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Window Tint

Ok, I purchased my 2015 Mazda 6 Touring from a Chevrolet dealer after 1 owner. Thrilled with the car, doing a few minor modifications (with the help of the good people of this forum).

The windows are tinted, very nicely, very professional. Here is a picture of the info in the corner -- any details that can be gleaned from that? Such as % tint, what is that information .

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Window Tint

That's the factory window etching which has nothing to do with the window tint that was applied by the previous owner. All cars have this etching.

Window tint does not come with any markings as it's just a tinted film that's applied to the inside of a window that comes in large roles and is cut to fit in sections by the installer.

The is absolutely no way of determining the brand of tint. You may be able to tell the % if you go to your local police station and have them measure with their tint meter. This could be risky if tint is illegal in your area. Most tint is 35% which is also the legal limit in many areas.


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^^ What this guy said.

Could also bring it to your local tint shop and have them measure it for free.

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Question about tint, I have a 2018 Mazda 6 Touring.Does front and back windows come tinted directly from factory(even if it is lightly tinted)?
I see a sticker which says "Laminate" on all windows, so not sure if the windows are already lightly tinted.
I inquired a 3rd party they said they will charge me $225-250 to do the tinting, not sure if it is worth .
Any help is appreciated!

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Question about tint, I have a 2018 Mazda 6 Touring.Does front and back windows come tinted directly from factory(even if it is lightly tinted)?
I see a sticker which says "Laminate" on all windows, so not sure if the windows are already lightly tinted.
I inquired a 3rd party they said they will charge me $225-250 to do the tinting, not sure if it is worth .
Any help is appreciated!
Yes, the windows come from the factory at 95% tint. That means, if you add 35% tint on top of it, the windows will actually register at about 32%, and that's illegal in many states so be cautious.

$225 - 250 is very reasonable for tint; that's about what I paid for mine and 6 years later it still looks great. Just remember that the tint is likely to fade a bit over time. My tint isn't quite as dark as it was 6 years ago. I should probably get it registered to see just how much it has lost.

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Yes, the windows come from the factory at 95% tint. That means, if you add 35% tint on top of it, the windows will actually register at about 32%, and that's illegal in many states so be cautious.

$225 - 250 is very reasonable for tint; that's about what I paid for mine and 6 years later it still looks great. Just remember that the tint is likely to fade a bit over time. My tint isn't quite as dark as it was 6 years ago. I should probably get it registered to see just how much it has lost.
Thank You.I am fine with the factory tint I have right now even though it is very light.
My main reason for adding 35% tint level is to reduce the glare at night from side mirrors.My side mirrors do not have auto dimming feature, I believe side mirror dimming is only available on GT or GT Reserve and higher Trims.
Not sure if 35% tint level will help in that regard.

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Thank You.I am fine with the factory tint I have right now even though it is very light.
My main reason for adding 35% tint level is to reduce the glare at night from side mirrors.My side mirrors do not have auto dimming feature, I believe side mirror dimming is only available on GT or GT Reserve and higher Trims.
Not sure if 35% tint level will help in that regard.
Auto dimming side mirrors? What I have is the rear view mirror. I think they stripped some features compared to US market.

I plan to install a clear tint but I'm​ having second thoughts as it might be too bright around 10 AM to 3 PM. Otherwise, I'll settle for a light tint.
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Thank You.I am fine with the factory tint I have right now even though it is very light.
My main reason for adding 35% tint level is to reduce the glare at night from side mirrors.My side mirrors do not have auto dimming feature, I believe side mirror dimming is only available on GT or GT Reserve and higher Trims.
Not sure if 35% tint level will help in that regard.
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Auto dimming side mirrors? What I have is the rear view mirror. I think they stripped some features compared to US market.

I plan to install a clear tint but I'm​ having second thoughts as it might be too bright around 10 AM to 3 PM. Otherwise, I'll settle for a light tint.
Yup! My GT has them and they're glorious (auto dimming mirrors).

The tint will definitely help tone side mirror headlight glare down a bit but, because of the way tint works, even 35% isn't super dark when looking out from inside.

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Unfortunately, it's only on the driver's side. The passenger side doesn't auto dim on the 3rd gen. It did on my 2nd gen.


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Yup! My GT has them and they're glorious (auto dimming mirrors).

The tint will definitely help tone side mirror headlight glare down a bit but, because of the way tint works, even 35% isn't super dark when looking out from inside.
I know, when purchasing I upgraded the rear view mirror.But there is no package on touring to upgrade the side mirrors to have auto dimming feature as well.I hope the 35% tint will reduce the glare at least , I know it can never completely eliminate the glare. Especially the trucks, glare from side mirrors is so blinding.

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