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It's against the law to tint the front windshield-unless you're talking about those strips on the top portion.
 

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Go with the strip.
 

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i enjoy the windshield being tinted. i cannot stand driving a vehicle without it. mine is done with 50% tint. formula one comfort series.

and it does not get removed when tint is applied.
i know i know, its illegal.
 

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I also love the windshield tint it is amazing. I have light tint on the windshield and yes it is illegal technically any tint on the front three windows the driver passenger and the windshield besides a three inch strip at the top of the windshield but I not sure if you are even allowed to do the strip on the FJ because if you do a three inch it would take up a good portion. So windshield tint illegal but I guess it depends on how much you drive and how much you feel you need it. if you do tint your windshield defiantly do not remove it that is ridiculous and if you decide to tint the windshield so you don’t get pulled over ever time you drive your FJ go a little lighter on the side windows because it make the inside of your vehicle look very dark!
 
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I've had my old Honda's front windshield tinted and they apply it just like they would any other window. There is no removal of the windshield.

I'm still debating on whether or not I want the front windshield tinted. On our FJ's we sit about 2.5-3 feet from the windshield so we're not constantly getting baked. However at certain hours during the day when I drive into the sun I find myself getting cooked.

This is what my car currently looks like.



-B

P.S. As for those complaining its illegal. I find it worth paying the $10.00 fine every couple of years to have the protection and privacy of dark tint.
 

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Eh, just tell them you are light sensitive. You can get an eye doc to sign off on the windshield tint.

I have 4 of my 7 vehicles tinted on the front (not my FJ) , and I definately prefer the tint.
 
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The only setback that in my experience with tint on the front windshield is that all of dust, rock nicks, and dead bugs show up much faster. Moreover, its distracting for the first couple of weeks because you can see ripples in the tint where the installer had used a heat gun. It eventually fades away though.

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If the tint is done right, they will remove your doors panels for the front windows.

I had a strip put along the top of my windshield, 4 inches from the top which is what is legal in California. I instantly hated it because driving through hilly San Francisco became even tougher when I went down a step decline, it cut off too much of my vision. The contrast between the clear windshield and the tint also gave me a bit of a headache. I ended up ripping it off, wasting $100 at the same time. Just my two cents so you have all the info. I did tint the sides windows (which is illegal I guess) and I don't regret that at all, love it!
 

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I'm absolutely amazed that you guys with tinted windshields haven't been pulled over and ticketed by local authorities. What do you do when you happen to see a cop coming towards you? - pretty hard to hide something like that! I know for a fact that the fines for front tint on any glass is pretty stiff , as well as you're made to have it removed at your expense! - I'm speaking from experience...
 

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Fines for windshield tint can be far worse than fines for driver and passenger doors. But it does look nice when everythings blacked out! I used to have everything blacked out on my previous car but got tired of getting pulled over, removing film, and re-tinting.

Also, I used to run a tint shop for a few years so I can tell you that 99.9% of the time, an experienced tinter should never have to remove any glass or panels to apply the tint. Some shops like to pull the door panels but I disagree with that method. Its not necessary. A good tinter can get it just as clean without doing that. Some cars require the back deck to be pulled out to get behind the brakelight if its too tight to get a tinting tool behind. I still tint all of my own vehicles and friends vehicles, and the FJ is a straight forward and easy car to tint. No tinter should have an issue. Just my .02
 
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Hmm... I just realized that during certain times of the day even at 7% on the driver and passenger side doors people can still see inside. I wonder if doing the windsheild will make it darker or should I just double up on the 7%?

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Hmm... I just realized that during certain times of the day even at 7% on the driver and passenger side doors people can still see inside. I wonder if doing the windsheild will make it darker or should I just double up on the 7%?

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With safety aside, tinting the windshield will definitely make it darker. The more light you block out from entering the car, the darker your tint will look. Tint will reflect light from whichever side the light is coming from. Doubling tint will also darken it, but it usually voids the warranty.

You could try a neutral colored film on the windshield. 3M makes a nice looking neutral film you could get in 50% that doesn't have the smoke look so you're less likely to get pulled over. Its has a sublte reflective look, not like cheap chrome. It still cuts out a good amount of light, heat, and UV. It's actually made for commercial and residential glass so it is difficult to heat shrink on curved automobile glass, but it can be done.
 

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If the tint is done right, they will remove your doors panels for the front windows.

I had a strip put along the top of my windshield, 4 inches from the top which is what is legal in California. I instantly hated it because driving through hilly San Francisco became even tougher when I went down a step decline, it cut off too much of my vision. The contrast between the clear windshield and the tint also gave me a bit of a headache. I ended up ripping it off, wasting $100 at the same time. Just my two cents so you have all the info. I did tint the sides windows (which is illegal I guess) and I don't regret that at all, love it!
$100 bucks for the front strip. i paid $280 to have the entire vehicle done including the entire winshield. on my last silverado, also with 50% on the entire windshield is was $108 out the door.
 

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Hmm... I just realized that during certain times of the day even at 7% on the driver and passenger side doors people can still see inside. I wonder if doing the windsheild will make it darker or should I just double up on the 7%?

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i have 5% over the rear tint, 15% on the front windows, and 50% on the windshield. you can hardly see in. and it is way too dark at night to look out of the sides. i am tempted to have it redone in 50%.
 
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$100 bucks for the front strip. i paid $280 to have the entire vehicle done including the entire winshield. on my last silverado, also with 50% on the entire windshield is was $108 out the door.
I had the front windows and all of the back windows done with Solar Gard 7% for $125.00. :rocker: This was the 7th car I took to him so he gave me a break. :clap:

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i have 5% over the rear tint, 15% on the front windows, and 50% on the windshield. you can hardly see in. and it is way too dark at night to look out of the sides. i am tempted to have it redone in 50%.
The reason I'm asking because it was overcast today and when you look into the car you can still see the silhouette of people. I want it totally dark where you can't see anyone inside.

I may go with the lightest shade on the front windshield then decide whether or not I want to double up on the side windows.

-B
 
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