Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Tints info + pics please

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    wrighty's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    447
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Tints info + pics please

    whats the real deal with tints on cars these days, you hear so many stories of what is legal and whats not..so anyone know for sure whats legal?

    i wouldnt mind a really light smoked tint on my coupe, anyone got pics of silver coupes/any coupes with light smoke tints?

    cheers
    jon

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    Jace's Avatar
    AOC Gold Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    11,472
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Anything you like on the rear 3, you can't touch the windscreen, and if you want to remain legal, the fronts cannot be tinted either as the standard tint they have is already the legal limit.
    From the Southeast? Find your next meet here


    The difference between intelligence and stupidity is that intelligence is limited.

    At least I have chicken!

    WellOilBeefHooked

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    Scottyboy's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    5,750
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    std fronts are 35% - so in theory they are already the limit as Jace points out. However, if you don't go mad and tint them another 10% you'll probably get away with it.

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    norm29's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    5,660
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    ive got dark, medium, light so the fronts aren't as noticable, never had any troubles....

    but if you drive and act like a knob you'll get pulled and they;l pick you up on them
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    finny's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    323
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    I have 43% on the front and about 55% on the rear on my coupe.
    Heres a pic



    But the legal limit for front is basically as it comes from the manufacture.

    BEst thing i found out was that West Mids police cars all have 40% tint on the front aswell so I dont see how they can do you when theres are tinted to.
    MSN: cfindon@hotmail.com feel free to add me!!

    2002 Astra Coupe 2.2 Bertone
    in Breeze Blue
    ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SOME 18's!!!!!

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    Dentz's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    259
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Im going to get my windows tinted as the next mod on my car, isit possible for you guys to post up a few more pics of your cars with tints and what %'s have been used etc.

    Im not sure what look i want to go for, alot of cars around here just have all the windows blacked out apart from the front one, which is obleously illegal.

    Is it legal to tint the rear window?

    Im thinking about 45% front, 55% rear
    1999 Astra Sport - 1.6l 16V

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    Glasgow_Stu's Avatar
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Drives
    Vectra VXR + Astra Coupe Turbo
    Location
    In a box outside tesco
    Posts
    12,987
    Mentioned in
    25 Post(s)
    Quoted
    16 Post(s)
    Add Glasgow_Stu on Facebook
    legal requirement is 75%light must get throught the front windows..

    tinting companys grade there tint the same way.

    ie 40 means 40 gets through

    your front already has a 75 as standard
    The coupe...ITS ALIVE & back from the dead....again!
    The internet: where everybody knows everything about **** all.

    become a paid member:
    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/payments.php



  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    Daleyboy's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,468
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Hope the pic below give you a better idea of what your looking for..... rear windows are slightly darker than the front...... look pukka on a black motor



  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    ADDZYBOY's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    134
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Glasgow_Stu
    legal requirement is 75%light must get throught the front windows..

    tinting companys grade there tint the same way.

    ie 40 means 40 gets through

    your front already has a 75 as standard
    Not sure how they do it up your way mate but down here When I got mine tinted I asked for my back 3 windows to be 100% and no light gets through that and my fronts are 80% and in the dark all you can see are the dash board lights, however im changing the fronts as It's pretty hard to see at night time.

  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    Coupe t1m's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,974
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Here's a few pics of mine. I can't remember what the percentage tint film was used on mine now.





    1.9CDTi (150) SRi XP Sportshatch
    Heated Leather Seats - Cruise Control - Climate Control - 18" Pentas - Auto Light & Sight - Electrical Folding Mirrors - Sat Nav

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. pics of tints at last !!
    By gaz42 in forum Zafira Discussion & Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 16-09-2009, 09:12
  2. My Tints - The Pics..
    By Marv in forum Astra Discussion & Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-03-2006, 10:04

Posting Permissions

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