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This is a discussion on Window TINT within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by 11blackSTi I've got 20% on the back windows and 35% up front. I love it. Adds privacy ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I've got 20% on the back windows and 35% up front. I love it. Adds privacy to the back seat
    so does an empty parking lot at night hahahha. then again, the tint worked in a busy parking lot during the day
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    So I was speaking to some friends and they raised a good question.. Isn't the hatchback considered a wagon? Therefore I could have dark tint on the rear windows and 35% on the front windows? Correct me if I am wrong please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rurso01 View Post
    So I was speaking to some friends and they raised a good question.. Isn't the hatchback considered a wagon? Therefore I could have dark tint on the rear windows and 35% on the front windows? Correct me if I am wrong please.
    Depends on what state you live in. In Maine we can only go 35% of front windows, but we can go as dark as we want on all others no matter what the car is.

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    I'm in Maryland. I know SUV's and Wagons can go very dark probably limo tint on the rear windows.
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    i have 20% fronts, 15% rears. sometimes backing up out ill roll my windows down but its not bad, feel like i shouldve went darker. the sun is soo bright and scary!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    The only problem I ran into was when the tint shop needed to pull off the tint to fix something, I think that hurt my rear defroster. 1. It is unlikely that they will have to do this if they are the most reputable. 2. they replaced my rear window, so all is well now.
    I'm a bit curious about this. The bottom 3 or 4 rows of my rear defroster aren't working. See pic below. Any of you 3rd gen sedan owners have this problem? I can't really recall using the defroster much, if at all before I got the windows tinted, so I'm not sure if it was broken from the beginning. I also had to have the tint on my rear window redone. Is it possible that something about the tint process could mess up just a part of the defroster?

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    Side note: I've got 35% all around and really like it. Not too dark. Not too light.
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    I had a very similar issue when they redid my tint. There were only about 5 lines working after they redid it. None of the lines looked broken at all either. But the shop ended up replacing my entire rear window since they were the only ones back there between it working and not working.
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    I'm probably just going to leave it as is. It doesn't really bother me and I can't 100% prove what caused the issue. Plus, my parents had to have a rear window replaced on one of their cars because the defroster stopped working and now they occasionally get water building up in the trunk. So, I'm a bit wary of pulling a perfectly good window. Any issues with yours since it was replaced?
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    not that i've noticed. it does seem to take a bit longer than the oem glass to defrost *knocks on wood*
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    Quote Originally Posted by djk5077 View Post
    I'm a bit curious about this. The bottom 3 or 4 rows of my rear defroster aren't working. See pic below. Any of you 3rd gen sedan owners have this problem? I can't really recall using the defroster much, if at all before I got the windows tinted, so I'm not sure if it was broken from the beginning. I also had to have the tint on my rear window redone. Is it possible that something about the tint process could mess up just a part of the defroster?

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    mine work just fine so far. i went 20 all around

    Side note: I've got 35% all around and really like it. Not too dark. Not too light.

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    Never in my life have I heard of window tint hurting the motors.....just saying I think your being a little over paranoid lol

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    Does anyone have pics of 35% front and 20% rear that I can see? Preferably on a white vehicle. I don't want it to look too odd with the contrasting shades of black.
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    I just tinted my '12 5 door. I went with 20% all around. Looks good, not too dark to see out of. 35% is the legal limit but you have to be a real **** to get a ticket for tint since most cop cars here in Florida to at least 20%

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    Has anyone had the front "Brow" done on the subbie? By brow I mean the front windshield top piece. Im so confused as to why my 13 hatch didn't come with it from the factory. Never really noticed it before I got my car and now I notice none of my buddy's wrx's have it done either.
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    I've got it on my car.

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