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      Window tint

      Anyone else have difficulty finding someone that will tint the car? Took it to three different places, one of them wouldn't touch the car, the other took the car in but called me a few hours later saying they couldn't do it (no explanation), an had to take it to a third place that charged double what the normal rate was to get it done.



      Xpel 30% ceramic in the front, stock privacy glass in the rear

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      Looks good! I'm only running stock tint, and I'm happy with the factory dark tint in the rear. If I lived in the south, however, I would do what you did to keep the heat down. No clue why you had trouble. I wouldn't think there is anything specific to the side glass.
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      My MY15 had no tint. We have a great shop in a small town just South of us. He did it, no hassles. I don't recall right now what the warranty actually is, but thinking it's like 10 yrs. Wonder why yours was so hard to get tinted?

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      Did you ask any of the shops you visited the same question you asked us and if not, why not? They would be the ones to answer. The car in the post looks good from here.
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      Did you try asking your dealership? I know some places locally won't touch any luxury vehicles because they don't want the liability if they mess something up. I had to go to 3 places to get some Xpel work done.

      I find it interesting that the XC60's don't come with factory tint in the US. Might be MY specific but I know all the 2015's we looked at had factory tint.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mcmanus View Post
      Did you try asking your dealership? I know some places locally won't touch any luxury vehicles because they don't want the liability if they mess something up. I had to go to 3 places to get some Xpel work done.

      I find it interesting that the XC60's don't come with factory tint in the US. Might be MY specific but I know all the 2015's we looked at had factory tint.
      Tint laws in the US are extremely variable. Many states do not allow front tint, and a few states do not allow tint anywhere on the car at all. Luckily in Texas you are allowed any darkness on the rear of the car, and up to 30% VLT on the front two windows.

      Probably because of the large variability in tint laws in the US, Volvo thought it was easier to just ship cars with no tint on the front two windows to make them legal for most (or all) states.

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      Quote Originally Posted by pengc99 View Post
      Tint laws in the US are extremely variable. Many states do not allow front tint, and a few states do not allow tint anywhere on the car at all. Luckily in Texas you are allowed any darkness on the rear of the car, and up to 30% VLT on the front two windows.

      Probably because of the large variability in tint laws in the US, Volvo thought it was easier to just ship cars with no tint on the front two windows to make them legal for most (or all) states.
      Ah that makes sense! In Canada I believe rear tint is legal in every province with different laws regarding the driver/passenger side front windows.
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      A local shop tinted my XC60's front two windows but the tint guy mentioned that it wasn't an easy job.

      A few weeks later, my friend took her XC60 to the same shop for her front two windows to be tinted. The shop managed to screw up the window seal and something else on the passenger door. He paid for the repairs but told my friend that he would never touch another Volvo.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pengc99 View Post
      Anyone else have difficulty finding someone that will tint the car? Took it to three different places, one of them wouldn't touch the car, the other took the car in but called me a few hours later saying they couldn't do it (no explanation), an had to take it to a third place that charged double what the normal rate was to get it done.


      Xpel 30% ceramic in the front, stock privacy glass in the rear
      Bit of advice (Learn from My Mistake). If the back glass is tinted, DO NOT HAVE ANYONE attempt to redo the tint. You will BREAK the rear defrost. So if there's tint on the back glass, let it be.

      Far as a Tinter in Houston, Can't help you there. No longer Live in the city. But that might be why you have people saying, "NO THANKS".

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