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post #1 of 14 Old 06-06-2020, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Matching window tint

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I've searched for this on the forum, but didn't find the answer I was looking for. I have a 2019 Altitude with the factory tinted rear windows minus the front two side windows. What is the factory tint percentage? and what would you all recommend for the type of aftermarket tint and what percentage to go with to match the factory tint as close as possible?


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post #2 of 14 Old 06-06-2020, 11:46 PM
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I did a little Google searching and got several answers. 25% for the back glass seems to be the most common answer. Check your local laws first, as some do not allow front seat or windshield aftermarket tinting, regardless of the percentage.
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post #3 of 14 Old 06-07-2020, 07:20 AM
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I got my front windows tinted to match the rear. They used 15% I think. I did not get the windshield done.

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post #4 of 14 Old 06-07-2020, 08:53 AM
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A good tint man should be able to match the tint color. I have relied on mine for years with no complaints. Have you had to chance to see one yet? Good luck.
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I agree with taking it in and the tint guy can match, for me here in Florida I only worried about matching the color. Other than that I went the max darkness the law allows, 28% VLT.

Don't overthink it, I don't know or care if the percentage is higher/lower than the factory and the results are great. When you let less light into the vehicle with tinted front door windows it makes the back look darker.

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post #6 of 14 Old 06-07-2020, 05:48 PM
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25% matched perfect on my 2020
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post #7 of 14 Old 06-07-2020, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, guys. I wasn't going to tint the windshield, just to the two front side windows. I'll see what the tint shops say.
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post #8 of 14 Old 06-08-2020, 04:55 PM
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Any reputable tint shop will have a tint meter to determine the current tint on the back windows, measure the tint on the front windows (automotive glass is always tinted - probably 88%'ish or so) and calculate what tint to use to match the rear.

Like others have said, be mindful of your local tint laws. If you decide to break the tint laws, then talk to locals (not on the internet) to see how the tint laws are enforced in your jurisdiction.
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-29-2020, 09:18 PM
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I have a 2020 Altitude and my tint guys decided to do 50% 3M on the back glass and 20% on the fronts. If I would have just done 20% in the fronts then they would have been a little darker than the backs and this way I get the heat rejection benefit of having a tint product on the rears and back glass.
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post #10 of 14 Old 07-30-2020, 12:03 PM
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Im actually going Monday to get my front windows done on my 2018 Altitude. Prob going w 20% or 25%. Just got done. Love it.
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On a 1989 Jeep Cherokee that I used to own, I had windows tinted darkly as allowed by New Mexico. Bad news is that even with driver and passenger front side windows legally a bit lighter, they were too dark for me at night and I often lowered the windows to see better in city traffic.

Also, I got pulled over in Michigan, the state policeman citing it was due to my dark windows. Guess he thought I must be running drugs Tint legal in my state, so then he wanted to know if my vehicle had an "experimental" lifted suspension. A big red flag! Nope, sir, a commercially available and 50 state legal kit made in CA. I saw red until I could get out of MI and drive into Ontario.

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post #12 of 14 Old 08-03-2020, 11:47 AM
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Are you all putting uv tint on your pano roof?
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post #13 of 14 Old 08-05-2020, 11:16 AM
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Had mine done yesterday 20%
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post #14 of 14 Old 08-06-2020, 08:38 AM
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Looks good!! Exactly what I got done. 20%. Matches perfect.
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