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Has anyone had aftermarket window tints done?

I read that some of the tints were metalised and wonder if this could affect the DAB radio aerial in the rear screen.

My CT had factory tints which I liked, and my IS is black so I think would suit them.

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I have transparent Llumar UV protection in front door windows and all other windows (except windshield) including sun roof a little darker tint.

Llumar has dark folie as well but here it is only permitted in rear windows.

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when  you look at metalised tints when nyou move your head you'll see colours appearing

you can get just plain black tints they are measured in %

remember a 5% tint is darker than a 15% tint as the % refers to how much light can pass through

the tint film.

on a previous car i had a 5% tint and at night i found it difficult to see out so beware once its

fitted its not coming off so make sure you make the right choice when you buy.

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13 hours ago, 200h said:

when  you look at metalised tints when nyou move your head you'll see colours appearing

you can get just plain black tints they are measured in %

remember a 5% tint is darker than a 15% tint as the % refers to how much light can pass through

the tint film.

on a previous car i had a 5% tint and at night i found it difficult to see out so beware once its

fitted its not coming off so make sure you make the right choice when you buy.

I just saw the metallised quote on one of the places that does it. Definately just want black, nothing fancy.

Out of interest, what is the percentage on standard fit?

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This is the front doors film:

https://www.llumar.com/automotive-film/types-of-automotive-film/clear-window-tint

Have UV Monitor and tell me that when UV outside is 12 behind the glass it is now 0; wihtout film only windshield has UV protection on almost all cars. Looking out the front door windows is same as the windshield without film.

Other doors and sun-roof have a darker film, but not more than it still is possible to look out even at night. Looking in through rear door windows it is not easy to see who is inside.

Llumar film is recommended by us.

They also have paint protection film, but I believe that is for more expensive cars than the one we have.

https://www.llumar.com/automotive-film/types-of-automotive-film/car-paint-protection-film

Paid 300 Euro for film installed in a workshop recommended by Llumar. Lexus here wanted 450 Euro for just the 2 front doors.

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I had the llumar tint put on the Merc recently. 

No issues at all. 

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What grade did you have put on the rear? 20%?

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22 hours ago, Arqum said:

What grade did you have put on the rear? 20%?

I honestly don't know. I just said factory look. He said it was medium tint whatever that means. 

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I assume 20% then… Can I ask where this was done?

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11 minutes ago, Arqum said:

I assume 20% then… Can I ask where this was done?

It was in West Yorkshire. 

£140 I paid for it 

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Cool, I’m after getting ceramic tints and no one can give me a concrete response to if they use that

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Not sure about mine, certainly quite dark in the rear and you definitely don’t need the window blinds up as well. 

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