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PostSubject: Tinted Glass   Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:51 am

Discuss getting your Kombi's shades on here.

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:54 am

One of the pluses of the Kombi for me is how bright they are inside with all the windows available so I'm wondering how much darker they are with tints.

We have tints on the Discovery partly for security and partly to stop Boz from getting too hot and I'm tempted to put some on Absinthe.

What's the view of the tinted minority?

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:22 am

When I had Kosmic here for a few weeks earlier this year, I was very impressed with how much cooler the cabin was on a hot sunny day with the tinted glass.

It's certainly something I'd consider, however we haven't seen the sun in the UK for the best part of a year now, just rain, so is it worth the bother?!

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:27 am

Good point Tim - especially here in Lancashire, the Land of Atlantis!

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:14 pm

We like the tinted windows on Scooby. Cool
Do not feel it is too dark inside.
Certainly helps with privacy.
Depends upon the level of tint I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:01 pm

I've got limo black tints all round. From the inside looking out you can still see clearly. It's not so good of a night time though but hasn't caused any problems. Just need to be a bit more careful when reversing.

Got mine done for privacy and cos I prefer the look of tinted windows

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:28 pm

@TimV wrote:
When I had Kosmic here for a few weeks earlier this year, I was very impressed with how much cooler the cabin was on a hot sunny day with the tinted glass.

It's certainly something I'd consider, however we haven't seen the sun in the UK for the best part of a year now, just rain, so is it worth the bother?!

Lucky you Tim - feels like years since we've seen the sun in the midlands !!
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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:21 pm

I'm going to investigate some tomorrow (was going to do it today but events prevented me). Found a local company and will give them a ring. I do have concerns re how much darker it will be inside, especially at night, and as said above, one of the good things about these vehicles is how light they are. Privacy issues are a consideration, as I don't like any old Tom Dick or Harry poking his nose in. Don't want gangster tints but something that stops the casual peeping Tom might be the way.

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:21 pm

We have limo glass on the sides, you really struggle to see in it, but on previous cars had it on the back and it caused a problem reversing out of our drive so under advice from pentagon glass had a lighter shade on the back , making the vision is fine.
It does make it slightly darker inside but nothing that has ever caused us any worries
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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:35 pm

Scooby, 50 shades !!!!

Or 50 shades of grey ...... 50 shades darker ...... 50 shades freed

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:57 pm

You'll be surprised at how light it will be inside. After a while you wont even notice it

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:27 am

@lynnand steve wrote:
Scooby, 50 shades !!!!

Or 50 shades of grey ...... 50 shades darker ...... 50 shades freed

Mmm lots of fun in the campers

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:43 pm

Quotes I've had so far are in the £250 region. Bit more than I'd bargained for and also want the kombi for day+. Inconvenient. Still looking.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:59 pm

If its done properly they will probably need a day or two , we dropped ours off on a Friday morning and collected it on the Monday night.
Our windows were removed to have the tints on , then put back, from memory the sliding windows on the side are awkward ones - the only one he couldn't take out was where the units are ( I wanted the Danbury sign removed but unfortunately he couldn't get to it )
We paid £300 and they came with a guarantee - the Princes Audi A8 Armoured / bullet proof car was getting them done at the same time !!!!

Did ask to have a look , lol, but wasn't allowed.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:19 pm

Sunny is booked in for tinting next week. Llumar film, can be done in the day and 7 year warranty. So, subject to a decent job being done, should be good.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:38 pm

Look forward to seeing photos Sunny ....

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:05 pm

I'd better remember to take some pics then :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:57 pm

Sunny is back and now sports some rather natty tinted windows.




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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:00 pm

Looking good. I'm talking to a man about tints on Friday - approx cost Chris?

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:06 pm

Sunny looks great. Nice job.

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:07 pm

£170 notes but that was for a quick job. It's not perfect - they didn't take the windows out but I didn't have the time to leave the vehicle for that. As a result there is one spot which isn't perfectly up to the edge but you've got to look for it. The rest is very good and they've used high quality film.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:09 pm

That sounds like a good price. Can't remember what I paid for the Disco but I think about £220 incl a group discount about 4 years ago.

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:09 pm

Looking sharp!

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:28 pm

Nice one Sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Tinted Glass   Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:28 pm

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