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# 77948 24-Feb-2011 21:32
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What is the darkest legal tint for windows?





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  # 443191 24-Feb-2011 21:43
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I've always thought it's 35%, and I'm 95% sure on this :P

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  # 443194 24-Feb-2011 21:55
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  # 443196 24-Feb-2011 21:59
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Kraven: Assuming you're talking about vehicle tinting:

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheets/39/vehicle-windows-wipers-and-mirrors.html


I'm not sure if I am reading this right, but.. Does that mean I can-not tint my front driver and passenger window? or does that mean I cant have a dark tint on it like I can with the back windows?







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  # 443198 24-Feb-2011 22:02
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Wait ignore that. My bad. Read the rest of the page... my internet is slow, so it showedonly half a page :P





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  # 443226 24-Feb-2011 23:21
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The darkest window tinting you are allowed on an MA class vehicle is 35 %. So all your side windows can be 35 and your back windscreen can be completely tinted to 35 percent. you are also allow to tint the top the windscreen but only 10 cm I think.
I suggest getting a professional to Tint your glass as it is not an easy job the tint can bubble if installed incorrectly.

On courier vans you are allowed 5 % in the back but you must change your vehicle class to do this. 

I have 20 % on my side windows which IS NOT LEGAL but I was able to get warrant with them but only just.
Only had one cop hassle me about it.
 

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  # 443240 25-Feb-2011 00:28
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Nokia2012: The darkest window tinting you are allowed on an MA class vehicle is 35 %. So all your side windows can be 35 and your back windscreen can be completely tinted to 35 percent. you are also allow to tint the top the windscreen but only 10 cm I think.
I suggest getting a professional to Tint your glass as it is not an easy job the tint can bubble if installed incorrectly.

On courier vans you are allowed 5 % in the back but you must change your vehicle class to do this. 

I have 20 % on my side windows which IS NOT LEGAL but I was able to get warrant with them but only just.
Only had one cop hassle me about it.
 


Got a picture of the 20%? Would be interesting too see how dark they are :)

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  # 443260 25-Feb-2011 07:14
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And the reason it is not legal is that it is not safe.  Safe driving really requires eye contact to be made at intersections etc to ascertain whether the other driver has seen you.  In the absence of this its guesswork, luck and the hope that the other driver is aware of your presence (and intends to follow the road rules).

Why do you want a dark tint anyway? 





 
 
 
 


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  # 443267 25-Feb-2011 08:38
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stocksp: And the reason it is not legal is that it is not safe.  Safe driving really requires eye contact to be made at intersections etc to ascertain whether the other driver has seen you.  In the absence of this its guesswork, luck and the hope that the other driver is aware of your presence (and intends to follow the road rules).

Why do you want a dark tint anyway? 


Additional safety issue when reversing at night, best just wind down the windows in my experience :)

As to why, wow, they make such a huge difference when you park your car in the sun! Also I guess Security and Safety, i know, now contradicting, but if your glass shatters, the tint will tend to hold most of it in place.

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  # 443275 25-Feb-2011 09:00
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NzBeagle:
stocksp: And the reason it is not legal is that it is not safe.  Safe driving really requires eye contact to be made at intersections etc to ascertain whether the other driver has seen you.  In the absence of this its guesswork, luck and the hope that the other driver is aware of your presence (and intends to follow the road rules).

Why do you want a dark tint anyway? 


Additional safety issue when reversing at night, best just wind down the windows in my experience :)

As to why, wow, they make such a huge difference when you park your car in the sun! Also I guess Security and Safety, i know, now contradicting, but if your glass shatters, the tint will tend to hold most of it in place.


gad yes...  reversing with 35% tints in the dark is chore.   I have a long and dark driveway at home, can hardly see what's behind me.  



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  # 447823 12-Mar-2011 15:18
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After taking the car for a drive, I think window tinting to a dark grade would be stupid. The car has a glass roof which you can only put a visor over to "slim out" some of the sun. So the tints would effectively be useless anyhow.


May as well just save the money for something else.

But still very interested to see a picture of the 20% tints!





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  # 448339 14-Mar-2011 21:04
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I will take a picture of my tints for you on the 15th of march witch is tomorrow and post it on here for you to see. and also a picture of my warrant papers with some of the information removed if you's would like.

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