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Official TLX Tint Level Thread

Hey guys, for the benefit of everyone on this forum, and for those who are looking to join, I'm creating an Official thread on window tint, that everyone will be able to use when they decide to tint their TLX.

Please post pictures of your current car or new TLX, along with the tint % for your front and rear windows. This should be interesting....
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I think this is a great idea. I know the title says TLX tint but in order to give the members an idea of the different levels of tint would it be worth while to post the pictures of our current or past cars that we know what the percentage of tint is? Just a thought.


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Indeed a great idea, it does help to see what different percentage tints look like with specific exterior colors along with what people think of their tints.
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I think this is a great idea. I know the title says TLX tint but in order to give the members an idea of the different levels of tint would it be worth while to post the pictures of our current or past cars that we know what the percentage of tint is? Just a thought.
Yes exactly, I'll start. I have a 20% tint all around, here are some pictures in different lighting conditions.


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Official TLX Tint Level Thread

Looks good @ELITE2013. I love the car.



Mine is 35% front and back.



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Cool The Tint on my TLX

I decided to get 30% on the sides and 15% on the back window.

The standard request is for 15% on the back passenger windows and back window, with 30% on the front windows. My salesman got 15% all the way around, but he has to roll his windows down at night.

I figured that having 30% on the sides looks more balanced. I also figured a lot of heat comes in the back window so 15% is my choice. I should park the back toward the sun.

In Florida, the legal percentage of tint for driver's and front passenger's windows is 30% and no less.

The tech did say he needed to use the 15% on the back window anyway because it was made of a material that didn't cause excessive static on AM radio. (AM radio, is that still around?)

It was sunny today, but I did manage to find some shade. Hopefully you can make sense of these photos.



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With the current temperatures, it helps to have tinted windows. A cold front next week will bring temps down to 82F. Fall is here.
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Gents, what can I say - just really awesome hardware you all have .
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The standard request is for 15% on the back passenger windows and back window, with 30% on the front windows. My salesman got 15% all the way around, but he has to roll his windows down at night.
LOL!!! Sounds like when I roll around the cops, I put my front windows down too.

Here in Quebec, its 70% allowed only in front, and anything in the rear, I'm super illegal, but unless I get caught, I'll do it anytime, way sexier and keeps the heat out!
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I also live in Quebec so I know what you're saying. I just leave the shade open that covers the sunroof. It lets some light in that doesn't make the tint look as dark. Fingers crossed. They've left me alone for all the years that I've had tinted windows. It adds so much to the look of the car and helps with the heat as you said.
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Summest, did they not tint the area behind your third brake light?

Here's mine with 35% in the front, 20% on the rear sides, and 5% in the back. Keep in mind that if you have a dark interior, it'll look darker.



Here's one in the shade.



I don't really have a good pic of the back but it's pretty dark from the outside, but fine on the inside. I don't have any problems seeing out the back, even at night.

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