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Window tints problem

CarbonMike Jun 28, 2018

  1. CarbonMike

    CarbonMike Registered User

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    Right so, took car in today (2014 A4 Black Ed) to have rear windows tinted to a place thats has been doing it for years...

    Turns out they cant do them because the rear screen is wrong type of glass with slightly raised demister strips that cause loads of bubbling??

    Apparently a common thing on particular VAG models that dont have a factory tint as standard??

    Anyone ever heard of this?

    I have a black car with a black interior on the hottest days of the year & was looking for some quick respite to lower the cabin temps when parked up lol
     
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  3. CarbonMike

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    After a few phone calls.... turns out the main issue is the integral brake light & antennae set up in the rear screen!

    Got National Windscreens on the case seeing if they can supply & fit an entire factory privacy rear glass set as a "cash buyer" waiting for call back with a price.

    Autoglass werent interested but did quote £333 for a clear rear screen compared to Nationals £180.
     
  4. ruairi83

    ruairi83 Registered User

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    Balls. I’ve had my old December 2013 a4 black edition done and my current 2015 a4 black edition plus saloon done.

    Get a different windows tinter
     
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  5. CarbonMike

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    Do they look any good or can you see all the demister strips an aerial line etc.

    According to my local main dealer its a mare to do an looks rubbish once done also.

    Did both thosr cars have a rear screen mounted aerial or roof mount?
     
  6. NHN

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    I've not heard that before tbh.

    If anywhere near chertsey, give eva@oldschoolwindscreens a shout, always used them & brilliant work.
     
  7. CarbonMike

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    Im at another tint shop now near Southampton and theyve got an S4 with the rear screen tinted nicely & there fine with doing the job while i wait

    I guess the first guy was just a n00b
     
  8. Meemo

    Meemo Registered User

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    had my b8 rear tinted and looked fine, talking rubbish.
    They guy who did it said it was not his most favourite car to do rear tints on because the saloon rear windows are so difficult to access from the back seats to tint.. but he is a pro so did a fab job none the less ;) maybe the guy just knew it was an awkward job and would rather not do it.
    I used monsterwraps southampton, they have a shop in hedge end, also did my golf and numerous other little jobs.

    Best pictures i could find that show the tints on the rear as sold the car off in Jan.

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  9. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Was about to reply that I had A6 done without issue, but see you are getting sorted :icon thumright:
     
  10. CarbonMike

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    Monsterwraps came thru top dog. Did it while I waited. 20% light through on rears, 70% on fronts.

    Cant upload a pic as file size to big but certainly looks the bees.
     
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  11. Rich76

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    Had mine done last year no problems at all
     
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    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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  14. R0cket

    R0cket Active Member VCDS Map User

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    My S3 was tinted when I bought it, but they must have been limo tints as I could barely see cars behind me haha. I removed them so only have the factory tint which is perfect for me. Doesn't look after different on the outside, but inside it's a lot brighter and you can see out!
     

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