Window Tinting

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 00:28
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G'day everyone,

I'm thinking about getting a nice dark tint on my 60 series, both to keep it cool inside and also so crims can't see what i've got inside as easily.

Does anyone know an approximate price for this? I would want the darkest legal tint (whatever that is). Just thought someone may have got this done recently and remember the cost.

Cheers!
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Reply By: Andrew - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 00:46

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 00:46
cruza

A quality film these days, you cant really get in a "dark" colour as such.

You can get different colours to match your car of course..charcoal, bronze etc and different colours reflect the light diffeently so some appear darker than others while doing the same job.

The days of 'dark' tint are gone if, as you say, you want to remain legal. And of course you have to because should you be in an accident at fault, your insurance Co will sure as eggs knock you back if the tint is illegal

I have heard of people puting two layers on!!! but i wouldn't recommend it.

You got to ask yourself "is it for security or blocking out the suns UV rays??" Obviously its the later, look at other options for security.

cheers
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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 09:54

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 09:54
Hi Andrew, its interesting when you see an unmarked police car fly past with a throw on the roof flashing light , sirens blazing, note the darkness of the tint (nsw), it appears to be one rule for them and one for the rest.. (ive even seen the front screen tinted) regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Troy - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 12:26

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 12:26
Michael....

I guess you could say that it is one rule for us and one rule for you ... but the dark tint does actually serve a purpose... it's not just for looks (and we're exempt under statute for it).

Never seen a front windscreen tinted tho... can't do that over here (WA).
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 12:36

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 12:36
Why don't you just get all your valuables tinted dark so noone can see them?So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:48

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:48
So troy, what purpose does it serve, the cars stand out like dogs testicles on a cockatoo?? Michael
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 23:35

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 23:35
" I guess you could say that it is one rule for us and one rule for you ..."
Ahhhh logic.....

" but the dark tint does actually serve a purpose... it's not just for looks "
Yes everyone that sees a car with black windows knows its the bacon instantly!

"(and we're exempt under statute for it). "
Thats every law in the book... Like speeding when your not on a call, or red lights, or parking, or ...
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Follow Up By: Member - Troy - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 14:26

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 14:26
well think about the prisoner transports... as much as i don't like it... if it were you or one of your family members in the back of the unmarked cars.. would you want your face all over tv?

and the red lights/speeding etc... if you have any ethics at all ... this does not happen. i can't speak for everyone ... only myself ... but it's on your own conscience....
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 10:12

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 10:12
gday cruza.
i phoned tinta car about getting my gq wagon tinted and was quoted $400.
going to autobarn today and going to do my own $44.
looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 12:15

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 12:15
Unless you know how to do it PROPERLY it will look like you did it youself!
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 12:31

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 12:31
i did a cpl of my cars over the years the trick to tinting is make sure you take your time and CLEAN everything twice
i had trouble doing rear windows on my cars because they were curved ended up paying someone to do the back but gq all nice and flat.
and of course there a pain getting bubbles out.but spend plenty of time.
flat glass isnt hard.looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:45

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:45
Hey Diamond, make sure you do the tinting on a day when there is no flies about.....Doesnt matter how much thumb pushing, you can never get them flat. Hope this helps,, Michael
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 16:46

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 16:46
Diamond,
My bro-in-law does tinting for a living in Shepparton.
There is a right way and a wrong way.
It sounds like you're on the right track.
Good luck. Happy tinting.
Cheers
Geoff
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 10:29

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 10:29
if you are in adelaide... i know a tinter...$340 and as dark as an ambulance if you want.. or whatever you want_____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:56

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:56
Cruza, Had our GU done in Sydney $360 . Life time warranty & best metal film, Looks great to.Regards Bob
27th June Gulf trip
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Reply By: Member - Allan - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 16:55

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 16:55
Cruza, you don't need a dark tink but go for a quality reflective tint. Mine is not dark at all but very difficult to see inside and keeps the wagon cool. You can also use it as a mirror to comb your hair in.Cheers
Allan
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Follow Up By: Cruza - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 18:03

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 18:03
Sounds good Allan, I think that is the go for me, I like the sound of that. Can you tell me what the techical name or type of tint that it is called, or even a brand name etc?

Cheers!
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Follow Up By: relaxed (Fraser Coast-QLD) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 22:54

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 22:54
Hey Allan,
The colour of your rig, is it a repaint or standard colour. You'd definitely stand out in the crowd, and thats not having a go at you. I've got the exact opposite problem with mine, its white and theres about 8 others the same in my town. All my friends say I should personalise it so they know the car, your colour would definitely personalise it.
Looks good though.
Relaxed
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 23:41

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 23:41
Alan, do you have any details on your tint?

Where from, make brand model ???

Looks the goods to me!

thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 23:42

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 23:42
Cruza, the previous owner had the tint installed by Sun-Pro in WA. The receipt says the side & rear film tint was "Steel" and the windscreen tint was "Iroll 70".
Relaxed, the colour of my rig is the original Toyota Mica Red (code 3H4). The front bar has been painted the same colour which sets it off nicelyCheers
Allan
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Reply By: Cruza - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 18:01

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 18:01
Thanks everyone for the responses!
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Reply By: Member - Marc- Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 22:05

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 22:05
Cruza,

I rang my mate who has a window tint company in Melbourne. He advised that to remain legal with your car window tinting you must tint the two front door windows legal tint but all windows behind the driver can be as dark as you like so long as you have external side mirrors on both sides on the vehicle. He said you can paint the windows behind the driver black if you like because people/companies that own vans do this all the time ie van fitted out for refrigeration etc. Hope this helps.

Marc
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Reply By: macca - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 13:17

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 13:17
Hi Cruza. I had my wagon done on the 3 apr by Express Tint. The darkest reflective tint legally available (product name Silouette) Looks a treeet lifetime warranty and $350 .
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