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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RobMorris, Nov 16, 2011.
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I accept that a lot of people like the tints or privacy glass on the rear windows of their cars but personally I think it makes the car look like a very expensive VAN.
Well I dont think they look that bad, but tbh any new car I buy from now will have privacy glass, for 2 reasons, people canot see too easy what is in the back,,,, but most of all Police cannot see what you are doing in there either from behind. , not that I condone anything you should not be doing, but no one is perfect
Cant remember the % on my tints but got the back done and front. As the other said the fronts are illegal but im not bothered. Had them since 2009 only once have they said something to me and that was just because the ar$£h0l£ couldnt book me with anything else. Depending on what angle your looking at and how much light is getting in my car you can see through or cant. These two photos show the difference. Fran & a few other members have said if im behide them they cant see who driving or anything in the car.
But most of the time they do like look the bottom photo
hi guys tint wizards will do mine from B pillar back for £140 he thinks in the pic i have posted its 15% dose that sound correct? and is the B pillar the two rear doors ?
15-20% would be about right, b pillar backward would be 2 rear doors and the hatch
sweeet not too dark then? ill get some pics up monday
Another vote for the "if you have to do it, then keep it light and do it all round" school of thinking.
The main thing that put me off Black Edition cars was the much darker rear windows. It was quite difficult to find an S3 without them when I was looking for mine!
Your a good bristol lad Ben
Thanks all for your input
I went for 50% on the rear 3 windows costing me £125 and im well chuffed with the results
Will post pics once the sun is out!
Ash, there's a bloke near me who bought his old works van, a black Vauxhall and it looks exactly like the pic of your A3!
this is mine pics from monday 15% on the back more pics on a separate thread.
alrite peepz, need help
i got a 2010 a3 5 dr grey and need the windows tinted any ideas...??????
Can anyone post up a pic with there limo black tints please as im getting mine done on the weekend but not to sure if limo black will be shiney?
Limo on the rears and then no tints on front window would look too odd, you shouldn't do limo on the rears anyway as its too dark.
If you are not doing fronts then go slightly lighter on rear
That's why i tinted the front windows slightly on my SB, factory tinted rears and nothing on the front looked odd to me.
OEM tint is amazing much better finish than any aftermarket due to thickness and you get glass fully covered by the tint. My 2ps worth
Is it me or are tinted windows just modifications from the 90s?
its just you
I like big, but firm ones.
Oops, sorry misread the thread title
There's a bit of inconsistency in people's claimed figures here, I assume due to not everyone knowing that tints are measured in % of transmitted light (ie how much light gets through the window). The legal limit is 70% on the front, so if you have more than a 30% tint the police have every right to stop you and issue a penalty/order you to have them removed. I've heard of them just ripping tints off at the roadside, but pretty sure that amounts to criminal damage so probably isn't a common occurance.
As for my opinion, tints look good on almost any car but too dark can look ott on the rears and can be dangerous on the fronts. Only people in UAE need to tint their windscreen. I've got factory "privacy glass" so don't know the numbers, but it's only slightly on the front and quite dark on the rears (though might be the black paint making it appear darker).
A VERY subtle tint makes sense in regard to keeping the interior cool, but deeper tints are all about trying to make a car something it is not.
Looks silly if front windows remain untinted and the car is an ordinary Ford Focus size type saloon irrespective of the badge.
For many the look is a bit thugish, and a bit Essex as per those stretched Gypsy Wedding / Chav. Hen Party type limo's.
Leave tints for the Mercedes and Rollers that deluded air headed celebrities, Royals Twits, and Superior Sheiks pose around in.
I need a light tint on the front of me bread van as its too strong on the back and not enough on the front. Going to get the tinyest bit of tint, as the front looks green and the back looks black and I want the fronts very slightly greyed.