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Old 08-11-2005   #1
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Window Tinting

I want to have the rear window and quarter lights tinted on my Doblo ELX, but not the sliding door windows and have been quoted 300, which to me seems excessive.

Anyone had this done and for how much?

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Re: Window Tinting

300 seems about the right money.

It cost me 200+ for the sei and obviously the doblo is a bigger car with bigger windows so 300 seems a fair price to me.

I recommend you go to a professional place however and dont have it done at your home.
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Re: Window Tinting

hi nottscharger..

i just payed 300 for all round tinting and it was in 2 days because the film had 2 cure before fitting the hinges and handles back, but i did get a courtosey car
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Re: Window Tinting

I paid 135 locally for everything (apart from windscreen and front windows), they had the car for 5 hours and I watched them take the windows out (apart from the back window), very professional job and a lifetime warranty!
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Consider this ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FIAT-DOBLO-SUN...QQcmdZViewItem

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Re: Window Tinting

Quote Originally Posted by ashy_2002 View Post
Consider this ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FIAT-DOBLO-SUN...QQcmdZViewItem

Heck its my car ..... !!!
Have they come down in price? Seems like a really good deal
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i paid 200 for all windows bar windscreen tinted all fully guaranteed by bloke in burton on trent v good finish and done in about 3 hours ready to drive away
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Re: Window Tinting

Be careful, tinting to the front windows to any degree is illegal as most cars after 1998 already have tinted windows, you can tell by the BS mark on the windows.

Also, anything darker than "Dark Smoke" on any of the rear windows (unless commercial) will not pass the police testers that some forces now carry in their cars.
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Quote Originally Posted by Ozzie1989 View Post
Be careful, tinting to the front windows to any degree is illegal as most cars after 1998 already have tinted windows, you can tell by the BS mark on the windows.

Also, anything darker than "Dark Smoke" on any of the rear windows (unless commercial) will not pass the police testers that some forces now carry in their cars.
Wasn't there a big fuss a few years back over the Galaxy? I think they had tinted glass as standard but they were failing MOTs or being pulled by police because the tint was too dark?

TBH, for the huge difference in cost, I'd go for the ebay shades - they do a great job & can be transferred across vehicles.
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Those shades are good value, I think I was very lucky to find someone who did a great job for only 135!
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Re: Window Tinting

Quote Originally Posted by Ozzie1989 View Post
Be careful, tinting to the front windows to any degree is illegal as most cars after 1998 already have tinted windows, you can tell by the BS mark on the windows.

Also, anything darker than "Dark Smoke" on any of the rear windows (unless commercial) will not pass the police testers that some forces now carry in their cars.
Is this a new rule Oz because as far as I know any tinting behind the driver can be as dark as you want.

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Is this a new rule Oz because as far as I know any tinting behind the driver can be as dark as you want.

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That's what I thought. I hope the law hasn't changed as I'd like to get a really dark tint eventually.
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Re: Window Tinting

you can have anything you like behind the driver, you are fine tinting fronts as long as there is a minimum of 35% light transmission on the front, i have been driving tinted vehicles for years never been pulled or failed mot, its the people who have limo all over that need to be pulled over!!!,

and btw i have 5% (limo) on the back and the sunshades off ebay in rear as well there v good quality!, i collected mine in person as there sold in derby!, i would recommend them to anybody!
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Quote Originally Posted by steve1219 View Post
Is this a new rule Oz because as far as I know any tinting behind the driver can be as dark as you want.

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Well that's what I thought and I did a bit of reading up on it... it's not illegal to fit anything as dark as you want behind the drivers windows, ie. people who do tinting are allowed to fit limo black etc. on the back.

However when I was chatting to the guy who did the tinting he said that the new police testers some motorway police carry round will not give a 'pass' if you have limo black on the rear windows, but your most likely to get away with it as it's not dangerous... but I had to sign a disclaimer if I wanted Limo Black that it was not his responsibility and I had been warned. So I went for the Dark Smoke.

As far as the front windows go, he looked at a chart and the BS mark on my front windows to get the 'already tinted' percentage, and even light smoke would push you a few % over the limit so again, I would have to sign a disclaimer. I left those as I didn't want them done anyway.

Put it this way, I believed he knew what he was talking about, the day mine was done there were another 8 - 9 cars booked in for tints alone, and every time I pass the garage is full with people having tinting and graphics done.

This is from VOSA, it doesn't state a limit for the rear window...

The legal limits for window tinting are a
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● 70 per cent VLT for side windows
● 75 per cent VLT for windscreens on
vehicles first used after April 1985 and
70 per cent VLT for those first used prior
to that date.

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Re: Window Tinting

What I don't get is that you can't have heavily tinted front side windows or winsdcreen but you can wear very dark sunglasses, or can you?
Would you get stopped if a copper saw you wearing very dark sunglasses on a cloudy day?
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