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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #30 : August 25, 2018, 06:20:22 »
Yeah..that is the easy part..im asking for recommendations base on your experience  :)  ..

Once you find a couple of handy ones google for some reviews. Might find something on Productreview.com as well.
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« Reply #31 : August 25, 2018, 06:35:05 »
@Blazorax , I think what the guys are saying is none of them are close enough to you to have any personal experiences they can draw on.
Dazzlers tip about searching on line for reviews of local providers is a good one.

But please let us know how you go.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #32 : August 25, 2018, 06:49:14 »
@Blazorax , I think what the guys are saying is none of them are close enough to you to have any personal experiences they can draw on.
Dazzlers tip about searching on line for reviews of local providers is a good one.

But please let us know how you go.

Thanks Trev. Yes, we have nearly 10,000 members but they are spread world wide (well over 60 countries) We have a lot of Aussie members but the strongest states for active members are WA and Qld and even these members are spread around a bit.  :cool:
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #33 : August 25, 2018, 07:16:00 »
Name a time and date and have a big Aussie BBQ :) for all i30 owners :P

I'll bring a few bottles of whiskey to contribute hehehe

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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #34 : August 25, 2018, 18:31:06 »
Name a time and date and have a big Aussie BBQ :) for all i30 owners :P

I'll bring a few bottles of whiskey to contribute hehehe

Sounds like a plan!  :happydance:

I've travelled all over Australia in the 10 years since we started the club. I've met over 50 members in total in every State and Territory in Australia. The most we've had together in one gathering is probably about 10 people including partners.

I'd love to meet some overseas members but due to several health issues I don't travel long distances well.  :Pout:
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #35 : August 25, 2018, 18:45:32 »
Meeting overseas members is good.
Fatboy and I have both met Brian in Aberdeen (years apart).
Fatboy and I haven't met yet though.  :crazy1: :crazy1:
However, we've both met Dazz so maybe that counts. 😁
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #36 : August 25, 2018, 19:04:20 »
I'm hoping some overseas members might make it to Tassie one day...  :Good_luck:

We've had probably a dozen Aussie members visit us down here.   :goodjob2:
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #37 : August 28, 2018, 05:17:39 »
I took a photo of the tint display today so you can get a rough idea of the shades available, Spectre is the top of the range ceramic tint, about $500 installed and is suitable for vehicles with GPS/FM antennas in the rear glass, it does has some extra heat blocking benefits too as does the Formula One.

Octane is the most commonly installed tint due to it's darker shade, the Octane 20 is what is legally allowed on rear glass though if like me I have Octane 20 all round :D and is $375 installed.

Midnight Express ( has a more reflective look) is the previous generation darkest tint before Octane, I cant remember what the last one was called but it was the cheap and nasty budget crap anyway at $295 installed :whistler:

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« Reply #38 : August 28, 2018, 06:16:05 »
I took a photo of the tint display today so you can get a rough idea of the shades available,

Mate u r a legend.  A picture speaks a thousand words.  It's so bloody hard to visualize with all these 35% vs 20% etc.

Thanks dude.

Kind Regards.

PS:  I want 20% all round too, yet a bit chicken with the law and stuff ... might do a compromise with 35% front and 20% rear tomorrow.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #39 : August 28, 2018, 06:40:48 »
You're welcome :hatoff:  all have lifetime/25 year warranty...make sure "not" to use ammonia based window cleaners :goodjob2:
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #40 : August 28, 2018, 07:04:38 »
I took a photo of the tint display today so you can get a rough idea of the shades available,

Mate u r a legend.  A picture speaks a thousand words.  It's so bloody hard to visualize with all these 35% vs 20% etc.

Thanks dude.

Kind Regards.

PS:  I want 20% all round too, yet a bit chicken with the law and stuff ... might do a compromise with 35% front and 20% rear tomorrow.

If in doubt go 35% all around. Dark back and lighter front looks $hit in most people's opinion.  :undecided:
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #41 : August 28, 2018, 18:22:44 »
Thx bro, i'll keep that in mind too.

