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Hi! I currently live in NC, but my home is in Texas. My car is going to be in SA for about 6 months. What are the tint laws and what color underbody neons are legal/illegal? Also, where is a good tint place, preferably on the north east side of town?
 

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nothing more than 35% tint on the front windows, but there are tons of ppl who have 20, 15, and 5 with no problem.

as long as you can't see the bulb of the neons, any color is fine other than red and blue i believe.
 

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If your car is registered out of state, none of the TX laws apply and you can do wahtever you want to it anyway. Though, i wouldnt push it on the neons, just make it where you cant see the bulb.
 

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Any color neon can be used...just no bulb can be visible.

Now strobe and LED colors are different. Red and Blue can be a big nono.

and if your car is registered out of state....FUDGE 'EM!!!


 

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I guess I'll be leaving my blue neons turned off while I'm here. Thanks for the locations, kangol, but I need somewhere in San Antonio on the northeast side.
 

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welp....

I guess I'm gonna be up for a new tint job when I move down there in September...lol

You guys can have darker tint than NC...ours is 35%.....oh well...I've played hell on my tint anyway...

Thanks for the info and thanks for posting those questions. That's a little info I've been wondering about myself!

dentless dave!!
 

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Nearly all stock windows have tint built into them, even though you don't notice it. The light transmittal can be a %25 total when the stock tint is combined with the added aftermarket tint.

No place I know of (around Austin at least) will do more than a %35 aftermarket tint.
 

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[censored]-A. I just got my windows tinted today and I got 20% on the back doors.
I wish I would have gotten my inspection BEFORE I got the tint.


anyone know a friendly inspection shop in SA?
 

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Your backwindow and backside windows are not inspectable items . The state of Texas for the last 8 years I have been inspecting vehicles has always required window tint above 20% ( 21% will pass ) . City laws differ though , so check with you local police .
 

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How low can you go on tint on the front window (sun visor)? I just got five inches because my tint guy said five is legal from the top. I think he said it was 15% tint. It goes past the AS1 line, but he said the line was too short.
I went and got this done, and I still get a tan on my arms from driving around. I guess foci are 45% dash and 55% seating on the interior. The dash goes forever.
 
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