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So my fiances car is a 2017 Jetta. I need to get the back windows tinted because we will have an infant in the back. I am looking for the back windshield and the back two windows.

I am not to sure about the percentages as i'm not familiar with them. Our patrol cars have almost black so it's a little harder to see at night.

I DO NOT want it that dark, just enough to where you have to be up close to see through.

If anyone has experience with tinting and can throw some advice my way, i'd appreciate it.

Update: I ended up getting 35% on the back and 45% on the two backsides
It looks good and I can see just fine at night.



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I'm not much of a car guy, i just know that in some state's (like mine, Cleveland, Ohio) there's a certain amount of tint that a car can have, too much and you can get fined.
You may want to check some legitimate law sites to see how much you can get, just to be safe.
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Mei wroteI'm not much of a car guy, i just know that in some state's (like mine, Cleveland, Ohio) there's a certain amount of tint that a car can have, too much and you can get fined.
You may want to check some legitimate law sites to see how much you can get, just to be safe.
I am aware of whats legal, i just don't know which percentage to get. I was looking at 35% but seems to light but that's from pictures.
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Go to the place you'd get it done and ask for examples.
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Shiv wroteGo to the place you'd get it done and ask for examples.
I haven't made an appointment yet. Examples don't show you how it is driving at night.

Just need ideas from people who have tint applied.
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25% is good. Not pitch black but it's enough where people have to be right up on you to even see in.
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25% is good. Not pitch black but it's enough where people have to be right up on you to even see in.
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Rims wrote25% is good. Not pitch black but it's enough where people have to be right up on you to even see in.
Alright, sweet thanks brother.
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I have 35% on my back windows and 25% or 30% on the canopy rear window (bought it off Craigslist, forgot what they guy said). The back windows alone are fine, but the canopy is WAY too dark for my liking. Add my auto dimming rear mirror and it is terrible. My truck is fairly long so it may be different but you cannot back my truck up with just the rear view or looking back. I can only use the side mirrors.

What is the goal with the tint? I did a mirror tint on my old canopy so there was tons of light coming in and it was easy to see with but very hard to see into. It wasn't like having mirrors as windows either as I didn't like that look, it was just a shinier window. Below are a couple pics of my windows on both trucks.


Front windows no tint, rear cab windows and canopy side windows 35% tint, canopy rear window 25% or 30% tint:


Front windows no tint, rear windows mirror tint:



Working on getting other pics, phone doesn't want to upload right now though. I'll edit when I get them to upload! I'll also take some at night to get you an idea.

EDIT: Here's the other pics. The one looking back looks easy to see out of but it's not lol. Hopefully it'll look more like it actually does at night, right now it's an average cloudy day out BTW.



EDIT 2: This is with my spot lights on, without them you can't see anything. You can see the spot lights I have on the bumper in the first pic I posted in this reply.

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Wait a minute, what does having an infant in the car have to do with having tinted windows?
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