AH FabricationsChris Nott
Results 1 to 36 of 36
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Steve220

Thread: Window tints

  1. #1
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    310

    Window tints

    Evening all
    Im going to invest in some window tints for the rear windows of my avant once its back together and off the lifts. Can you guys recommend the percentage of tint?

    im after a nice OEM look, maybe a shade darker, dont want to go too gangster style though

    Thanks

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    KERNOW
    Posts
    107
    I'm getting my avant tinted on monday and am having 20% which is meant to be about the same as oem privacy glass

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    121
    Hi Tuffy.When the missus bought her A3 we had the rear tinted one shade less from "limo" black.The reason for this was it blocked out all the uv rays from the sun and the glare just to make it more comfortable for our little boy in the back.The car was a metallic black and I thought it suited the car well.

  5. #4
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    310
    Quote Originally Posted by pburv View Post
    Hi Tuffy.When the missus bought her A3 we had the rear tinted one shade less from "limo" black.The reason for this was it blocked out all the uv rays from the sun and the glare just to make it more comfortable for our little boy in the back.The car was a metallic black and I thought it suited the car well.
    Hi. Mine is also to serve a purpose too , not just for aesthetics. We have a baby due in a few weeks and I too want to keep the glare away from the little dear.
    My A4 is silver, not totally dismissing a very dark tint, would be good to see variations ranging from Oem tint right up to limo.

  6. #5
    Danny-boy's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    477

    Window tints

    I went 25 and it's very similar to the factory tints on the wife's E90

  7. #6
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    492
    My red a3 s line has limo tint looks good you can still see out

  8. #7
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    310
    Quote Originally Posted by southylad View Post
    My red a3 s line has limo tint looks good you can still see out
    Maybe we should turn this in to a "show us ya tints thread"

  9. #8
    alpesh26's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    270
    I went for 20% (midnight) on the back. you could put 50% on the front to even the front and back out, just be aware tinting the fronts might get you attention from the police

    Edit: I meant to write 20% not 30%, oops!
    Last edited by alpesh26; 12th February 2013 at 20:52.
    Audi A4 B7 1.9TDi SE | Auto Lights, Wipers & Dimming Mirror | Cruise Control | DIS

    Mod's so far: Ambient light, Cupra R splitter, 4300k HID's, Painted Brake Calipers & Hubs, Dice Electronics iPod & Aux, Leather Armrest, Interior, Sidelight & Number Plate LED's, Curry Hooks, Tie Downs, Ambient Footwell LED's, Footwell Lights, Shadow Chrome S-Line (RS6) wheels, Mudflaps, Votex Rear Diffuser, RS4 Rear ARB

  10. #9
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    310
    Quote Originally Posted by alpesh26 View Post
    I went for 30% (midnight) on the back. you could put 50% on the front to even the front and back out, just be aware tinting the fronts might get you attention from the police
    Thanks for the advice but im sure I will only be doing the five rear windows.

  11. #10
    A4_MaJiK's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Leicester, UK
    Posts
    822

    My Social Networking

    Add A4_MaJiK on Facebook Visit A4_MaJiK's Instagram Channel
    Thinking of getting a light tint done all round on mine soon (as it is a bright colour). Alot of the time, the final outcome depends on the colour of the car.

    Audi A4 B7 3.0TDI S-Line Sprint Blue
    ~ MTEC DRLs & Sidelights ~ 8000k D1S ~ 19" A6 Le Mans Edition Wheels ~ Eibach Wheel Spacers (5mm F/15mm R) ~ Rear Ambient Lighting ~
    ~ UK Legal Pressed Plates ~ Full Interior LED Lighting ~ Rear Numberplate LED Lights ~ LCR Front Splitter ~

  12. #11
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    121
    If it is mainly to keep the glare off your "little un" you really should be going dark as you can..The main and obvious reason is to eliminate all the bad uv rays from the sun plus it will give your baby that VIP feeling ha ha

  13. #12
    Molnboman's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Quote Originally Posted by pburv View Post
    If it is mainly to keep the glare off your "little un" you really should be going dark as you can..The main and obvious reason is to eliminate all the bad uv rays from the sun plus it will give your baby that VIP feeling ha ha
    Not a huge fan of the limo / drug dealer dark tints! Too much contrast between the tinted windows and fronts just looks naff to me! I will be going for the same thing and try to get it as close to factory as poss'. Just out of interest have you been quoted a price yet? Up here the best price I can get even as a "homer" is 300quid...but that's a really good job. I remember using a Glagow outfit before for my SAAB Aero and they did an amazing job for 150quid.....The price I pay for living in IKEA land.

