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    Hello folks,

    My wifes new car has tints front and back, front are lighter than the back. I want to leave the backs on at the very least as its good for the little one in the back (saves us having the window blinds), but as for the front ones, how can I check if these are legal or not?

    I have seen on TV that the police have like a probe thing, but is there a DIY way of checking them?

    Thanks.

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    you can always go to your local police station and ask there advice!..

    they should be able to test the tint and tell you if its legal

    al.

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    a above ...but make sure you phone the roads policing unit and ask them before you attend .... you dont want to go down and find out that the "tintman" is out in a vehicle and waste your and their time

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    Cheers folks.

    In case I have to remove the front, I know they just peel away, but whats the best way to remove the sticky backing?

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    Did the law not change to make all front tints illegal

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    I'm 99.9% sure that Any tint to the fronts is illegal? Most modern cars are tinted to 17% anyway which is the max, I think???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_zigmond View Post
    Did the law not change to make all front tints illegal
    A long time ago, it depends on the transmittance level which most OE tinted glass has stamped on it, applying to all glass in front of the B pillar

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    70% of light has to pass through the front side windows and 75% through the windscreen IIRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaux-Man-G View Post
    Cheers folks.

    In case I have to remove the front, I know they just peel away, but whats the best way to remove the sticky backing?
    Focus diy do something called sticky stuff remover. That's how I removed mine. Gently heat with a hair dryer first then peel slowly while still heating. Then use the sticky stuff remover ( its in a White bottle), also scrap the glue up with a Stanley blade.

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    The standard tint is all you are allowed on the front 3 windows

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