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  1. Tinting a new Mazda

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My last car (a 2014) had a Ceramic tint on it that I liked very much. It looked solid, blocked light enough, and did a good job reflecting UV rays. I'm curious how tinting has changed in those past 3 1/2 years since my last car. I don't remember the Carbon Nano stuff being around, which...
  2. 3rd gen tinting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi guys, will be upgrading to the new three soon. Wondering if I can see examples of the different levels of tint on the 3. Eg: 70 front, 50 front sides, 20 back and rear on deep crystal blue. Thx
  3. Quarter Window Tinting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Just had my Mazda3 HB tinted. Tints look good other than the quarter windows that has a 1/4" gap at the top. Another thing, after the tinting some of the molding in the driver side door is loose? How much of a hassle would it be to get those fixed? Thank you.
  4. Tinting the rear bumper reflectors

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I saw a few pics and liked it. Anyone have thoughts on doing this? I'm not a fan of how red the reflectors are and how huge they appear on the rear bumper. Seriously considering tinting it to have it blend with the bumper a little. Thoughts?:surprise:
  5. Window tinting help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Where do you buy the window tinting kits? Any recommended places in SF bay area? Are they custom made for your car? I've never tinted my car windows, so I have no idea where to start. It looks like legislation varies quite a bit across states, so I was wondering if you take that in account as...
  6. Norcal - front window tinting?

    Pacific West
    For the NorCal folks. I'm getting the front windows of my 3sT tinted on Monday and was wondering what the consensus on how dark we can get away with. I know Cali law is no tint and there's always a chance a cop in a bad mood may stop me... but for the most part, what can I get away with? 70...
  7. Tinting sunroof?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Just had my windows tinted and have to say, much better looking! It looks like the sunroof glass is a little darker than what the car came stock with, but wondering about matching it with the new tint shade. Can it be done, or is it something best left as is?
  8. Tinting the front windows in California

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I'm getting my Mazda3 2013 hatch tinted and need your opinion on what shades of tint to go with. Before you vote in the poll, please consider these things: -I live in Southern California -CA doesn't like aftermarket tint on the driver, front passenger, and front windshield -My OCD...
  9. Quality window tinting in WA state?

    Pacific West
    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I am wondering if anyone from the NW has gotten tints done in WA state and would recommend any shops that you have had a good experience with.
  10. Red tinted tailights!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Just got my tail lights wrapped by a new local company here in my city, TCT Wraps! I'll put a link to their Facebook page, so check him out! If you're looking to buy some vinyl for a DIY project let him know. Talk to Tony. Great guy and good pricing. Check out the pictures...
  11. Tinting Tailights...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Lesson learned.... These Mazda 3 tailights are tough on a beginner like me. Iv never tinted anything. So i attepmted it lol. I managed to do what you see in the pictures. I started on the corner ones and well... i could get em to look nice. So i didnt do em. Im thinking of doing either spray...
  12. Tinting Question

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone, Noob question here.. I just got a new 2013 3 iGT and I am looking into getting the windows tinted. Back in the day my dad had his old RX-7 tinted and they would tint the entire glass panel all the way to the top of the window. However, every tint shop I have spoken with leaves a...
  13. Tinting my car

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a 2011 Mazda3 i and I would like to tint it. In your opinions do you think its weird to have two tints? Lighter in the front than in the dark? Because where I live the tint law is 50% in the front and 35% in the back. I was thinking about either doing that or going full 35%. What is...
  14. Just tinting the reverse lenses seems to help a lot...<pic>

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Wife''s Mz3 on the right with untinted rev lenses. My Mz3 on the left with only the reverse lenses tinted...I like it better.
  15. Tail Light Tinting: Worth it?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Been putting some effort into this one, I was hoping to tint my lights on the sedan over Spring break to sort of match the window tint and blacked emblems. Possibly a smoke? So the question is, what gives the best results? What would look best on a M3 Sedan? I don't want them dark to the point...
  16. Taillight Tinting

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, Just looking for some input. I'm looking to tint the taillights on my 3 and I know there are a few ways to do this. The ones I've heard about are the transparent black spray paint, VHT Niteshades, and the tint film. I was wondering if instead of these methods you could use something...
  17. Tail Light tinting! HELP

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I just went and purchased VHT Night Shades in black, and I would like to use it to tint my tail lights..I DO NOT want to tape around my lights..it just sounds disastrous..... To get to the point, how do I remove the tail light covers? I've never done this before! Are they even called tail light...
  18. Taillight Tiniting

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Taillight Vinyl red tint Hi. I just bought a 2011 Mazda3 i sport today and looking to change up the look a lil. I really want to make my whole taillight red like the SEMA mazda3's. Have any used these b4? Tail Light Tint Mazda Mazda3 Sedan 2010 - 2011 or any other ones? Please post up pics...
  19. Tinting Tailights & Headlights Cost

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello, I was wondering for those that have done it, what are the average cost you had to pay for getting it tinted? I am thinking about tinting the yellow part of the front black, and the whole back either black or red. I am also considering tinting the lights on the side view mirrors black...
  20. tinting headlights : what not to do....

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    so i'm pretty mad.... i had a shop apply headlight tint for me on thursday. tonight was the first night i got to drive it in the dark. i couldnt see crap!!! i upgraded my halogen lights to HID 4000k, so i figured with such increase in lumas, adding 30-50% tint to the headlights wouldnt...
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