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      02-21-2020, 02:26 PM   #1
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Tinting - limo or 20%?

I am going to tint the rear passenger glass and rear window of my 640i GC and was wondering if anyone had any opinions to share on the darkness of the tint. The car is white which makes the tint look awesome, but with the power shades I was thinking the darkness wasnt as important since upping the power shades will effectively turn them full.

Anyone have any thoughts on tinting with the power shades?
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      02-21-2020, 04:57 PM   #2
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I am going to tint the rear passenger glass and rear window of my 640i GC and was wondering if anyone had any opinions to share on the darkness of the tint. The car is white which makes the tint look awesome, but with the power shades I was thinking the darkness wasnt as important since upping the power shades will effectively turn them full.

Anyone have any thoughts on tinting with the power shades?
Don't go limo, makes it a bitch to see out of. 20% is plenty dark.
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      02-22-2020, 07:28 AM   #3
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Mine is 30% all the way around. I told my guy I wanted it legal, plus I want to be able to see out of it.

From the outside, you really can't make out the person on the inside. It does cut out the heat from the sun tremendously though.

My son has limo tint on his 540 and anytime I get into it I think the rear view mirror is pointed at the back seat. Way too dark for my liking.

Here is my AW with 30%, unfortunately the front windows are down, but the rears are also 30%:

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      02-22-2020, 08:03 AM   #4
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Limo tint is really far too dark from a safety standpoint and from a perception standpoint. It screams "I have something to hide", like you're a criminal or something. Doesn't even look classy. 20% is perfect in terms of looks and privacy. Visibility is maintained. 35%, which is the max legal amount in many states, is not a bad option either, but definitely has limited privacy.
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      02-28-2020, 08:38 AM   #5
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i also hav 30%. its the perfect tint option, and it matches the moonroof smoked glass
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      02-28-2020, 10:05 AM   #6
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20% all around, i dont like the front and back windows different shades
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      02-29-2020, 10:13 AM   #7
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I did 5% all around on my truck and it was way too dark at night or any time I couldn't drive with my windows rolled down. I'm thinking I'll do 15-20% on the Bimmer.
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I just had mine done with 15% all around and couldn't be happier!
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      03-26-2020, 04:55 PM   #9
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I am going to tint the rear passenger glass and rear window of my 640i GC and was wondering if anyone had any opinions to share on the darkness of the tint. The car is white which makes the tint look awesome, but with the power shades I was thinking the darkness wasnt as important since upping the power shades will effectively turn them full.

Anyone have any thoughts on tinting with the power shades?
What color is your interior? I have Alpine White with black interior 26% all around. With the black interior it looks darker than you would expect with 26%.
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      03-28-2020, 03:34 PM   #10
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I always do 20% on all my cars. Legal in NY is 75% so its a ticket regardless but in my opinion, a small price to pay for the appearance and convenience.
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