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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by burbanfanatic, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. burbanfanatic

    burbanfanatic Registered Member

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    Hello,

    Does anybody know what % tint 1989-1991 Suburban privacy glass from the factory is? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif 10% 20% ?? I'm tinting mine and I want it to look stock. They seem darker than newer Suburbans which are 20%... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif Thanks a trillion in advance!
     
  2. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It's about 5%. I tinted all of my windows and watch out for the factory laminated glass, it can't be removed like normal film. I actually have one side laminated factory tint and one side aftermarket film tint on the other on my top and I can't hardly tell a difference.
     
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    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    Like he said they are 5% and if done correctly it's hard to tell the differance between the factory and newly tinted glass. I had my rear slider done like that when my Burb had the tailgate and you couldn't see a difference from outside, but inside it was slightly noticable.
    If you ever get a chance I'd get the factory laminated windows though, they are a heck of a lot tuffer than the clear glass ones.
     
  4. burbanfanatic

    burbanfanatic Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot guys. Anyone else with info is more than welcome to post too! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Only my rear 4 ft windows were tinted. They were tinted bronze. Did all those years come in Bronze tint only? Not regular smoke?

    Anyways, the tinting place no longer sells 10 or 5% bronze tint and doesn't think it is available anymore either. So they tinted the rest of my windows at 20%. So I have 3 different tints! 35 infront, 5 or 10% on the 4ft windows, and 20% on all the rest.

    The best they could offer was to give it another layer of 20% on top of the current 20% to equal about 7% after the math was calculated. It would be an additional $90-100 in addition to the already $260 /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif. I think I might just go for that.

    Is it really hard to see at night with the 5% tint?

    Thanks again! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    I drive Lincoln Town Cars with 5% tint on the rear door windows and the back window. At night, it's difficult to see things that don't have lights on or near them. Might be easier through a bigger window on a 'Burb or K5 though...
     

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