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Window tint - any pictures?

I'm thinking of bringing my car in for Window tint this weekend. Based on the pictures posted, it doesn't appear as if a lot of you all have tinted your windows.

I'm trying to get a good mental picture-so post up any pictures you have... please.

Any words of caution with tinting the Evora specifically? (I'm not a stranger to tinted windows, just cautious of Lotus quirks).
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28% carbon tint on windows. 3M Crystalline 70 on windshield. The tight seal of the windows against the roof seal can be a problem during the drying process, so the longer you can leave the doors closed after tinting, the better. The venting/closing of the windows can cause the edge of the tint to peel if not dry.




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20% on the sides, 70% crystalline on the front, nothing in the rear.

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I did crystalline all the way around, but have not done the front window yet. I may do it when it gets a bit warmer...

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Window tint - any pictures?

I'm a bit envious. Tinting my Evora is illegal in NJ. The rationale, it seems, is that safety is decreased for an officer approaching the car if he can't see the driver's eyes.


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Cars look great! I've scheduled my appointment for next Saturday. I've been thinking about wrapping the top/roof black, but maybe not based on how the dark windows clean up the roof/ body lines (invictusmaneo's car).
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I'm a bit envious. Tinting my Evora is illegal in NJ. The rationale, it seems, is that safety is decreased for an officer approaching the car if he can't see the driver's eyes.
It really isnít as much about seeing their eyes, as it is with seeing their hands. The hands are what are going to kill you.
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Please, yes, tint them. Seriously, looks so much better.

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For years I was rather ambivalent about window tint, then:

1.) I moved to Florida, where car in summer = oven
2.) My wife commented that cars with zero tint reminded her of the "Pope-mobile".

Since then, I have practically driven my cars straight from the dealer to the tint shop. For me, it is a must - not to say it is the right choice for everyone.

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I am unsure as to what the law lets us get away with in the UK, however, after seeing those pictures I am defo checking it out as they looked brilliant, a must have in my opinion.
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I'm thinking of bringing my car in for Window tint this weekend. Based on the pictures posted, it doesn't appear as if a lot of you all have tinted your windows.

I'm trying to get a good mental picture-so post up any pictures you have... please.

Any words of caution with tinting the Evora specifically? (I'm not a stranger to tinted windows, just cautious of Lotus quirks).
I went with medium tinting - you can see inside. The main reason was to protect the interior leather when out in the sun.

A downside is you can no longer use a windshield suction cup mount for the radar detector - now use an Escort visor clip.

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on my windshield I have the crystalline and have had no problems with suction cups on the windshield, and 3m doesn't recommend against it either as long as it has been properly installed/cured appropriately..

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I'm thinking about getting my Evora tinted. I noticed the back trunk window is tinted from factory. Did any of you get the back window stripped and tinted as well? Or was it just the sides and windshield?
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I have double layer tint. 1st layer is to cut off the heat and darkens the interior.

2nd tint is a 6mil security tint.









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It really isnít as much about seeing their eyes, as it is with seeing their hands. The hands are what are going to kill you.



I don't see how that law serves any purpose. If a person is going to hurt a LEO, it does not matter what tint they have on their car, they will do it regardless. That person is not going to say "Oh crap, I don't have tint...I can't shoot this cop yet."
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I don't see how that law serves any purpose. If a person is going to hurt a LEO, it does not matter what tint they have on their car, they will do it regardless. That person is not going to say "Oh crap, I don't have tint...I can't shoot this cop yet."
Yeah but will probably make the cop less nervous and trigger-happy. I think we have tint laws here too.... just that no one seems to follow them and I haven't heard of anyone getting ticketed for it...
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