Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Window Tints

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    TomH's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2,753
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Window Tints

    Right can someone tell me the score with these, im thininking of getting my coupe done next month, it must let 75% through the fronts ? Those who have had theres done what sort of prices did you pay and anyone recommend any in or around the North West and any sites i can have a look at

    Cheers guys

    Tom

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    SXiDave's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    415
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    from what i can work out you`re not allowed the front tinted at all now. maybe wrong but i read this on a tint manufacturer`s website.

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    k3v's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    yeah you are allowed tints on the front but they have to let 75% through i have 35% on mine but mine dont really look that dark.. well i dont think .. Tom pm me on msn my mate owns a tinting company in knowsley

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    TomH's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2,753
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    cheers Kev

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    Steve's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    5,062
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    If the window has a tint in it from factory even the lighter tints which most companies supply will push the tint past the legal limit. It comes down to discretion on the part of the Police and MOT stations a lot of the time, but around our way they have been checking for tints at the roadside with the Ministry :shock:

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    Local_boy's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    307
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Most MOT stations dont have tint checkers

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    sjj84's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    1,305
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    anything in front of the B-pillar can must let thru 75% of light, cars come out the factory with close to this level anyway and some are even slightly darker. Adding any film to the front windows will take you over the legal limit. I don't think it's part of the MOT, altho it may be a discretionary thing, i.e if you have stupidly dark limo tints on the front that a tester thinks are dangerous they may fail you. I have a light tint on my fronts and a medium on the rear and it went straight thru the MOT a couple of weeks back.

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    Skipz's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    10,270
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    if you get a light tint on the front and are still worried about the MOT roll the windows down at the mot station (on a sunny day of course) and leave it if the MOT testers believe you drive like that there's no reason for them to touch your front windows!
    Stanceworks.com.... Low IS a Lifestyle

  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    stuboy's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    362
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    when i tinted my 306, i went 20% on the front windows (not the windscreen), that's the legal limit, and 30% all round the back.

    i intend on getting the same done if i can get this astra im after... fingers crossed!

  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    Skipz's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    10,270
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    stu Mk4 astras already have a slight tint already so i would be careful with the tints
    Stanceworks.com.... Low IS a Lifestyle

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. window tints?
    By LewisB08 in forum Interior
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 13-02-2010, 22:16

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •