Cage window tinting and cops
I've been considering getting my cars windows tinted. I have a 03 civic, coupe version, and an all black interior that smokes in the summer time. I originally wanted tint just like the RX300 lexus came with.. where you can see right through it, but it has an added amount of reflectivity that should help keep the car cooler in the sun. I've visted two local shops, and both say that they don't know of anybody who can tint with stuff like that. Since it seems like the Lexus style tint is not an option, I've been looking at the traditional tints also, but haven't been able to decide yet if I should do it. The shops both said that it would cool the car considerably, but it's hard to always believe when the person telling you about it is also the one trying to sell it.
From seeing samples, the darkest I'd want to go on the back windows is a 35. I was thinking about having a 45 applied to the front side windows and leaving the winshield stock (I think a 35 on the fronts is too dark). I know it's illigal on the front windows, but considering how light a 45 tint is, I am hoping that it might get passed off as a factory tint or not somthing worth pulling me over for.
My questions to those who have been tinted... will a 45 front and 35 rear seriously help cool my car down in the summer? and Will the police key in on the car for having tint? Right now it's completely stock and attracts virtually no attention, never have been hassled in it yet for anything and I'd like to keep it that way. -- Lastly, is there any shops to avoid for one reason or another, or any shops that are especially good in the area?
Thanks to all for the advice.