• Kyle Rehatchek

PA Car Window Tinting Shades - Explained

Are you looking to have your car windows tinted and don't know where to start in your search of the right shade for you? Chances are, if you're here reading this, it is a question you have, and we are here to share some information that may be of help to you!


Legal VS What you want

We get told many times a day from customers and potential customers, that they would like "The darkest film that's legal." There are many myths about the legality of window tinting, tint shades, and where and what you can use on your vehicle in Pennsylvania. We also direct our customers to the online resources available to better lay out the legalities in detail, however, the short answer is 70% on the front windows (which clear glass usually will meter around 70-78% depending on the make of the vehicle). The rear of vehicles is more lenient and there are more options available.


Full resources explained at PA Window Tinting Laws


Film Shade Examples

PA legal window tinting shades explained
Window Tinting Shades - Pennsylvania Legal

Differences in Appearance between the various performance line films?

Short Answer, No. There is no real discernible difference in appearance in a 20% standard film, vs a 20% in HP, or ceramic film. The difference in the films, comes from the overall construction of the film that aids in its ability to reject heat more proficiently that lower line films.


At Black Diamond Tint, we are here to help you through the process of selecting the right film for you, and helping to explain anything you might have questions on. With the ultra high performance specs from the new ceramic films available, we can help you achieve the performance you need, with the look you want, and helping to ease your mind in the process!


If you would like to speak to one of our knowledgeable team members in more detail, please call us at 570-527-6962 or visit our automotive page on our website here


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