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View Poll Results: How dark should I tint?
20% front and back 9 42.86%
35% front 20% back 8 38.10%
5% FTW!!?? 3 14.29%
20% front back and windshield FTMFW!!!?? 1 4.76%
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      06-25-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Legal Tint!!!!

k so I had a Dr. appointment today for my migranes. I went in and he pulled up my records since I was 11! he's talking to me about what causes them and whatnot. he mentions the sunlight can cause it, so I tell him I had my windows tinted and I got a ticket for it. and he says "I can write you a note and you just take it to court!" so I said really? how dark can I do it legally? he says as dark as you need. So he wrote the note and now I'm going to get some tint all around except windshield I already removed my tint because it was pretty light and I wasn't too happy with it.

How dark should I go?...
I had 35% all around but it seemed pretty light. but then again it was cheap tint. If I get quality tint it should be darker at that %.
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k so I had a Dr. appointment today for my migranes. I went in and he pulled up my records since I was 11! he's talking to me about what causes them and whatnot. he mentions the sunlight can cause it, so I tell him I had my windows tinted and I got a ticket for it. and he says "I can write you a note and you just take it to court!" so I said really? how dark can I do it legally? he says as dark as you need. So he wrote the note and now I'm going to get some tint all around except windshield I already removed my tint because it was pretty light and I wasn't too happy with it.

How dark should I go?...
I had 35% all around but it seemed pretty light. but then again it was cheap tint. If I get quality tint it should be darker at that %.
I would look into this if I were you. I get headaches also and I went through the same process. When I got a ticket, I showed the cop the Dr note/prescription and he said that in California, that doesnt matter. Any tint is illegal. I went to court and the judge agreed with me because of my headaches, dismissed my ticket, but he did make it a point that a Dr prescription WILL NOT stop you from getting a ticket
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Wait a minute, ANY tint in Cali is illegal?
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I would look into this if I were you. I get headaches also and I went through the same process. When I got a ticket, I showed the cop the Dr note/prescription and he said that in California, that doesnt matter. Any tint is illegal. I went to court and the judge agreed with me because of my headaches, dismissed my ticket, but he did make it a point that a Dr prescription WILL NOT stop you from getting a ticket
Yeah I was told by another police man *not the ticketor* he actually advised the Dr. note. he said Even with the note I might get the ticket but just take it to court. takes a little time but I keep my tint. no loss in my mind considering I'd tint it anyways

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Wait a minute, ANY tint in Cali is illegal?
Yes you can not have tint on the front windows AT ALL pretty ghey...
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Yeah I was told by another police man *not the ticketor* he actually advised the Dr. note. he said Even with the note I might get the ticket but just take it to court. takes a little time but I keep my tint. no loss in my mind considering I'd tint it anyways



Yes you can not have tint on the front windows AT ALL pretty ghey...
Same here. And you might get off a little easier in SB or Ventura counties with such a petty ticket
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35% all around would be my vote. Go with F1 Pinnacle Ceramic, it's awesome.
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35% all around would be my vote. Go with F1 Pinnacle Ceramic, it's awesome.
35 is WAY TOO light IMO. I went with 15 Pinnacle and love it
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35 is WAY TOO light IMO. I went with 15 Pinnacle and love it
my sig pic is with 35% and it looks really light. you can see my arm haha
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my sig pic is with 35% and it looks really light. you can see my arm haha
then 20% it is...I would go that dark too If Im living in SoCal...
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then 20% it is...I would go that dark too If Im living in SoCal...
Yeah, 1989, you need to do at least 15. BUT....PM meif you choose to go with F1 Pinnacle. I started a thread many months ago about the F1 dealer in our area (I live in Ventura) and he did SIGNIFICANT damage to my car ($3500) . I ended up going down to Orange County to Tint Plus to have mine done.

Wait a sec, endofanera....arent you moving down here to SoCal soon??
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Yeah, 1989, you need to do at least 15. BUT....PM meif you choose to go with F1 Pinnacle. I started a thread many months ago about the F1 dealer in our area (I live in Ventura) and he did SIGNIFICANT damage to my car ($3500) . I ended up going down to Orange County to Tint Plus to have mine done.

Wait a sec, endofanera....arent you moving down here to SoCal soon??
well I got the guy that tints all my dealerships cars and he's gonna hook it up. what's so special about F1 pinnacle? and how did you get $3,500 in damage doing tint?...
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well I got the guy that tints all my dealerships cars and he's gonna hook it up. what's so special about F1 pinnacle? and how did you get $3,500 in damage doing tint?...
F1 Pinnacle is ceramic. One of the only tints out there that wont mess with the electronics of the vehicle. I.E alarm, Nav, etc. Not that all other tints will, but it has been proven that some tints can. Lifetime warranty is good also. Many other forum members in here have F1

Look for my thread if you want, you'll see pics of the damage.
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F1 Pinnacle is ceramic. One of the only tints out there that wont mess with the electronics of the vehicle. I.E alarm, Nav, etc. Not that all other tints will, but it has been proven that some tints can. Lifetime warranty is good also. Many other forum members in here have F1

Look for my thread if you want, you'll see pics of the damage.
Dang I remember that post! that was back in January... well I trust my guy hopefully he doesn't do anything like that because it is going to be a hook up and you know how that goes...
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35 is WAY TOO light IMO. I went with 15 Pinnacle and love it
+1. I couldn't be happier!
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pics of 15% pinnacle on a normal sunny day anyone?...
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pics of 15% pinnacle on a normal sunny day anyone?...
Lemme see what I got.........
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Yeah, 1989, you need to do at least 15. BUT....PM meif you choose to go with F1 Pinnacle. I started a thread many months ago about the F1 dealer in our area (I live in Ventura) and he did SIGNIFICANT damage to my car ($3500) . I ended up going down to Orange County to Tint Plus to have mine done.

Wait a sec, endofanera....arent you moving down here to SoCal soon??
Yes Im moving down to SoCal in August...
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Yes Im moving down to SoCal in August...
YES!!!!
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Lemme see what I got.........
cool thanks!
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i got 35% Pinnacle F1 all around, and it works for me and a cop has never looked twice
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Sun Dimmers for F1 Pinnacle

I had F1 Pinnacle put on my GTI just a few months before I decided to order a new M3. I went to Sun Dimmers in Santa Clarita, and they did a great job on the car. I went with 50 on the fronts and 35 in back. Pinnacle is great for keeping a car cool in the Southern California sun.

LA cops make me nervous. I don't want to give them a reason to approach my car with a weapon drawn just because they can't see me through the rear window when I get pulled over. Plus I think it's unsafe when you can't see through the car in front of you to the next guy in traffic. Just my opinion. . .

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you can get a prescription for window tints from a doctor?
wow. Can I get it from any doctor or does it have to come from doctor in any specific field?
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