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    Angry Tinted windows

    Hi all...

    I have a Mk 5 Astra Sporthatch 1.9 CDti and had the front windows tinted with light smoke in Feb. Just been stopped by our friendly plod and he tested the windows and they came back with a reading of max 41. Clearly illegal.... Just wondering if anyone else has had issues with tint on their mk 5....

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    you will most likely find that they were factoy tinted to a light smoke

    sucks eh?

    i am considering smoking mine, but i dunno how much i can take them.

    so did he use a light meter there and then infront of you?

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    you cant tint the front ones
    the city police in london have all the cars with super glass an that makes them fail on the road side tests as it stops about 10% of the light

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    yeah he used the tintman in front of me.....

    I couldnt believe it......

    Have 14 days to remove tint.....

    Meanwhile countless robbers, peados etc walk around free while plod is too busy running a fine toothcomb over my 6 month old car........
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    there factory tinted and marked on the wondow so any darker will make them illegal.


    and its getting old, catch real criminals, they catch who they see, if its illegal its illegal and its for a reason. he could of let u go today without stopping u that doesnt mean hes going to turn the corner and catch britains most wanted criminal does it

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    Quote Originally Posted by corrupthalo
    yeah he used the tintman in front of me.....

    I couldnt believe it......

    Have 14 days to remove tint.....

    Meanwhile countless robbers, peados etc walk around free while plod is too busy running a fine toothcomb over my 6 month old car........
    So tell me truthfully have you declared your powerclick box on your insurance ??

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    Ive got tints on my MK4 astra and have had no trouble with the police and they have been on for nearly two years now plus i fitted dark smoke tints to my wifes car and she has had no problems also.

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    Sorry to hear that mate.

    U'd think the police have better things to do.

    Has there ever been a road traffic accident caused directly because of tinted windows???

    Has a robber walked free because he/she couldnt be seen in the car due to tinted windows???

    I'd really like to know..........
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    there was a hit and run a year or so back. two people died the driver couldnt be identified because the tints blocked view so people have got away with literaly murder because of them. and if u get some idiot driving along dark road at night without lights and u cant see them properly because of dark tints theres going to be a crash

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    he was a pritty fair copper though lettign you have 14days to do it as they can demand you strip them on the spot!
    Heading back to the world of AOC

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