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post #1 of 40 Old 05-14-2016, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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To Tint or not to tint

There are certain cars that look cheesy with tinted windows(especially those with a classic looking front grill)and other cars that look really good tinted. Is there anyone here that has tinted the windows in their cx3 and regretted it? Any pictures if your tint job you can show me?
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I think the CX3 looks fantastic tinted. Coupled with the dark pillars it creates a floating roof effect. I ordered mine from Mazda with the darkest tint available. 1 more week!
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I had the same thoughts but in the end love my tint.

40% ASWF Excel IRP which is a ceramic tint and if i believe all the testing and has extremely good heat rejection.

Its 40% as the base factory Mazda tint is now higher than in previous models.

Hot but cloudy day so may look a bit darker than it would on a sunny day.






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I think the CX3 looks fantastic with tint. Here is mine with 35% front and 22% other windows.


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I think the CX3 looks fantastic with tint. Here is mine with 35% front and 22% other windows.


Dammit.... Now I have to spend more money. Thanks.


I won't be able to go as dark here in Wisconsin, though. I think limits here are 50% front sides and 35% for rear and rear sides.
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I've had the windows tinted on each of the 19 cars I've owned. I had the CX3 tinted 12 hours after purchase. So I say, yes, tint
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Thanks for the input and pictures everyone. I think I'll get it done sometime next week. I'll then post pics too.
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Side windows are illegal for me. Unfortunately. jetydosa, that looks fantastic.
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My rear windows are factory tinted. There are legal limitations on driver's & front passengers side regarding how much tint so as to not obstruct visability and the front windscreen is a no no.

Still.................mustn't grumble

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I wanted to get the hatch window tinted so that people couldn't see what I was hauling. I live in Chicago and people don't hesitate to break into cars. And unfortunately Chicago has some very strict laws on window tinting. I wanted to get 35% tint on all windows. To me a universal tint all around makes the car look more balanced plus too much tint detracts from the car's appearance, in my opinion. But the dealer recommended 20% on the rear passenger and back window and 50% on the fronts so that they match all the other SUVs on the road. It wasn't exactly what I wanted but I didn't want to risk a $250 ticket for illegal tinting.
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