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    Default Window tint is confusing me

    So Got my truck tinted yesterday and i decided to only do the fronts and a sunshade because the back three windows already had factory 18% on them i went with 20% in the front. From the outside the tints look the same all the way around but when i get into the truck i swear the fronts are darker than the backs....I thought it was just my eyes playing in tricks on me but my girlfriend got into the truck and immediately said the same thing! This annoys me greatly and i think i might have to go back and put some over the factory crap just because of this. Anyone else notice this or have this problem?

    Adam
    Adam
    11 Silverado Summit White Ext. Cab 5.3L Z71 9k miles
    RC leveling kit
    Jason fiberglass tonneau cover
    Penda-liner
    Superchips 91 octane tune
    Front air dam removed
    6,000k lowbeams 6,000k fogs
    color match bowties
    color match mudflaps
    20% tint all the way around
    20% tinted 6in sunshade
    Nitto terra grappler 275/70r17 (winter setup)
    Chevy 22s with Bridgestone Alenza 285/45r22 (summer setup)
    Kenwood DNX6180 indash


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    I believe the difference you are seeing is the type of tint. After market window tint is generally a film. I'm not sure what GM does but some makers use an electrical adhesion process called deep dipping. This isn't a form of tint as much as it is a darkened piece of glass. If it really bothers you that much I would suggest getting some 80%-90% tint put on over the stock tint.

    On the other hand alot of tint is how much light is behind it. I have 20% on my truck, and depending on where the light source is I can sometimes see straight through it, and other times it looks just as black as can be.
    Here's a pic from the front.

    Here's one from the back.


    I hope I helped and wasn't just rambling to myself...

    2010 OEM 20" Wheels
    Color-matched mirror covers and emblem
    20% tinted windows - 6" eyebrow
    Black rear fender-wells
    Completely debadged and demolded
    Duramax airbox replacement w/ K&N filter
    2" Rear drop shackle
    Tailgate light bar
    Flowmaster Delta 50 w/ double tip exits
    Blue footwell lighting
    12" Pioneer Sub (custom downfire box) 850W amp
    Full LED interior

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    If you are not use to tint it does seem a little weird at first. You will get use to it in a few days. GM tint in in the glass where yours is a film like Cheez said.

    ________2013 4C Rated__________


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    Yah i guess its just a bit weird to me because on my 08 i had 35% in front and on the back ones i went over them with 5% so they were just like mirrors haha
    Adam
    11 Silverado Summit White Ext. Cab 5.3L Z71 9k miles
    RC leveling kit
    Jason fiberglass tonneau cover
    Penda-liner
    Superchips 91 octane tune
    Front air dam removed
    6,000k lowbeams 6,000k fogs
    color match bowties
    color match mudflaps
    20% tint all the way around
    20% tinted 6in sunshade
    Nitto terra grappler 275/70r17 (winter setup)
    Chevy 22s with Bridgestone Alenza 285/45r22 (summer setup)
    Kenwood DNX6180 indash


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    Quote Originally Posted by sevi084x4 View Post
    Yah i guess its just a bit weird to me because on my 08 i had 35% in front and on the back ones i went over them with 5% so they were just like mirrors haha
    You had 5% over factory tint? How as seeing out at night? How was driving in the rain at night? I have 20% over factory on my back glass and wanted to do 5% but was skeered.... If it was liveable I will be going darker very soon!

    ________2013 4C Rated__________


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    I would not advise 5% over factory tint. I did that on my 96' Tacoma and driving at night is scary. It's difficult to see in the back window in the sun with your face and hands pressed against them.

    2010 OEM 20" Wheels
    Color-matched mirror covers and emblem
    20% tinted windows - 6" eyebrow
    Black rear fender-wells
    Completely debadged and demolded
    Duramax airbox replacement w/ K&N filter
    2" Rear drop shackle
    Tailgate light bar
    Flowmaster Delta 50 w/ double tip exits
    Blue footwell lighting
    12" Pioneer Sub (custom downfire box) 850W amp
    Full LED interior

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    Yah it was scary haha. Wasnt too bad with the tow mirrors though, dididnt have to check blind spots and such but no i would never do it again. The rearview mirror was useless.

    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    You had 5% over factory tint? How as seeing out at night? How was driving in the rain at night? I have 20% over factory on my back glass and wanted to do 5% but was skeered.... If it was liveable I will be going darker very soon!
    Adam
    11 Silverado Summit White Ext. Cab 5.3L Z71 9k miles
    RC leveling kit
    Jason fiberglass tonneau cover
    Penda-liner
    Superchips 91 octane tune
    Front air dam removed
    6,000k lowbeams 6,000k fogs
    color match bowties
    color match mudflaps
    20% tint all the way around
    20% tinted 6in sunshade
    Nitto terra grappler 275/70r17 (winter setup)
    Chevy 22s with Bridgestone Alenza 285/45r22 (summer setup)
    Kenwood DNX6180 indash


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    Quote Originally Posted by sevi084x4 View Post
    Yah it was scary haha. Wasnt too bad with the tow mirrors though, dididnt have to check blind spots and such but no i would never do it again. The rearview mirror was useless.
    That's how my Toyota was. At night cars directly behind me looked like somebody was shining a flashlight at the truck 50' away...

    2010 OEM 20" Wheels
    Color-matched mirror covers and emblem
    20% tinted windows - 6" eyebrow
    Black rear fender-wells
    Completely debadged and demolded
    Duramax airbox replacement w/ K&N filter
    2" Rear drop shackle
    Tailgate light bar
    Flowmaster Delta 50 w/ double tip exits
    Blue footwell lighting
    12" Pioneer Sub (custom downfire box) 850W amp
    Full LED interior

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    Hahahaha yah. Would tell anyone that asked about to never do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheez View Post
    That's how my Toyota was. At night cars directly behind me looked like somebody was shining a flashlight at the truck 50' away...
    Adam
    11 Silverado Summit White Ext. Cab 5.3L Z71 9k miles
    RC leveling kit
    Jason fiberglass tonneau cover
    Penda-liner
    Superchips 91 octane tune
    Front air dam removed
    6,000k lowbeams 6,000k fogs
    color match bowties
    color match mudflaps
    20% tint all the way around
    20% tinted 6in sunshade
    Nitto terra grappler 275/70r17 (winter setup)
    Chevy 22s with Bridgestone Alenza 285/45r22 (summer setup)
    Kenwood DNX6180 indash


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    Yea I have 1% in the back and the back side windows and they look like a black wall at night...if headlights shine through they look like a flashlight also...but love it would never have factory smoked glass
    2000 Chevy Silverado 4WD Classic
    2'' lift Torsion Keys and air shocks
    33/12.50 Hankook Dynapro M/T
    3 1/2'' down pipe back 6" Tip
    Dodge Towing Mirrors
    Smoked Tails, Cab Lights, and Side Marker Lights
    1% Rear and Side Window, 20% Front Tint
    American Racing Wheels/ With a custom black paint
    Cold Air Intake
    Edge Performance Chip
    Custom Audio System
    LED Tails
    Black background headlights and parking lights

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