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Window tinting on a lease

audi_nyc Apr 22, 2013

  1. audi_nyc

    audi_nyc New Member

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    I just leased a base model A4 which I absolutely love. It'll be the first of many.

    Anyway, on a lease, if I pay to have the windows tinted, will I have to tear the tint off when turning it in at the end of the lease? Will I be penalized? My GF and I plan on leasing another Audi, an upgraded model, when this lease is up.
     
  2. rich1068

    rich1068 Member

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    So long as it's a good professional job and the tints are pretty OEM I doubt they'd even notice.
     
  3. enoliver

    enoliver Member

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    Why not ask them, then you will know for certain?
     
  4. dieseldoos

    dieseldoos Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I would go for it anyway. Worse case scenario, tint is not actually that hard to remove. A few years back I had a car with tinted windows (professionally done) and I knew it would be easier to sell it without the tint.

    I used Loctite cleaner spray on the windows after I peeled the tint off. You would never have known it was tinted!
     
  5. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    but with a lease car your on there insurance ?
    so you need to tell them so they can inform the insurance
    its a mod and could void the insurance if you have an accident.
     
  6. Hambee1234

    Hambee1234 A4 Quattro !!

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    Hi , I know this is an old thread, but I have also just leased an A4 and the only thing I want to do with it is tint the windows, but a little bit cautious of doing so in case of any comebacks ,

    Can I ask if you did tint your car , and if returned by now was there any feedback from the lease company ? Cheers
     
  7. allanmb

    allanmb Well-Known Member Team Tango Audi S3 quattro

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    What kind of lease do you have? Is it a PCP?
     
  8. Hambee1234

    Hambee1234 A4 Quattro !!

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    Hi, its a PCH, (Contract hire) 3 year, hand it back, thanks. John.
     
  9. Darren92

    Darren92 Well-Known Member

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    It's not your car to modify at the end of the day!
     
  10. allanmb

    allanmb Well-Known Member Team Tango Audi S3 quattro

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    Ah ok, I have a PCP and I can essentially do anything I want to the car within reason. Not sure what you can do with PCH.
     
  11. Hambee1234

    Hambee1234 A4 Quattro !!

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    Yeah I known, :( that's why I was asking if any of the forum members have experience on doing this,
    Also does anyone know how easy it is to remove the film ( before the car is to go back )
    thanks
     
  12. Hambee1234

    Hambee1234 A4 Quattro !!

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    Your not really allowed to do much unfortunately. But I dont know if the film was to be removed if it left visible marks etc...
     
  13. Darren92

    Darren92 Well-Known Member

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    I personally wouldn't take the risk!
     
  14. Hambee1234

    Hambee1234 A4 Quattro !!

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    I think I am agreeing with you now as no one has experience in doing it , removing it and handing back the car,

    I think I will leave it then, thanks for all the comments, cheers
     

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