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#1 Ash88lfc

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

Hi can any body help. Looking at getting my car windows all tinted. I know you can only get so much percent tinted on front is it just front window or passanger/driver window too?

My question tho or enquiry is though. Does anybody know of any one North West/ Cheshire who is ideal to do this. Cheapest can get really but of a high job. Cheers.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

Maximum legal tint for the windscreen and driver/passenger front windows is 30%.
That is usually the level on the car from the factory so it's advisable to leave those windows well alone.
You can do the back with gloss paint if you like, just remember that you will reduce visibility when reversing or in the dark/rain.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

gloss paint? Really??

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:15 PM

What I mean by that is there is no legislation for rear tints.
You can go as dark as you like there just not the front.
One option for a totally blacked out rear is a reversing camera.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

gloss paint? Really??


Haha... I think what Stoney871 was getting at is that the law doesn't care what you do with your back windows - you can have 100% "tint" (i.e. gloss paint) if you like. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to drive a transit van!

As long as your front windscreen AND front passenger windows have no more than 30% tint, you can do what you like with the rest.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:52 PM

haha typical me. I have blond hair, acceptable. hahaa.

Anybody know who can do this. had quotes of about £170. seems bit steep but sure can get done for fraction less.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

It's just a case or searching and ringing around.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:48 PM

I was looking at getting the same done to my car and the average quote was 80 but then when I rang the insurance company they soon shot me down when I tried to add the modification on. An extra 500 a year and an extra 250 excess! Absolute jokers!! So I gave up on that idea. Don't really know why though. God knows how many dicks drive around completely uninsured or have alloy wheels, exhausts, illegal lights, engine modifications which haven't been declared

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:40 PM

The problem is that some people just don't give a damn about doing the decent or lawful thing.
These are the sort of people who breeze through life causing mayhem for all around them while they drift by in total ignorence.
It's them that cause insurance premiums to rocket.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:07 PM

i got my windows tinted for £120 at a place up here in gateshead. mind he said £150 if i wasnt in military. plus i rang my insurance company to declare and they didnt care, they just said what do you want us to do about it lol

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

John, what insurance are you with?
Im in military too but it means jack s***t round here.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

I'm with direct line - not next year :P

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

I would assume that the reason the insurance significantly increase some individuals premiums once they know of window tinting, is because many accidents (especially round my area) have been caused (or would of been less likely to happen), if it wasn't for the window tint.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

I'd agree with front tints yes but I cant see how an accident could be caused by rear window tints. The main reason they charge for them is they make a car look better hence more appealing for thieves

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

as stupid as this may sound it could be what you have asked for... like if you ring up and say i want to get my windows tinted because it looks better, they think boy racer...
or you could say i was thinking of getting rear privacy glass so that my kids don't get blinded on a sunny day...
Two of my mates with the same car and same insurers, had this happen to them and was told different prices...
i asked about adding rear parking sensors and rear privacy glass and was quoted £26 extra for the year.

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