2 more tint Q's and I'm done - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-07-2006
0sixsport's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 860
2 more tint Q's and I'm done

Sorry about posting more tint questions, but I need opinions on if I should get 5% or 2.5 % on the three rear windows. I'm not really worried about seeing out the windows at night, but will I be able to see out them during the day? I'm only going 35% on the front two windows so those arent a problem. Also, do tint companies charge you more the darker you go or is it all one price? I know it all probably depends where you go, but I would like to know from you. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-07-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bahama NC
Posts: 330
a lot of times its one price, unless you are gettin an illegal % done, then they will charge you more and often dont honor the normal warentee on it, and personally i would not go that dark, but thats me and im not a big fan of the look of 2 different darknesses on the windows, i would do like 20 maybe, or 20 on the front 2 then go darker on back
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-07-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 730
The place I went to was charging the same no matter how dark you went. I got 5% on the rear 3, and it is plenty dark for me.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-07-2006
0sixsport's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 860
most likely I will go with 5%. I just wanted it where you try to look through the windows and can't see anything, but I'm kind of over that now. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-07-2006
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,046
damn 2.5%? darkest i've EVER seen is 5% which is usually classified as standard limo tint. 2.5%... might as well paint your windows black hehe.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-07-2006
Urandaman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: wher ever uncle sam wants
Posts: 1,193
i wouldnt do 5% tint. its a PIA. lets very little light in, and you cant see out at night worth a dam..

i had 5% all the way around...
very little light let inside the truck..
Name:  103_0322.jpg
Views: 5
Size:  67.2 KB


cant see thru the tint even with the sun brighter than hell
*the bes isnt jacked up on this picture, the front end was on jack stands and i had em crooked to check fro rubbing)
Name:  104_0466.jpg
Views: 5
Size:  56.2 KB


heres another picture of how dark it really makes the inside.. ignore the myspace crap lol.
Name:  1233.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  34.3 KB
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-07-2006
0sixsport's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 860
Thanks for all the opinions. I'm still going to stick with 5% in the back and 35% on the fronts. I use my mirrors the most anyways and I have my subs and amp in the back that I don't want to get ripped off.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-07-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Posts: 60
not sure what limo is but i have it on all rear windows and it works. i can see fine during the day but at night, it is crazy dark. i can still see emergency vehicles and lightbars from far away so it works. i got mine all for the same price as if it were 35%. should be fine
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-07-2006
GrafixGuy's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 8,703
I got 35% on front and 15% on rear, with a 5% strip on front :)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-07-2006
mobbindeep's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 23
If your not driving at night then 5% is perfect for the back windows makes you truck seem like a cave, but its not problem to see out of. I have 5% on my front windows just because you can stare at all the other people looking at your ride and they have no idea. As for tint comapnies the ones who did mine just said pay cash and its no problem because it is illegal and last time I checked the ticket ran you about $180 out of pocket. Also, I would recommend the 1 inch strip the put across the top of your front windshield, not only does it make the truck look mean, but also helps when you drive during the day time because the sun doesnt touch your eyes a bit. And when you get it keep in mind that your windows cant be rolled down for a good 3 days so everything cures properly. Hope this advice works.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-08-2006
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
My driver and passenger windows are 13%, and they are fine at night. Factory tint on the rear, and 13% on the rear window of the canopy, seems perfect. I would go with 5% on the rear 3 for sure.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-08-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dublin, GA
Posts: 23
I've got 5% on my back three windows and 22% on the side...and i love it, the 5% is way dark enough but I cant see out the back at all at night, but i just open the sliding back glass to see better, much recommended on the 5%!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-08-2006
ranger024x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: nova
Posts: 5,061
got 5% all the way around.. i love it
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-08-2006
deapee's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 141
I had 20% on my old dakota and thought that was too dark. It was tough to see out of at dusk...when it was full night, you could see headlights, but it was right at that point where no one had their headlights on that it was dangerous.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-08-2006
Mr. Special's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 3,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0sixsport
Thanks for all the opinions. I'm still going to stick with 5% in the back and 35% on the fronts. I use my mirrors the most anyways and I have my subs and amp in the back that I don't want to get ripped off.
Thats exactly what i have on mine (35 front 5 back) and if i got a new truck id do the same again. With my sound system i had the same concerns as ya and the tint does a good job on hiding the subs. And they shouldn’t charge you more, they charge the same price for all tints the difference in prices comes by what "quality" tint you pick and how many windows you have.

