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FLYING CORSA
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8th Jan 04 at 12:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im getting my windows tinted tomorrow at a place in nottingham called TINT-R......i have no idea of what tint i want, whether its a conventional smoke or go for something fancy like a mirror reflection.......what do you guys recomend....ive got an arden blue corsa which you can see on the left what do you think would suite it

cheers folks

[Edited on 16-01-2004 by FLYING CORSA]
R Lee
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8th Jan 04 at 13:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

id get some light smoke tints for that car.
Kiddy_Corsa
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8th Jan 04 at 13:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

go 25% front 40% back sides and 60% back
all in black the mirror ones are shit
Corsakid84
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8th Jan 04 at 13:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get gradual tints!
FLYING CORSA
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8th Jan 04 at 13:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Corsakid84
get gradual tints!


what do you mean by gradual tints mate
Kiddy_Corsa
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8th Jan 04 at 13:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just what i said 25 -> 60% along the car
FLYING CORSA
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8th Jan 04 at 13:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

anyone got any pics of these gradual tints
.....sounds like it could look pretty mint
FLYING CORSA
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8th Jan 04 at 13:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what do you think to those blue tints?
.......spin it or bin it?
Kiddy_Corsa
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8th Jan 04 at 13:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no way
Ollie_Corsa
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8th Jan 04 at 22:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont get any unless u only want the back ones done coz its now illegal to have any amount of tint to the front side windows
FLYING CORSA
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15th Jan 04 at 11:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

since when?
when i went to get them done the tinit guy showed my the legal tints and the illegal tints, never said anything about no tints being allowedon the front sides
mike16v
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15th Jan 04 at 12:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ollie_Corsa
dont get any unless u only want the back ones done coz its now illegal to have any amount of tint to the front side windows


Not heard this b4
sperminator
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15th Jan 04 at 12:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive got medium smoke on my front side and its illegal! executive is only aloud on front
Wolf In Welsh Clothing
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Nearly all tints are illegal on the front side windows now.
The film may allow the legal limit of 70% light through but when on your window will probably only allow 50% through.
My standard windscreen only allows 80% light in and looks clear to me!

The blue black ones allow 2% through the top half and 10% through the bottom (as tested on the car by the local police!)
Ive chopped the black half off the front side windows now and will take the top half off if i get pulled again.
stuyw
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15th Jan 04 at 12:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

35% is the limit on tints on the front windows. normally light smoke is enough
FLYING CORSA
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15th Jan 04 at 12:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

windows look mint on the smart car.....its just not very smart to have a smart car

[Edited on 15-01-2004 by FLYING CORSA]
Corsakid84
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15th Jan 04 at 12:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

who cares whether its legal or not tho, i aint been caught by pigs yet! ive had mine tinted limo black alround for about 8 months and the cops have seen me and said nothing. touch wood!!!! its about a 30 fine aint it if you get caught i dunno!
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15th Jan 04 at 12:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Its not illegal to have ANY non factory tint on the front 2 windows.

Even with the old law, if you went for a (then) legal 22% tint, the factory tint (usually 5-10%) will take it over anyway.

Either bite the bullet and go for the tint (light smoke on the fronts), or just get the backs done.

I've got 30% on my front 2 windows, which is is illegal on both the old and new laws, but coz i drive a pretty subtle car + drive sensibly, and dont go places like southend or other big cruises, there not much reason for the cops to pull me over.

IF worst comes to the worst and you see the flashing blue lights, wind both ur front windows right down. Legally they cannot force you to bring the front glass up, and so cannot/will not test them.

Matt
Wolf In Welsh Clothing
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15th Jan 04 at 12:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by stuyw
35% is the limit on tints on the front windows. normally light smoke is enough


Check out the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986.

Section 32 states

Light Transmission of Glazing - Summary of requirements
Motor vehicles first used between 1/6/1978 and 31/3/1985 must have windows which allow at least 70% of light to pass through. Motor vehicles first used on or after 1/4/1985 must have windscreens which allow at least 75% of light to pass through - all other windows must admit at least 70% of light.

These requirements do not apply to:

any part of the windscreen outside the vision reference zone (as defined in C&U# Regulation 32(13));

windows through which the driver is unable, at any time, to see the road;

windows in ambulances which are behind the drivers seat;

windows in buses, goods vehicles, locomotives or motor tractors which are behind the drivers seat (except those which face the rear - as defined by C&U# Regulation 32(12) - or which form all or part of an exterior door); and

windows in cars which are fitted behind the drivers seat and which bear an e mark indicating type approval to the European glazing Directive 92/22/EC.


The law only stated the windows though, as of 1st of jan it was ammended to include window tints - SEE HERE
Corsakid84
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15th Jan 04 at 12:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

exactly what i do when i see the rozzers
Greasemonkey
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15th Jan 04 at 12:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so what happens if you had a legal tint on the front and the new law now says its illegal, how can they or you prove when you had it done, i got illegal tints all round anyhow
Corsakid84
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15th Jan 04 at 12:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wouldnt your reciept say the date on them
Greasemonkey
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HHHmmm what reciept, i am shite at keeping things like that, i am sure i kept it i will have to dig it out and put it in a safe place
Corsakid84
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15th Jan 04 at 13:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol i have that problem aswell. typical blokes i say, need a good women to keep things in order
Wolf In Welsh Clothing
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15th Jan 04 at 16:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Tints were never classed as legal, just the law only stated window before and now they've changed it to say window + any tint applied to it as it has an affect on the window.

Dont matter when you got them done, just hope you dont get a copper who's bored and decides to go out with the tint meter to check every car with tinted windows and hit his fixed penalty target for the month!

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