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White Interior & Tinting %???

Ts007

Member
Aug 31, 2017
20
3
Boston
Debating on tinting the front windows 5% or 15%. Recently went with 25% on the fronts and didn’t realize it’s still light with the white interior.

Leaning on going with 5% thinking that it’ll still show with the white interior but wanted to see anyone has pictures of the white interior with 5% and 15% on the fronts?
 

raggedy

Member
Apr 3, 2020
312
254
Peninsula CA
5% at night is going to make night driving sketchy. Personally I would go 25% myself. How's the 25% driving at night for you? I have 35% on one of my cars and it's definitely made it harder to see out of at night, and especially in the rain when everything on the road gets harder to see.
 

acarney

Active Member
Jul 9, 2019
2,896
1,886
Richland, WA
Could you guys post some pictures showing how well it blends with the factory blacked out rear windows? I’ve seen a couple people with the black interior post saying that a 20 to 25% on the front basically match the darkness of the back windows... but I’m curious about the white...

I figure the glass is actually dyed black for the rears compared to a film, so they might “stay” darker when there is a white background begins them compared to a tint film...

I know in my Model 3 with white interior a ~30% seems very light compared to like how dark the roof looks...
 

ArtK

Member
Jun 1, 2020
233
206
NYS
I've got 20% with my white interior...don't think I would go much lower. As it is now, I have a nasty reflection of the white dash that covers the driver's side mirror during the day...but that would probably happen with any tint.
That dash reflection makes using the side view mirror a challenge with a high mid-day sun. I am thinking of darkening and reducing the reflectiveness of the dash.
 

Munks

Member
Jul 11, 2020
23
12
Seattle
Freshly tinted with 20% in the front. For what it’s worth the shop estimated the back to be tinted 24%. They mentioned the front will look slightly lighter because of the white seats and the windshield letting in a lot of light. It’s a good % and agree I wouldn’t go darker but it blends well!
 

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GinAustin

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Jul 25, 2020
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Austin
Freshly tinted with 20% in the front. For what it’s worth the shop estimated the back to be tinted 24%. They mentioned the front will look slightly lighter because of the white seats and the windshield letting in a lot of light. It’s a good % and agree I wouldn’t go darker but it blends well!

Sorry, meant to quote. Same question - 20 on the front, but no colored tint on rear windows?
 

acarney

Active Member
Jul 9, 2019
2,896
1,886
Richland, WA
Don’t order the white interior. The vegan leather is porous and the white is horrible for color transfer from blue denim and other materials. Trust me you’ll regret it. We used to get customer complaints all the time from color transfer especially from blue jeans and on brand new cars.

I switched to white jeans...
 

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