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OEM (stock) tint % on passenger/wagon?

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Hi,

 

Looking to do a lighter (30 or 35%) tint on the front door windows. I did a search on Google and this forum. Asking in particular about the 2014 and newer wagon model sliding and rear windows.

 

Thanks

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OEM factory dark tint is typically in the 20-25% overall range. The front light tinted windows will be around 70-75%, so a 35% film will generally get you about 30% overall light blockage in front. (Percents are not added up when layered, the factory windows allow about 70% through and then the film allows only 35% or whatever of what gets through the factory light tint)

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The tint film is readily available, and your options are either having it done professionally, or doing it yourself. First thing I'd do is take a straight edge to the glass and see how if it's got any complex curves to deal with - that can be tricky to deal with, but there, a heat gun and patience will usually win the day. Probably not a bad idea to get an extra roll for those ooPs moments. 

 

PS ... there's ways around complex curves too. This one was a real PITA, so I went with a tint "decal" that gives enough coverage to kill any heat buildup and add privacy. 

 

 

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Tint is 1 of those jobs where a lot of people mess up.  It looks and sounds easy.  Then you find out why they charge what they charge.  

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Thanks guys. I'll definitely have it done professionally rather than using my TC as a learning course. 25% front is the darkest legal tint allowed in my state, rear windows can have limo tint if it's an SUV or van... sedans are limited to 25%

 

I think 35% tint for the front will be just right. I rarely drive at night... especially during winter months.

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