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Posted: 9/5/2002 7:19:21 PM EDT
Anyone here install the stuff or have any experiences with auto tint they want to share? I've got a Honda Civic 4 door I'm looking to get tinted. The first place I've had the chance to price is looking to get $145 using Solar Gard brand auto tint or $160 for the Solar Gard Quantum premium film. This is for tinting the 4 side windows and the back window in southern Ca. Any advice on brands to avoid would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 8:57:30 PM EDT
Hey! (remind me when you see me again) In general the films are better than the spray stuff. The spays on type tends to wear off quickly (due to friction). It will become thinner and thinner until it is almost useless. Ask my brother about the tint he has, he'll explain it better.
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 9:19:03 PM EDT
Aftermarket side window tinting is illegal in CA. At least it was when I got a ticket for it in 1990 or so. I don't know what brand it was, but I had the rear window of my truck tinted a second time in 1997 with the darked color they make and it was $50 with labor.
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 2:19:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2002 2:21:03 AM EDT by dnra]
Please tell me this cars not lowered w/a huge "buzzinmuffler" on it..[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 5:31:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2002 5:38:40 AM EDT by Sheldon]
Originally Posted By dnra: Please tell me this cars not lowered w/a huge "buzzinmuffler" on it..[rolleyes]
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LOL, no I was never into doing any of that to cars. This is the family car and I have two kids that I want to make it a little more cooler (temperaturewise) and comfortable for. Everything will stay stock.....no annoyingly loud bass for the radio, no lowering, and anything else of that matter. My understanding is that the back passanger windows and the back window are tintable, but the front driver windows are not supposed to be done at all. I want a really light tint done on the front window just for the UV protection, but really dark tint on the others for comfort and privacy.....don't want anyone to see the rear seats folded down and the AR case sticking in from the trunk area!![;)]
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 5:38:40 AM EDT
mattja is right i think since i got a ticket there too in '94. both driver and passenger front window tinting = fixit ticket. i was given 45 days by the Oakland PD to remove the tint and was dutifully removing it by the 44th day or face a hefty fine. laws may have changed now but i doubt that. its cali after all, and laws probaby got worse if anything.
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 5:42:50 AM EDT
To save yourself a bunch of headachs later down the road, Stick with 3M and a professional installer. Pay the money once and forget about it. I had Solar guard put on one of my trucks and it lasted about a year and had to be re-done. I have had 3M on the old ladys Expidition for 2 years and still looks new.
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