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    Ive now decided on the first course of modifying for my mile muncher.......

    Window Tints!!!

    Things i want to ask/Need to know:

    Is the stuff you get form halfords any good?
    Is it easy to do by yourself?
    Is there a "how 2 " for it?

    If not:

    Anyone know of a decent place round west mids?
    How much should it cost?

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    Thinking of doing limo black on rears an back window, then light smoke on the front windows.
    Will this be legal?

    Answers on a postcard to the normal place.....VVVVVV


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    DIY not an option IMO - got mine done for £140

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    If you are willing to come to Telford for a day I know a superb place.

    They are so good that when I was in there today the guy said to me that my rears have faded and because there is a warranty on them they will replace them for free.

    Apparently the tint they used to use got worldwide complaints and the Manufacturer withdrew it so I am getting all new rears, quarters and back for nothing.

    He showed me a Zafira done in Limo Black and when you are on unlit roads they are virtually impossible to see out of. I am getting by sides done in 20% again, but 10% on the back window.

    Also if you have young passengers in the back like my 3 year old, limo black will be quite dark when it is dusky/early evening if they are trying to play with toys or read a book.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damian View Post

    Apparently the tint they used to use got worldwide complaints and the Manufacturer withdrew it so I am getting all new rears, quarters and back for nothing.
    I had to have a tint removed from the rear on my Laguna a few years ago. Make sure that they are carefull as my rear window demister never worked again as they broke the filliment so the circuit was incomplete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    I had to have a tint removed from the rear on my Laguna a few years ago. Make sure that they are carefull as my rear window demister never worked again as they broke the filliment so the circuit was incomplete
    Will do, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc_orion View Post
    Ive now decided on the first course of modifying for my mile muncher.......

    Window Tints!!!

    Thinking of doing limo black on rears an back window, then light smoke on the front windows.
    Will this be legal?

    The back windows can be as dark as you want but any tint on the fronts will take them over the legal limit - as far as I'm aware it's an endorseable offence too - plus the fine of course and you may be issued with an immediate Prohibition Notice and immediately prevented from driving your vehicle on public roads - they do look good though.
    Last edited by Ian S100; 17th September 2007 at 15:42.

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    I've had my works astra estate done, The rear window, quarters, and back doors are in limo black and te fronts are done at the legal limit which i have been told is somewhere around 25 to 35%.
    Defo wouldn't do it yourself, its a nightmare, we tried it on one of our 4x4 used for off roading and its hard to do without creasing it or getting dirt or even hair behind it, You could always go for the OE sunshades, Im about to order a set for my estate. £136 delivered. your car would be a bit cheaper, Just checked and its £119 with vectra-c discount
    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread...ight=sunshades
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    Looks like pentagon who tinted the windows in the works astra H estate mis-informed me & may have broken the law.. I have a very light tint on the front and according to this
    http://www.sctints.co.uk/qas_thelaw.php
    im not supposed to, unless they used a light meter..

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    Cheerz for all the info guys

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    I had tints all round on my previous car without any problems & booked my SRi in for tints all round a few months back, but I was advised by a number of tint shops that the OE tints took the glass up to the max permitted & any extra would be illegal. I didn't fancy tints just on the back so I gave it a miss in the end & didn't bother - would still like them but not worth the risk IMO.

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