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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2012, 09:07:21 PM »
yes she did indeed!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2012, 09:17:49 PM »
yes she did indeed!

Lol oh  that narrows it down..... but were they really dark or just smoke dark?
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2012, 09:27:07 PM »
Quite dark, but that's not the point.
If they even suspect that your tints are too dark they will stop and test.

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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2012, 09:28:50 PM »
smoke i think they whipped out a light meter thingy and busted!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2012, 10:01:43 PM »
Awwwww... that's a bitch.... nearly every other car i see round here now has got darker front windows... it's not fair!! and i saw a cop car with dark fronts too hm...
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2012, 07:34:34 AM »
Your tints will look good along side my Diamond tints.

ps on mine in some light its difficult to see everything behind in detail, like a police car. Watch your tail! I think its a combination of looking thru' the rear mirror, the rear glass & the tint film.

Dont forget the film can be scratched, so watch the load in the back doesn't damage it.
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2012, 08:50:28 AM »
That's the only reason i didn't go for total blackout on the rear windows just incase i did have trouble seeing through the back.

I was wondering if the film would scratch, would i still clean the windows in the same way??
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2012, 12:54:29 PM »
Cleaning them with a soft sponge or cloth is fine but remember that water that gets in the edges will lift the film. I wouldn't use any abrasive or chemical cleaner just in case. A damp cloth and washing up liquid is what i would use.
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2012, 01:49:08 PM »
So mr muscle's out the window then? lol
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2012, 04:58:02 PM »
No, I'm here Di  ;D  Apparently Autoglym's fast glass is supposed to be suitable for cleaning tinted windows.
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2012, 05:03:50 PM »
A damp cloth and washing up liquid is what i would use.

Exactly, treat the same as glass when it comes to cleaning.

My young lad is a window cleaner and he has spoken those same words of knowledge. Don't need anything fancy even on treated glass, it will just leave a residue. Won't show when dry, but when you get a bit of condensation you will see all the patterns!!!!
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2012, 06:09:16 PM »
No, I'm here Di  ;D  Apparently Autoglym's fast glass is supposed to be suitable for cleaning tinted windows.

Lol kev i thought you was mr cillit bang lol...
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2013, 10:30:34 PM »
What percentage tint did you go for on fronts and what on the back?

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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2013, 12:31:45 AM »
It's looking very nice with the tints and the chrome blacked out.

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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2013, 07:55:50 AM »
A damp cloth and washing up liquid is what i would use.

That's what I used to clean and prevent condensation on my glider cockpit canopy, I don't remember it causing any adverse effects (that's on perspex)

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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2013, 11:39:41 AM »
I went for the dark smoke on the rears which was one shade down from total blackout and the legal limit on the fronts not sure what the percentage of that is.. Im not si sure they did the fronts as they were already a little tinted...
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2013, 09:59:16 PM »
I went for the dark smoke on the rears which was one shade down from total blackout and the legal limit on the fronts not sure what the percentage of that is.. Im not si sure they did the fronts as they were already a little tinted...

I am going for 75% all round and I am told this is MOT legal.

You did your fronts or left them standard green tint??

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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2013, 11:08:59 PM »
it may be legal in Eire but not in the UK its not an mot fail though its points on your license!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2013, 07:54:51 AM »
It is something that has puzzled me for some time, could someone explain to me the reasoning behind the desire for tinted windows please ?

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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2013, 11:38:23 AM »
It looks nice, if you like that sort of thing..
Privacey,
Stops uv rays from fading your seats,

My front windows already had a darkish tint to them  but its not green though...
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Re: TINTS Here it is.....
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2013, 05:40:43 PM »
Light tint is nice imo. Any thing more is gangman style or it looks like a drug dealers car. I never felt the need to ever tint the glass in any of my mk2 cavaliers that I have had through the years.  They have a nice green tint but the carlton green tint is not as dark as those windows.

This is why I am going for the lightest tint that you can buy.