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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:08 pm 
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I have a NL FBT which is in original condition - everything is still genuine as it left the factory.

I am in two minds as to whether I should tint the windows or not.

1. Tint them as it should help to protect the leather and keep the car cooler, as well as the good looks that tint provides

2. Leave them standerd so that the car is still in original condition, the car rarely goes out anyway (I have only done 4500kms in the last 11 months).

If you think I should tint the windows which tint should I get??

I currently have Tint-a-Car - Ash Cool on my wagon, and Tint-a-Car Formula 1 on the g/f pulsar, and find them both to be quite god at keeping the car cool, the F1 seems to be a little darker though (maybe just because the car is smaller and has black interior).
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:18 pm 
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I don't think anyone will look as tinting as a modification or devalue the car.

Tint is normally on any of my cars within two weeks of buying them - it's essential in this country.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:19 pm 
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i would tinit because you can remove it without knowing it was there! midnight express is now darkest legal from tint a car! ;)
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:08 pm 
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Thanks for the quick replies, my sister has offered me to get tint on my car for my birthday and I think I will take her up on it.

This is also the first personal car I have had without tint.
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:10 pm 
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that is not a question.. always tint.
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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:50 pm 
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Tinted windows makes the appearance of the car look sooo much better and definatly adds to respectability and class i reckon.

VOTE 1 TINT :D

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:11 pm 
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Yeah get the focker tinted up will look 100x's better and be much cooler in summer. I now can no longer cook a pizza in my car since the window tint.
Plus when my car got valued tinted windows add value to the car.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:46 pm 
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benifits are... looks cool! 8-) (When a dark shade) keeps the car cooler inside.. protects leather from uv exposure.. also protects from sun burn.. (From experience).. more privacy.. hides valuable items... (if dark like my tint).. does not detract form the value of ur car..

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:49 am 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
benifits are... looks cool! 8-) (When a dark shade) keeps the car cooler inside.. protects leather from uv exposure.. also protects from sun burn.. (From experience).. more privacy.. hides valuable items... (if dark like my tint).. does not detract form the value of ur car..


What % tint have you got on mate?

Looks like at least 20% ...if not Limo tint!

Have you got the windscreen tinted too? Sure looks like it!

All round, it looks awesome...

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:55 am 
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markr154 wrote:
fordfreak ef wrote:
benifits are... looks cool! 8-) (When a dark shade) keeps the car cooler inside.. protects leather from uv exposure.. also protects from sun burn.. (From experience).. more privacy.. hides valuable items... (if dark like my tint).. does not detract form the value of ur car..


What % tint have you got on mate?

Looks like at least 20% ...if not Limo tint!

Have you got the windscreen tinted too? Sure looks like it!

All round, it looks awesome...
20%?? not sure?? lets just say the "BRAND NAME" tinter in ryde sydney.. agreed to do the job without isuing a docket.. :lol: is very dark... n very gansta!!/pimp.. love it!! looks dark even more so offset by the white paint job... front windscreen has no tint on it so must be an elusion ur seeing.. is banned anyway.. what pic n where did u check my ride at? curious to check myself :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:04 am 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
markr154 wrote:
fordfreak ef wrote:
benifits are... looks cool! 8-) (When a dark shade) keeps the car cooler inside.. protects leather from uv exposure.. also protects from sun burn.. (From experience).. more privacy.. hides valuable items... (if dark like my tint).. does not detract form the value of ur car..


What % tint have you got on mate?

Looks like at least 20% ...if not Limo tint!

Have you got the windscreen tinted too? Sure looks like it!

All round, it looks awesome...
20%?? not sure?? lets just say the "BRAND NAME" tinter in ryde sydney.. agreed to do the job without isuing a docket.. :lol: is very dark... n very gansta!!/pimp.. love it!! looks dark even more so offset by the white paint job... front windscreen has no tint on it so must be an elusion ur seeing.. is banned anyway.. what pic n where did u check my ride at? curious to check myself :lol:


I just checked out your gallery ...the pics there show off your tint nicely!

I'm in the process of updating my gallery, as I've replaced my EF with a gleaming Mercury Silver BA XR6 Turbo!

My VN Commonwhore-driving brother is taking my EF ...so that's at least another Holden POS off the road!

I'll soon be getting a mate (who works in a big tinting shop) to slap me on some DARK tint.

He can do Limo tint, 20%, and the darkest legal ...which is 35%.

I'm thinking about getting him to slap limo tint on the rear window, and 20% for the rest ...or I might even go limo all round if I decide to risk the cops pulling me over.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:21 am 
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TINT it ! ! ! !

For sure..

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:02 am 
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It looks as though the decision is unanimous, so the tint is going on.

So the next question is how dark to go, Since I have a cappachino interior, should I go darkest legal (eg. Formula 1 or Midnight Express), or go 20%, I know someone who will do it for me. ???
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:20 am 
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mattronics wrote:
It looks as though the decision is unanimous, so the tint is going on.

So the next question is how dark to go, Since I have a cappachino interior, should I go darkest legal (eg. Formula 1 or Midnight Express), or go 20%, I know someone who will do it for me. ???


If you don't want the cops pulling you over & slapping you with a yellow sticker, go 35%.

All tint shops will do it.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:12 pm 
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i had the darkest tint possible put on at the place where i got it installed... my interior is also cappachino... no probs there... so yeah... limo! limo! limo! limo! limo! limo! limo! limo! limo! limo! limo! limo! 35% all round!! 8-)

 

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