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Another 'Tint' thread

pburv Feb 6, 2017

  1. pburv

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  3. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Didny know yer wee man had taken up modelling....lol
     
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  4. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    just gangster glass mate....been tellin ye this for decades...lol
     
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  5. pburv

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    Yeah....and his mum lower down...lol
     
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  6. pburv

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    So you reckon I should go full tints? or just have these fitted??
     
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  7. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Cheaper with the Capone tints mate....
     
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  8. lledwoc

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    http://www.solarplexius.co.uk/

    I'll be getting these from above, but I'm getting a 3 door so don't have to worry about rolling windows up and down
     
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  9. pburv

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    Ye lost me there fella??:blink:
    Do I go fabric or film?
     
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  10. pburv

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    Never seen them before..Like you said though if you got wind down windows then I'm not too sure they will do?
    Cheers mate..:friends:
    ps Will like to know how you get on with them..
     
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  11. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Think tints may be more convenient and less likely to be knocked down although those blinds look pukka.
     
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  13. lledwoc

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    For a hundred quid it's worth a punt. And if they don't work well I can get a decent tint for 150-200 quid and still be better off than getting privacy glass :p

    I'll let you know. When my car comes in July. Sigh
     
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  14. Tom.H

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    I'd go with tints, done decently you'd be very hard pressed to tell the windows have a film on them as opposed to tinted glass.
     
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  15. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    No.
     
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  16. pburv

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    A man of many words...lol
    Soooooo? Fabric or Film?...:friends:
     
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  17. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Yes, that was an unusually low word-count for me, I must have been having an off moment...:sorry:

    In short, neither... I just don't like them.:friends:

    It's only an opinion of course, but it's an opinion formed, reinforced, and ultimately stamped into my aesthetic tastes by spending my teenage years in the wilds of Essex during the '90's. There the worst excesses of that counties famed complete lack of taste and class were realised in the form of halfwitted acne'd teenagers with curtain haircuts who had spent all their clearasil money on Peco exhausts, fake Nitrous Oxide and DIY tints and who would terrorise every street while engaging in "Anti Social Behaviour" back in the days when it was known as "behaving like a total tw@t". This has left a deeply ingrained impression, reinforced in the present day by hoards of wannabe East London plastic gangsta's doing much the same thing to more modern metal, only now they inhale the nitrous to get high as kites while upping the stakes with a bit of harmless stabbing and shooting. It's really not my demographic, although I suppose if I really wanted to look like Kanye West I could wear the anchor chain from my boat around my neck, strap an alarm clock to my wrist, stick a vapid bimbo with a bra size four times larger than the IQ she can muster from her vacuum sealed brain in the passenger seat and then tint the glass, but it's just not 'me'.

    Of course, there are those who do it for reasons of protecting their offspring from the sunlight, presumably having watched to many confusing vampire movies. Understandable, but it's not essential. My formative years as an innocent young boy included many hundreds of hours spent baking in the summer sun in the greenhouse like confines of the back of my dads Volvo 240 estate. In Saudi Arabia. Even though it was fitted with dark brown vinyl seats that could sear the skin from your legs after only a few seconds in direct sunlight, and air con that was like having a man blow air at you through a drinking straw, my little brother and I escaped the horrors of the blazing desert sun and temperatures in excess of 48C. Never did me no harm... (except perhaps for a few third degree burns and some permanent scarring to the backs of the thighs, and some relatively minor skin and eye damage...) :salute:
     
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  18. davc

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    He normally is hahahaha.

    He must be having an off night:whip:
     
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  19. amit87

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    My S3 didn't come with privacy glass so had it tinted.... saves prying eyes in the car park... also find the car looks more aggressive.

    I only got the rears done... tint guy said any more on front I'll go over legal limit as all windows got slight tint from factory. Asked him to go similar to privacy on rears and he went 2nd to darkest (one shy of gangster limo tints)

    My friend got a brand new car and was deciding against opting for privacy glass as tinting was cheaper... convinced him to get privacy! Tints can leave a "silver" outline where it doesn't stick to the (fritting?!).

    Also always got risk of scratching etc. Privacy glass is laminated between the layers.... more robust in my opinion but harder to do after.

    Still I'm happy with my tints :)
     
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  20. jungle650

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    Get high quality tints and be done with it.

    They should come with a lifetime guarantee and cost between £125-£150. Sure you can pay less, but you pays for what you gets!!...

    Simples, I think dark privacy glass/ tinted glass (as long as its not limo / gangster black) adds some class and ofcourse privacy. In all cases it fundamentally changes the look of the car....Always for the better!

    Jungle
     
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  21. pburv

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    If I was JK Rowling I would be worried...Haha
    Cheers Grant......'No' means so much more to me now...:friends:
     
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  22. pburv

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    Writers block I reckon..lol
     
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    [QUOTE="amit87, post: 2929923, member: 70312"..... Privacy glass is laminated between the layers.... more robust in my opinion but harder to do after.

    Still I'm happy with my tints :)[/QUOTE]

    It can be done this way but on the A/S3 it's only the windscreen that is laminated. Privacy glass is just dark tint float glass monolithic (single ply toughened) possibly Venus 10 dark grey (10% light transmission) rather than the standard tint which is typically 70% light transmission.
     
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  24. Ormesome

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    Didn't Audi do an official blind style set? They look really good quality and will obviously fit perfectly. iv only seen one set before on eBay for £80ish for a 3 door but a few on there for saloon and sportback. I was close to buying them but was leaving before they could have arrived. Tints are cool but its so dark in the UK that for me i would prefer a removable option like the blinds. If your in a sunny country then go for tints.

    Failing this the solarplex ones above look really good. You would need somewhere safe when you take them out so they don't get stretched though. Any chance they would go floppy in the middle or loose form?
     
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  25. pburv

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    My thought exactly...The convenience of blinds is swinging it for me to be honest..Aftermarket tints look exactly that aftermarket, whereas blinds are more difficult to distinguish from the factory option?? plus you can take them out whenever you like and possibly transfer them to another car (same type obviously)..
     
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  26. jassyo06

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    Hey forest less of that English fella banter.... Lol
    Gangster > Al capone.... ergo Gangster glass

    Just them tinted end of
     
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  27. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Av had both after market tints look far better mate, Jordan got after market tints on his white saloon facelift demo it looked smart
     
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  28. richinsoton

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    I suspose another advantage to the blinds is having the windows open without Flies / Wasps etc getting in.
     
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  29. pburv

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    [​IMG]....lol
     
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  30. pburv

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    Cheers fella.....errr sorry mate...lol
     
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  31. pburv

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    Yeah it's one of the things they mention on the website..:friends:
     
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  32. robby

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    With the aftermarket tints don't you see the heated rear window elements where on factory tints you don't as they're behind the tint?
     
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  35. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    True.

    OEM privacy is a dark grey glass with the heater elements printed on the back. With film you can see through the clear glass to the heater grid with the tint film on the back so yes they are more obvious.
     

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