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T.CorsaSRI
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12th Feb 04 at 07:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi peepz, i know this question has been asked many times, but i would like to know whats the LEGAL limit your allowed? I've been told 30% and seen people on forums say 35%, so what is it really?

also, are gradient tints allowed? and will tints affect insurance?!

Cheers guys n gals
neiliosxi
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12th Feb 04 at 09:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

35% max on passenger and drivers window, not sure bout gradient tints.
U should inform insurance and they will charge u a small fee for admin work.
glasgow_corsa_c
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12th Feb 04 at 11:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by neiliosxi
35% max on passenger and drivers window, not sure bout gradient tints.




Noi tints on front passenger and drivers windows mate.

Lready inquired bout getting my new car done,and no one would do front tints due to it being illegal soon
corsa-sxi
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12th Feb 04 at 12:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what about cars with tints alreadsy applied
kev_corsa
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12th Feb 04 at 15:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nope, any tinting film is illegal forward of the b pillar. heres the official documentation (sorry about the quality, have to zoom in to read it easily)






[Edited on 12-02-2004 by kev_corsa]
Noonster
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12th Feb 04 at 15:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gutted How does that effect people that had it done before that was published??
Melville
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12th Feb 04 at 15:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fucked with a capital T
Marcus_Foster
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12th Feb 04 at 15:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What if you got a mazda Rx8 they have no pillars.
Noonster
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12th Feb 04 at 16:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

good point
neiliosxi
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12th Feb 04 at 16:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Marcus_Foster
What if you got a mazda Rx8 they have no pillars.



They better not make me take it off, cost me 200 notes!
glasgow_corsa_c
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12th Feb 04 at 17:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Noonster19
Gutted How does that effect people that had it done before that was published??



er well/.............ur fooked!

depends how dark ur tint is. If its like 35% (ie the legal shade before all this) then u get a formal warning and have to remove the tint.

if it is like limo, then they can impound ur car on safety grounds or sum shit.
Adam-D
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12th Feb 04 at 17:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what bout dark smoke? what %is this?
glasgow_corsa_c
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12th Feb 04 at 17:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Adam-D
what bout dark smoke? what %is this?


i had dark smoke on lmine and it was 20% which is well over the legal limit.


I'm sure if its legal limit u get a warning and told to remove, if its over it by a certain % then u get an on spot fine and told to reomove and if its well over it IE: like limo 5% then u have to get the bus home lol!

Its shite ! I wanted to get my new car done but cant now, as u can only get the back windows done which jsut looks gay
Adam-D
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12th Feb 04 at 17:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so what is the leagal %
and what % is dark smoke?
Noonster
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12th Feb 04 at 18:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thats shite really because BMW's etc.... come with tints as standard on some models and we cant have them - f*cking stupid!!!
glasgow_corsa_c
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12th Feb 04 at 18:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Noonster19
Thats shite really because BMW's etc.... come with tints as standard on some models and we cant have them - f*cking stupid!!!


cars that come tinted already ie : a factory tint , will be fine.


adam > legal percentage used to be like 35% for front 2 windows.
glasgow_corsa_c
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12th Feb 04 at 18:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Adam-D
so what is the leagal %
and what % is dark smoke?


depends where u get ur tints done mate.

where i got mine done dark smoke was the equivalent of 21 point sumat percent.
Noonster
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12th Feb 04 at 18:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by glasgow_corsa_c
quote:
Originally posted by Noonster19
Thats shite really because BMW's etc.... come with tints as standard on some models and we cant have them - f*cking stupid!!!


cars that come tinted already ie : a factory tint , will be fine.


adam > legal percentage used to be like 35% for front 2 windows.


I know they will thats why I am saying its shite...... if you spend 30k on a car that has them then your sorted, but iff you wanna spend 200 notes and get EXACTLY the same % on your car you will be pulled - thats crap
glasgow_corsa_c
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12th Feb 04 at 18:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Noonster19
quote:
Originally posted by glasgow_corsa_c
quote:
Originally posted by Noonster19
Thats shite really because BMW's etc.... come with tints as standard on some models and we cant have them - f*cking stupid!!!


cars that come tinted already ie : a factory tint , will be fine.


adam > legal percentage used to be like 35% for front 2 windows.


I know they will thats why I am saying its shite...... if you spend 30k on a car that has them then your sorted, but iff you wanna spend 200 notes and get EXACTLY the same % on your car you will be pulled - thats crap


i thikn u';ll find that manufactureres will have to stop putitn tints on the front windows.

take vaux for example.

seen a number of meriva;s recently with only the rear windows tinted.
Noonster
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12th Feb 04 at 18:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah seen loads..... I see what you meen.

Seen the peugeot with onlt the Back (boot) window tinted also

If i have to take the front ones off then I will take them all off dont want it looking like a van

Hope I dont have to take them off - looks loads better with them tinted.
T.CorsaSRI
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12th Feb 04 at 18:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fook! no point in me gettin tints at all if im not allowed to tint the front 2 passenger windows

OUT OF ORDER!!!
kev_corsa
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12th Feb 04 at 19:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive been fined twice 15%
Ben
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12th Feb 04 at 19:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it wont come in i dont think , its just been raised , they do this all time , it has to be agreed by lots of ppl and be brought up in front of jurers(or woteva there called)

imagine all the ppl that wud go out of business if this was brought in? loads , and m sure they will be putting a partition in , and there hardly goin 2 make u take it off ,if u get a new motor and then they bring it in it will be hasstle!

dont worry just get it done
Adam-D
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12th Feb 04 at 20:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

id like to see them make the queen take her limo black tints off
kev_corsa
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12th Feb 04 at 21:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nope, its already in, back dated to january the 1st

 
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