good for folks with rosacea.

Seeing into a car with 5% tint is very difficult. Seeing out of one is not. Even at night it's not as bad as one might think. We can tell who has never had tint just by the comments.
 

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I got a lighter tint that allows 40% light transmission. Less extreme, fine at night, legal without question, and still rejects 99+% UV and 48% of heat.

My dealer even offers a clear film that has similar UV and heat rejection (a little less at 43%). I think it is mainly used on factory tinted windows to improve their UV and IR performance without making them darker. Could also be used on clear windows if you don't want darkening.
There's better than that out there. See 3M's Crystalline products.
 
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