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  • Tint Talk

    I usually try not to make a spectacle of myself, although getting a new Vette won't help that effort. But, I am bothered by the phrase 'light tint' regarding the glass. I wish there were a darker option for the side windows. Does anyone else contemplate getting darker tinting?
    C8 Coupe, Zeus Bronze, 3LT, TU7, HUE, GUI, CF7, EFY, EYK, J6N, NPP, E60, STI, VQK

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    Most of us tint the windows at the same time we install Xpel. Tint laws vary quite a bit from state to state, so what is acceptably dark in Arizona is a cant-pass-inspection here in North Carolina.
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    • #3
      Yes, we always get window tinting in all of our cars. As CaryBob says above, states vary. Don't know how dark you want it, but it's easy to find out at your local dealers. It is important to have an experienced installer for tinting, although the C8 should be pretty simple for just the side windows. Xpel on the other hand, while we always do some of that, it is CRITICAL how good the installer is.
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      • #4
        Any thoughts on tinting the back window? With the video 'rear view mirror,' it won't matter so much.
        C8 Coupe, Zeus Bronze, 3LT, TU7, HUE, GUI, CF7, EFY, EYK, J6N, NPP, E60, STI, VQK

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ralston View Post
          Any thoughts on tinting the back window? With the video 'rear view mirror,' it won't matter so much.
          Wouldn't want to obscure the exterior view of the LT2.

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          • #6
            I plan on getting mine tinted but not too dark. I figure I want people who are gawking at my C8 to be able to see the interior.

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            • #7
              Side windows, no tint. Rear will get street legal light tint.
              2022 2LT SGM Adrenaline Red w/Blk Sueded Seating Surfaces and Steering Wheel Spectra Gray Wheels Blue Stripes Current drive: '20 GT350 Heritage Edition Pkg. Corvette Museum Life Member . Red White and Booze ........ TX, It's A Whole 'Nother Country !

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              • #8
                I will tint the side windows and the small window between the cabin and engine bay as dark as legally possible in Florida, and leave windshield and rear glass untouched

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                • #9
                  Thought the small quarter windows were already dark from the factory. At least that's the way they show on the visualizer.
                  2022 2LT SGM Adrenaline Red w/Blk Sueded Seating Surfaces and Steering Wheel Spectra Gray Wheels Blue Stripes Current drive: '20 GT350 Heritage Edition Pkg. Corvette Museum Life Member . Red White and Booze ........ TX, It's A Whole 'Nother Country !

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                  • #10
                    If you look at interior pics of the car, you’ll see that the small quarter “windows” aren’t actually windows at all. It’s just glass on the outside of the car to help the shape of the windows flow better. So they are made VERY dark to try and hide this fact. No need to tint those at all. I’m afraid I will need to tint my side windows a lot to try and get as close to the quarter windows as much as I can, or else the difference between the two might bug me a little.

                    My question now is do I want to tint the rear glass or not. I like the idea of not tinting it and showing off my engine. But would it look weird not having that tinted but tinting the side windows??

                    I guess I’ll have to see the car first.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you. I suspected as much.
                      2022 2LT SGM Adrenaline Red w/Blk Sueded Seating Surfaces and Steering Wheel Spectra Gray Wheels Blue Stripes Current drive: '20 GT350 Heritage Edition Pkg. Corvette Museum Life Member . Red White and Booze ........ TX, It's A Whole 'Nother Country !

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                      • #12
                        Absolutely tinting them. First off it makes a huge difference for comfort in Florida to not have the sun beating in through non tinted windows, but second it just looks much sleeker and not like a lease or rental.

                        As far as the rear window, there’s a small window that’s actually the rear window that I will tint, but the glass showing the engine I won’t tint.

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                        • #13
                          Never tint. Makes the jersey cops too nervous.

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                          • #14
                            I dont think ill be tinting only because i dont need any more reason to be pulled over. Nyc has some of the worst tint laws.

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                            • #15
                              No tint for me. I drive thru all those areas. Jersey Pike, 287, 87 North. Speeds are high!

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