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      10-10-2012, 04:50 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Syle View Post
Someone please educate me on the tint numbers. Thanks
The lower the tint percentage, the darker the tint (hence it will look darker).
For example, a 20% tint means that 20% of all light that hits the window, only 20% will go through the tint/window.

So that's why limos usually have 5% tint, only 5 % of the light passes through, for privacy and appearance reasons.

The legal limit (although not set in writing) in North America (may vary from state to state) is 35% for the front windows. This applies to Canada as well.
The back has no legal limit so you can do 35% front and 5% rears if you like.
Usually though, people try to keep it consistent. Comes down personal preference.