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Re: Window tints

Post by WaferShaf » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:01 pm

I think I have only ever opened my rear window once, but it would just be good to know..

I think I read in their FAQ that as these are not affixed to the glass, they do not open when you open the window.
So if you picture a standard wind down window, the window would go down whilst the tint remains in place..

.. I don't know what our kind of rear windows are called? pop out?
We have the hinge thing affixed to a point on the window, so how does the tint sheet address this? Is there a cut out to go around the fixings, if so there would be a gap left??
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Re: Window tints

Post by J2daG1990 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:59 am

Anyone got any pics of these from the outside? Looks like a pretty nice alternative to tints and can imagine it's easy to remove when needed. I haven't checked out their website yet but do they only do one shade % or are there options?
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Re: Window tints

Post by warpc0il » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:18 pm

Just the one shade - dark

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Re: Window tints

Post by J2daG1990 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:06 pm

In that case might just try the rear on its own. The lack of light coming in from the back should make the side rears appear slightly tinted.
I've always been cautious of getting the side rears tinted as I think it would look rubbish when next to the fronts which are standard.
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Re: Window tints

Post by warpc0il » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:26 pm

I have soft-vinyl sun shade sheets on my rear side windows, which just self/static grip to the inside of the glass.

They are black with small clear spots, a bit like the fly-eyes pattern.
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IIRC they came from Mothercare a few years ago but you can get much the same stuff on ebay
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Re: Window tints

Post by Scartlead » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:49 pm

Totally unrelated, but really love the colour of your 8 :thumleft: Also not one for a lot of decals, but they really suit the car

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Re: Window tints

Post by Phil Bate » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:37 pm

I've just gotten around to ordering a set of these (it's only taken a year :)) and will post a review with lots of pictures accordingly. There is a current discount code: Lemgo2016 which brings the total down to £105.30 delivered.
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Re: Window tints

Post by wiggles » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:47 pm

I like the idea of these bit can totally imagine myself swearing a lot and breaking something trying to fit them...

Got quoted £100 for all the back windows to be tinted at a local place which is probably the option I will go for at some point.
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Re: Window tints

Post by bunch1980 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:48 am

Phil Bate wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:37 pm
I've just gotten around to ordering a set of these (it's only taken a year :)) and will post a review with lots of pictures accordingly. There is a current discount code: Lemgo2016 which brings the total down to £105.30 delivered.
Ahh cool, let us know how they fit, still want some, but not nothing to dark either, twit by us has front windows with film on and its darker than the factory tint from rear windows, gawd knows how sees out at junctions etc.

Any idea how long the discount is valid for?

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Re: Window tints

Post by Phil Bate » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:31 am

I asked if the code could be shared through the club which they were very happy with, so I presume it will be on for a while. That one has for the last two years by the look of it :)

I had forgotten I'd ordered this and was curious to find out what the 'big effin envelope' was that turned up in logistics this morning:



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I'm afraid that's the best this Fisher Price Apple device can capture (and I had to rotate them :roll:) so save your judgement until I get them in the car and take some proper day/night pics. They look pretty dark but could be different when looking out from an enclosed space.
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Re: Window tints

Post by bunch1980 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:09 pm

Thanks Phil, yea i get that ummm what did I order ummm lol, they are meant to just flex and stay in place or do they need something to hold them in?

I think only thing stopping me buying some unless you don't rate them, is the fact I get condensation a lot especially on rear screen.

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Re: Window tints

Post by warpc0il » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 pm

bunch1980 wrote:
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I get condensation a lot especially on rear screen.
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Re: Window tints

Post by Delanor » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:39 pm

I decided to give this a try first if you pardon the pun but it was a just a shade cheaper :unibrow: Sun shade

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Re: Window tints

Post by warpc0il » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:50 pm

That's pretty much the same as I have and it works/looks very well.
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Re: Window tints

Post by phoenix11 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:02 pm

Oh like the look of those, especially the cheapo version. :shock:
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Re: Window tints

Post by bunch1980 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:14 am

warpc0il wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 pm
bunch1980 wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:09 pm
I get condensation a lot especially on rear screen.
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Thanks Dave, have looked at other things before to but not these, this morning it was almost frozen on inside to!
Only thing I know of is at bottom of rear screen a the to window/bootlid has slipped out some.

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