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sonic113

Ford Focus Privacy Tint

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Hi fellas

I'm looking to add privacy tin to my rear window and rear side windows. I want to add it to help with the kids in the back ,keeping the sun of them e.c.t but also to look nice on the focus against the silver. Where is the cheapest and best place to get the film tint? I remember doing my old mk6 escort with it from my local car parts shop (closed now for many years). Not the easiest stuff to work with but time and a cool head and miracles happen lol!

Also what shade of darkness do you recommend I get? I don't want limo black as I think its too dark again I want to stay clear from the bad chavy tint job lookalikes lol! What shades of tint do you have and what's the best one to go for against the moondust silver paintwork?

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Can any one advise me on this as this will be my next mod on my focus and I'm at a complete loss.........

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Hey...we have same moondust silver grey car and tint wise we have rear window and back passengers is 30% tint and drivers and passengers 20%...we have two young kids too and is a lot cooler in the back for them and doesn't look too boy racer...as far as recomending ppl I'm in ireland and got brill chap to do it 190euro his company also does shop fronts so knew would be top job not one bubble...ask aroud ur area and good luck

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Thanks I will check around and see what is about.

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Hey...we have same moondust silver grey car and tint wise we have rear window and back passengers is 30% tint and drivers and passengers 20%...we have two young kids too and is a lot cooler in the back for them and doesn't look too boy racer...as far as recomending ppl I'm in ireland and got brill chap to do it 190euro his company also does shop fronts so knew would be top job not one bubble...ask aroud ur area and good luck

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But the front is 10%

As the stock factory tint can already be as much as 10%

The tint specialist recommended fitting a 10% tint to the window because 20% on front side windows is the legal maximum

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If you want to get tints, you could get aftermarkets for about £150 - £200 on average. Alternatively, you could do what a few of us have done and instead get "privacy shades". I got mine from vanstyles, at a very reasonable £75! all the rear windows are now 'tinted' with the shades.

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I had climaer blinds on mine before and got rid because their still there when you roll down the rear windows

Blinds would be good on 3 door where the windows don't roll

But blinds in a 5 door with kids in the back looking through the mesh feels like a prision bus

No offence Stoney ;)

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Tint goes down with the window and prevents heat from entering the car

The blinds build heat between glass and blind inside the car,

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10% front

30% rear

And from inside

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I quite like the convenience of the blinds, but I would love to be able to tint... "horses for courses" as the old saying goes...

I do like the benefit of the blinds though, its stops debris and bugs entering the vehicle uninvited!

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Mine keep the car cooler in the back when running the dogs to/from work and allows me to open the windows for ventilation without allowing direct light in.

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Hmmmm Lenny i wonder who brought those blinds :D .

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Hmmmm Lenny i wonder who brought those blinds :D .

For 1 Million pounds Chris

Ill have to choose B. Someone who is currently trying to sell them.

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haha Lenny is that your final answer Mr Woods

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haha Lenny is that your final answer Mr Woods

Eh can I phone a friend in Shropshire ?

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Of course you can but no reverse charges. :)

Regarding , tint's i found the Climair blinds great and not so restrictive as an added tint , plus you can remove then easily for the winter months if you want to.

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Blinds are brill job but leo being the big spending so and so that he is had to get tint!!!

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Would you perhaps by any chance be Mr Woods better half? :)

Or given the amount that Mr Woods loves his car, maybe we should say one of his better thirds ;) I imagine that there may be 3 parties in that relationship :p

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You dont have to inform your insurance about the blinds either. Direct Line wanted to increase my premium by about 25% for the privelege of adding tints.

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much better half mr jeebowhite,

Aye the car can be third party but I'm fully comp

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;) lol - Nice to meet you :)

Per chance, are you hear to keep an eye on Mr Lenny and any ideas that he comes up with for new modifications? so that something on his car cant coincidentally "fall off" and suddenly needs replacing? :p

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much better half mr jeebowhite,

Aye the car can be third party but I'm fully comp

Hi Vicki , nice to meet you :)

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Any one got any pictures of the privacy shades fitted to the focus? Lenny put some up but there is not rear window view from the out side. I'm trying to see whats they look like from a few feet away as do they just look like tint? I'm seriously considering these instead of the film tiny. I think they wud be more practical with the kids but keep the tint look hopefuly.

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Any one got any pictures of the privacy shades fitted to the focus? Lenny put some up but there is not rear window view from the out side. I'm trying to see whats they look like from a few feet away as do they just look like tint? I'm seriously considering these instead of the film tiny. I think they wud be more practical with the kids but keep the tint look hopefuly.

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Preee is currently selling this very set,

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Wow, they look good. Can't tell from the outside. In the current heatwave, my car (panther black) gets very hot and I really must get a set of these to help keep it cooler for everyone inside. The fact that you don't have to declare them is an added bonus being a young driver. My insurers wanted an extra 20% (working out at £500) for changing the head unit, didn't even bother asking about alloys, tints and a remap lol.

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Wow, they look good. Can't tell from the outside. In the current heatwave, my car (panther black) gets very hot and I really must get a set of these to help keep it cooler for everyone inside. The fact that you don't have to declare them is an added bonus being a young driver. My insurers wanted an extra 20% (working out at £500) for changing the head unit, didn't even bother asking about alloys, tints and a remap lol.

I think they look better than tint from outside because the give a deep gloss effect due to the slight gap between them and the glass,

I've recently declared all my mods and my insurance has gone up by almost 500

My focus was a style spec as standard lol

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