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Old 09-19-2012, 12:29 AM   #601
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i'll try to get my CBS up soon. i was hoping 25 in the back and 30 in the front.

i can get away with that and later it fades anyways. its also see through i hope. we'll find out when i get back from vacay.

hit up tint to u leave it there for the day and come back for it. thoughts?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:35 PM   #602
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Only really cheap film fades, turns purple, or bubbles up. Tint has improved over the last decade and all types of film retain their color really well, even quality dye-based films.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #603
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My SWP WRX is coming in on 10/01, and i don't know if i should go 20% since i like how it looks during the day, but it may be too dark at night. If not i'm thinking 28% but i haven't seen what it looks like in person. Any opinions?
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #604
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My SWP WRX is coming in on 10/01, and i don't know if i should go 20% since i like how it looks during the day, but it may be too dark at night. If not i'm thinking 28% but i haven't seen what it looks like in person. Any opinions?
I have 15% (2012 SWP WRX) and it's not that bad at night except in the country. 20% should be even better at night
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:17 PM   #605
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I have 15% (2012 SWP WRX) and it's not that bad at night except in the country. 20% should be even better at night
I'm assuming you have 15% all around
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:23 PM   #606
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I'm assuming you have 15% all around
Correct with an eyebrow on the front
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:26 PM   #607
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i swear this is 50%
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:35 PM   #608
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i swear this is 50%
Maybe on the front windshield lol
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:24 AM   #609
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i swear this is 50%
Second post on a public forum!
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #610
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20 on the front, 10 on the back, and 5 on the rear window. Perfect for my taste, gets pretty dark at night so I picked up a pair of LED reverse lights. Helps so much.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:56 PM   #611
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35% front and Rear. Nothing on front windshield
sorry for crappy cell phone pic.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:04 PM   #612
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Mine is 20% - Although the police tint scanner device reads 17%

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Old 09-22-2012, 01:02 AM   #613
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Here's mine. Just got it done today. 15% all the way around. I always regret not going darker but I think i'll be happy with it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:26 AM   #614
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That eyebrow looks huge! Good choice 15% is the way to go
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #615
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That eyebrow looks huge! Good choice 15% is the way to go
The brow looks big but actually isn't too bad. Im happy with it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:06 PM   #616
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35% front and Rear. Nothing on front windshield
sorry for crappy cell phone pic.
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Nice. Looks great with those rims. 35 isnt bad. Cops wont care either.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:58 PM   #617
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35% front and Rear. Nothing on front windshield
sorry for crappy cell phone pic.]
Looks good. I like the rims too. I know they are OEM, but just sayin.


IIRC, the offset is different from the WRX, right?
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:29 AM   #618
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Thanks guys. They really are well designed stockers.

You are correct Chester; The bolt pattern on the new base Imprezas is 5x100.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #619
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hey simon, whatd you use on the wheels?
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #620
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Hey myrt. I used Plastidip. 3 coats per wheel of black plastidip and 3 coats of plastidip: gold metalizer(which consists of gold flakes and clear coat). Depending on the angle of the sun the wheels will look either gold, black, or bronze. That also depends on how much gold metalizer you use. Its held up so far for three months of me driving off road, and using power washers. If you curb it though. you have to peel it all off and redo it. Total about 6 cans(three of each type). Ordered it through amazon. (you can also do a gunmetal look with the silver metalizer if you wish)
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:37 PM   #621
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what?? 3 cans each. I plastidiped my rims, but used about 1 can per wheel. lol thats crazy. cant argue with the looks tho. Real nice. might do the same thing.

EDIT: ohh total 6 cans... nvm. Nice job!
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #622
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Hey myrt. I used Plastidip. 3 coats per wheel of black plastidip and 3 coats of plastidip: gold metalizer(which consists of gold flakes and clear coat). Depending on the angle of the sun the wheels will look either gold, black, or bronze. That also depends on how much gold metalizer you use. Its held up so far for three months of me driving off road, and using power washers. If you curb it though. you have to peel it all off and redo it. Total about 6 cans(three of each type). Ordered it through amazon. (you can also do a gunmetal look with the silver metalizer if you wish)

They came out great. Might try it down the road.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #623
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To the 2011-2013 sedan guys:

Did your tint shop not have difficulty reaching the bottom corners of the rear window? (Since the parcel shelf protrudes in those two corners).
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:21 AM   #624
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To the 2011-2013 sedan guys:

Did your tint shop not have difficulty reaching the bottom corners of the rear window? (Since the parcel shelf protrudes in those two corners).

Not where I took mine. He did a great job, but I had to pull it off after getting 2 tint tickets in 3 months. I miss it . Got mine done at skylinetint.com in Springfield.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #625
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Not where I took mine. He did a great job, but I had to pull it off after getting 2 tint tickets in 3 months. I miss it . Got mine done at skylinetint.com in Springfield.
Sorry to hear that! I'm assuming you had a really low % hence the ticket?

I got mine tinted last week (50% all around - don't want trouble!) but the bottom two corners in the rear window didn't come out perfect. My OCD tells me to get it re-done at a different shop, but my wallet tells me to leave it like it is. Decisions, decisions!

I actually looked into Skylinetint, but went with another tint shop because they were 2 mins from my house and their Yelp reviews looked good.

Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to check Skylinetint if I ever decide to re-tint.
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