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Window Tinting - North East England?

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    [Nov 2, 2013]
    Hi all.


    I am looking for a recommended (from personal experience) of a window tinting company in the north east of England -Teesside/Wearside/Tyneside?


    I have obviously used Google and found various reputable companies but am just a bit wary with the water ingress issue in the boot with the B&O amp - so would prefer to use someone with KNOWN experience of working on an A5/S5

    Thanks

    Saj
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    [Nov 21, 2013]
    I used Blacktints in Harrogate 07545 083020

    Been 3 years now and still looks like factory privacy glass :)
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    [Nov 21, 2013]
    Cheers Zafi - did you tell them to cover the amp up or did you cover it yourself? Any photos?
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    [Nov 23, 2013]
    It's an an A4 avant.

    He does the tinting for the local dealers so knows what he is doing :)
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    [Nov 23, 2013]
    Got it booked in for Wednesday at his York unit. Just need to decide on what % level to get now!!
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    [Nov 23, 2013]
    Let us know how you get on. This is another thing on my list to do.
    Picture before and after would be good.
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    [Nov 29, 2013]
    Got the tinting done, 85% as per the factory finish.

    Not totally happy with it as there is a border around the windows that is not tinted (it is from the inside but from the outside you can see a border around the windows where the dot matrix pattern is on the glass).

    Not sure if this is normal so will ring up to check - I was told at the time of fitting that I would be able to press down on the film once it had partially dried and this would cover up the 'border' but I have not been able to do that.

    On another note, I think the tints will look better once I get the chrome trim wrapped gloss black, due next week - It will tie in better.

    BEFORE

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    AFTER

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    MATRIX /EXPOSED BORDER ON SIDE

    [​IMG]

    MATRIX / EXPOSED BORDER ON REAR

    [​IMG]
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    [Dec 22, 2013]
    To answer my own question - the border is not 'normal' as shown on this thread

    Factory Tint & De-Chrome - A5_OC

    Not impressed, looks like I will have to get it redone if I want a good job!!!
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    [Jan 16, 2014]
    De chrome finally done - looks much better and the slight issue with the window tinting is less obvious.
    [​IMG]
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    [Jan 23, 2014]
    By looking at the thread on a5OC , that guy has the same border as you! Maybe you just notice more as it's your car. Looks good! :thumbsup:
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    [Jan 23, 2014]
    What did you use to de-chrome your window surrounds?
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    [Jan 23, 2014]
    The lad used gloss black sticky back vinyl that you use to wrap cars.
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