browse around my pics and it may give u an idea of what it loks like. or hell i say we should have a little food mini-meet with all you MV guys, since you were all too cool to goto the meet
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-08-2006
0sixsport's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 860
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Special
browse around my pics and it may give u an idea of what it loks like. or hell i say we should have a little food mini-meet with all you MV guys, since you were all too cool to goto the meet
haha, ya sorry about not going to the meets. It seems every time you guys have them I can't make the time to go. One day I will get out there though. Thanks for all the help to you and everyone else.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-08-2006
0sixsport's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 860
Quote:
Originally Posted by mobbindeep
If your not driving at night then 5% is perfect for the back windows makes you truck seem like a cave, but its not problem to see out of. I have 5% on my front windows just because you can stare at all the other people looking at your ride and they have no idea. As for tint comapnies the ones who did mine just said pay cash and its no problem because it is illegal and last time I checked the ticket ran you about $180 out of pocket. Also, I would recommend the 1 inch strip the put across the top of your front windshield, not only does it make the truck look mean, but also helps when you drive during the day time because the sun doesnt touch your eyes a bit. And when you get it keep in mind that your windows cant be rolled down for a good 3 days so everything cures properly. Hope this advice works.
Thanks a lot man!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-08-2006
0sixsport's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 860
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Special
browse around my pics and it may give u an idea of what it loks like. or hell
That tint looks sick on your truck. I'll definitely go with those numbers. My truck is dark shadow gray with I think your old tonneau cover on it I bought from Justin. Was that yours?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-08-2006
Mr. Special's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 3,411
haha nice, yeah that would be my old Snug Lid... still miss it alot of times (having the subs = Zero cargo space)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-13-2006
fx4me's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 1,507
This thread ain't too old, so I'll dig it up.

I have a question about the supercab rear side windows. You know how they have a small border of like little black dots?

Well there's a local tint guy that I went to school with, and my friend had his car done by him. But this tint guy cant get the tint to stickbetween the dots things around the edge. So it kind looks like there are bubbles in the tint. Would a professional place have the ability to do tint and fill the gaps between the bubbles? Cause I don't want those bubbles on my car.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-13-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
one way to get them out is wet sand the window all it is, is paint.. thats how alot of the pro's i know did it...
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-13-2006
fx4me's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 1,507
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneckstone
one way to get them out is wet sand the window all it is, is paint.. thats how alot of the pro's i know did it...

Oh cool. Would a razor blade work too? Cause the guy I wanna use is a lot cheaper than any pro place around. If I could just take the dots off myself I'd save a lot of money cause my car only has 2 windows that would need to have them removed.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-13-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by fx4me
Oh cool. Would a razor blade work too? Cause the guy I wanna use is a lot cheaper than any pro place around. If I could just take the dots off myself I'd save a lot of money cause my car only has 2 windows that would need to have them removed.
I tried that on my escort when i had it and was stupid the answer is no lol..

here is a few tint sites on it

http://www.tintdude.com/dot-matrix.html

there is 10 pages on different ways to take care of it there have fun reading

I have witnessed wet sanding with 1200 grit before it worked well its not so much removing all of them but making the height of them a lot lower, thus stopping the "white band of death" that you get...
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-13-2006
fx4me's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 1,507
How do you wet sand? Just buy the high grit paper and get it wet or what? Is it something I could do myself?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-13-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 30
5% on there rear's and 35 on the side is what i am doing
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tint or not to tint russiankid Exterior Semi-Tech 11 01-14-2012 04:47 PM
had the tint re-done Tys 4x4 FTW Snapshots 25 08-02-2010 07:29 PM
tint tails with the tint spray WHAT DID I DO WRONG?? joshtank Exterior Semi-Tech 1 08-30-2009 08:11 PM
Tint: Do it myself or have it done? FMD General Ford Ranger Discussion 32 01-02-2008 01:55 PM
Tint... Upgrading my tint Job need opinions and adivce. FMD Interior Semi-Tech 4 07-06-2007 01:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:30 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.