April 11, 2010i have heard alot of rumors that it is legal to have 5% tint on the front windows now? can anyone tell me what the truth about the law really is?
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April 11, 2010Texas Window Tint Law
Texas Tint Law Enacted: 2003
HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN TEXAS?
Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Texas, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.
Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed along the top of the windshield above the manufacturer`s AS-1 line.
Front Side Windows Must allow more than 25% of light in.
Back Side Windows Must allow more than 25% of light in.
Rear Window Any darkness can be used.
HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN TEXAS?
Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting film contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.
Front Side Windows Must not be more than 25% reflective.
Back Side Windows Must not be more than 25% reflective.
OTHER TEXAS RULES AND REGULATIONS
Restricted Colors The tint color(s) of RED BLUE AMBER are not legal by state law.
Side Mirrors Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
Certificate Requirements Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in
the state. Ask your dealer if they are using ceritified film.
Sticker Requirements The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on the driverâ€™s side window.
Medical Exemption State allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
April 11, 2010so you can have 25% in texas? lucky over here in ga the front has to be 35% legally that is ive got 20% on the front and 2.5% on the back haha
April 11, 2010so you can have 25%? it used to be 35% right? because that`s what i have. i want limo in the front but i think it`ll bring alot of attention being on a white truck and all
April 11, 2010Yeah, so did I. But I didn`t want the hassle
April 12, 2010Wow out here in WI you can only have 50%!!! But that didnt bother me I have 5 in the back and 15 in the front haha
ps. I`ve also heard if you have an eye problem the doctor can legally write you a perscription saying you need dark tint!
True or false, what do you all think?
April 12, 2010I dont think wyo has a law, Ive seen 5% and they have never been busted or even talked to about it
April 13, 2010I have 2.5% on my driver and passenger side and 2.5% over factory tint on the rear windows wich makes them extremely dark. got a ticket once for the front windows but as far as the rear it dosent really matter. I CANT DRIVE WITH OUT TINT. Not in Texas heat LOL
April 19, 2010White looks incredable with blacked out windows. Check out ICEs pix. If i remember right his everything he has owend was blacked out. On the chevy I had I had 20 on the sides and 5 on the back. My dodge I have now has 20 all the way around. I wish it was darker (i know im gonna get crap for this) but I I think 5 all around it would be tough being a dually and all.