Trying to find the right tint for your car, and knowing how dark you want to go can be like attempting to navigate a minefield with a blindfold on or trying to dance between the raindrops. Unless you know exactly what you’re doing and what you’re supposed to be looking for it’s nearly impossible.
The most important tint-related factor that you’ll need to take into account during your search is the state law regarding how dark you can or can’t go, and what percentage of tint is and isn’t legal where you reside.
At the end of the day, you don’t want to have your windows tinted only to be pulled over by a cop within five minutes of leaving the body shop and get ticketed and told that you have to have the tints stripped out and changed because they’re illegal.
That said, the chances of that scenario actually happening are slim to none at best, as there isn’t a fully licensed and insured specialist who would fit, or agree to fit an illegal tint in your car even if begged, or tried to bribe them. It isn’t worth it and it could end up costing them dearly.
The good news? If you’re looking for a countrywide legal tint that you can drive from coast to coast with and not even have to think about, let alone worry about being stopped by the cops for having, then 70 tint might just be the shade that you’ve been looking for.
What Is 70 Tint?
Seventy (70) tint is purposely designed to let seventy percent (hence its name) of the VLT (visual light transmission) spectrum into your vehicle while blocking the more harmful elements of the sun’s rays, such as UV (Ultra Violet) and IR (Infra-Red) and making sure that they don’t damage either your car’s interior or you. It’s also an effective heat barrier, and as we’ve already mentioned is legal in every single state.
Is 70 Tint It Worth It? Does It Make A Difference?
Is it worth having installed on your car, or specifying at the dealership when you actually buy a new car that you want it to come with 70 tint? Absolutely, as you’ll know from the minute that you roll off the lot until you kiss your car goodbye when you sell it or consign it to the junkyard in the sky that the tint on your ride’s windows and front and rear screens, is, has always been and always will be one hundred percent legal.
And if you ensure that the tint is ceramic, even a 70 tint which lets in far more natural light than it actually blocks will prevent ninety-nine percent of the UV and IR rays from the sun from making their way into your car. That means that the interior will be cooler, the sun won’t actually damage the upholstery or the dash and anyone who rides in your car won’t need to apply any screen until you get wherever it is that you’re going and it’s time to venture outside.
From a purely aesthetic point of view, on a bright day when the sun is high in the sky and there isn’t a cloud to be seen, you’ll barely even notice that your car’s windows are even tinted. The 70 tint will just keep on doing what it does best, protecting you and your car from the worst effects of the sun, and will just become an everyday part of the background noise of your car.
The 70 Tint Drawbacks
We know what you’re thinking. It sounds too good to be true. If it’s cop friendly, legal, blocks out all of the parts of the sun’s rays that we’re told that we have to worry about and protect ourselves from, there must be some sort of catch, 70 tint must have an Achilles heel, and you’re right it does.
It has one, great big, crystal clear problem that we’ve already mentioned. On a bright day, it’s almost as though it isn’t there.
One of the biggest and most common complaints about 70 tint is that it doesn’t really look like a tint, and doesn’t and won’t provide security or privacy for your car. You can see out, and everyone else can see you and whatever it is that you’re doing.
It’s far from being the ideal privacy solution as if we’re honest, it doesn’t provide any privacy at all, but the darker your tint gets, the more interested in you and your car the cops become.
It is, unfortunately, a trade-off. What you’ll lose in your quest for security and a little escape from the glare of the modern world, you’ll gain by never having to worry about the cops, knowing that your visual line of sight will always be free and clear and that your car and its newly tinted windows will keep you safe from the sun.