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Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« July 31, 2018, 16:18:39 »
Was looking at tinting my new i30 SR this weekend however came across this in the car manual... has anyone tinted the front windscreen?


I Donít think I will unless i can tint all the screens... if anyone has tinted all windows except for the front could you please post a photo? In my mind it would look weird but would love to be proven wrong!



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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #1 : July 31, 2018, 18:35:19 »
Was looking at tinting my new i30 SR this weekend however came across this in the car manual... has anyone tinted the front windscreen?


I Donít think I will unless i can tint all the screens... if anyone has tinted all windows except for the front could you please post a photo? In my mind it would look weird but would love to be proven wrong!


Hi Tristan, I'm a huge fan of tint. It makes a big difference with the heat you feel through the side windows even here in Tassie. I also like the way it reduces glare from the sun and from headlights through your back window and mirrors at night. THe other benefit is of course the appearance of the car with tinted windows.

I have had at least my last 10 cars tinted (I've had over 30 cars in 40+ years) but have never had my windscreen tinted. In fact I thought it was illegal in most if not all states of Australia??

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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #2 : August 01, 2018, 01:22:31 »
Plenty of photos in the gallery of cars with tinting :)

Not sure why you would think not tinting the front windscreen would look weird :undecided: cars have never been allowed to tint the front window.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #3 : August 01, 2018, 03:57:58 »
20 % all round on our cars for years.
Some will do front, "cash only & we didn't do it , dont blame us for defect sticker".
Insurance co's will NOT cover you.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #4 : August 01, 2018, 04:02:49 »
Front window tint is illegal, at least in W.A. The guy who does my cars said that. He added that what you see on car ads (no see through windscreen tint) is only done for the shoot and is removed immediately.
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« Reply #5 : August 01, 2018, 04:07:04 »
20 % all round on our cars for years.
Some will do front, "cash only & we didn't do it , dont blame us for defect sticker".
Insurance co's will NOT cover you.
Are they just offering the 15cm strip across the top or the whole windscreen? be pretty stupid of them to do the whole wind screen even for cash as they can actually lose their license :disapp: reflection off side windows is bad enough at night, having the front windscreen tinted would be absolutely terrible :eek:

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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #6 : August 01, 2018, 04:19:37 »
Screen on my Mazda 3 is tinted  (60%), bit ordinary to drive at night time so am not surprised it is illegal here !!


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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #7 : August 01, 2018, 04:30:58 »
Screen on my Mazda 3 is tinted  (60%), bit ordinary to drive at night time so am not surprised it is illegal here !!


Quite a few problem with the Mazda, tinted windscreen - tinted head lights - number plate behind grill which I think is also illegal throughout south east Asia but their policing is pathetic, no wonder their accident percentages are through the roof :rolleyes:

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« Reply #8 : August 01, 2018, 04:39:10 »


Quite a few problem with the Mazda, tinted windscreen - tinted head lights - number plate behind grill which I think is also illegal throughout south east Asia but their policing is pathetic, no wonder their accident percentages are through the roof :rolleyes:

Yeah always got hassled for the numberplate and the tinted tailights but headlights never mentioned !!



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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #9 : August 01, 2018, 04:51:38 »


Quite a few problem with the Mazda, tinted windscreen - tinted head lights - number plate behind grill which I think is also illegal throughout south east Asia but their policing is pathetic, no wonder their accident percentages are through the roof :rolleyes:

Yeah always got hassled for the numberplate and the tinted tailights but headlights never mentioned !!




Did look pretty good if you like black cars!  :goodjob:

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« Reply #10 : August 01, 2018, 05:10:11 »

Did look pretty good if you like black cars!  :goodjob:

Dont think ive owned a car in any other colour.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #11 : August 01, 2018, 05:18:27 »
20 % all round on our cars for years.
Some will do front, "cash only & we didn't do it , dont blame us for defect sticker".
Insurance co's will NOT cover you.
Are they just offering the 15cm strip across the top or the whole windscreen? be pretty stupid of them to do the whole wind screen even for cash as they can actually lose their license :disapp: reflection off side windows is bad enough at night, having the front windscreen tinted would be absolutely terrible :eek:

Yeah , think that's where the " we didn't do it"  part comes in.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #12 : August 01, 2018, 05:37:40 »
20 % all round on our cars for years.
Some will do front, "cash only & we didn't do it , dont blame us for defect sticker".
Insurance co's will NOT cover you.
Are they just offering the 15cm strip across the top or the whole windscreen? be pretty stupid of them to do the whole wind screen even for cash as they can actually lose their license :disapp: reflection off side windows is bad enough at night, having the front windscreen tinted would be absolutely terrible :eek:

Yeah , think that's where the " we didn't do it"  part comes in.
It would be a dog move for someone to dob them in as they obviously requested windscreen tint but you could bet it will happen and the "we didn't do it" wont save em.

