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Old 03-12-2007, 04:00 PM   #11
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I just came from the shop getting a quote. He quoted me $205 for a 3 year warranty tint, and 300+ for the 3M lifetime warranty tint. I didn't think it was so expensive either.
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As far as the expense goes, it does seem like a lot and that is why I put it off for a few years. But I live in Florida and our cars have a lot of glass, so I broke down and did it over a year ago.

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It makes a HUGE difference and I wish I had done it years ago. No regrets.
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even living in MN it makes a big difference... price is definately worth it though
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LeSabreUltra,

Whatever you decide to do, please post pics of the finished product; I'm thinking of getting some tint done on my 98 LeSabre, and I want to see your results.

General question for all:

Has anyone ever gotten JUST the back window done? Would that look like a$$?
(Main concern being keeping the beating mid-afternoon sun off the kids in the backseat during long drives through the desert)
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i would do 20% all the way around in black... mirror would sort of take something away from such a classy looking car in my opinion.



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for example 5% in the back and 30% in the front ( it doesnt look good)
what did the five fingers say to the face?
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i would do 20% all the way around in black... mirror would sort of take something away from such a classy looking car in my opinion.



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for example 5% in the back and 30% in the front ( it doesnt look good)
what did the five fingers say to the face?
its what your car looks like


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Well, it came down to me having a couple hundred to spend on the item of my choice...

And I went with this:



Dual exhaust! I don't understand why I didn't do it in the first place. Sounds fuller now, and in stereo with the windows down.

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LeSabreUltra,

Whatever you decide to do, please post pics of the finished product; I'm thinking of getting some tint done on my 98 LeSabre, and I want to see your results.

General question for all:

Has anyone ever gotten JUST the back window done? Would that look like a$$?
(Main concern being keeping the beating mid-afternoon sun off the kids in the backseat during long drives through the desert)
I would just get those roll down shades on suction cups, than tint only the rear windows.

But I'm also one that thinks that non-conformity between the back and front glass looks bad.
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But I'm also one that thinks that non-conformity between the back and front glass looks bad.
Unfortunately, non-conformity between the front side windows and the rear windows is mandated by law in California. Only 70% is allowed on the front side windows (read, stock factory tinted glass...aka, no additional tiniting allowed).

I see illegal tints all the time here, and I'm not as likely to get ticketed as a fart-canned ricer, but still...
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Wow! Only 70% on the front windows? Sheesh!

At least they allow 30% on the fronts in Florida.

While I also like the same tint all the way around from a sheer looks perspective, I am not above doing something if practicality dictates it. In your case of wanting to keep the sun off the kids, I would be tempted to just put aside the vanity and do what needed to be done.
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