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Old 08-12-2007, 05:29 PM
Location: Colorado
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Originally Posted by Noahma View Post
i belive it is 3% tint. i had a friend get a ticket for going over that amount lol
3% means that only 3% light can pass thru - very dark
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:50 PM
Location: CO
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yea just realized that lol that cant be true^
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
Just to let you know. I am behind the Damn Police. You have a job that needing to see inside is for your safety and the safety of others. Thank you for the job you have chosen to do. We would really be up the creek or in deep kimchi without the law inforcement. Just wish there were more of you. thanks. Oh and shame on those who do not appreciate you. They need to walk in your shoes for a day. If you have not a guilty conscience then why hate the law enforcers? Sure there are those that are power mongers but that is the world not just the police.
Thanks Nadine,

In my field a kind word from people like you is very rare but very appreciated!!!!
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:08 PM
Location: Norman, OK
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It is 27%. I know because I was going to get my car tined in Fort Collins, but then I moved to Atlanta and didn't do it. I should have though - the legal limit in Atlanta is 32%.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:59 AM
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Tint laws for the "protection" of officers is a weak argument,
believe me if a "perp" is going to shoot an officer
he's going to do it with or without tint.

In fact, maybe all panel vans should be required to have
clear glass all the way around, cause well what if
there was an army of men with guns waiting to
get pulled over in there..

That being said, I had 17% light transmittance(measured)
for 4 years in Colorado, and never ever had any issues.

If you get pulled over, roll all the windows down
turn your interior lights on, keep your hands on the top of
the steering wheel, say yes and no sir be polite.
I bet the tint will be the last thing on that LEO's mind.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:57 AM
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Exclamation Legal Tinting

I live in the Southern part of Colorado and I have have been told that legal tint is 25% VLT (Visible Light Transmission), but I have a 2.5% VLT tint on my car and have not been stopped by the cops. The windows say something like 75% VLT in small lettering so I do not know truly what is the right amount of tint for Colorado. I do know that Denver does not allow 10% or below VLT tint.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:54 PM
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Just received a ticket for this today. You can only have 27% on all windows if you have tint on your front windows. If you don't have tint on your front windows you can spray paint the rest of the windows black if you wanted.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:22 PM
Location: Western Colorado
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I'm the "damn" retired police. Google is your friend, know it, love it, use it. Btw, if you don't like the law, change it. Police enforce laws, they don't write the things.


42-4-227. Windows unobstructed - certain materials prohibited - windshield
wiper requirements.

(1) (a) Except as provided in this paragraph (a), no person shall operate any
motor vehicle registered in Colorado on which any window, except the
windshield, is composed of, covered by, or treated with any material or
component which presents an opaque, nontransparent, or metallic or mirrored
appearance in such a way that it allows less than twenty-seven percent light
transmittance. The windshield shall allow seventy percent light transmittance.
The provisions of this paragraph (a) shall not apply to the windows to the rear
of the driver, including the rear window, on any motor vehicle; however, if
such windows allow less than twenty-seven percent light transmittance, then the
front side windows and the windshield on such vehicles shall allow seventy
percent light transmittance.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:56 AM
Location: Sequim, WA
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If I were in law enforcement, I would insist on enforcement of the tinting laws. About 15 years ago when I was nearly carjacked, except for the general appearance of the vehicle that approached me, I didn't have much of a clue as to what we behind those very dark windows until the back window on the driver's side began to come down to reveal a car full of thugs with guns. We don't need to make the job of law enforcement more difficult than it already is. This should be a "no brainer!"
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:49 PM
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I live in colorado and never knew there was a tint law so after having my 2013 malibu since 2013 i bought the car that way i got pulled over for the windows and he stuck a mashine and it said 19% i still dont know what that ment but i got a ticket so i need help to understand
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