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Old 07-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #26
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This is my GTI with 25% rears and no front tint...

Lovely GTI man! ;D I am planning on getting Tints for my 5door 2012 GTI! do you mind posting or PMing me a few more pictures of yours?

My brother keeps telling me to get 5%. he has 5% on his STI and he says he sees fine out the back windows.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #27
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Lovely GTI man! ;D I am planning on getting Tints for my 5door 2012 GTI! do you mind posting or PMing me a few more pictures of yours?

My brother keeps telling me to get 5%. he has 5% on his STI and he says he sees fine out the back windows.
when did your brother get his 5% tint?
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #28
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when did your brother get his 5% tint?
He bought the car with the 5% tints already on it. (the rear windows) He has owned the car for over a year already and he drives at night.

EDIT: just for fun, I went out and got into his back seats to check. Its not that dark from inside... It is completely black from the outside though (cant see in AT ALL). obviously its not pitch black out at this hour, so I'll check again later. But so far its ok.

He keeps saying he sees fine lol! I'm starting to agree with him ;O
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #29
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i got 25%

question: is bubbling normal until it dries, i got bubbles along the bottom edge of the rear window for about two inches up.
yes. the bubbles should disappear after a few days. word to the wise, don't use your rear windows (if they open - i forget if you've got a 2dr or 4dr) for a few days as well.

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He bought the car with the 5% tints already on it. (the rear windows) He has owned the car for over a year already and he drives at night.

EDIT: just for fun, I went out and got into his back seats to check. Its not that dark from inside... It is completely black from the outside though (cant see in AT ALL). obviously its not pitch black out at this hour, so I'll check again later. But so far its ok.

He keeps saying he sees fine lol! I'm starting to agree with him ;O
there's not a huge huge difference from the outside between 20% and 5%. of course, the difference it noticeable but realistically come night time in a dark area, things might be a bit iffy. i'd go with 20%. here's my wagon with that %.

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It also is important to take into consideration how big the windows are and whether the glass has the UV filters on it. 5% was perfect on my lancer and 20% looked as if I had no tint in the sun.
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yeah im being careful about the windows thing, i have to make sure the gf knows about it too so she doesn't open them by mistake.
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He bought the car with the 5% tints already on it. (the rear windows) He has owned the car for over a year already and he drives at night.

EDIT: just for fun, I went out and got into his back seats to check. Its not that dark from inside... It is completely black from the outside though (cant see in AT ALL). obviously its not pitch black out at this hour, so I'll check again later. But so far its ok.

He keeps saying he sees fine lol! I'm starting to agree with him ;O
hm ur bros car might not be 5% just sayin. i cant see shiet at night in my friends car who has 5% in the rear windows. I depend on the side mirrors a lot

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Tint on side view mirrors? does it reduce the glare of stupid HID's with no projectors behind me?
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Tint on side view mirrors? does it reduce the glare of stupid HID's with no projectors behind me?
I do don't have tint on my mirrors, but my rear view mirror has some sort of anti glare on it and yes it helps to lot when people behind me have hids.
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I got 5% on my rear windows. It's not that bad from the inside at night. Otside looking in it's ditch black
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