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I always do 30-35% on the sides and back. The front strip I do 15-20%. Any darker and I feel like its hard to see at at night.

Make sure to check your state laws. In my state legal is 50% on the front windows and anything in the rear windows.
 

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These guys at work have 15 all around! I just wonder about nighttime. The state is 35% front windows and whatever you want on the back passenger and rear (Ohio).
I'm scheduled for tomorrow to get Autobahn ceramic.
 

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Tinting your windows makes it harder for other drivers to see you, and make it harder for you to see at night. Both impact safety, with a potential risk of death or serious injury.

Out of an abundance of caution, avoid tinting any windows you'll be seen through or see out of.
 

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I've been considering the high-end (Xpel Prime Plus or Llumar Stratos) all around at 70% or possibly 70% front and 50% rear. I don't like the limo black look, but I'd like some UV and IR protection. Haven't pulled the trigger yet.
 

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I have 20% front and 5% rear. First couple of nights were nerve racking but now I have no issues driving at night. I went with the Pinnacle series ceremic from Llumar. Made a huge difference in interior temps. I originally wanted the Statos but had to pay 200 more which wasn't in the budget.
 

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Dude, I live in Michigan. I went from a Volt (that's with a Veeeee, like Victor) to a Bolt (with a beeeeeee, like Bravo) a month ago. That's the exact convo I had with the tint shop today, by the way.

Apparently the Volt windows had some factory tint all the way around, because I am roasting, like a rotisserie chicken, in the sun. It's like my feet and right hand are frozen, but my left arm is on fire when I drive.

I'm opting for some ceramic tint. I have an appointment mid September in Grand Rapids to get it done.

Anyone who had it done, let is all know how the IR and heat reduction was.
 

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I always do 30-35% on the sides and back. The front strip I do 15-20%. Any darker and I feel like its hard to see at at night.

Make sure to check your state laws. In my state legal is 50% on the front windows and anything in the rear windows.
Not an issue here in California where totally opaque windows are commonplace, as are missing front plates and 3 year old registration stickers.
 

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I've been considering the high-end (Xpel Prime Plus or Llumar Stratos) all around at 70% or possibly 70% front and 50% rear. I don't like the limo black look, but I'd like some UV and IR protection. Haven't pulled the trigger yet.
I have Llumar Stratos 70% windshield and 35% everywhere else. It has really seemed to help reduce the heat and glare. My only regret is that I spent so much to tint a car that I might sell back to GM. Whatever car I get in the future, I鈥檒l do this ceramic tint again.
 

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I used a shop called factory tint clear bra in Dayton Ohio to do my wife's Kona. It has a lifetime warranty. Ceramic I think 20% or so. I have never had tint done before and couldn't believe how easy it is to see out day or night. Makes the shark grey paint w black really sharp. Paid around $300. I will do my Bolt if they ever fix it, or the next ev if I decide I've had it with Chevy and flip it after the fix for a better brand such as Hyundai, kia, or Tesla.
 

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Greetings from the great pacific northwest. My 25% 3M Ceramic installed back in 2018 on a 2018 is still going strong. Love the tint during the 2-3 weeks or sunshine we have per year...but loving the increased privacy that the tint provides. If I need folks to see me...I roll the window(s) down so they can seem my....hand signals/gestures 馃榿.
 
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