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Anyone tint their windows? What % VLT?

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Anyone tint their windows? What % VLT?

Postby Seif911 » April 22nd, 2014, 10:07 am

Morn All,
Part way into my window project and decided to tint the windows. We figured out to stay away from the metallic tint as it causes electrical problems. Now we are trying to decide what % VLT. We are thinking maybe a 20%. Has anyone else done this? Any tips?
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Re: Anyone tint their windows? What % VLT?

Postby AaHubb » April 22nd, 2014, 8:06 pm

I had this done to my salon windows a couple of years ago. made quite a difference during our hot summers. Best advice I would give is to hire it done by a knowledgeable pro.
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Re: Anyone tint their windows? What % VLT?

Postby Seif911 » April 22nd, 2014, 8:45 pm

That is good advice. We just went through 3 rolls and weren't happy with the results. We went and bought a higher quality tint and we'll see how that goes tomorrow...besides the fact that I broke 1 of the windows...uggg!
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Re: Anyone tint their windows? What % VLT?

Postby jwrape » April 23rd, 2014, 6:35 am

Myself, I think I am going with 8%. I have it on my car and love it. I personally like it darker inside to keep it cool.
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Re: Anyone tint their windows? What % VLT?

Postby Seif911 » April 23rd, 2014, 9:31 am

We thought about the 5% but we have never really seen it from the inside out and I was a little worried. We have never really tinted before. We'll try again today with 1 window.
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24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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Re: Anyone tint their windows? What % VLT?

Postby jwrape » April 23rd, 2014, 9:35 am

Seif911 wrote:We thought about the 5% but we have never really seen it from the inside out and I was a little worried. We have never really tinted before. We'll try again today with 1 window.

My Car is 8% and its see through from the inside, but hardly see through from outside. I love it. It is illegal on the street but I have Dr. Excuse. :-)
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Re: Anyone tint their windows? What % VLT?

Postby Seif911 » April 23rd, 2014, 10:03 am

Nice! Ya, as I am getting older, I have a spot in my eye that bugs the heck out of me. When I wear shades, the dot seems to blend with the shade and my eye seems normal. I, of course, have the glasses that shade with light automatically. It's nice.

I could really put any tint shade on the Mariner since there is no driving in the cabin. I'm still a little hesitant to go that dark, though I am very tempted.
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Steve

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24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977

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