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Window Tinting

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by belly, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. belly

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    Hi,

    Has anyone done it on their MS? I am parking mostly outdoor on daily basis, so heat resistance film could really come in handy in my case. Also, i am more towards choosing 45%VLT ones (just for the look) than the clear ones. Could anyone please advise? would be nice to see some pictures too! Thanks!
     
  2. icemankaka

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    Thats technically illegal in hk...
     
  3. Optic

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    i did 3m Crystalline at Sunshine (there was a slightly discounted price on facebook for MS owners) for $5800 including pano roof...

    I did 100% wind shield, everything else 70%. I wish i did 40% on the back now. Doing 70% in the front windows is illegal (so is parking on the side of most streets) but do they enforce it?
     
  4. belly

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    Yes but I wonder do people really get into trouble for that? Because I see quite a number of alphards on the road with tinted windows :confused::confused:

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    Good to know someone is doing it on MS. Do you park outdoor and How is the heat resistance holding up?
    Thanks!
     
  5. Optic

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    I don't park outside, but i think you can google some info on the cyrstalline where people show the temperature of cars side by side.. I think after 1 hour, either film will make a difference (personal opinion). And people don't get in trouble cause the cops don't have a machien to check you, but you might have to peel it off for your 6-7 year check up.
     
  6. nghktom

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    police may not enforce it. However, the only question is when one is involved with a traffic accident. With the illegal items on the vehicle, one may not be able to claim, or claim in full.
     
  7. belly

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    thanks, good pick! i just checked on youtube, looks like cyrstalline is doing pretty crazy on heat resistance
    also, i saw a few people mentioning about ceramic film, is cyrstalline ceramic film?
    have you been choosing between choices ?

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    right, that's indeed something to be concerned about. hm..
     
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    They cant enforce it on the spot, but can make you go for a check-up asap. That said i hvmt heard/read about a largescale crackdown in the city, yet... Just in NT.
     
  9. Vmax

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    Wouldn't take the risk to void the insurance coverage. Therefore just tinted to the legal limit and got it checked and approved by the Transport Department.
     
  10. belly

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    is there a legal limit for VLT in HK? I thought any tinting is illegal?
     
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    There is definitely a legal limit for tinting. Any responsible tinting workshop will inform you what's still legal.
     
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    All our windows start off at 80%. Thus to be legal, your front windows can apply a film of 90% transparency. Your rear windows 70%. Pano roof, as dark as you please.
     
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    Nah, its a bit of math. So to be legal the windshield has to let at least 70%. You start at 80%, if you apply something that is 90% light transmittance, your ratio becomes 80*0.9, which is 72%, thus stilll above the legal requirement of 70%.
     
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    Has anyone tried to fill in that form to get approval?

    What was the reason you used?
     
  17. Vmax

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    Don't remember. Windows tinting company filled the form for me.
     
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    Guys, there IS a legal tint limit in Hong Kong. I had my front windshield, front side windows, back side windows and back window tinted accordingly by a shop in Yuen Long with 3M stuff. They have a light meter there and test it and write the readings on a piece of paper for you to call the Transport Dept and book an appointment (takes them 20mins) and they will issue you a piece of paper to keep on your car to show any law enforcement officers if they challenge the legality of your tint.

    Worth it in my opinion when I had it done on my RX450H. It noticeably cooled down the interior while driving when sun is cooking my forearm or when I come back to a parked car in the sun. It'll save your leather/plastic interior on the long run too (LOL disclaimer I don't work for a window tinting shop; just want to let people know the facts from rumors in HK).

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    Here's pics of my RX450h getting 3M in the front, R-film in the back. I also went over kill and did removable window shades on all the back windows lol keeps my 2 year old happy when stuck in traffic in the sun. Sorry, new here so I'm not sure if I post the contact and name of the shop will violate forum rules on advertising. If you want details, message me.

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