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Just a quick snap from the phone when I picked it up from the tint shop. I decided to go with 20% all the way around and I think it came out really nice. Makes a big difference in the look of the car to me. I'm getting the real camera out later today and will probably post up some before and after shots.<p><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/415562111_1441292400_0.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>You like?
 

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Thanks guys, I managed to get the camera out and took a few more pics for fun. I had a hard time getting good pictures of it though, maybe cause the tint is so new it still has a slight haze to it. It'll be a bit more crisp in a few days once it's fully cured.<p><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/100_2675.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/100_2688.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/100_2668.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/100_2646.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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A before shot for comparison's sake:<br><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/100_6266.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The tint definitely gives it achieve more of a stealth look, even with the 20% it blocks a lot of light and almost 100% UV. The car doesn't bake so much in the sun, much cooler at the end of work. This is getting closer to the look I want for the car, quite a nice addition after 3 years of ownership.<p>I took the shop about 4 hours to do, the owner of the shop actually does all the tint and has over 20 years experience with it and it shows. The film is perfect, no wrinkles or bubbles or gaps, looks like it came from the factory with it. The edge around the back glass did have some air in the dot matrix frit but it went away sucked down after only two days. It matches the sunroof and windshield strip perfectly. It cost less than $300 and has lifetime warranty on any defects. I couldn't be happier with the results.
 

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Thanks for posting this, I'm really starting to consider getting mine redone because it's starting to peel in both of my back windows and my fronts don't have any tint. 20% looks like a good choice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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No problem, I was looking forward to this mod for a while and was excited to share once it was complete.<p>I chose 20% because it's dark enough to look good and light enough to avoid any trouble with the law man. Though 15% is also very nice, just a shade darker than this but still lighter than 5%. This tint happens to be Llumar High Performance Series, it not only goes on well but looks really clean too.
 

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I had mine done a year and a half ago,and am really happy with the results.I can't recall the %,but I went with the darkest that the state of Washington would allow.<br>I think it cost me about the same as you.<p>Not only has it reduced glare from the sun,but had reduced nightime headlight glare,and I don't feel it's reduced nighttime visibility.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Jeff in Ferndale Wa at 8:18 AM 7-26-2009</i>
 

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It's like the car has sunglasses. The glare inside the car is gone in sunny highway traffic, it's easier on my eyes in the morning commute. The tint has actually gotten clearer after a week, it's pro0bably cured by now and it looks great.
 

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The exhaust is EuroSport Tuning catback for the S60R. I had to trim the bumper slightly to get it to clear with the dual tips.<p><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/100_1301.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/100_1226.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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