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RECENT TINT JOB's (TINT NOT TIT)

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:40 am
by stebeever
There's a few members cars and not members cars just have a look


JA1987 wagon
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Renault 225
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Mouse's wagon
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E36 coupe
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Re: RECENT TINT JOB's (TINT NOT TIT)

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:18 am
by mouse
Recamend tinted vision to any one did an sweet job on my thanks again.

Re: RECENT TINT JOB's (TINT NOT TIT)

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:20 pm
by fuzzynuts
nice work there shame you guys are so far away from me otherwise you would be my first choice

Re: RECENT TINT JOB's (TINT NOT TIT)

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:27 pm
by dodge
so can the front windows be tinted? and by what % if so? love the fully blacked out look!

Re: RECENT TINT JOB's (TINT NOT TIT)

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:06 pm
by screenman
No they cannot be tinted,legally. Standing back now waiting for the flack.

Re: RECENT TINT JOB's (TINT NOT TIT)

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:45 pm
by JA1987
screenman wrote:No they cannot be tinted,legally. Standing back now waiting for the flack.
Read http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/Ow ... /DG_181016

Re: RECENT TINT JOB's (TINT NOT TIT)

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:18 pm
by screenman
I have,

The law requires that the windows on the vehicle allow at least:

75 per cent of light through the front windscreen
70 per cent of light through the front side windows

In most modern vehicles there is a slight tint added to the windows when they are made. If you add any more tint it’s likely to result in the windows failing to meet the legal requirements.

Most standard factory front glass only let 70 to 73 per cent of light through from the factory, go figure.

We are of course talking forward of the B Pillar.

Or a more simplified reply.

The Regulation states 70% of visible light must pass through the driver's side windows (75% through the windscreen) including any other substrate fitted to the glass. Many people misunderstand the regulation and presume that 70% allows a 30% tint - It doesn't! Glass does not let in 100% of light. Clear glass only allows approximately 86% of light to pass & the slight tint of standard manufactured glass varies from the 70% maximum limit up to approx 80% of light passing through, thus any film being applied to these windows will drop the light transmissions to below the regulation limit.
If your front windows are tinted to any level you do risk being stopped by either Traffic Police or VOSA (Vehicle & Operator Services Agency) they have light meters to test the light that passes through your glass. If you have a subtle tint fitted then you should just be asked for it to be removed, if you have dark front door windows you could be told you can't drive your car any further and face a fine and points on your licence!