I also had them do that on the glass roof panel - same thing - wanted a bit more of the UV reflection and less heat gain but still wanted to be able to see the sky at night...Yes - the rear got 50% to match it to 15% front. What most people dont know is that the rear factory “tint” passes all UV light, just like a regular window. I wanted the protection from UV that the after market tint offers - 99.9%
It is very important to notice that different car’s interiors will give you different perception of what is considered to be dark. My friend Acura’s 30% looks much darker on the outside than Subbie’s 15%. Acura is very dark inside with little window area while forester is so bright and specious that the 15s look like 40%....Same my In-law 2019 Tacoma - 20 percent front looks more of a 5% on the outside.Same deal here in Washington state. Enforcement simply has bigger fish to fry. I swear my neighbors Camaro has 5%
I was considering it BUT I left it untouched for now. In case I need the extra light inside to lighten up the interior while going to different states that have strict tint laws...like NJ...I also had them do that on the glass roof panel - same thing - wanted a bit more of the UV reflection and less heat gain but still wanted to be able to see the sky at night...
Same here! I think, just like in every situation, there is fine print and bias to it. If car looks like it belongs to the drug dealer from ghetto, cutting through red light at 65MPH, every reason is good for be pulled over and ticketed.I've had my vehicles tinted for over a decade and have never had an issue...even when being pulled over for speeding etc.
Absolutely no offense taken - taste is subjective. I actually love the orange and it was a decision maker for me BUT only on white! I did not like the orange with silver and black option. Yes, white looks divine contrasted by dark windows and black wheels. Especially when just waxedPlus it looks amazing on white. Your ride looks much improved with that mod alone. I can even tolerate the orange on it now. No offense, just not a fan of all the orange on the sport
Correct, I tinted probably 7 cars before and I have to say Tinting windows in Forester makes the biggest difference in heat rejection as well as in privacy. Honestly, it was difficult for me to drive that car with no tint. Its bright and specious interior magnified that feeling making me anxious I had it for 4 days before the tint shop could take me in.... I might do the sunroof at some point as well...Nice, I went 5% in the back and up top, and 20% up front. Windshield goes untouched. Makes a huge difference.
Interesting.... I have actually never heard that the cracking could be an issue. Well, thanks for the warning. I will also keep it slightly opened. Plus I always use sun shade even during the short stops. I also have the car garaged so it usually sees UV for only 8 hours a day... I am detailing nut - all of my cars are hand waxed with top of the line Ardex chemicals biweekly even during cold months....I recently tried the Nano coating product and results were very optimistic - perhaps I will use it on the sunroof as a UV protector.....obviously heat is still physical issueHeh, yea, when I replace my Forester (every so many years) the tint appointment gets made before I leave the dealership. The sunroof tint is amazing. I get to enjoy it in the summer. To avoid the headache and/or anxiety of possibly cracking the sunroof, I leave my shade slightly open, the the overall temperature in the car is about the same as up there. I've heard of people having their sunroofs crack due to extreme heat, but in 10+ years, and half a dozen Foresters, I haven't had that issue.