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Old 03-16-2006
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Already had tint!

I dropped my truck off this morning to get factory matched tint on the two front windows.

After work I stopped in to pick up my truck and I notice it looks no different! I walked in and they told me I already have a really light tint on and they could take it off for me for 60 bucks or let me do it myself and then bring it back for the darker tint.

So I'll do it myself, but I had no idea I already had tint. Its A LOT lighter than my back and ext cab windows.

Anyways...it got me to thinking about what % tint I want for the fronts when I go back.

Since I can't tell around here in Jersey, beause front tints are illegal, does it look stupid if the fronts don't match the rears?

I would like it to be dark cause of my new radio, but not too dark that it looks out of place with the rest of the truck.

Or is factory matched the way to go in terms of looks and will be dark enough.
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$60 for 2-window tint removal!? holy crap what a ripoff! the factory rear and rear side privacy glass is equivalent to 'dark' tint; about 15%. you could do dark in the fronts, or go a shade lighter and do medium.
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i dont think it would look dumb... i have like 15% on my rear door windows and i think my fronts are untinted/95% and it doesnt look akward

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Old 03-16-2006
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no, I dont think that looks dumb..thats what I have now. I want darker tint in the fronts because of my new HU.

What I said was I dont know if having fronts darker than the rears would look dumb.
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if you want to go darker than that, but not tooo dark, i'd match the factory tint then.. that's what i did, and it looks great
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do like 20% on the front...its not to dark but not to light.....or be like me lol and get 15% on the front 2 and the banner on the windshield...then they put limo on top of my factory tint on the rear. i asked them for 15% on the rear so it would = to limo..but they had some limo so they put it on there for me for free.....so yea mines dark
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Old 03-18-2006
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Thanks for the replies guys, think I'll go factory matched.

Whats the best way to remove old tint?
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razor blade and some windex, elbow grease and patience.

its not the most fun
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Do I need to take apart my door panels at all?
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shouldn't just roll the window up most of the way start at the top and work down...

I promise you the shop that is doing youtint will only do whats visible not the whole window
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True, good point. I took off my door panels anyways cause Im going to paint the handles.

Went to advanced auto parts and found this tint remover spray called Gila.

You spray it on, tape up a garbage bag around it, leave it sitting for 30 or so minutes and then pull it off. It comes with a razor blade to get it started.

Anyways, this stuff worked awesome. All the tint came right off in 3 - 4 pulls.
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Old 03-19-2006
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yea that stuff is an amonia[?] based product, which is bas for tint, but takes it off quickly
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