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. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I actually ended up with Limo (5%) in the rear and 50% up front.


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  3. John

    John New Member

    Just tinted my new ST!
    25% all around! Got it done by SSC Tint & Graphics in Elizabethtown, PA!
    I highly recommend them they did a great job! photo (1).JPG
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  4. jcr557

    jcr557 Member

    15% all around. 5% windshield banner.
  5. psylentknight22

    psylentknight22 New Member

    15% all around, black vinyl windshield strip
  6. Chris

    Chris Member

    had mine done last week. got it wrapped into the deal when I bought it. my last negotiating piece!
  7. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Got my first ticket in the ST yesterday for illegal tint. I have 20% all around. It was a matter of time, but I made the trooper look at my car since I was in the HOV lane. There were 3 of us in the car, so I was legal for the HOV, but the fact that I was there made him notice. Note to self: stay out of the HOV lane with illegal tint...
  8. quiznos

    quiznos Member

    20% is illegal? I think that's our limit. Rear passengers can be painted black as far as I'm aware though.

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  9. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    Depends on your state laws. In Texas it can be all the way down to 5% on everything except the front windows which must be a lowest of 25%. I have mine at 20% on the rears and 35% on the fronts. That's plenty dark enough for me. I probably would have done 25% all around but the 3M Color Stable tint supposedly reads 35% at 27%, so any lower would be "illegal" for the front windows. I had 5% on the rear of my previous car that the PO put on and I couldn't see crap out the back at night.
  10. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    In VA, regardless of where your car is registered, it's 50% on the front and 35% on the back and rear windows. It's a $91 fine. My front windows (the only ones he checked) read 17% with his tester because of the "solar tint" from the factory.
  11. JustinP

    JustinP Member


    I went with 25% all the way around, no front strip. It looks super dark in this pic, but from head on, you can make out people in the car. It's very driveable at night as well.

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  12. Charlie53554

    Charlie53554 New Member

    35% front doors, 15% rear doors and hatch. image.jpg image.jpg
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  13. Thomas

    Thomas New Member

    20% all the way around.
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  14. uploadfromtaptalk1400890725792.jpg 35% all way around, looks a darker in pic than it does in person

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  15. Btw the tint is formula one ceramic

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  16. tbST

    tbST New Member

    I'm in CA and did 60% all around..
  17. jdolci77

    jdolci77 New Member

    Going with 5% on the back doors and hatch with nothing up front.
  18. SilFister

    SilFister Member

    I'm in TX where the tint place I went to told me that for the front side windows it had to be a least 30%. I went with the best stuff the establishment had - Huper Optik, a German Product that does airplane windows I'm told and is a bit thicker than the competition (takes longer to set as well). I wanted 35%, but it only came in 30%, 40%, and 50%. The Huper 30% seemed a tad darker than I preferred so I went with the 40% all around except the moonroof where I did the 30%. (At certain angles the Huper Optik 40% it still looks pretty dark.) Anyway ,the place was fairly high end I guess as there were two BMWs and a Mercedes in front of me......needless to say I got the "what are you doing here with that POS look" from them as I pulled in with my FiST, but it turned out I was the only one getting the Huper Optik installed; those cheap SOBs opted for the less expensive stuff (still good I was told - Llumar?). The job cost me about $450, but the product blocks the heat better than the other brands (at least the ones offered at this place) which is a necessity on those microwave hot TX summer days.
  19. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    Texas is actually 25% front, 5% rear for the maximum tint. I went with 3M Color Stable tint because that's all the place I went to tints with and it supposedly reads 27% on a 35% tint so I had to do 35% in the front. And I did 20% in the rear to darken it up a bit and not go too dark.
  20. da51d

    da51d New Member

    Thinking about doing 20% all around, got quoted $150, $180, and $200 for similar qualities of tint.

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