window tinting

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  1. Bruce

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    Hello looking for advice on window tinting. What would be best to tint windows I want privacy to a degree but not sure about full limo type (blackout)
    How dark must it be or should I say how light can I go. Thanks for any advice
    .......................Bruce
     
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    Rear window, rear side only are permitted. Front door window and windscreen must remain untouched.

    For untinted, or lightly tinted a dark smoke will be suitable. For heavily tinted windows, a light smoke will suffice. Light smoke is very light though - it has a similar tint to standard tinted windows.
     
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    Nice to have privacy but beware. A few manufacturers already fit tinted perspex (tinted in manufacture) to caravans and motorhomes but as you enter the interior looses a lot of light. It would be best to check out a vehicle already fitted with perspex tint and decide for yourself. DON'T fit self adhesive tint to your perspex windows though. I have tinted hundreds of vehicles over the years but the glue contained in the self adhesive tint causes the perspex to craze (small cracks). Over a period of time this can result in very big and expensive problems. Also, once it is fitted to the perspex it cannot be removed easily without causing damage.
    Wilf
     
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    Thanks for reply
    I don`t have perspex windows it
    was a minibus does this make a difference
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    Full - black as my father's hat - tint still lets sufficient light through during daylight but ensures adequate security. It also provides entertainment watching vain passers by preening themselves as they watch their reflection.
    BTW mine is standard Ford Transit side glass.
     
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    one of the most entertaining is if you get silver as it just goes like a mirror on the outside and you get all sorts checking their hair / makeup etc in the reflection.

    also you could try some of the fade out type that makes it fairly dark down low to not much at higher levels.
     
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    legal on the habitiation windows, but dont put it on the vehicle ones as the rozzers will check with there meter and it has to let let 70% of light through. Just watched a copper on tv rip some off a chavs car, most entertaining, dont really know why he as complaining as it looked shite:Rofl1:
     
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    you beat me too it !

    front door windows can be tinted but as you say, they must let in 70% of ambient light level...rear door glass and rear windows can be as black as a black thing in a dark place.

    windscreens shouldn't be tinted at all, except for the 'sun visor' type tint strips at the top.
     
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    Hi I am at the stage of tinting rear of minibus what are the normal privacy tint shades that I could use or do I have to go as dark as Black
    What sort of privacy and what sort of smoked tint could I use to stop people seeing in Any help please
    Thanks................Bruce
     
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    you could use a silver tint but even that is quite dark from the inside looking out.
    though net curtains do stop people seeing in unless its dark outside and you are infront of the light then anyone can see.
     
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    Thanks for reply took plnge and ordered limo black cheap enough if it`s a disaster but should be ok Bruce
     
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