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    how dark should I tint the rear windows on my black facelift sri? want balance between looking dark and being able to see out for reversing. suggestions & pics welcome.

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    have a look at my facelift vectra on this site, ive got privacy glass in the rear. and you can see out of them fine

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    tints look good but it makes reverse etc etc a right nightmare (depending on tint quality)

    i would go light smoke if you really want tints as any darker then its a pain in the bum

    not only that you cant see the police if there behind you

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    Quote Originally Posted by donaldsriT View Post
    have a look at my facelift vectra on this site, ive got privacy glass in the rear. and you can see out of them fine
    I've got 5% transmission tint on my tailgate and it's obviously darker but I can see out fine at night - never been an issue. OK, the parking sensors help lol but that aside I can still see outside the car at night through the back. My rear sides are 20% transmission film.

    Just depends on what effect you want and what you want the tints for - i.e. looks only or to cut sunlight out etc. That'll help you decide which way to go.

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    Regarding tints,To night I saw an essex traffic car making a Tinted car owner remove the tint film there & then,he must have had very dark windows the driver was wearing a baseball cap and he to had "tinted "skin

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhairedracer View Post
    Regarding tints,To night I saw an essex traffic car making a Tinted car owner remove the tint film there & then,he must have had very dark windows the driver was wearing a baseball cap and he to had "tinted "skin
    lol i was made to peel my old calibra tints off at the road side aswell a few years ago, they were light smoke

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    Most police forces will allow tint on the front drivers and passengers window as long as it lets 70% light transmission.

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    standard vx glass is tinted to the maximum on the fronts (70%) it tells you the transparency on the bottom corner what level tint they are.
    back to the rear window,mines tinted limo black and i can see fine when reversing. some people are shocked when they see my tints from the inside view as you can see fine through them.

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    yeah, that's what I'd like, it to look black from the outside but to have reasonable view from the inside. My astra was tinted 30% I think.

    I won't be tinting the fronts, would rather not take the chance.

    Just depends on what effect you want and what you want the tints for - i.e. looks only or to cut sunlight out etc.
    Well I love the look of tints especially on a black car. I do find it handy for cutting down sun and also glare from headlights plus I want to hide my ugly passengers lol jk Sadly I don't have the luxury of reverse parking sensors (well not until I fit a towball lol)

    Is there a limit on how much you can tint the rear windows?

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    I went for medium smoked i think he said its the same as the bmw x5 windows that are factory tinted,didnt like limo black look and the lightest one was too light so i'm a middle of the tint man

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