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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-11-2015, 21:43 Thread Starter
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tinting Moho windows.

Has anybody blacked out their windows using the popular (on cars) film tinting system?

I looked at a van and I am sure the blacked out windows were film tinted in the Hab area. Not in the cab,

I Fancy doing this. Not checked out the iffs n butts yet though

Any thoughts guys...

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I did the bathroom window on our previous Rapido with some mirror tint film from Halfords. The only problems I had was blocking off the fixing holes for the handles to stop the soapy water getting in between the two panes. I covered them with some discs of Sellotape just larger than the holes, and put the film over them. Once the handles were back on they couldn't be seen.

The film needs to be put on in a clean environment, the smallest speck of dust looks like a mountain if it gets trapped under the film when applying. Using plenty of soapy water gives you a bit of time to "adjust" if required.

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On a motorhome forum the other day, it was stated that Spanish Police are clamping down on tinted windows on vehicles.

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French news yesterday had an item about tinted windows ban being introduced pretty soon. About €180 fine and 3 points on you licence. Obviously stops police from seeing phones being used and possible suspicious activities.

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http://sosconso.blog.lemonde.fr/2015...-des-voitures/ gives the facts in French.

Basically, it affects all side windows and will start in January, the fine is €125 and it's purpose includes seat belt infractions.

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I would think this will only apply to the front side windows as many cars now have heavy tinted rear windows as standard, our SEAT included. I understood the OP was talking about the habitation windows, not the van cab windows.

If this law does cover all side windows, what about the panel vans with blacked out side windows? eg Auto Sleepers and Adria.

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I think it will probably include all side windows. You need to wear seatbelts in the rear and they are keen to ensure that children are properly protected.

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So that means I can't take my car to France as it has heavily tinted privacy windows at the back.
Most quality cars have privacy rear windows so this will app!ybto BMW, Jaguar, Land rover etc, etc.
Sounds like a non-starter to me in the same scranbag as breathalysers.

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On a motorhome forum the other day, it was stated that Spanish Police are clamping down on tinted windows on vehicles.
Only on the Cab windows bud. And not just Spain either. They are hot on drivers and passengers Cab windows blacked out here too.


Certain makes and models leaving the factory with blacked out windows. I like it.
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I think it will probably include all side windows. You need to wear seatbelts in the rear and they are keen to ensure that children are properly protected.

Brian
Dont think this is correct at all. Driver visibility is all they are concerned about.

I had a look at a Hobby at a show recently and all windows (except cab) were nicely darkened.. You could see out ok but could not see in..

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