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    Window tinting and shades

    Hello all.

    Im going to be tinting my windows front and rear in a few weeks. (I do it myself to save the pennies)

    Has anyone got pics of their tints and shade details to help me choose what shade to go?


    Im thinking dark smoke rear light from or light all round but would like to help choosing.


    Thanks in advance Ryan
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    I went for 80% on the rear 1/4s and tailgate and 60% up front





    Sometimes looks darker than others

    I personally think I went a little to dark on the fronts from a "blatantly obvious, mr plod" point of view. Especially as the Essex police are pretty hot at catching up with things like this

    On a styling side I like it tho

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    90% rear and light smoke front.....



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    I kept standard on the front and went for factory matching tinting in the back and hatch. Looks mint, is legal and not too dark on my Ming with black recaro's.

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    S3 Dave yours look nice but I think its too dark at the rear. Does anyone have light smoke tints on a silver a3/s3?
    Word!!!

    My A3/Martys Golf would smash that, and this guys £7000 GT9743 supercharged love machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimgrim77 View Post
    I kept standard on the front and went for factory matching tinting in the back and hatch. Looks mint, is legal and not too dark on my Ming with black recaro's.
    What percentage is the factory tint?

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    After I got a prohabition order for my tints the retest showed 75% VLT on the front side windows, so around a 25% factory tint on the front of my S3,
    Imola yellow S3 APY.

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    I agree daves looks very dark on the rear. I may do light all over or just slightly darker rears on my silver s3
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanS3MTM View Post
    I agree daves looks very dark on the rear. I may do light all over or just slightly darker rears on my silver s3
    I'm thinking the same for mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunS3:1511825
    Quote Originally Posted by RyanS3MTM View Post
    I agree daves looks very dark on the rear. I may do light all over or just slightly darker rears on my silver s3
    I'm thinking the same for mine
    Drug dealer....lol

    What's the price for tints all round these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    Drug dealer....lol

    What's the price for tints all round these days
    lolz.

    I had my old car done for £170 - Front drop glasses, rear 1/4 glasses, tailgate and a tinted sunstrip on the windscreen.

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    I paid about £120 for all 5 last time, this time, im buying the tint myself and doing it.. should cost £20
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