Oops, you went there! I wasn't going to point it out, but the OP had the work done in CA. I think the front passenger and driver windows technically are not supposed to be tinted either, but the windshield is definitely out. I'm sure that is why the first company doesn't do it.
Yep you are absolutely correct! One shop didn't want to do it because of liability concerns. He said people have tried to come after him when they got into an accident. But the other shops I have called didn't mind at all. I know and I accept full responsibility if I get a ticket for the front windshield and the front windows. But I do want to mention that the windshield shade is 3M crystalline at 70% - it's barely noticeable and it does not blurr or affect my vision during day or night. Then I did crystalline 40% for the front windows and went 5% 3M color stable in the rear to provide some contrast. Im hoing, *fingers crossed* that the contrast will help sway the cops away from looking twice at my vehicle. lol. But if i get caught, i get caught. Can't do anything about fate. However, the shop doesnt have a problem removing it free of charge.
Thank you P3G.
EJ has posted four advertisments for California businesses, and it's obvious as John Travolta's hairpiece that these are either his buddies or he's getting some kind of fee for doing this. If he wants to get indignant ("hey guys, I'm just helping out!") so be it. But I don't have sawdust between my ears.
As to EJ's hope that we get loads of sponsors to offer us all really great deals?!? I kinda like the forum, like PBS, commercial free.
Well that's your opinion and I respect that. But, I am sure the mods can create a special section for reps from companies like Americas Tire, Tirerack, TSW wheels, Thule, Inno, etc. Let those who are interested take advantage of offers. And then maybe you can stay away from trolling those threads and spreading your negativity around. They have special sections in other forums so their deals don't interfere with other sections.
Im here to help out man. I'll edit my post and remove the company names to help you sleep at night.
I think the point is that a "reputable" shop should advise the owner on the tint law and consequences of violating the law. Some shops may refuse to do it even if the owner wants "illegal" tint as Adrian_L warns of potential liability issues for the shop. To other shops, revenue is more important than integrity and will apply "illegal" tint with owner's permission (and likely want a release of liability signed by the owner). But if a shop applies "illegal" tint without advising the owner and getting owner's approval (probably had the owner sign a release of liability), the shop is far from reputable. I won't do business with "shady" shops.
Also, it is clear to me that the OP is virtually all "advertising content" and Ej is likely getting a kickback.
"Make sure you call him and get quoted. Mention that you are from the Cmax Forum and was recommended by Ej so you can get an even better price."
Most forums (I think all) that I frequent would remove the advertising content and tell the OP to have people PM him for info on the shop.
Honestly, I feel kind of insulted. I took the time to take pictures and write these posts to help you guys out out of the kindness in me. There's no kickback for me, i promise you. I shared a positive review about the companies I worked for because I was happy with their service. This way those local in SoCal can go to places where they've done work on a Cmax so you can trust they'll do a good job (especially the sub install). Not many audio shops have experience in working with the electric system in our cars and now Whitehorse Customz does. You don't have to risk some audio shop that claims they know how when they don't and risk damaging your car. You can also potentially save more money.
You don't have to use my name or say you're from the forums if you dont want to. I just made a deal with the shops that if I referred people, then they'd have to give them discounts. I'm here to help you guys and the shops that did a great job. There's no cut from me. Just being nice.