Darkness of tint is measured by the percentage of visible light transmission (VLT%). In the state of Oregon, this percentage refers to the percentage of visible light allowed through the glass and film combined. The state legal VLT percentage limit for Oregon is 35% for the front and rear sides, and the rear window. This means that once your tint has been applied it must allow more than 35% of outside light in. Tinting of a complete windshield is against the law in the state of Oregon. Window tint is only allowed along the top six inches of the windshield and it must be of a non-reflective type.
Some window tint can contain metallic elements similar to sunglasses that helps reflect incoming light. Oregon law states that automotive tint applied to a vehicle must not have a reflective property of more than 13%. At this time Sounds Fast does not sell and install reflective style tint. It can be special ordered if you require it.
If your vehicle was equipped with tinted rear windows during production then your vehicle is exempt from the 35% rule on your rear windows only. The front two side windows still fall under the 35% law.
Oregon has some other laws to take into consideration when having your windows tinted. Colored tint such as red, amber, and green are illegal to use in Oregon. If you have your rear window tinted then you are required to have a functioning driver and passenger side rear view mirror. The film you have applied must be certified by the state of Oregon (SunTek 35% film applied by Sounds Fast is state certified). Oregon allows some medical exemptions for darker tint then the state limit. Check with your doctor or ophthalmologist to see if you qualify.
If you are having a hard time deciding on what shade to use please stop by the store with your vehicle. Between our display loaded with all the shades we provide and the collection of vehicles we have at the shop, We are sure we can find the right shade for you. Our installation gallery at the top of the web page will also have a collection of vehicles we have tinted.
Sounds Fast- Thank you so much for the Block Party you hosted. We really appreciate your support!
-Dr. Deanna St. Germain-Medical director for The Kids Center
April 6, 2008
Thank you so much for participating and supporting the Dara Hatcher Foundation fundraisers in Bend, Eugene and Springfield Your many acts of kindness and generosity to my family, Dante and me will long be remembered. We are so humbled. I can't begin to tell you how relieved I am to be able to afford the co-pays at medical appointments, to pay our rent and utilities and to take care of Dante. As many of you know, I have been home from the hospital for three weeks recovering from several surgeries. My family is still in Bend helping Dante and me with daily living needs. I am feeling a little better each day and am getting much needed healing rest. The next phase of my treatment will be radiation beginning April 17th. I have an excellent oncology team and am looking forward to putting cancer in my past. Dante and I send each of you our most sincere appreciation for all you've done for us. We want you to know that you have lifted our spirits and reminded us of the goodness that surrounds us.
-Dara Hatcher and Dante
Dear Sounds Fast, On behalf of all the children and families we serve at KIDS Center, THANK YOU for your recent gift in the amount of $1353.89 dated October 17th, 2011. We so appreciate your dedicated support over the last five years. Your Block Party not only raises much needed funds for our operations but also raises community awareness. Again, thank you for your support and for making a difference in the lives of children in our community.
-The KIDS Center
Central Oregon Street Rods Association wishes to thank you for your generous donation in support of our July 4th car show. Your help is greatly appreciated
-Central Oregon Street Rod Association