Tint Percentage with Privacy glass?

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Hey all -- I did opt to get privacy glass partly because I didn't want to add tint to the rear window as with the engine heat plus living in Texas, I didn't think the life of the tint would be very worthwhile.

That said, my understanding is that privacy glass also adds a tint to the B pillar windows by default. My plan was to go either 20 or 25% tint on the front windows, but what percentage are the privacy glass windows tinted? I don't want it to look strange from one to another, so that's why I figured I'd ask here first before committing from the dealer.

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The Emira's privacy glass seems very dark. To the eye, it looks darker than 24.5%. It seems close to the standard 15-20% on factory privacy glass.

20% and 35% are the only choices for the side glass. 20% is preferred. Another consideration is that light through the windshield will lighten the appearance of tinted front windows.

Any pictures of tinted Emiras with privacy glass?
 

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I plan to get 15% because of all the light coming in thru the windshield.
 

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For Reference only: DaveBeats car, the dealer wouldn't go under the legal limit for FL. So this is around 25-28%

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Hey all -- I did opt to get privacy glass partly because I didn't want to add tint to the rear window as with the engine heat plus living in Texas, I didn't think the life of the tint would be very worthwhile.

That said, my understanding is that privacy glass also adds a tint to the B pillar windows by default. My plan was to go either 20 or 25% tint on the front windows, but what percentage are the privacy glass windows tinted? I don't want it to look strange from one to another, so that's why I figured I'd ask here first before committing from the dealer.

Thanks for any help!
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Just as a reference I have the privacy glass and I got the front windows tinted to 20%
Matches pretty well
 

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Here in NC it would be FAR too dark to match the privacy glass and be anywhere near the legal limit (35%). The privacy quarters look almost like limo tint. That's one reason I opted out of it (and I wanted to be able to see that beautiful engine). These tinted cars do look pretty badass, though!
 

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This is mine with 15% Xpel XR Black tint on front windows only. Looks great and a good match to factory privacy windows.

 

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This is mine with 15% Xpel XR Black tint on front windows only. Looks great and a good match to factory privacy windows.

The video is cool, do you have a photo of it outside? The edits don't show the side profile.
 

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The video is cool, do you have a photo of it outside? The edits don't show the side profile.
Here you go. A few different angles to show 15% tint on the front windows only with factory privacy glass.
 

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I went with 20% tint on the front two windows and am extremely satisfied!! The tint is much lighter than the privacy glass in bright lighting, yet a good match in low lighting.
 

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