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#233774 2-May-2018 17:43
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My wifes Audi Wagon would look a lot nicer if tinted I think, not to mention cooler.

 

Does anyone have a recommendation on a place that does a good job? My last few cars have been factory tinted, but prior attempts had been mixed by even reputable companies with the tint not going right to the edge, peeling away or having air bubbles of varying degree of severity.

 

I had heard that some tinting also assisted with acoustic suppression? Is this the case with tints available legally in NZ?

 

 


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  #2009607 7-May-2018 20:59
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Isn't tinting , as well as being passe , also banned under the WOF rules?

 

 


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  #2009609 7-May-2018 21:03
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elpenguino:

 

Isn't tinting , as well as being passe , also banned under the WOF rules?

 

 

 

 

no, you can go as low as 35% VLT on MA class vehicles (general car's etc) and as low 0% on the rear windows on goods service vehicles

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/safety/vehicle-safety/vehicle-equipment/vehicle-windows-wipers-and-mirrors/


 
 
 
 


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  #2009618 7-May-2018 21:16
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Autotintz...

 

https://www.autotintz.co.nz/

 

recommended from my Colorado through to a Maserati GT and beyond.  They're based in Mt Wellington (Clemow drive)

 

 

 

 


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  #2009622 7-May-2018 21:27
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Just had a car done on by "tint a car" on the shore and was happy with the result they use 3m branded film...





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  #2009639 7-May-2018 21:54
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We and friends of ours have consistently used A1 Tinting. They come to you and although Naveen's car isn't much of a looker, in my experience he does an excellent job and at a very fair price. I also like the look of the Huper Optik films far more than most 3M films.


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  #2009640 7-May-2018 22:11
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What ever you do is make sure they test for VLT before applying and you're happy.

 

Some dodgy tints where done on my car (the muppets didn't allow for the factory lite tint) so was only 24% VLT and below WOF level had to rip them all out.





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  #2009737 8-May-2018 09:47
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mentalinc:

 

What ever you do is make sure they test for VLT before applying and you're happy.

 

Some dodgy tints where done on my car (the muppets didn't allow for the factory lite tint) so was only 24% VLT and below WOF level had to rip them all out.

 

 

Where did you go for a WOF? Even VT don't do VLT for WOF unless its a sticker removal. Must have got a savage inspector


 
 
 
 


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  #2009769 8-May-2018 10:12
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?savage inspector

More like one who followed the rules as they are expected to do...

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  #2009773 8-May-2018 10:19
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Tinacar is a premium and expensive (Overcharged IMO) service, The crowd in Wairau also own the mag and turbo next door.
When at a premium car dealership that sold lambos and everything else we would use Tint Pro or Autotintz 

 

 

 

Only use 3M UV rated. I'd go 35% VLT all round the rears and ~75% on the fronts. 




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  #2009775 8-May-2018 10:21
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I had an Audi that had "factory" tints, which were apparently more than 35%. I got a warrant every 6 months for 3 years and my wife took the car for a warrant and it was failed and the tints had to be removed. I was not happy about that. 


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  #2009779 8-May-2018 10:25
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Sounds like unfortunate circumstance. 

 

SunTek i would also recommend.

 

@Coil, assume you've met Nick @ autotintz before?

 

 

 

 


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  #2009783 8-May-2018 10:28
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networkn:

 

I had an Audi that had "factory" tints, which were apparently more than 35%. I got a warrant every 6 months for 3 years and my wife took the car for a warrant and it was failed and the tints had to be removed. I was not happy about that. 

 

 

 

 

There is no such thing as a factory tint film.
Thats what the razor test does. JDM subaru outbacks and legacys had like 25% VLT but that was stained glass.


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  #2009784 8-May-2018 10:29
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hsvhel:

 

Sounds like unfortunate circumstance. 

 

SunTek i would also recommend.

 

@Coil, assume you've met Nick @ autotintz before?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many moons ago, I know of too many people in the industry to recall faces haha, but I know where the dealzzzz are ;) 
I am pretty sure he drives an exotic if its the same guy. V8 6.3L comes to mind. 


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#2040521 19-Jun-2018 15:00
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Yes the legal limit for car tints on a sedan is 35% and commercial vehicles you can go as dark as you like on the rear.

 

These guys are brilliant and do offer a mobile service, if you don't have a garage they do have several fitment centers around Auckland.

 

https://www.ecotint.co.nz/ or https://www.cartinting.nz


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