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#1 *neonjay *

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  01 July 2003 - 08:39 PM

Pa law in a very uncertain way states that windows that have 70% are legal (or that does not permit a person from viewing the inside of your vehicle is illegal) if I have 20 % tint on my windows what would my windows show up as with a tint meter. and you can view the inside of the car with 20% tint right??
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#2 Protint

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  01 July 2003 - 08:43 PM

Wrong 20% film means that 20% light is coming through the glass. Well even a little less light due to the factory tint in the glass already. But a 20% film will shoot a 17% on a light meter. A 70% film is really clear. Madico makes a AG-70 and Solis makes a 70% but when installed if the cop or inpector drops a meter on it it will read like 67 or 68% and they will fail you. Most of the time they don't even know it is tinted with a 70%VLT film installed. VLT = Visable Light Transmission.
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  01 July 2003 - 09:01 PM

that is only on the front two doors . where 70 % is legal . the back you can be 28% . if you go 35 all around you wont have trouble. as long as a cop can see in the car . he will not stop you. depending on where in pa your from you may even be able to go darker. with out having to worry about cops
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  01 July 2003 - 09:05 PM

So what your saying PIE is that if a cop puts a meter on the dudes window and it reads less than 70% but the cop can see through it its good?
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  01 July 2003 - 09:20 PM

I had 20 on the front doors, and 5 on the rest. took off the front doors and he
dismissed the case, but the cop told me if he sees me again he will stop me because the rear window is to dark. I put 20 back on the fronts yesterday. is 5 on the back window actually illegal
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#6 pierce8468

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  01 July 2003 - 09:41 PM

no not at all pro. but in most parts of pa they are not that strict on tint. as long as they can see in they wont stop you
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#7 pierce8468

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  01 July 2003 - 09:43 PM

yes it is and so is 20 up front. if they cant see in they will stop you
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  01 July 2003 - 09:47 PM

I hear ya bro. It's the same way here with the cops. They rarely pull people over normally they just use it for probubble (:dunno at spelling) cause just to pull over some young punk with some dope or beer in his car.
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  01 July 2003 - 09:49 PM

yep window profiling
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  02 July 2003 - 03:35 PM

actually all the law says is "Must be able to see into the vehicle" that is all it says, PENNDOT says 70 for all windows, screw PENNDOT since when are they part of the judicial branch of our government.
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  02 July 2003 - 07:07 PM

neon: I use solar gard film...I care a 43% your car would be very close to legal with it ; however I do very little of this as people want something noticable on there vehicle and 43% doesn't cange the glass much ..I use alot of 32% it is not legal in Pa. but like pie said the if you can see in, you usually will not have a problem. it also help if you do not do a light or medium on the two front and darker in the back . I do alot like that too but it make the car stand out more and make the car look tinted with the same all aroound it look as if it should be that way (know what I mean)?...the penn dot law also says you need to put a sticker in the back glass a 1 inch vesc20 sticker even if you use a 43% or light film with out this sticker you can still be made to remove the tint. but what it really comes down to is the cop 5 cop will give yo 5 different answers if they want to hassel you they will..I'd stick to 32% of close to that all the way around...
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  02 July 2003 - 07:31 PM

Man, whats the deal with PA? Lokks like it's time to get the friggin n@zi's out of power there. You guys got a bunch of liberals there or what? I thought CA was bad...sheesh!
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