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    Hi all, I will be picking up my new 180 tomorrow and am very excited.
    I am thinking of tinting the windows and would like to hear where you guys
    did yours and how much did it cost.
    thanks

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    Got mine tinted thru the dealership. Chose the most expensive one...there were two options. Something like $400.
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    Solar Tint in Caringbah, i think it was $250. Good job too.
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    aslo try oz tint at summer hill on parra Rd they do alot of limousines,they did my 306 3yrs ago i was very happy we them
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    I had mine done 1 year ago at castle hill solartint. Got the darkest legal tint and it was $260. It looks awesome and it's improved the heat problems in summer. I've got a white 306 S16 with dark tints and if the aircon was working well I'd be extremely cold. Unfortunately aircon blows in my car. (it blows not so cold air )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alesi
    Hi all, I will be picking up my new 180 tomorrow and am very excited.
    I am thinking of tinting the windows and would like to hear where you guys
    did yours and how much did it cost.
    thanks
    Hi

    I had my S16 done in January this year by Mr Cool in western Sydney - he does easily 100 jobs a week for car yards and hire cars and the like, has been in business for ages, knows his stuff, and I think he's got a mobile service. I got it at mates' rates so let's just say I got lots of change out of $200. The film I got is US made and the windows are perfect, sort of a semi-mirror finish which is great for privacy without being too dark or illegal for that matter and backed by manufacturer's warranty. The only thing I'd suggest is that if your car has illegal tints and you have to make an insurance claim (sad but true) they may not pay up due to the car being unroadworthy, so check with your insurer beforehand as to what they allow.

    Mr Cool, 0415 222 042 or 02 4736 7440. The proprietor's name is Nick. PM me if you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alesi
    Hi all, I will be picking up my new 180 tomorrow and am very excited.
    I am thinking of tinting the windows and would like to hear where you guys
    did yours and how much did it cost.
    thanks

    I posted a litted while ago about my Tinting experience. I had the dealer organise it but the people they used left a 3mm gap around the rear hatch tint.

    They swear that this is the only way to do [email protected]#t.

    I am having it changed by the dealer. - don't use Solace in Artarmon!!!

    Just make sure you check this with who ever you use.

    Well done on the new 180 - I love mine I'm sure you will too.
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    Thanks for the tips guys. The dealer wanted to charge $525.
    I remember I only paid $150 back in 1994 to tint my Suzuki Gti, but I can't remember who did it. I sold that car in 2002 and the tints were brilliant.

    Only 3 hours before I pick up my new 180

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    I haven't got mine tinted for only one reason. Not one tint place could guarantee that there wouldnít be any air gaps around the window edging. Youíll notice that the 180 has a matt black halftone edging, and Iím sure everyone who has had theirs done will agree that this makes the tint untidy.

    Look out for this, as Iím sure it will be even worse using a cheep or inexperienced tradesman.

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    I used a 3M tint on the ST. Very nice. Do a search for tint and 3M and you'll see our previous posts and the guy I used.

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    Quick Question : is coloured tint illegal. I reckon a tint with a slight red metallic effect would look somewhat 'different' on my car.

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    I used "Hunters Hill Window Tinting" guys name is Rob from memory...
    $170 for the darkest legal & top brand (not 3m thou, but he can put anything on you request)

    Job was superb! no gaps & no blemishes.

    (He also did John Laws' Bentley the day before mine!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by XsaraVTS
    Quick Question : is coloured tint illegal. I reckon a tint with a slight red metallic effect would look somewhat 'different' on my car.
    Yes, that would look cool. SA has strange tint laws though, I hear.

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    Default My new 180

    Just got back from picking up the 180 at 12pm. I must say i am quite impressed. I must have test driven a dud as my one sounds louder and doesn't seem to understeer as the test drive car.

    Its silver and I'm in Sydney, so I might see you guys on the road. Is there a drive day in the near future?

    I have read many varying posts regarding running the 180 in. The dealer told me once the car is warmed up you can give it some. I have been driving for the past 4 hours.

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    Congratulations!!! Head over to 206gti.net as I believe they're organising a cruise soon. We don't organise cruises on AF...just social events and the occasional track day.

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    Thanks I will check it out

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    hey "nate do u have the ph number for hunters hill window tinting??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al
    I have read many varying posts regarding running the 180 in. The dealer told me once the car is warmed up you can give it some.
    once it is warmed up (make sure the oil is warm not just the water temp) - give it plenty. at least 3/4 throttle at all rev ranges, do some mild engine braking and vary the load... But this is such as controversial topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XsaraVTS
    once it is warmed up (make sure the oil is warm not just the water temp) - give it plenty. at least 3/4 throttle at all rev ranges, do some mild engine braking and vary the load... But this is such as controversial topic.
    Once warm, drive it you stole it.

    Main objective is to not lug it...holding gears with too low revs

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    Default Tinting in Melbourne

    Hi,

    I'm in Port Melbourne, and I'd like to know whether anyone knows of a reliable tinting firm here in Melbourne. I have to confess that I have a station wagon, so it will probably cost a lot more.

    3M sounds pretty reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valve Bounce
    Hi,

    I'm in Port Melbourne, and I'd like to know whether anyone knows of a reliable tinting firm here in Melbourne. I have to confess that I have a station wagon, so it will probably cost a lot more.

    3M sounds pretty reliable.
    tint proffesor do a decent job, from what i've seen.

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    I am looking at window tint soon as well, 3m tint was quoted at $365, but here in SA the 3M dealer don't install they have an agrement with a tint-a-car franchise, anyone used a Sun-Gard film, there is an installer here who is offering 20% at the moment.
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    my 205 gti has tinted windows which were done by the prev.owner.
    i have changed the front seats for some that were recovered and repadded.
    if you look at the rear seats though and compare them with the front [which came from a 205 with no window tint],youd be amazed at the difference.
    the rear cloth is not faded and looks pretty new,the front seats were only reclothed on the edges and if you look at the middle material youll see a marked difference from the rear.
    its very faded compared to the rears.
    so tinting not only keeps the car cooler but stops the seats fading and the plastics from cracking from uv .
    i will get my next cars windows tinted as im impressed with it.
    just watch out for the dodgy brothers outfits that fit that cheap tint film that 'purples' after 2-3 years.-BAZZ

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