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Tinting Renault Clio Windows

brookjames

Standard Member
hi, could anyone tell me the best way to go about tinting the back window of a 51' clio, using tinting film. Ive done the side ones and that went fine, but it's impossible to do the back because of the curve. Any Ideas???

Cheers, James.
 
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Deleted member 27989

Guest
hi, could anyone tell me the best way to go about tinting the back window of a 51' clio, using tinting film. Ive done the side ones and that went fine, but it's impossible to do the back because of the curve. Any Ideas???

Cheers, James.

Go to a local specialist company and get them to do it....
 

jenic

Prominent Member
Go to a local specialist company and get them to do it....
Was going to post exactly the same!

I know someone who paid £150 for limo tints back window and back sides, and 60% tints on the front sides (which i think is illegal). Get over to cliosport.net too as there is discount for members at some tinting company iirc.
 

Ron240

Prominent Member
and 60% tints on the front sides (which i think is illegal).
It is illegal.
Front side windows must allow 70% of light to pass through, and windscreens must allow 75%.
If you consider that factory tinted glass can block up to 10% of light, then it gives you an idea of how little effect that extra 20%(or 15 for windscreen)will actually make, and so not worth the time and expense.

Anything behind the B pillar - there are no limits at all.
 

blackrod

Established Member
It is illegal.
Front side windows must allow 70% of light to pass through, and windscreens must allow 75%.
If you consider that factory tinted glass can block up to 10% of light, then it gives you an idea of how little effect that extra 20%(or 15 for windscreen)will actually make, and so not worth the time and expense.

Anything behind the B pillar - there are no limits at all.

As stated, don't even bother. Many higher spec or sporty cars have their glass tinted up to the legal limit already (my type-r for example) so whatever you add WILL be illegal. Too much tint can look a bit silly too.
 

eric pisch

Distinguished Member
As stated, don't even bother. Many higher spec or sporty cars have their glass tinted up to the legal limit already (my type-r for example) so whatever you add WILL be illegal. Too much tint can look a bit silly too.

mismatching front and rear tint looks daft as well unless you are going for "a van" look
 

Ron240

Prominent Member
mismatching front and rear tint looks daft as well unless you are going for "a van" look
It can do....although my personal view is that it depends on the colour of the car as to whether it looks good or not.
Ive noticed that some manufacturers(Ford in particular)offer this as a factory option on some models.
 
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protint

Guest
Hi James, I do this for a living, the clio is not an easy rear screen to heat shrink. If you've never done this before I strongly suggest that you take it to a recommended tinter, otherwise you'll simply spend more money on film! They should only charge around £60 for a profressional finish.

Give me a shout if you need help with anything further
 
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