To tint or not to tint.

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To tint or not to tint.

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I throw the question out to you all. Tinting or not. I do have curtains that go all the way round but I do think it gives a bit more privacy. I do like doing a few modern changes to her. I know there is a fair lot of you on here that like the original look. Myself I like both looks.... :ok

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If it's a camper, tint has more pro s than cons

Pros
It helps protect the interior from the sun
It protects the occupants from nosey buggers
It makes using the on board facilities quicker and easier
It makes stealth camping much easier
It keeps the heat out
Cons
Makes inside slightly darker,
Makes putting pointless stickers all overthe inside of your windows pointless

I have ultra limo black on mine, on all downstairs windows behind the b pillar and black roller blinds and curtains, I can park anywhere and camp and it's not obvious .
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Done mine and would again. Cost about 25 quid for 4 side windows and rear :ok
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Mocki wrote:If it's a camper, tint has more pro s than cons

Pros
It helps protect the interior from the sun
It protects the occants from nosey buggers
It makes using the on board facilities quicker and easier
It makes stealth camping much easier
It keeps the heat out
Cons
Makes inside slightly darker,
Makes putting pointless stickers all overthe inside of your windows pointless

I have ultra limo black on mine, on all downstairs windows behind the b pillar and black roller blinds and curtains, I can park anywhere and camp and it's not obvious .

+1 on all of that I also have the Limo black on all of the windows behind the b Pillar all pro`s for me no cons :ok
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Mocki wrote:If it's a camper, tint has more pro s than cons

Pros
It helps protect the interior from the sun
It protects the occants from nosey buggers
It makes using the on board facilities quicker and easier
It makes stealth camping much easier
It keeps the heat out
Cons
Makes inside slightly darker,
Makes putting pointless stickers all overthe inside of your windows pointless

I have ultra limo black on mine, on all downstairs windows behind the b pillar and black roller blinds and curtains, I can park anywhere and camp and it's not obvious .

+1 on all of that I also have the Limo black on all of the windows behind the b Pillar all pro`s for me no cons :ok
You`re only meant to blow the bloody doors

T25- you were only supposed to weld the bloody sills

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Post by xpertbert »

I like the privacy side of it, and like you say pull up and low key all the way. Any idea of cost 4 back windows, 1 being the slatted opener. Rear window and two small sliders on the high top...

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As I said in my post , cost me around £25 off eBay, conciderably more if you have someone do it for you.
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If you DIY it, take your time, take plenty of care, and do it properly. All the side windows and the tailgate on the Shogun had been done - the side windows very, very well, to the point I swore blind it wasn't film. The tailgate? Like looking through dark grey bubble-wrap.
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Is the tailgate window* flat? There's a bit of an art to doing a curved window, particularly if it's curved in both planes, but the side windows should be a doddle, even more so if the glass is out.

E D I T: *on the VW I meant
E D I T: I'm assuming the side windows are flat - never checked though. I could imagine the factory fit side windows might be curved, whereas the panel van after-market glass is probably flat. Can anyone confirm?
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Had mine all done in Limo Black too. very nice :D


to be fair though, all the glass was out at the time anyway so seemed almost rude not to....
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My panel van conversion windows are curved as is the tailgate, was suprised how easy it was to do.
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All the rears are flat glass on factory fit.
It cost us £190 for all the rears behind the B pillar and a replacement front screen with blue sun tint including the refitting of all the glass.
And a big pro that's not been mentioned is that it looks good.
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Hey Yetihair.
You said you paid £190 for all rears behind B pillar? Any chance you can let us no where.
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Is it possible to do in camper vans such as Westies or Autosleepers? Do the wardrobes have to come out for access? There is about a 2 inch gap between wardrobe and glass.
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Hayden,
It was done by a guy in Newbury. PM me if you want his number
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