How do i figure out my Tint %?

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  1. freshie

    freshie New Member

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    I got stopped by a cop on friday for expired inspection. To be a further dick, he starts ball busting me for not having filed a form with harrisburg pa to update my address since i just moved, but he goes to tell me my tint is too dark and i must remove it. He said he couldn't see through it. He didn't use any kind of light meter to test it, just eye balled it which i think was a shitty way to check.

    There had been a glare on my car from the sun, so that didnt help, but on any normal day you can see in my car. Is there a way for me to figure out what percentage tint the car i have came with? I had been stopped by another officer a few months back for speeding and she had no problems with it, and it had been night.

    Pa's Legal Limit is 30% (allows 70% of light to pass through it). I know mine allows more than that through though.
     
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    go to a tint shop and have them test it.
     
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    If you have emissions testing/state inspection where you live you can go to any place that does the inspection and they should have a tint meter that will tell you.

    It might help to go back to the shop where you got them tinted and have them reprint your receipt with the tint percentage clearly marked. If you get pulled over again show it to the officer.
     
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    i purchased the car back in february already tinted. i will try asking @ my nissan dealer to see if they have a light meter. Is there anywhere i could go otherwise if they dont have one?
     
  5. Frank da Tank

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    30% tint doesn't allow 70% light brotato. It allows 30%.

    That's why as the tint percentage gets smaller, the tint gets darker. The lower percentages allow less light through. 5% tint doesn't allow 95% light through.
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    That always did seem like an ass-backwards way to do it. If you say 30% tint, it stands to reason that you're describing the tint, not the lack of tint.

    Stupid people. (not you.)
     
  7. Junkie

    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    allowing 70% through is basically no tint at all.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It's the same as stock auto glass, as I recall.
     
  9. triXx

    triXx Im the crack being smoked by your dealer

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    i have a 98 f150 with 2.5% all the way around, got pulled over by local pd (who hate me) they said fuck it theyll get me for sumthing worse later on
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I think it's time to move.
     
  11. triXx

    triXx Im the crack being smoked by your dealer

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    i know it is, but these cops have bothered me for the past 4 years, still havnt done anything to piss me off that much, i plan on lifting the truck and putting a nice set of headers and an exhaust on it too
     
  12. project15

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    Along with a confederate flag and a gun rack?
     
  13. triXx

    triXx Im the crack being smoked by your dealer

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    i was thinking of it but i already have a big white ford sticker on the back and i dont wanna mess that up with a confederate flag, plus i already got a gun rack
     
  14. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Why is this in Eastern Imports? Isn't there a forum for guys with big trucks and guns and permanent boners?
     
  15. triXx

    triXx Im the crack being smoked by your dealer

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    well i saw tint % and figured hell tints can be on anything, ive had tints on my old 240, and my old impreza, but hell, shit can go anywhere in the automotive world right?
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    I guess...
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  18. triXx

    triXx Im the crack being smoked by your dealer

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