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post #1 of 14 Old 01-25-2011, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Guys with dark window tint....

I need some info.. I have a 2010 F250 and want to get the windows tinted. I know I want them dark but here is my question. I had the windows tinted with limo tint on my 03 Lightning and the passenger side window has small specs in it. I took it back and they guy said that it is from the felt on the window seal and that he could not do anything about it. That was several years ago and it was not all that noticable so I did not worry about it. Now that I am going to have it done again and these windows have the same type of seals, has anyone else had this problem? Maybe my window tinter was not the best? Any input on this would be great. One last thing. My truck is white and camel interior. What percentage would make it to where you could not see in unless you were really trying? My wifes Murano has 15% but it has dark interior and it appears darker.
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I took it back and they guy said that it is from the felt on the window seal and that he could not do anything about it.
That sounds like the words from a poor tinter. I Would go to someone who does quality work and you can definitely see inside 15%. 5% is considered limo. I would so somewhere between there.

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I have had tinting done on all my Super Duties over the years and have never had a problem with felt specs. I think it was your tinter. Go somewhere else. Find a reputable shop that gives a warranty. I always use 5% limo on the back doors and back window and 15% on the front doors. 15% is very hard to see through no matter what interior you have. However that being said my son just did his in 5% limo all the way around and it looks great but I think it is hard to see out of especially at night. When I have to move his truck I have to roll the windows down just to use the mirrors. 5% in the front is also illegal in most states, so i would stay with the 15% up front. Just my opinion though.
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Has to be bad work, the felt would be in between which means it was his fault but I have 15% and you cant see anything but maybe the outline of the person sitting inside. I wouldnt go for the 10% but thats just my opinion, I can barely see out of my windows at night which is frustrating but it looks good.

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That sounds like the words from a poor tinter. I Would go to someone who does quality work and you can definitely see inside 15%. 5% is considered limo. I would so somewhere between there.
I agree, sounds like he wasn't a very good tinter. My truck is white and I have 15%, and you can see inside during the day without much difficulty, but at night... it's pretty hard to see inside.
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depends if u have a single cab or extended or four door its all got to do with the amount of light getting into your truck and 5% tint is not limo tint limo tint is a special tint material if your really dont want anyone looking in do a 2.5% tint hard to find but no one will see in unless they stick there face to your window, i have a 5% tints wrapped on my truck and u can only see in it if your some what close, i always go with 5% but 2.5% is what you really want if you wanna go black out

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it also could have just been pitting in your glass not always the felt stuff

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It has to be the tinter cuz it happened to me also and i got them redone and i dont have that problem anymore. I went wwith 10% all around and 30% on the windshield. You couldnt see inside the truck during the day or at night, all you could see through the windshield during the day were my fingers on the steering wheel and it wasnt hard for me to see out the front, but the sides were a diff story at night, very hard. I took out the tint on the windshield after i got a ticket, its pretty noticeable when you have it tinted.

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I bought a truck with some slight felt specs. What does it cost to have 4 windows and the back window tinted?
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i had 2.5% on my side windows and 5% on my front window on my old truck is was a f150 but it had the same seals and i never had a problem with them

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