@Dazzler - would it be possible to pin @CraigB tint photo in the forum somewhere easily accessible.  I would think a lot of users would find that comparison very handy.

Just a suggestion - u da boss.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #42 : August 28, 2018, 19:06:46 »
Thx bro, i'll keep that in mind too.

@Dazzler - would it be possible to pin @CraigB tint photo in the forum somewhere easily accessible.  I would think a lot of users would find that comparison very handy.

Just a suggestion - u da boss.

Cheers, Yeah good idea. I'll copy it into its own thread and pin it in exterior mods.  :victory:

See if you can find a car with darker windows in the back to see what you think. Here are a few pix i found with a quick google search. You might like the look but I reckon it looks "naff"











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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #43 : August 29, 2018, 02:10:11 »
If in doubt go 35% all around. Dark back and lighter front looks $hit in most people's opinion.  :undecided:
Agreed :goodjob2: two different shades of tint on the same vehicle just looks wrong imo.

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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #44 : August 29, 2018, 07:44:06 »
@CraigB , @Dazzler

I listened and applied 35% all round, didn't come out too badly
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #45 : August 29, 2018, 07:58:52 »
@CraigB , @Dazzler

I listened and applied 35% all round, didn't come out too badly
Looks nicer all one shade, better sticking with the 35% if it was going to worry you :goodjob2:
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #46 : August 29, 2018, 08:43:22 »
Thanks for everyones replies!! My sr is now fully tinted and looking schmick... went with octane in the end. Will post some photos soon
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #47 : August 29, 2018, 16:36:44 »
Thanks for everyones replies!! My sr is now fully tinted and looking schmick... went with octane in the end. Will post some photos soon

@CraigB , @Dazzler

I listened and applied 35% all round, didn't come out too badly


Great to hear!  :goodjob2: :goodjob:
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #48 : October 13, 2018, 14:27:23 »
I just got my car tinted, I ended up doing 70% on the whole front windscreen with a 5% strip on top. The rest of the windows are 10% tint. The lighting really makes the tint look much darker then it is in person.

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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #49 : October 13, 2018, 17:56:13 »
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Would tinting the top bar of the windscreen affect the I30 electronics stuff near the rear mirror?  I recalled that Hyundai specified that in the event that the windscreen is replace, it will need to have Hyundai to recalibrate it again
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #50 : October 13, 2018, 18:08:06 »
@S203  Some consider the latest i30 shape to be too conservative, but in that colour and at that angle it looks so classy to me.  :victory:
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #51 : October 13, 2018, 18:30:27 »
Thanks all! My car is the Base Sport model in the US, so I do not have any electronics in my windscreen. So can't comment on how it would effect those features. But it does keep the car nice and cool!
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #52 : October 13, 2018, 18:33:18 »
Thanks all! My car is the Base Sport model in the US, so I do not have any electronics in my windscreen. So can't comment on how it would effect those features. But it does keep the car nice and cool!

@Blazorax I don't think it would be an issue as being applied on the inside they would just trim it around camera/sensor module.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #53 : October 14, 2018, 00:45:06 »
Thanks all! My car is the Base Sport model in the US, so I do not have any electronics in my windscreen. So can't comment on how it would effect those features. But it does keep the car nice and cool!

@Blazorax I don't think it would be an issue as being applied on the inside they would just trim it around camera/sensor module.

R8ght you are Dazz, we put 20% strip on front of Santa, they trimmed to the dark area around electronics.
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Re: Tinting front windscreen on SR Premium
« Reply #54 : October 15, 2018, 15:54:59 »
Sexy

Would tinting the top bar of the windscreen affect the I30 electronics stuff near the rear mirror?  I recalled that Hyundai specified that in the event that the windscreen is replace, it will need to have Hyundai to recalibrate it again

the electronic gizmo's are typically in the blackout coating on the glass , they wont tint that.
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