    Let us know how you get on.

    BR
    A

  14. #13
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    281
    mine where tinted then i put limo tint on top.
    Bachelor pad,
    i call it the batchelor pad shade.

  15. #14
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    310
    Quote Originally Posted by Molnboman View Post
    Not a huge fan of the limo / drug dealer dark tints! Too much contrast between the tinted windows and fronts just looks naff to me! I will be going for the same thing and try to get it as close to factory as poss'. Just out of interest have you been quoted a price yet? Up here the best price I can get even as a "homer" is 300quid...but that's a really good job. I remember using a Glagow outfit before for my SAAB Aero and they did an amazing job for 150quid.....The price I pay for living in IKEA land.

    Let us know how you get on.

    BR
    A

    I had a quote of £200 cash reputable local firm with 5 year guarantee!

  16. #15
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Moray
    Posts
    228
    This thread is useless without pictures to compare it all to. I'm probably going to have my new car done when it arrives and just want a very light tint/privacy film.

  17. #16
    Danny-boy's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    477

    Window tints

    I had mine done for £140 (saloon B pillar back) with lifetime guarantee.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21360753425.672479.jpg

  18. #17
    Macdoon's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    1,569
    Had mine done for £175, around 3 hours to be done.Grrrr that meant the wife got 3 hours in the shopping centre lol
    A4 B8 (09) 2.0 TFSI (211)

    Black Gloss RS4 style mesh grille, Black Gloss fog grilles, Black Gloss splitter trim, Ice White fogs, Tints, Black A8 boot rings, Black Badges, Dynamik boot spoiler, LED interior, LED number plate lights, Brushed steel vinyl wrapped interior.

  19. #18
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Moray
    Posts
    228
    Quote Originally Posted by Macdoon View Post
    Had mine done for £175, around 3 hours to be done.Grrrr that meant the wife got 3 hours in the shopping centre lol
    That's ideal!! The tints, not the 3hrs of shopping lol
    Macdoon likes this.

  20. #19
    AudiB7Jay's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    374
    personally im getting 20% all round as it keeps it all subtle

  21. #20
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    492
    heres my a3 with limo tint £150 5 year guarrantee and very tidy job dirrect tint lancaster tho dirrect are a national company
    Attached Images Attached Images

  22. #21
    A4_MaJiK's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Leicester, UK
    Posts
    822

    My Social Networking

    Add A4_MaJiK on Facebook Visit A4_MaJiK's Instagram Channel
    Quote Originally Posted by AudiB7Jay View Post
    personally im getting 20% all round as it keeps it all subtle
    20% would be quite dark? I was thinking 40% all round for mine.

    Audi A4 B7 3.0TDI S-Line Sprint Blue
    ~ MTEC DRLs & Sidelights ~ 8000k D1S ~ 19" A6 Le Mans Edition Wheels ~ Eibach Wheel Spacers (5mm F/15mm R) ~ Rear Ambient Lighting ~
    ~ UK Legal Pressed Plates ~ Full Interior LED Lighting ~ Rear Numberplate LED Lights ~ LCR Front Splitter ~

  23. #22
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    492
    mine has no film on the front only standard glass tint which as far as im aware is allready at legal level, but if you go darker in the rest of the windows because theres not a lot of light getting in it makes the front look darker if you know what i mean

  24. #23
    Kaza's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chatham, Kent.
    Posts
    88
    Quote Originally Posted by southylad View Post
    heres my a3 with limo tint £150 5 year guarrantee and very tidy job dirrect tint lancaster tho dirrect are a national company
    May i ask what percentage your rear tints are? I'm looking for some very similar to yours for my Sportback A3 in Red!
    FOO: Phantom Black TT (211ps) S-Line

  25. #24
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    492

    tints

    Its limo mate if i remember right its about 90% it is dark but you can see out and i have parking assist so that helps anywar




    Quote Originally Posted by Kaza:1804400
    Quote Originally Posted by southylad View Post
    heres my a3 with limo tint £150 5 year guarrantee and very tidy job dirrect tint lancaster tho dirrect are a national company
    May i ask what percentage your rear tints are? I'm looking for some very similar to yours for my Sportback A3 in Red!

  26. #25
    Kaza's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chatham, Kent.
    Posts
    88

    Window tints

    Thanks does suit your car.
    FOO: Phantom Black TT (211ps) S-Line

  27. #26
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    492
    cheers , it realy does suit the red yes



    Quote Originally Posted by Kaza View Post
    Thanks does suit your car.

  28. #27
    dpbayly's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Royston, Herts
    Posts
    368
    Just had my B6 Avant tinted 2 days ago 20% rears 30% fronts I went with the better quality Ceramic tints over the cheaper metallic tints and it still only cost £195 for the lot, the chap did a really thorough job and removed all trims to tint to the very edge of all windows previously the other company I used who I had do my last 9-10 cars only tinted the glass they could get too.







    Last edited by dpbayly; 9th March 2013 at 19:22.

  29. #28
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    41
    Anyone know somewhere near Cambridge to have tints done?

    thanks tony

  30. #29
    dpbayly's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Royston, Herts
    Posts
    368
    Quote Originally Posted by tonycb6 View Post
    Anyone know somewhere near Cambridge to have tints done?

    thanks tony
    I live near Royston just up the road from Cambridge and I used Boyz Toyz automotive tints:

    Boyz Toyz Automotive Window Tinting | Window Tinting Stevenage/Window Tinting Hertfordshire/Window Tinting Luton/Car Tinting/Car Tinting/Car Tinting/Glass Tinting/Glass Tinting/Glass Tinting/Window Film/Window Film/Window Film/Car Tint Removal/Car Ti

    He dose a very good job.

  31. #30
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    41
    thanks,i will give them a look.


    tony

  32. #31
    Tiffy's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Warwick
    Posts
    354
    Hers mine, was done last week.

    Think its 25% rears and 35% front........looks just the same as factory tints.







    2007 Audi A4 B7 S-Line Avant 170 TDi Special "Black" Edition
    Genuine 19" x 9 Bentley GTC 5 Spokes
    Full Interior LED Light upgrade
    Ambiant "Submarine" Interior lighting
    Seat Leon Cupra R Splitter
    LED rear NumberPlate Upgrade
    Headlight, Fog Light and Side Light White Light Upgrades
    Eibach SportLine Springs 50/40
    Privacy Glass



  33. #32
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    41
    Does anyone have experiance of Ceramic Polycarbonate lamination compaired to film lamination? i have a quote from 2 companies one quoting the Ceramic Polycarbonate and the other quoting using Llummar film.
    Is either better than the other?

    many thanks tony

  34. #33
    deburgh999's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    64

    Window tints

    Any tint that is 3 ply is a good film, most proper tint firms only use decent tint, the stuff you get frm halfords is 2 ply and is awful to fit, horrid colour once applied it doesn't last long at all, obviously keep in mind it is illegal to tint the drivers and passengers windows now so rear 5 only if you want to stay legal.

  35. #34
    deburgh999's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    64

    Window tints

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1363218284.538279.jpg my car I done myself tinted 20%.

  36. #35
    Kaza's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chatham, Kent.
    Posts
    88
    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffy View Post
    Hers mine, was done last week.

    Think its 25% rears and 35% front........looks just the same as factory tints.







    That suits really well, love the look of the car.
    FOO: Phantom Black TT (211ps) S-Line

  37. #36
    Tiffy's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Warwick
    Posts
    354
    Thanks buddy.... It's getting eibachs fitted next week so will sit a bit better
    2007 Audi A4 B7 S-Line Avant 170 TDi Special "Black" Edition
    Genuine 19" x 9 Bentley GTC 5 Spokes
    Full Interior LED Light upgrade
    Ambiant "Submarine" Interior lighting
    Seat Leon Cupra R Splitter
    LED rear NumberPlate Upgrade
    Headlight, Fog Light and Side Light White Light Upgrades
    Eibach SportLine Springs 50/40
    Privacy Glass



 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Window tints in the North West
    By imported_reda3lee in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13th January 2005, 13:39
  2. Window Tinting
    By necroeire in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 13th January 2005, 07:55
  3. window tints
    By DAF in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14th June 2004, 16:11
  4. Window Tinting/Privacy Glass
    By simondavidr in forum Other Brands & Models
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 1st May 2004, 19:47
  5. Window tinting
    By Medders in forum A8/S8 forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 27th November 2003, 02:05

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