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Tinting front windows

Postby joeishmather » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:48 pm

Just looking to buy some film to tint my front windows, not the front screen, to be legally ok what level of tint% wise should I go for?? Cheers
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Re: Tinting front windows

Postby TubaPlayer » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:54 pm

For a legal window tint in the UK the specifications are:
a) Motor Vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1985
b) The light transmitted through the windscreen must be at least 75%.
c) The front side windows (to either side of the drivers’ head) must allow at least 70% of light to be transmitted through them.

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Re: Tinting front windows

Postby joeishmather » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:02 pm

Thanks, anyone know how much the windows are tinted standard?
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Re: Tinting front windows

Postby grosseberger » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:13 pm

youre being very brave tinting the front windows, they are all ready slightly tinted and will be very close to the leagal limit already
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Re: Tinting front windows

Postby joeishmather » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:44 pm

That's why I'm wondering what level they come out of factory at??
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Re: Tinting front windows

Postby joeishmather » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:45 pm

That's why I'm wondering what level they come out of factory at??
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Re: Tinting front windows

Postby Boomstyliemikey » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:24 pm

let me know how you get on. I tried tinting mine and it was a disaster. Only cost a tenner tho so worth a try
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Re: Tinting front windows

Postby joeishmather » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:46 pm

Done all my rear ones so should be fine, done front ones before n they've been perfect! :-) lol
Just trying to work out which film to go for,
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