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Window Tinting

belly

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Sep 5, 2015
10
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Hong Kong
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!
 

Optic

Member
Nov 10, 2014
198
14
Hong Kong
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?
 

belly

Member
Sep 5, 2015
10
0
Hong Kong
Thats technically illegal in hk...
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!
 

Optic

Member
Nov 10, 2014
198
14
Hong Kong
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.
 

nghktom

Member
Mar 11, 2015
65
-1
Hong Kong
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.
 

belly

Member
Sep 5, 2015
10
0
Hong Kong
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.

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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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.
right, that's indeed something to be concerned about. hm..
 

icemankaka

Member
Aug 18, 2015
100
8
M4 UK
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.
 

Vmax

Member
Mar 1, 2014
601
9
Hong Kong
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.
 

Optic

Member
Nov 10, 2014
198
14
Hong Kong
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.
 

Optic

Member
Nov 10, 2014
198
14
Hong Kong
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%.
 

Titus

Member
Sep 22, 2015
235
9
Hong Kong SAR
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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