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Question about tinting windows

What percent do you recommend when tinting windows? What percent is legal? Or does the percent differs from state to state?
 

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Tint Laws

This site shows a general overview for each state. I don't know if it's current or accurate so best to check with law enforcement to be sure but it shows NC to be a "35% Net" state. That means that the total amount of light able to shine thru your windows must be at least 35%. This does not mean that 35% Tint is legal however and in a 35% net state it would not be. The reason? Well, your factory windows are already tinted and usually allow about 80% light thru. If you put 35% tint on top of 80% you are now down to only about 28% light transmission and this would be below the 35% requirement and illegal. Check with a good shop but don't always assume that they know the law, it's your car and you are responsible not them.
 

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Just had mine tinted yesterday. Used 35% tint and I think its too dark for my own taste. You can see out fine, but it looks too dark from outside. I am not worried about any tickets here in NY (Wink, Wink).
 

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Just did 35. My state is 50 but....what the hell. I heard it is a secondary violation...so that technically they can't stop you just for tint. Can anyone confirm that?
 
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