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AngelicOUTLAW
What do you think of mirror tint? Would it look good on a red truck?

A-Tech
umm, I wouldnt suggest it, unsafe and illegal.

911GT2
Yeah, check local laws.

Sia Bani
back to it LOOKING GOOD....

nope. I don't think it would. Mirror tints that arent' stock mirror tinted glass, look decent on silver cars, and bad on anything else. Just get some black 20%ers and you'll be set.

S T E A L T H
The following opinion does not neccesarily apply to trucks but tint in general.

My 2cents

First of all if youre going to tint your car, tint the whole car EVENLY!!!
i.e., dont tint the back 2 windows in 5 and front in 20, or back in 20 and front left clear. It looks like $#!t. Mirror tint is illegal most places, so before u do it make sure u check - its a pain in the ass ripping it off, and if u gonna rip tint off the rear window kiss the demister wires goodbye.
Over here anything darker than 35 is illegal so idiots just tint their sides in mirror and leave the back clear, so come Warrant time they just tear it off, then after they passed their warrant they put new tint on. As a result u see a whole lot of cars driving around with tint that doesnt match and just looks plain gay.
Also if u tint make sure u get quality film (3M, Coulthards', etc) and not the cheap "Made in taiwan" rubbish which lasts all of 6 months after which it goes purple and peels off (and the glue smells really nasty as well...trust me i've tried it all out, i thought id save some cash but after a few months i had to fork out all over again to get the job done properly.)
Yeah also dont bother doing it yourself unless you're VERY patient. If u'r not sure get it done by a pro. If youre gonna do it yourself buy twice as much film as you need to cover the car, to account for all the screwups (if its the first time there WILL be screwups).
Lastly, the best option in my opinion is 20% all round, as its dark enough but doesnt affect your visibility at night (with 5% all round u cannot see your mirrors at night, unless youre driving in a well lit area with traffic following you, and reversing in the rain at night requires opening the door and looking out to see where the f**k you are going).

Sia Bani
Originally posted by S T E A L T H
The following opinion does not neccesarily apply to trucks but tint in general.

My 2cents

First of all if youre going to tint your car, tint the whole car EVENLY!!!
i.e., dont tint the back 2 windows in 5 and front in 20, or back in 20 and front left clear. It looks like $#!t. Mirror tint is illegal most places, so before u do it make sure u check - its a pain in the ass ripping it off, and if u gonna rip tint off the rear window kiss the demister wires goodbye.
Over here anything darker than 35 is illegal so idiots just tint their sides in mirror and leave the back clear, so come Warrant time they just tear it off, then after they passed their warrant they put new tint on. As a result u see a whole lot of cars driving around with tint that doesnt match and just looks plain gay.
Also if u tint make sure u get quality film (3M, Coulthards', etc) and not the cheap "Made in taiwan" rubbish which lasts all of 6 months after which it goes purple and peels off (and the glue smells really nasty as well...trust me i've tried it all out, i thought id save some cash but after a few months i had to fork out all over again to get the job done properly.)
Yeah also dont bother doing it yourself unless you're VERY patient. If u'r not sure get it done by a pro. If youre gonna do it yourself buy twice as much film as you need to cover the car, to account for all the screwups (if its the first time there WILL be screwups).
Lastly, the best option in my opinion is 20% all round, as its dark enough but doesnt affect your visibility at night (with 5% all round u cannot see your mirrors at night, unless youre driving in a well lit area with traffic following you, and reversing in the rain at night requires opening the door and looking out to see where the f**k you are going).

all absolutely true. 20% is what I have as well. If I had a black interior, it would be even better, but I really wouldn't go with anything darker.

A-Tech
I dont see the point of tinting your mirros, they are too small to notice, and trying to see out of them thru a tinted front window in the dark is near impossible.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by A-Tech
I dont see the point of tinting your mirros, they are too small to notice, and trying to see out of them thru a tinted front window in the dark is near impossible.

what the hell? who tints their mirrors?

Sia Bani
I'm going to need to retint my front right. What brand tint should I get? How much would a single window be? And should I have them do the left side also, just to match?

i've heard of 3m I think...but it's been too long and I haven't talked to anybody about tints for awhile now..

AngelicOUTLAW
3M is the best...most every car I've owned has had 3M tint...it shouldnt be more tha $30-40 for just one window...I just had the windows on my truck tinted, and the eyebrow done, for $65

Sia Bani
Well, I got the one retinted. The place I was at said they used to use 3M but they don't anymore cuz it "sucked". They used another that has a lifetime warranty on it, and he showed me his car that has had the same tints on it for 10 years. So, it's all good I guess.