Last post on Oct 19, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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Mazda MAZDA5, Van
#11 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [vicenac]
Nov 22, 2009 (7:05 pm)
I did my windows this past summer in Boston. It was $250 for regular film, $300 for this more metallic film that was more effective at stopping UV rays, and an extra $50 if you also wanted to tint the front side windows. They recommended that that because you are always sitting in the front seat. I ended up doing that, although a lesser rating for those windows. Even with that, there was a noticable different in solar heat on my arms with the window up or down.
#12 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [boloti_troy]
Nov 22, 2009 (7:06 pm)
Thanks! I see now what the guy was talking about - 20%. I told him that I want "factory tint".
Since then I noticed that the side windows have a very light greenish tint, compared to the wind shield.
I used to own a Ford Freestyle, which has the same number of windows. All windows were factory tinted (except for the windshield). The shade was light on the front ones, darker on the rear doors and darkest on the remaining 3 windows.
That is what I wanted to do on the MZ5, but now I wonder if I should just do what you did.
Can you see inside (looking from outside) through this 20%?
#13 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [vicenac]
Nov 23, 2009 (11:38 am)
In Florida, I had 5 windows tinted and a windshield strip for $165 including tax. I tinted the darkest Florida allows, which is not that dark. The rear are slightly darker than the front. Because the 5 is car based and not truck based, I could not tint as dark as I wanted. The law in Florida is 15% back windows and 28% front. SUV and other Multi Purpose Vehicles can go much darker and there is a medical clause that allows even deeper if you can not tolerate sunlight. Would advise checking state laws.
#14 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [vicenac]
Nov 23, 2009 (11:59 am)
My rear windows are 15% and you can still see through from outside. That is the darkest Florida allows or I would have went darker.
#15 of 18 I've got new accessories
Nov 23, 2009 (6:53 pm)
So I went to Med Center Mazda and I ordered the rear bumper plate, the trunk liner(soft) and the cargo net.
The cover is vinyl with a canvas underside. It is gray and it has openings to leave hooks exposed. It works.
The net is another story. I did not even try it. Unfortunately the instructions show to hook the top to the third row seats. SO you have to have both of them in the same position, up or down. I thought that they come with something that fit in the cargo cover guides, to form a net "wall" and not depend on the seats. I want to use the car with one seat up and the other down. I guess the net will stay under one of the seats for future use.
The bumper plate has four long and narrow strips of double sided adhesive tape, following closely the perimeter.
#16 of 18 Re: I've got new accessories [vicenac]
Nov 23, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I'll have to check on the rear bumper guard. I ordered it when I got the car this summer and they told me it was on "quality hold" and I verified that with Mazda. Now it sounds like they are available.
#18 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [vicenac]
Oct 19, 2010 (1:06 pm)
I had my 2010 Mazda5 tinted, all windows except the driver and passenger front windows, illegal in Cali, this cost me $285. It looks nice, couple of things I need to take back to the guy for, some small lint on one window and he needs to trim some tint it's folded. Other than that I am happy with it and I think it makes my car look sportier. I love my 5 btw.