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post #1 of 33 Old 11-05-2015, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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What is CX-3 OEM tint% 100%? 70%?

Cant find it anywhere and its dark out and didn't see it on any obvious window stickers thus far.

please site link or source to confirm as I'm about to order some tint. 35 or 50%

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I recently tinted all seven windows with 18% carbon tint. The tint installer, who was very knowledgable, stated the windshield has zero factory tint.
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Also look at what the regulations are regarding window tinting in your jurisdiction. Usually the front windows must be lighter, and there may be other limits as well.
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I don't believe they enforce tint rules in Hawaii. I see what appears to be limo tint on a lot of vehicles there. I also see front windshields tinted in Hawaii too. May not matter too much what the stock percent of tint is.
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I recently tinted all seven windows with 18% carbon tint. The tint installer, who was very knowledgable, stated the windshield has zero factory tint.
Good to know. I'll see if my cop friend can test my windows.

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I don't believe they enforce tint rules in Hawaii. I see what appears to be limo tint on a lot of vehicles there. I also see front windshields tinted in Hawaii too. May not matter too much what the stock percent of tint is.
I called two different state inspection businesses in Hawaii where I will be going in the stated even if my car is registered in another state I have to abide strictly to the rules of 35% to pass inspection in Hawaii

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There is no tint from the factory.

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There is no tint from the factory.
I believe there is always some minuscule % of factory tint on all glass to reduce UV etc. Typically if it is say, 3% then conscious folks will opt for 32% window tint to stay within their jurisdictions limits of - 35% in this example.
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I believe there is always some minuscule % of factory tint on all glass to reduce UV etc. Typically if it is say, 3% then conscious folks will opt for 32% window tint to stay within their jurisdictions limits of - 35% in this example.
you're incorrect twice.
-IF that were the case, they would opt for a 38% tint...the extra 3% allowed through would equate to 35% (3% is not the % of darkness...its the % of light allowed through the window/tint). Your 3% is actually 97%
-they don't make tints in any % you want. there are only a few %'s to choose from
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you're incorrect twice.
-IF that were the case, they would opt for a 38% tint...the extra 3% allowed through would equate to 35% (3% is not the % of darkness...its the % of light allowed through the window/tint). Your 3% is actually 97%
-they don't make tints in any % you want. there are only a few %'s to choose from
Yeah but you know what was meant.
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