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badboy2451
01-22-2007, 09:52 PM
Does anyone know the actual window transperency a grand am has from the factory? To my own knowledge, all cars come factory tinted to a certain extent and I would like to know what ours our


thanks in advance

notsoaveragej0e
01-22-2007, 10:06 PM
I'm pretty sure only trucks/SUVs are allowed to come from the factory tinted... I don't think cars have any tint on the windows. If there is any, it would say on the corner of the window. If anything, they are like...90%

gectek
01-23-2007, 09:51 AM
i thought it was like 3-5% tint, but thats tryin to recall info from a long time ago

Grreen99GT
01-23-2007, 10:11 AM
wouldn't 3-5% tint mean that it came from the factory with more than limo tint windows???

gectek
01-23-2007, 10:14 AM
no i meant the opp of transparency, srry i guess i didnt put it right, the trans would be then 95-97% transparency, srry long day

badboy2451
01-23-2007, 11:16 AM
no i meant the opp of transparency, srry i guess i didnt put it right, the trans would be then 95-97% transparency, srry long day


I was thinking the same thing, a very light tint...can anyone give a definite answer? Maybe one of the gurus on here

tenspeed
01-23-2007, 10:00 PM
From www.tintshop.com legal page:

We get many questions regarding laws with reference to automotive window tinting.
The federal government has strict laws for the tinting of vehicle windows
that they classify as "requisite for driver visibility." These windows have
been assigned the DOT (Dept. of Transportation) "AS-1" (windshield), and "AS-2"
(driver and passenger roll-downs) classifications, and which may only be legally
tinted up to 70% VLT (visible light transmission). Since 70% is the normal
factory tint most vehicles come equipped with any other aftermarket film application
(window tint film) that you install on the front roll-downs would reduce the
VLT to below the acceptable 70% shade, and therefore would be illegal from
the federal governments point of view.

Fortunately the federal government has deferred to the
states in setting and enforcing their own window tinting laws, and thatís
good news for many tinters, as the states have generally taken a more permissive
attitude toward allowing darker shades of film on vehicles. You can contact
your state highway patrol office or consult your state's Department of Motor
Vehicle publication to determine whatís legal and what is not. Check with
your local state authorities to be sure.