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#1 Wickwick10_1

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 02:30 PM

Right chaps cars had good clean after picking it up from having priv glass on the fronts as the rears were already done ! Not gone to dark just 32% as I found it looks better personally against so dark rears ..... Thoughts ?
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 02:54 PM

Is 32% not illegal on the front side windows? i ask because i thought they had to allow 70% light through

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 02:58 PM

Mate all are illegal on the front but I don't want to get pulled and the guy did say 32% the police won't fuss over - I believe mine let 68% light in hence the film being 32% but they are all illegal front side tints.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:02 PM

Mate all are illegal on the front but I don't want to get pulled and the guy did say 32% the police won't fuss over - I believe mine let 68% light in hence the film being 32% but they are all illegal front side tints.


fair enough :)

I like them though

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:00 PM

Ain't the fronts slightly tinted anyway? They certainly are on my Focus MK2.5.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:15 PM

Ain't the fronts slightly tinted anyway? They certainly are on my Focus MK2.5.

They are slightly but I think they look odd against such dark rears - hence my decision to go darker.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:59 AM

If you used 32% tint doesnt that add together with the already tinted glass and make it darker?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:48 PM

Yes a little but they are hardly tinted in first place - the tint I have I am pleased with as the police won't even bother to be honest.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:52 PM

I agree, you may want to watch out. The police may pull you and insist you remove your tints...

My personal advice would be to take your car to the police station (yes I know it sounds mad) and ask them if they would test it for you, they could tell you immediately wether they let enough light through. If they say no - then you should go immediately back and get the company to remove / replace them with legal ones.

Thats just mho, I just think you have more of a leg to stand on with regards to complaining that "32% they wont bother over" as if they do, you face fines / points / loss of money as you have to tear it off there and then...

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:45 PM

I agree, you may want to watch out. The police may pull you and insist you remove your tints...

My personal advice would be to take your car to the police station (yes I know it sounds mad) and ask them if they would test it for you, they could tell you immediately wether they let enough light through. If they say no - then you should go immediately back and get the company to remove / replace them with legal ones.

Thats just mho, I just think you have more of a leg to stand on with regards to complaining that "32% they wont bother over" as if they do, you face fines / points / loss of money as you have to tear it off there and then...

Mate I did say earlier they are illegal as you can not have front tinted at all , but they don't stand out for police to pull me over , I have had ever car done I owned but since law stated no tint on front I went lighter and was pulled in my last car on spot check and never mentioned windows ? Not bothering with raking it in as that's just owning up lol , I will be ok for sure , if I do get done I will let you all know but removing not an issue if it came to it .

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:29 PM

Mate I did say earlier they are illegal as you can not have front tinted at all , but they don't stand out for police to pull me over , I have had ever car done I owned but since law stated no tint on front I went lighter and was pulled in my last car on spot check and never mentioned windows ? Not bothering with raking it in as that's just owning up lol , I will be ok for sure , if I do get done I will let you all know but removing not an issue if it came to it .


Tints on the front are NOT illegal if they allow a certain amount of light through, which you know, so I don't know why you keep on saying tints on the front are illegal.

I think you are being pretty foolish. You have a brand new car which already have slightly tinted front windows and you are tinting them even more making them illegal. You say they allow 32% light through. Was that tested after the tints were on the car or was that just the tints you got that allow 32% light through which means it's a higher figure when on the car?

Lets not forget, you won't be declaring this to your insurance company because they are illegal. So not only could you be fined by the Police, you could also find yourself not being insured if you ever have a crash and the insurance company decide to investigate what happened and they find ypou have illegal front tints. So all because of 2-5% of darkness, you are willing to risk at worse, a wrote of car with no insurance to cover you, what happens if you seriously injure someone?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:38 PM

Tints on the front are NOT illegal if they allow a certain amount of light through, which you know, so I don't know why you keep on saying tints on the front are illegal.

I think you are being pretty foolish. You have a brand new car which already have slightly tinted front windows and you are tinting them even more making them illegal. You say they allow 32% light through. Was that tested after the tints were on the car or was that just the tints you got that allow 32% light through which means it's a higher figure when on the car?

