windshield tint

laidback

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Feb 9, 2007
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Any of you gays tint your windshields?

Its pretty clear but supposed to cut 99% uv and heat

If it makes a noticable difference i will pull the trigger
 

Chocki

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Feb 18, 2007
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Windshield? Like what’s in front of you? Isn’t that illegal?
Pretty much all tint is illegal bro. I declined the windshield tint for various reasons but I love the % I got on the sides. Just dark enough so at night you’re like it’s a little hard to see once in a while lol.

And who cares if it’s illegal? Not the tint shops bro.

Man, it's the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. If it ain't that piece of uv ray blocking plastic film, there's some other choice they're gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what YOU want to do bro. Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep tintin‘ bro , T-I-N-T-I-N
 

$kully

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I don’t have windshield tints but have had illegal tints on every car I’ve owned in the last 20+ years. I’ve never been pulled over for them. On one occasion I got pulled over for speeding on my way up to mammoth. Trooper made a comment about them and how he was doing me a favor by pretending he didn’t see them as he handed me a $400 ticket.
 

Chocki

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Feb 18, 2007
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I don’t have windshield tints but have had illegal tints on every car I’ve owned in the last 20+ years. I’ve never been pulled over for them. On one occasion I got pulled over for speeding on my way up to mammoth. Trooper made a comment about them and how he was doing me a favor by pretending he didn’t see them as he handed me a $400 ticket.
Cops seem to love me. Not sure if it’s because I’m white and/or a cool mother fucker?

Busted on the 405 for speeding less than a mile from my exit. Figured there’s no need for a dangerous highway stop for Leo so I signaled, exited and ended up with just a fix it ticket for the tint.
 

corndog

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Dec 27, 2004
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from a law enforcement stantpoint.... tinting is creepy as fu&*..... never know how many perps are in the car
 

hammies

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Apr 8, 2006
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Tint the windshield? Maybe not...
The front windshield of your car blocks most of the UVA and UVB radiation coming from the sun, but the driver’s side window may not be pulling its weight. A recent study found that while the front windshield blocks 94 percent of UVA rays, the driver’s side window only blocked 71 percent.
 

PJ

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Jan 27, 2002
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I bought my Chrysler Pacifica minivan new from a dealer in Phoenix. All but the windshield was tinted already. In NY you basically can't tint the driver and passenger door windows past pretty much stock tint. I took that tint off those two windows in my driveway the second day I had the car in December with a heat gun. Don't need no trouble.

But clear tint would probably stop UV - the windshield stops it because it's glass then a layer of plastic in the middle then glass again. It's that transition from glass to plastic that stops it.
 
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Back in the day if we got our side windows tinted it was a fix-it ticket waiting to happen. Now I see cars trucks etc with limo tint on all the side windows and think how do they get away with it?!?!? :shrug:
West
 

john4surf

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Fix it tickets for tint in North County SD include a fine, I forget if it was $100 or $125…. Don’t ask me how I know…