Window Tint?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Exterior Upgrades' started by WRC Fan, Aug 31, 2013.


Do you plan on tinting the windows of your new Fiesta ST?

  1. Yes

    103 vote(s)
  2. No

    13 vote(s)
  1. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    $180 out the door for 20% all around.
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  3. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    $180 is about the average price out in northern jersey for quality tint. You can get tint for $100 but youll get what you pay for in the long run.

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  4. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Mine is Molten Orange (nearly impossible to capture that color on camera) but I'm sure it's the angle. Here's the other side:
    I paid $150 and I'm very happy with the results.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  5. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    What size are your tires?

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  6. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Those are the 205/45R17's that are actually too big and rub the rear wheel liner occasionally. I'm picking a set of dedicated winter performance tires and rims from TireRack (yes, I used the link from here). Those are 195/50R16 Pirelli Snowsports and a set of Sport Edition SE-16's that I'll Plastidip black.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2013
  7. covert1

    covert1 New Member

    This past Thursday I opted for something stronger than the 35% I chose for my previous two vehicles. I paid a bit more, but ended up with Suntek Carbon XP 18% film. I'll concede it's a little aggressive, but I think it looks very nice against the silver.
  8. joe@2j-racing

    joe@2j-racing Active Member

    I have a shop so its a bit different, but it was $125, 28% with strip down to the 1SA line in the front.

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  9. I went 15% all around and it seems to be perfect!
  10. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I played it safe and went 35% all around.

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  11. Flaco1

    Flaco1 Member

    PB190114 (800x600).jpg Here's my tint done this morning 30% sides and 20% on the hatch
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2013
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  12. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Looks darker. I like it! Yours has painted calipers and regular wheels? Did you paint the calipers yourself?
  13. Flaco1

    Flaco1 Member

    Na those are the Rado Grey wheels, just poor lighting on the pic.
  14. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Anyone put a strip of tint on the top of their windshield? Is it safe to have the tint go over the grid thats built in to the top of the windshield? not sure what its for but I think its suppose to be for rain sensing wipers. I stopped the tint guy from applying over it.
  15. takuarc

    takuarc Member

    35 is the lowest I can go in my country before I get arrested...

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  16. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    I got this done early October.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2013
  17. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    Here's my Tint....I had it included in the deal STWinter.JPG
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  18. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Nice chart! I always thought CA law stipulated "no tint on front windows", but that chart says 70% is okay. That's cool, but I'm still breaking the law! I wish that didn't make me think of Beavis and Butthead...

    I went with 6% "limo" on the rear hatch, the rear windows, and the smaller glass sections.

    For the front two, I went with their lightest, which was 46%. I'm tempted to try a near-clear "ceramic" for the windshield -- but that's to be decided another time.

    The price was $230 for their premium tint, and I have to say that I'm always impressed with their work. This is my fifth or sixth car that I've done, and I notice the quality over others. FWIW, the cheaper guys used to cut my seals adjacent the glass and have generally sloppy work. The invoice said they did "nine windows" (including those silly shards of glass on the corners).

    They also recommended that we remove the rear spoiler -- so we did. He said that during the heat-shrink process it would likely burn the plastic. It only took us five minutes to remove it, and I can share more detail if anyone wants it.

    If you're in the Long Beach area and want a recommendation, it's called "Magic Tint and Auto" on Cherry Avenue (next to Best Buy).
  19. joker96

    joker96 Member

    30% all around

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  20. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    That looks terrific.
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  21. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Some great lookin tint in this thread! But I feel like some of these photo's are a bit misleading... Tint looks so different from diff angles/lighting.

    I got my tint done today, I'll post pix up when it's lighter out.. Just got back from Christmas horror shopping, and it's way too dark to bother with photo's.

    70% up front, 15% rear + brow.

    Steelies+Winter Pirelli's getting put on tomorrow too.. so I'll wait until that's done to take some pic's.

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