Lets not forget, you won't be declaring this to your insurance company because they are illegal. So not only could you be fined by the Police, you could also find yourself not being insured if you ever have a crash and the insurance company decide to investigate what happened and they find ypou have illegal front tints. So all because of 2-5% of darkness, you are willing to risk at worse, a wrote of car with no insurance to cover you, what happens if you seriously injure someone?

Let's just state 2yrs ago I had accident 5000 worth of damage not my fault and i had tinted windows which one was smashed and the insurance paid - front tints are illegal as the transparency is greater than allowed on all tints so I know this , I am not foolish just like my car to look good ! Chaps I would not mind if they were really dark but they are not and it's my car and my decision , I don't see what it being a new car matters either ? I only expected feedback of if it looked good or not ? I did not expect personal comments such as foolish ? If you are going to comment on my personal choice and reasoning then don't bother as it's my motor and do what I like and some people take it to the extreme ! End of rant ;-)

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:51 PM

Let's just state 2yrs ago I had accident 5000 worth of damage not my fault and i had tinted windows which one was smashed and the insurance paid - front tints are illegal as the transparency is greater than allowed on all tints so I know this , I am not foolish just like my car to look good ! Chaps I would not mind if they were really dark but they are not and it's my car and my decision , I don't see what it being a new car matters either ? I only expected feedback of if it looked good or not ? I did not expect personal comments such as foolish ? If you are going to comment on my personal choice and reasoning then don't bother as it's my motor and do what I like and some people take it to the extreme ! End of rant ;-)


Being lucky does not mean you will always be lucky. What would you have done if they did not insure you, would you have your brand new Focus now? Front tints are NOT illegal as already stated as my car from factory has a slight tint on the front side windows. I'm sorry, but you are driving on public roads with illegal front tints. Which as pointed out can and does invalidate your insurance. I'm not bothered if you crash your car, it's the damage that can be caused to others that bothers me, all because of 2-5% of light. You are foolish. I never really said it mattered it was a new car. But there is a difference between a 500 old Corsa and a 15+ grand brand new car, especially when driving with illegal tints which invalidate your insurance. Do what you like? How about I do what I like and report you to the Police for having illegal tints on your car? I might be extreme. But there are to many idiots on the roads today and I'm sorry, you are one of them.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:07 PM

Being lucky does not mean you will always be lucky. What would you have done if they did not insure you, would you have your brand new Focus now? Front tints are NOT illegal as already stated as my car from factory has a slight tint on the front side windows. I'm sorry, but you are driving on public roads with illegal front tints. Which as pointed out can and does invalidate your insurance. I'm not bothered if you crash your car, it's the damage that can be caused to others that bothers me, all because of 2-5% of light. You are foolish. I never really said it mattered it was a new car. But there is a difference between a £500 old Corsa and a 15+ grand brand new car, especially when driving with illegal tints which invalidate your insurance. Do what you like? How about I do what I like and report you to the Police for having illegal tints on your car? I might be extreme. But there are to many idiots on the roads today and I'm sorry, you are one of them.


Your very boring - as said it's my car and I do as I like , report me snitch but they are tints , get over it , you must have one sad life to be worried about my windows ?

Everyone else thanks for your comments on the car positive and negative but cyber grasses bug me and should worry about other things.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:32 PM

Your very boring - as said it's my car and I do as I like , report me snitch but they are tints , get over it , you must have one sad life to be worried about my windows ?

Everyone else thanks for your comments on the car positive and negative but cyber grasses bug me and should worry about other things the pricks - excuse my language.



No, I'm a realist. There is a difference. I couldn't give a crap if you were downloading or uploading music illegaly. Neither do I care about your windows as such. What I care about is the other people that have to travel on the same tarmac as you while you are 'uninsured'. I'm sorry you don't like this, but what you are doing is illegal and invalidates your insurance. Have a serious crash one day and not only might you have a brand new wrote off car but someone in hospital seriously injured or dead. Then what will you do if your insurance won't pay out? I'd rather be a snitch than driving around illegaly with no insurance. I don't think you grasp at how this silly tinting can turn out to be so serious. Why do 'cyber grasses' bug you? Because it stops you having fun and flouting a law?

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