A fellow owner ask me about tinted windows. He wants darker then what came with the vehicle. Don't want window tinting wants darker window glass. Has anybody gone this route.
That's what I suggested but he was wandering if anyone has done the actual glass replacement only darker.Not sure why you would not want to do removeable tint. If done correctly ti will last many many years. The last truck I did it to I owned for 8 years and it held up great. There was some discussion awhile back about attempting to get actual tinted glass but due to the cost it did not go anywhere.
To get it done you would need to have a company that makes glass develop a template with the proper curvature and shape of both the OEM door glass panels and then cast the new tinted glass into the forms.
:|A fellow owner ask me about tinted windows. He wants darker then what came with the vehicle. Don't want window tinting wants darker window glass. Has anybody gone this route.
We're in Florida, we don't need no stinkin inspections, flashing brake lights, dark tint, bald tires, it doesn't matter. :surprise::smile2::|
He needs to consider what State he resides in and what their "tint" level parameters are if indeed the annual inspection includes a test of that. It would be much more expensive to replace (overly) tinted glass than to remove the tinting film if it indeed were over the "limit".
Obviously, at some point.....selling the SSR to someone out of state could also create a "push back" on the selling price as an alert buyer just might recognize the dark windows would never pass inspection in his home state.:surprise:
So, bottom line in my opinion is going with a tint that will pass the inspection in your state or (as many of us have to do).............put whatever level of tint you want on the side windows (after) your annual inspection............knowing that about a year later, you gotta have it stripped off before going in for the next years inspection.:wink2:
That's a good question and one that some police wouldn't know. I saw an episode of Live PD and an Az. trooper pulled over a car and used a meter that was pressed against the glass which then displayed the percentage of tint. The Tulsa police sgt. on the program stated he never heard of it.Sooo, then the question is, How do know the percentage of what's ALREADY on one??
Getting darker Glass windows is a non starter. It's getting difficult to find the clear side glass now. As far as I know no one ever made tinted glass side windows.
If he goes to a professional window tinter that has been around a long time and has good reviews he can get the best LEGAL tint film available that will last longer than he will probably own the vehicle.
Just let him know he needs to remove the door panels and add moleskin to the rubber wipers on the panels or they will scratch the tint immediately.
Here's an eBay link for the moleskin. Tell him to pull one door panel to see if he has one or two wipers so he can let the seller know to send him the correct amount.