Window tint - AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community


Window tint


Old 11-14-2017, 09:53 AM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2017
Age: 56
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Window tint

Just bought a 2018 Acura RDX, why is the tint so light?
jemace is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2017, 11:21 AM
thoiboi's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal, CA
Posts: 32,459
Thanked 5,218 Times in 4,170 Posts
add your own!
thoiboi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2017, 10:11 AM
Registered Member
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Colorado
Age: 36
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I concur that the factory tint on the rear windows and rear hatch window is a little lighter than other manufacturer's OEM colored glass. You can tint all windows to match - obviously lighter % on the factory colored glass to match whatever you put on the front.
RDX2018 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 06:09 PM
Registered Member
Join Date: Nov 2017
Age: 74
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
My experience with 3 different cars in CA was the same. I used the illegal grade of tint. The first grade was like hardly any difference, but legal. 2 different tint shops told me the same thing. It is rare they get anyone to request the 'legal' tint because the difference was so small. They can still apply it but the owner is responsible if caught.
I know of no one that was ever stopped.
Now, in Central CA tinting is almost a necessity. 100+ temps, sometimes for weeks at a time, demand it. And as you would expect, many have much darker tints.
In my experience, there is a balance.
First of all, if cops can not make out your face in daylight by looking throiugh the side window, they assume (and usually they are right) you have an illegal tint. It is rare they bother stopping cars for tint unless they are suspicious of the driver anyway.
Secondly, I've experienced enough 'near misses' by cars exiting driveways without looking, but more like not SEEING me approach, and I can barely see their head let alone tell if
they are even looking my way, because of heavy window. tint.
You know that feeling you get when a car is running close to you in the next lane and you notice it has a dent on that side? And you don't want to be the next one? Yeah, that same feeling. And those cars often will have dark windows as well.
rollinacura is offline  
Reply With Quote
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
2G RL Photograph Gallery
03-18-2018 11:01 AM
06-06-2017 05:36 PM
Member Cars for Sale
05-06-2017 10:16 PM
Second Generation RL (2005-2012)
01-04-2017 08:55 AM
Member Cars for Sale
10-16-2016 08:43 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: