1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Black audi s3 Window tints or not ?????

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by madalex, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. madalex
    Offline

    madalex S3-less untill December

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    458
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Aug 11, 2007]
    Black Window Tints done from factory or not ?
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Nov 26, 2014]

  3. Boydie
    Offline

    Boydie Guest

    [Aug 11, 2007]
    i would say no - i have done the tinted thing before and looking back on it i regret it

    also i think it would look tacky on an A3 anyway

    plus, any aftermarket or tint greater than 17% forward of the b-pillar is now illegal
    #2
  4. madalex
    Offline

    madalex S3-less untill December

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    458
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Aug 11, 2007]
    im not sure what % the factory audi window tints are but im sure they arnt an illegal %
    #3
  5. siu00adg
    Offline

    siu00adg Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 11, 2007]
    Saw an RS4 with tints the other day, looked rubbish because the front windows were much lighter than the back.

    If you can subtly tint all windows by the same amount that would look nice, but if you go too dark you will look like a drug dealer.
    #4
  6. madalex
    Offline

    madalex S3-less untill December

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    458
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Aug 11, 2007]
    are factory ones to dark ??
    #5
  7. mitch78
    Offline

    mitch78 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,345
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Aug 11, 2007]
    :thumbsup:
    #6
  8. Boydie
    Offline

    Boydie Guest

    [Aug 12, 2007]
    tints from factory come out at 17% tint which is the legal limit - after that from the b-pillar forward it is illegal and you can recieve fixed penalty notices and even points!
    #7
  9. Shao_khan
    Offline

    Shao_khan Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 12, 2007]
    I have had the rears of mine tinted - the factory work looks much better if you fancy it done, so if you want it order it as factory.
    #8
  10. madalex
    Offline

    madalex S3-less untill December

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    458
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Aug 12, 2007]
    can u post some pics of it please ?
    #9
  11. Staz
    Offline

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    6,203
    Likes Received:
    51
    [Aug 12, 2007]
    In agree it looks **** as the rears are lighter than the front. And on black it looks worse. Best get it aftermarket. That's what I plan to do. But not too dark cos, as boydie says, it's a bit tacky.
    #10
  12. Shao_khan
    Offline

    Shao_khan Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2007]
    I'll take some pics in a bit.

    The factory tints (local dealer has a S3 withFactory tints) - the glass appears to be tinted and it looks V good. With my aftermarket tints, I have found that the factory glass has a fadeout towards the edge which is small raise black dots getting thinker towards the full black outside of the window. When you have the glass tinted it is a real sod to get the film to adequately cover all these black dots without giving air bubbles and what looks like almost a grey line around the window. I am waiting for a appointment to get a fix on mine, but as Isaid in my last post i'd seriously consider factory if you want tints.
    #11
  13. JamS3
    Offline

    JamS3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    14
    [Aug 13, 2007]
    I had a Dolphin Grey 8L S3 with "privacy glass" (tints) from the factory and got pulled by VOSA, they were highly illegal only letting 32% light thorugh the front side windows. When you were in the house you could still see through the passenger window into the car and out the drivers side too!

    They slapped a prohibition on the car that came into force within 10 days, if I didn't take them off by then!

    I wouldn't go for any cause you will be well pi**ed off if you pays your money and its wasted having to remove them.

    Apparently the factory glass with no tint is just about legal as its slightly tinted glass anyway.
    #12
  14. MiT
    Offline

    MiT Work Hard, Play harder!!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    19
    [Aug 14, 2007]
    #13
  15. thebears
    Offline

    thebears Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 19, 2007]
    I'm sure my rears are slightly darker than the fronts anyway and i didn't order privacy glass.

    From the links, midnight is a good choice and on white cars looks superb!
    #14

Share This Page