JMB RetrofitsBadger5
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    10

    Genuine Audi privacy glass

    Is it possible to buy Audi factory tinted glass to replace non-tinted windows? I wanted privacy glass but it's not on the S3 that I'm getting next month, and I'm not keep on tints done with film. Anyone know if you can buy this? Surely if you've already got privacy glass and one of the windows gets broken you'd be able to replace it with a proper factory one. It'd probably cost a fortune though...

    Anyone?

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    The Damned

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    344
    Quote Originally Posted by yod9999 View Post
    I'm not keep on tints done with film.
    How come? Just I've never had a problem or cause to dislike professionally fitted film tints

    Had a look on ETKA and can't see any specific part numbers for privacy glass unless someone else can?

  4. #3
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    ETKA only lists "green glass". Can't find anything for privacy glass.

  5. #4
    Staz's Avatar
    is a retronaut

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bristol (mostly)
    Posts
    6,168
    You can get glass tinted without film.
    Last edited by Staz; 26th April 2008 at 01:10.
    8P2 S3

    For advice on Air Con problems please read my FAQs.
    To find ASN members with VCDS check out the MAP.

  6. #5
    hatmeow's Avatar
    Turbo is the only way....

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    247
    Does anyone know what % of transparency the original privacy glass is? I would like to replicate the look with film
    A3 2.0T Sportback DSG.

    Engine / Trans:
    K04, Unitronic Stg II+ & DSG Stg II, S3 Injectors and Intercooler, APR F/Pump. BSH Intake, Forge DV, Oettinger Turbo Outlet, Eurojet throttle pipe, Milltek TBE. SP Meth Injection.

    Brakes and Suspension:
    Brembo 6 pot w/ 345mm slotted disks, TT front suspension, HPA Coliovers, OZ Palladio, 225/40/18 BS RE001

    Others:
    S3 Front, Pedals, & Mirrors, 09 SB Skirts & LED Rear Lights, Original HID retrofit, Oettinger Roof Spoiler. Defi Turbo Guage, FBMFSW

  7. #6
    Stevie C

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    153
    Got a feeling dealers send cars off to have the tints done. Recently went for a quote for tints on a 3 door (all windows less screen - 200) the guy had 3 Spankin new cars in there from the dealer getting tints! (that was in Bristol) I could give him a call if you wanted to see what % dealers have??
    Audi A3 2.0 TDI Dolphin Grey |Loads of extras... & Mods...

    Mods Fitted - Full Rieger Infinity Body Kit including Splitter | De Chromed Front Grills | Graphite RS4 19" Alloys |MK5 Golf GTI Brakes |S6 DRLs | Jetex Twin Tailpipe Exhaust | Revo Remap | TT FBMFSW |S3 Retro Pedals | S3 Air Vents | Diamond Front Component Speakers | Custom Parcel Shelf |Private Plate

    Mods to be done - R32/R line Gear Knob | Interior Map lights |35% tints

  8. #7
    mitch78's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    noun: a particular place or position
    Posts
    2,723
    Last edited by mitch78; 6th March 2009 at 23:11.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

  9. #8
    SteveTDCi's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Lincs
    Posts
    1,384
    I've seen a few black cars latley that have tints but not as much as the factory and I think it looks much better, the only thing I dislike is where the fronts don't get done, imo if thats what you have you might as well buy a van for a similar look
    Gone A3 TDi S Line DSG Bluefined

    Now Seat Leon Cupra about to be Bluefined

  10. #9
    The current UK law prevents the tinting of the windscreen and front door windows. I think any tints on the front door must allow at least 70% light transmission.

    The was an item in one of the recent 'Traffic Cops' programmes on television where a police patrol stopped a lady driving a Range Rover with tinted windows. The policeman used a machine to test the light transmission and he gave her the option of removing the film there and then or taking a fixed penalty fine.
    Dave R (h5djr)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A3 8V 2.0 TDI-184 Sportback Sport s-tronic quattro - Silver + lots of options - my 9th A3

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO