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    CelicaSupra.com Member supraholic's Avatar
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    Tim hooked me up with an '84 hatch glass. It made it fine via UPS shipping. Thanks again Tim!! I also just received a new glass gasket from George @Raptor. I'm going to tint the glass with 5% before installing it into the CF hatch. It'll come together quick now!


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    Have you ever run 5% before in a supra? I have, I will never again. Even with super bright reverse lights it was almost impossible to see out the back at night. I run 20% now in all my cars. If you tint the front side windows too it keeps out enough light that you can't see much of anything from the outside looking in, but outwards visibility is excellent.
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    So the "5%" means it only allows 5% of the light to pass through?

    Sorry for the stoopid question. but I know next to nothing about how the tint is rated.

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    that is correct. limo tint is double 5% or typically read as 3% for reference. 20% is the best of all worlds in tint.
    check your county/city/state for regulations in regards to your front 2 windows, unless suprafiend was talking about the back 2 side windows? supras have 5 total + windsheild.

    In BC its illegal. but places like texas and cali and arizona etc. allow all windows and half your windshield to be tint, for example, due to heat in those areas.

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    I do so much night driving i run no tint, but for a less driven car i don't see why not go dark in the back. I actually would like to run the almost see through ceramic stuff that blocks out most heat/uv but is almost perfectly clear, including on the windshield, it is just super expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battleaxe View Post
    that is correct. limo tint is double 5% or typically read as 3% for reference. 20% is the best of all worlds in tint.
    check your county/city/state for regulations in regards to your front 2 windows, unless suprafiend was talking about the back 2 side windows? supras have 5 total + windsheild.

    In BC its illegal. but places like texas and cali and arizona etc. allow all windows and half your windshield to be tint, for example, due to heat in those areas.

    Thanks, I was pretty sure that's what the numbers meant, but wanted to ask.

    The regulations are pretty strict here in SoCal about how dark your tint can be, and what windows can be tinted.

    They basically want to be able to see INTO the car when they approach it. I know people that have been busted for tint on their side windows because it was too dark. The cops have a little gadget they use to measure the light transmission through the glass, and if it's too dark....Ticket Time!

    It's still considered a "FixIt Ticket", but where those used to be free, now they clobber you for some "administrative" fees to get it cleared.

    My Supra used to have the back window tinted (can see traces of the glue), and the rear quarter windows are tinted, but the tint film has some bubbles, and is more purple in tint.

    It's just old, I guess.....
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    some old tint turns purple over time from UV. sometimes its just cheap tint.
    california should have a tint percentage allowable for front windows or a no tint policy, doesnt seem right to leave it to discretion, that leaves the door wide open for issues. if it was me, i would do 20% all around but if you dont feel good about side windows, do 50% or none. with the back three, the car will be a lot cooler and darker as it is. do the back three and then see how it is. goo gone or wax and grease remover with a WHITE scotch brite pad can do the job too. white scotch brite helps a lot. its meant for clear coat prep on paint jobs for clear blends...its ultra fine. theres also gold too. thats 3Ms colour code tho

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    you can use fine steel wool to remove the old gasket residues from the glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battleaxe View Post
    some old tint turns purple over time from UV. sometimes its just cheap tint.
    california should have a tint percentage allowable for front windows or a no tint policy, doesnt seem right to leave it to discretion, that leaves the door wide open for issues. if it was me, i would do 20% all around but if you dont feel good about side windows, do 50% or none. with the back three, the car will be a lot cooler and darker as it is. do the back three and then see how it is. goo gone or wax and grease remover with a WHITE scotch brite pad can do the job too. white scotch brite helps a lot. its meant for clear coat prep on paint jobs for clear blends...its ultra fine. theres also gold too. thats 3Ms colour code tho
    If you get pulled over, and your tint passes the test, they won't cite you on that.

    But I'm sure they'll find some other reason to cite you! Cops just hate to "waste" a traffic stop.....
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    Actually that's awesome that they allow side window tint in CA and have a system to check how dark it is. It is 100% illegal here but that is such BS. I've been running 50 percent on my door windows for decades and I love it. Never actually gotten stuck with a ticket either. They can still see in, but it keeps my interior from aging, the car way cooler and can be a nice break from too much sun on the skin during the summer. Plus when I do have to leave my cars out, 5 window tint with a sun blocker in the windshield equals 1 completely UV protected interior. Sun damage is the #1 killer of our old irreplaceable interiors, I would recommend everyone with a car they give a damn about run as much tint as they can.

    But 5 percent on the back glass is horrible. You still need to be able to see out the back when you're backing up at night.
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