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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #13 : August 01, 2018, 06:55:23 »
It's legal to tint the windscreen but only in a strip above the sweep of the wipers.
I've done a few of our cars a bit deeper than that. In line with the shaded section around the area of the rear view mirror.
Happy to argue that as the sun visors actually go below that line when they are down. And they block your vision completely. At least you can still see through the tint.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #14 : August 01, 2018, 07:14:27 »
We know the top strip is legal Trev, it's the whole windscreen that Tristan60d was wanting to have done.

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« Reply #15 : August 01, 2018, 08:59:47 »
We know the top strip is legal Trev, it's the whole windscreen that Tristan60d was wanting to have done.
I know that.
I was just adding information for anyone who might want to know more details.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #16 : August 24, 2018, 04:41:54 »
20 % all round on our cars for years.

Hi Mickd
Is that legal to have 20% tint? in NSW
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« Reply #17 : August 24, 2018, 04:55:43 »
20 % all round on our cars for years.

Hi Mickd
Is that legal to have 20% tint? in NSW
According to the information I was given the other day from Tint a Car - 20% is now legal in all states except Tasmania on rear glass, fronts are supposed to be 35% though many like myself have the 20% all round as it looks good :)

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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #18 : August 24, 2018, 05:27:28 »
what would be the implication if you have all 20% all round?  Cop pulling over with fines? or insurance void due to illegal tint?

I found 35% is just too light, yet all the other potential legal issue scare me
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #19 : August 24, 2018, 05:40:17 »
Thanks Craig, correct.
35% on drivers and pass. front side windows.
Front  Not allowed.
Rest can be lower 20% or less.
Have had 20% on our cars since 1989 -nothing on front though - no dramas.
Both our i30 & Santa have 20% strips across top of windscreen.
I sure Police have bigger issues to worry about,  but Insurance Co may look for an escape clause,
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« Reply #20 : August 24, 2018, 05:42:49 »
If the police wanted they could yellow sticker the vehicle, I've only ever seen them really take notice of it though with hoon drivers, they've certainly never bothered myself or anyone else I know but for people that attract unwelcome attention to themselves then they might have more reason to be worried.

As far as insurance is concerned I've also never seen a claim refused because of tinting, not to say it hasn't happened of course but I've not heard of it.

The restrictions on tinting are there so people are able to see into the vehicle, not out, so visually your driving abilities aren't affected though it can possibly affect another drivers (3rd parties) ability visually.

What I do notice police crack down on though is limo tint, that's just asking for trouble.

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« Reply #21 : August 24, 2018, 05:55:06 »
I dont know what 20% is like but i do know 35% is crap ... maybe i'll go somewhere between 20% and 35% ... say ... 25% or 30%??

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« Reply #22 : August 24, 2018, 05:57:37 »
what would be the implication if you have all 20% all round?  Cop pulling over with fines? or insurance void due to illegal tint?

I found 35% is just too light, yet all the other potential legal issue scare me

"The law is the law.
Be it on your  head when it is broken. "
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Both i30 & Santa have 20 % on the side fronts. That's on me.
No one can say "she'll be right", it's the chance you take. 
My early cars had WAY bigger illegal mods, paid the price a few times, again,  my choice at the time.

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« Reply #23 : August 24, 2018, 06:01:48 »
I dont know what 20% is like but i do know 35% is crap ... maybe i'll go somewhere between 20% and 35% ... say ... 25% or 30%??
You can have a look at the shade difference when at the tinting shop, they usually have them all up on display.

20% is one shade darker than 35%, there is no inbetween, next shade darker again is 15% and so on.

The tint on mine for example is Tint a Car's Octane tinting at 20% all round.

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« Reply #24 : August 24, 2018, 18:04:54 »
Hi All

Im in sydney, anyone have a recommendation for a good reliable tinting provider? and which brand of tint i should ask for?

Thanks.

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« Reply #25 : August 24, 2018, 23:45:43 »
As mentioned in my pm reply to you yesterday Tint a Car do the Octane tint which has a nice black look to it, they also do the new Spector tint which has ceramic formulation.

When looking at the display last week Octane still looked the best though :)

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« Reply #26 : August 25, 2018, 03:31:55 »
Hi All

Im in sydney, anyone have a recommendation for a good reliable tinting provider? and which brand of tint i should ask for?

Thanks.

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« Reply #27 : August 25, 2018, 04:13:13 »
Im  in the Bankstown area
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« Reply #29 : August 25, 2018, 05:51:14 »
Yeah..that is the easy part..im asking for recommendations base on your experience  :)  ..
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