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#16 alkyz89

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:35 AM

the only problem to look out for is i think the front side windows have a very small existing tint to reduce glare. bare that in mind when you pick your desired tint, as it could take you past the legal limit!!

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:59 AM

And yes, the windows are factory tinted to legal levels but tinting regulations apply to the windows that the driver can see within his peripheral view without the use of mirrors (i.e. windscreen and front side windows), not rear / rear side windows.


Yes, I know that and that is way I did this test - to check if I could tint front side windows.

Anyway, as alkyz89 said it is worth to remember about that fact when tinting windows.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:56 PM

I'd win as i have my baton and cuffs in my go bag in the hall and my warrant card and powers of arrest with me at all times B) and a PAT (patrol arm true) Police dog in her bed beside me. (the other 2 i have are a AES search dog and a former AES search dog, not PAT trained but still likely to remove lumps)

Incidentally, i had cause to talk to a young woman a couple of weeks ago that stupidly left her satnav on display in a car park.
She has a brand new Fiesta and a !Removed! actually pulled out her front corner window and reached in.
Warning to all Fiesta owners - apparently this is easy to do.


Yeah I heard that somewhere as well, apparently the corner windows are very easy to pull out. Obviously some effort and knowledge would be required from the thief, but still doable and something for Fiesta drivers to be aware off.

I always try to put everything away when I park the car in public places and even when parked on the drive in the house. You just can't trust many people these days :/

When it comes to the window tinting, still waiting on Vision to get back to me with the full estimate. Hopefully it will be under 300 quid. Definately gonna do the back windows, not too sure about the fronts. will consult with an expert and then decide.

@Pidu - I think most factory cars come with window tinting, but it's only a slight one. If you want to have the full tint you need to invest in that yourself. My focus surprise surprise, had absolutely no tint at all when it left the factory, so even though it's a fantastic car, will have to "improve the factory work" myself ;)

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:37 PM

@Pidu - I think most factory cars come with window tinting, but it's only a slight one. If you want to have the full tint you need to invest in that yourself.


That is understood. I'll probably tint windows in my estate too, like I used to in my previous cars, but 250-300 quid is way too much for me. Probably will wait till I go abroad for holiday again, they charge there equivalent of 80-90 quid for professional tinting of estate car (without front side windows). I'm not in a hurry.

My focus surprise surprise, had absolutely no tint at all when it left the factory.


That is really surprising.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

My rear windows were tinted as factory standard but looked odd on a white car so I had fronts done too and look fine !
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

Does look very nice.
I really do like a well done tint.
Just watch that 30%, most of the time you'll be fine but if involved in a collision a Traffic Officer will check tints and report it to your insurance company.
Personally i don't have a problem with someone with slightly more than 30% (if it's limo black then i wonder what they have to hide and will tug them).

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

Mate totally agree ! I had same tint on last car and had crash with police involved and no probs ! Even the insurance paid to have window re done as it got smashed ! If it's too dark you will get done but window tint company stated its the most % tint to go to without getting pulled ! Limo black is trash personally !

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

My rear windows were tinted as factory standard but looked odd on a white car so I had fronts done too and look fine !

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Mate that looks well wicked :D Nice job. Vision are off on their weekend break atm, so will probably hear back from them tommorow, but a few mates of mine had their windows done there and most of them were 300 quid or thereabouts :/
Sure get it done once properly and hopefully won't regret it :)

@Pidu, very surprising indeed. Was going to go back to the dealer and ask them why that is, but gave up on it... :D

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:41 PM

Mate that looks well wicked :D Nice job. Vision are off on their weekend break atm, so will probably hear back from them tommorow, but a few mates of mine had their windows done there and most of them were 300 quid or thereabouts :/
Sure get it done once properly and hopefully won't regret it :)

@Pidu, very surprising indeed. Was going to go back to the dealer and ask them why that is, but gave up on it... :DI

I paid 50 for the front two but if I need whole car doing its 180 so pretty cheap,

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:04 PM

I paid £50 for the front two but if I need whole car doing its £180 so pretty cheap,


That is cheap enough alright Wickwick, was actually considering going over to the UK and getting the tinting done there and also getting the exhaust system replaced as well, you guys seem to have Powerflow exhaust dealers everywhere and I heard they're doing a smashing job on it. Just need to get funds first, the car set me back quite a bit... :)

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:53 PM

That is cheap enough alright Wickwick, was actually considering going over to the UK and getting the tinting done there and also getting the exhaust system replaced as well, you guys seem to have Powerflow exhaust dealers everywhere and I heard they're doing a smashing job on it. Just need to get funds first, the car set me back quite a bit... :)

Yes loads of powerflow outlets mate !

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

How do you get them tinted? is there a certain place you can go? Want to get it done, but do not want to use them sheets as i know you can get bubbles etc... I want a really nice finish, so does anyone know what my options are in relation to tinting?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:09 PM

How do you get them tinted? is there a certain place you can go? Want to get it done, but do not want to use them sheets as i know you can get bubbles etc... I want a really nice finish, so does anyone know what my options are in relation to tinting?

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I had my last car done by the local professional mate, www.atint.ie they use the filim tint and apply it with skill so as not to end up looking like a nestle Aero bar ;)
try google tint in your area mate, and you should find someone, they leave the windows in place and apply the film to the windows no bubbles guranteed.


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