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    hey guys, last night i was waiting to pick up some mates from the dancing about 2.30am, i was waiting about 10mins then a police traffic car came up the street the wrong way stopped next to me & said i should go home straight away as my window tints where ilegal, he went on saying he remembered stopping me about 7months ago, now iv never been stopped by the police in my car & iv owned it for over 2 years, he gave me the choice to go home or follow him to the police station to check them, im guessing they thought i was up to no good but they wouldnt even let me wait 5mins for my friends so they ended up walking home! so how do i get my tints checked? from memory there medium charcoal & you can see through the car without problem, my interior roof & pillars are just been done black so it does apear dark when looking in! so how do i get it checked? thanks

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    Simple. The windows are already tinted to the legal max from the factory so any additional tint will push them over the legal limit.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    As far as I'm aware it's 35% but the vex is that standard. So no extra tinting allowed at all. Hope I'm right

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    with a light gun the police use maybe a tinting place own one and they should test them there and then didnt think you had to follow them but sure its a £30 fine tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTay View Post
    As far as I'm aware it's 35% but the vex is that standard. So no extra tinting allowed at all. Hope I'm right
    70% light or 30% tint. mine has 70% printed on my window and there factory fitted

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    Why didn't you take them up on the offer to test them? Doesn't matter what anyone else testing them says as it's the police's meter that has the final say.

    Also as said the manufacturers already put the max tint allowable from the factory

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    No far off. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Why didn't you take them up on the offer to test them? Doesn't matter what anyone else testing them says as it's the police's meter that has the final say.


    Wonder if MOT stations have the light meter?

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    i wasnt really in the mood for going to the police house, one of the coppers attitude was out of order, he wouldnt except the fact i had never been stopped! iv still got the invoice for the tints somewhere il try & find it to see whats been fitted, iv checked the vosa website its 75% throught the windscreen & 70% on the front sides!

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    Do you have non factory tint on your front side windows?

    If you do then yes they are illegal as they are at the maximum of 70% from the factory (As said above).

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