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thoughts on tints...

ive never been a tint guy, so i know nothing, but i plan to tint this car (if i ever get it). My infiniti had no sun protection, and i drive a lot, and my skin is susceptible to sun damage, especially my left arm...

so i figured a tint might help with that.

i was thinking 35%. I think legal limit in illinois is 25%. Thoughts on what is a good tint. Im not in arizona, so it doesnt have to be super dark, nor do i want it to be. But i think the added UV protection might be nice...
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I did 20% rear glass, 35% on doors... looks good, only negative is tough to read instrument cluster during the day...

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If you don't want to give the appearance of the tint being super dark, go with 35% all around. It's just enough to block the heat during the day and the tint is more subtle and during the night you'll have no issues seeing outside

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I was never a big tint guy either, but I did get my M3 tinted and it's amazing what a difference it makes. I got 35% so it's not super dark as I don't really like that either. When you notice it is when you get a loaner BMW and it has no tint and when you leave to go eat lunch during the day it's super hot inside, whereas my car with tint isn't nearly as hot.
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Driver side tints are illegal where I live so I went with 30 rear window, 35 back sides, 50 on front sides and I really like it. Not too dark not too light.

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I went 35% all around. I have tinted for the Chicago weather several times now, I have tried lighter and darker, and think this is the sweet spot between temperature and visibility.

If you need a recommendation for a great shop. Sunset Glass Tinting in Plainfield is worth the trip. Brad is the only guy I trust on my cars.
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I did 20% rear glass, 35% on doors... looks good, only negative is tough to read instrument cluster during the day...

Hey, nice looking car!
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I went 35% all around. I have tinted for the Chicago weather several times now, I have tried lighter and darker, and think this is the sweet spot between temperature and visibility.

If you need a recommendation for a great shop. Sunset Glass Tinting in Plainfield is worth the trip. Brad is the only guy I trust on my cars.
idea on pricing?

also, a general question. tinting and leases? any issues
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ive never been a tint guy, so i know nothing, but i plan to tint this car (if i ever get it). My infiniti had no sun protection, and i drive a lot, and my skin is susceptible to sun damage, especially my left arm...

so i figured a tint might help with that.

i was thinking 35%. I think legal limit in illinois is 25%. Thoughts on what is a good tint. Im not in arizona, so it doesnt have to be super dark, nor do i want it to be. But i think the added UV protection might be nice...
I live in in Illinois and it is 35%. I got my tints here:

http://www.umbrawindowtinting.com/Um...w_tinting.html

Great service and worker! Good luck!
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Illinois here too. I have 35% all around (except the windshield) on the BMW and for me it's just right. Not too light and not too dark. The interior is tan which helps give it a lighter appearance.

Our Audi has 40% Crystalline and with the black interior and headliner it looks the same. maybe a touch darker than the 35%.
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On luxury cars I think anything darker than 35 makes it look 'riced' or too 'hood'.
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ive never been a tint guy, so i know nothing, but i plan to tint this car (if i ever get it). My infiniti had no sun protection, and i drive a lot, and my skin is susceptible to sun damage, especially my left arm...

so i figured a tint might help with that.

i was thinking 35%. I think legal limit in illinois is 25%. Thoughts on what is a good tint. Im not in arizona, so it doesnt have to be super dark, nor do i want it to be. But i think the added UV protection might be nice...
35% is an excellent choice. It's classy and it gets the job done. I've been tinting my cars for years and 35% works well in the Texas sun. www.llumar.com or www.formulaone.com Pinnacle series (Llumar's ceramic brand) are my choices.
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