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      01-07-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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50% Tinted Windows?

A very difficult decision: 50's or 40's?

I'm most concerned about getting that classy 'look' of lightly tinted windows and I'm less concerned with people being / not being able to see into the car, although I don't want it to look as though there is no tint at all, but I don't want people to be easily able to see through at night either, if this makes any sense!

I just left my dealership requesting 50's, but I'm now second guessing the decision. Problem being: I haven't been able to find a car with 50's to see same in person myself, but I believe I've seen them in the past, but with no owner present, so I wasn't able to inquire into the percentage.

Please help!

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      01-07-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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You could always ask the dealership to get a sample of either the 40 or 50% material the installer will use. You can then hold it against the inside of the window and have a look how much light still goes through and what it will look like. You should do that soon though BEFORE they install anything you might not like later!
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      01-07-2011, 05:38 PM   #3
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Thank you for the prompt reply xDrive. I just e-mailed my service advisor, asking him what days of the week the tinter comes in and whether or not I can meet with him. I know it's largely a matter of personal preference, but if anyone has either 40's or 50's on their cars and has any insight into this, I'd appreciate it. Thanks again!
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Like X said, matter of preference

I put 20 on the rear windows and 35 on the front 2. I too didn't want it too dark.
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I see this thread has resurfaced and wanted to update everyone that I did in fact go with the 50's and that they are perfect! Exactly the look I was going for: dark enough to notice, but light enough that you can still see through; very classy.
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