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Window Tint in the Maryland - August 6, 2018, 05:41 PM

Who does it? Who has a good price? Suntek or 3M? Or other?

Had to register a new to me truck last week and Maryland’s stoopid laws made me rip off the very expensive, high quality 3M ceramic crystalline tint on my driver & passenger windows.

When I say this stuff worked - I don’t care how hot it was outside or how instense the sun was, it barely got above a temperature that was more than very warm room inside the cabin.

Got my first taste of “without” this weekend and I couldn’t believe how hot the interior was. So hot it blew open a sealed can of soda I accidentally left in the cup holder.



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maybe you can get away with it if you get a PI license.
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Don't you get pulled for too dark tint? I had 15% tint back in college (in VA) and I only had it a week before a cop pulled me over for it. I ignored him and went back to school where the cops didn't care, but I had to pull it off for annual inspection.
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Window Tint in the Maryland - August 8, 2018, 06:46 AM

MD cops don't give a crap about tint and won't pull you for only that, VA cops though absolutely will. I run 35 I think on my car and haven't had any issues even when pulled over for speeding and no front plate I've never had the windows tested.

I do usually roll them down though so they can't really tell how dark it is.


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yeah.. just remove the tint, get inspected and reapply.
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^^^. That's what I had to do. Ruined a very nicely done job too. Whoever owned the truck before me didn't 'go cheap' on anything.



So who has recommendations in DC or Maryland for tint?



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that blows. I looked up that 3M tint. Looks like good stuff.

I've been wanting to tint my work vehicle. I might go for the 3M

I'd do my truck too but I worry about how it will match the factory tint. Did your vehicle have factory tint on rear windows?
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that blows. I looked up that 3M tint. Looks like good stuff.

I've been wanting to tint my work vehicle. I might go for the 3M

In my opinion, while expensive, it was worth every cent and lived up to all claims.



My interior is black. The seats are black leather. Dash black. Seas of black and it did an outstanding job of heat / UV mitigation in the cabin, not to mention the benefit of preventing the trim, plastics, and leather from suffering sun fade and breakdown.



It was eerie getting into the truck at 1pm thinking I was about to be hit with a blast furnace upon opening the door then slow roasted inside, only to be met with slightly uncomfortable heat sensation for a minute or two.



It often felt like the outside ambient was hotter than inside the truck.



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I'd do my truck too but I worry about how it will match the factory tint. Did your vehicle have factory tint on rear windows?

Yes. Factory rear passenger door, cargo window and rear tailgate tint.

The aftermarket job on the front was a close enough shade match that it did not standout.








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