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    Window tinting & the law??

    Does anyone know what the legalities are regarding tinted windows? I wanted to get a 35% tint on my car, all round, except the front windshield. The window tinter I spoke to said this is was legal, but they are clamping down on tinted cars around my way and I don't want to blow £70 on film (or £200 on getting someone else to do it) to have to rip it all out again.

    BTW, before anyone slags me for planning to tint my own windows, I have been tinting windows on and off for nearly 10 years now :P I could have took it up as a job, but they don't pay enough!!

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    Tints

    I always thought you couldn't tint your windscreen any more than how it came out the factory, fronts could be no more than 30%, and everything else no more than 70%... I could be wrong...

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    Belive that 35% is the legal limit but alot of vauxhall have tinted windows anyway so the extra tint could drop it below the limit.
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    The Police served a Prohibition Notice on a girl up the road from me who bought her car new from a local Vauxhall dealer who offers window tinting as an option. It's got me worried now. I wanted 35% all round and a smoked fade strip on the front screen (that alone is £30, but looks A1)

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    I was under the impression that you could only have a strip on the front windows, 35% max tints on the driver/passenger side windows, anything on the others.
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    the law is 35% of the front windows but as stated above - i would think the standard tint would make it borderline with the law. youd need to be pretty unlucky to get done for that tho!
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    your correct mate, the north wales police don't like window tits in thr front windows, everyone i know has been stopped and made to take there tints off.
    this happens during the day and during the night police and MOT are out.

    steve i got mine done, 22% alround @ transform of holt road wxm, £160 for the whole car and a sunstrip in limo black. mention cruisenorthwales if you want a discount there.
    i've not been stopped yet- but i don't know what the law is and if they are just making it up.

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