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Lenny
Hi all,
Hopfully getting the windows tinted at the end of April,
I would like to get all side windowscand rear window done in the same tint and 35% looks good.

But I don't understand if
A: 35% tint = 65% light gets through

OR

B: 35% tint = 35% light gets through

Please help and advise me on my legal route,

The irish law says
" The glass in the windscreen and front side windows will be required to have a light transmission level of not less than 65% in order to pass the NCT test. Tinting of these windows must not be greater than 35%.Unfortunately the National Car Testing Regulations do not allow for any exemptions in this regard."

Thanks people,
Preee

Hi Lenny

 

35% would mean 65% light coming through , but i'm sure theres alrady about 17% tint already on the glass , so front you will only be able to addextra 18%

 

I think lol don't quote me though :)

 

 

EDIT*

When i was looking at cars a while back i sat in two cars , one had been tinted and another had factory tints,

 

The added tints blocked the view where as the factory tints didn't.

 

I would add your reversing sensors first :) or a camera.

Lenny

Hi Lenny
When i was looking at cars a while back i sat in two cars , one had been tinted and another had factory tints,
 
The added tints blocked the view where as the factory tints didn't.
 
I would add your reversing sensors first :) or a camera.


Thanks mate,
I had limo tint in the rear of the last car so hopfully 35% overall will be slightly clearer
Just want a dark shade on the windows
Preee

Lenny i can sell you some nice Climair shades :)  :)  , i know they will fit yours :) :P

Lenny

Lenny i can sell you some nice Climair shades :)  :)  , i know they will fit yours :) :P

lol have a feeling those climair shades would look somthing like this

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How's that for photoshop skills lol
Preee

Very good Lenny so you wanna Buy them haha :)

Lenny

Very good Lenny so you wanna Buy them haha :)

Sorry mate,
I'm goin for front and rear tint so want to get the same level all around,
However I have around 15 images of the climair shades fitted, I'll donate them to you for a thread in the Buy&Sell section of the forum.
Stoney871
Lenny, you're being tucked up over there for tint levels.
Over here you are permitted as dark as you like on rear and rear side windows but 30% maximum tint on windscreen and front side windows.
Just fitted blinds myself as I prefer the ability to remove them when the weather is crap and the beauty is that they are not insurance reportable as they are removable in seconds.
Definitely relying on my reversing sensors more since fitting them though. :d
Lenny

Lenny, you're being tucked up over there for tint levels.
Over here you are permitted as dark as you like on rear and rear side windows but 30% maximum tint on windscreen and front side windows.
Just fitted blinds myself as I prefer the ability to remove them when the weather is crap and the beauty is that they are not insurance reportable as they are removable in seconds.
Definitely relying on my reversing sensors more since fitting them though. :d


Thanks Stoney,
I'll go for 30% overall then,
Encase I go up to ford fair and get checked on tint levels on the way lol
Gary Minty Jupe

Lenny, you're being tucked up over there for tint levels.
Over here you are permitted as dark as you like on rear and rear side windows but 30% maximum tint on windscreen and front side windows.
Just fitted blinds myself as I prefer the ability to remove them when the weather is crap and the beauty is that they are not insurance reportable as they are removable in seconds.
Definitely relying on my reversing sensors more since fitting them though. :D

well you learn something new everyday i thought you could not have anything on the windscreen 

Lenny

well you learn something new everyday i thought you could not have anything on the windscreen 


I don't think you can have anything on the windscreen mate its just front side windows,
Stoney871
The maximum tint on front and windscreen can't be more than 30%.
I believe that those windows are tinted to that level as standard so no additional tinting is permitted.


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