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Re: Tinted windows

Post by wurlycorner » 29 Jul 2015, 15:24

No intention to cause offence to anyone, but picking up on some other general opinions posted earlier about heavily tinted windows, my opinion, FWIW... :blah1: :argue:
I don't understand why everyone these days seems to think they're so important/interesting to everyone else that they need to hide themselves away through 'privacy' glass :roll: Presumably after fitting, they now qualify as being a 'vip' that everyone is so intent on being these days... :dozy:

(p.s. that's not from some old fuddy-duddy - 30's and into car tuning :P )

Actually... One of my preludes came with blacked out rear windows. It's a white car and the contrast looks great. However, I hate it - visibility is absolutely s**t! Only reason they're still on there (for now) is my lack of courage about being able to remove without trashing the heated rear screen 8-[

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Re: Tinted windows

Post by vborovic » 29 Jul 2015, 16:57

In my case, I'd fit something extra to the back windows to prevent more sun coming in ... if there exists a material that is transparent, but prevents heat, I'd install it without much thinking ... the only method so far is by adding darker vinyls (or by using blinds) ... in no way do I want to pursuit the VIP look ...

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Re: Tinted windows

Post by qprdude » 29 Jul 2015, 17:05

Sons got a Porsche Cayenne with blacked out rear side windows. It looks OK on that, but not for me personally. I'll stick with my blinds for keeping the sun out.

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Re: Tinted windows

Post by wurlycorner » 29 Jul 2015, 17:18

As mentioned, it wasn't said with the intention of offending anyone. I agree with the blinds too - standard fit to the back parcel shelf on CX saloons (at least on the higher spec ones anyway, not sure if all specs) :D

You can get window film that is designed to be heat reflective, without being 'tinted'. It's common in use on buildings, not sure how easy it is to get on cars (I presume car window film may be slightly thinner???)

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Re: Tinted windows

Post by qprdude » 29 Jul 2015, 17:20

Mine are rear window and both side rears. Manual unfortunately, I do miss my electric ones from my Rover 75 days.

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Re: Tinted windows

Post by daviemck2006 » 29 Jul 2015, 17:50

My son's 107 has tinted side rear and tailgate, standard on his sportium. It looks ok as his car is black, they are not too dark a tint. It does make the car a bit darker, almost like being in a small van! Black is about the only colour that suits tints. I'm not doing the megane though!

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Post by addo » 30 Jul 2015, 09:38

With 134A gas in the AC, a car like the Xantia estate with a large expanse of charcoal coloured dash, struggles to stay cool on our hot days. It really is simpler to stop the heat getting inside with a dark tint.

I also like some sort of film as protection against "smash and grab" theft.

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Re: Tinted windows

Post by wurlycorner » 31 Jul 2015, 00:01

Heat in Australia is a damn site more extreme than here - cutting down Sun rays is indeed a very functional requirement over there! :D

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Re: Tinted windows

Post by vborovic » 31 Jul 2015, 08:18

wurlycorner wrote:Heat in Australia is a damn site more extreme than here - cutting down Sun rays is indeed a very functional requirement over there! :D
Obviously you weren't in Croatia during summer ... :D ... not like Australia, but just a few days a go the morning temperature was 28 C, with daily maximums being 38 C ... and this can last for days ...

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Re: Tinted windows

Post by van ordinaire » 31 Jul 2015, 08:54

I want to fit windows in the back of the C15 (like every other market's ones) but what I'd really like is ambulance glass which, as you know is like a tinted mirror from the outside but, from inside it's just a dreamy pale blue tint (or it was back when we had on old one as a tour bus) weird - but ideal, imhi.

Getting back to film, doubt that many of the professional jobs are up to much - they mainly seem to be done by outfits whose expertise is, security, ICE, wheel refurb, etc - never mind a d-i-y job. If anyone's done it it successfully, let's hear from you.