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Tinting of windows in car

Hi,

Even though I have given up my drug-dealing career a long time ago, I would like to have the windows in my car tinted. Can anyone recommend a good specialist for this work?

I've found this company: http://www.swiss-glass.ch/index.php/.../glass-tinting - has anyone used them?
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Re: Tinting of windows in car

Just a note: is it even legal in CH ?
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Old 17.06.2016, 17:50
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Just a note: is it even legal in CH ?
My car has tinted windows.

Tom
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Just a note: is it even legal in CH ?
Vehicle windows may be tinted but must allow at least 70% of the light through according to Swiss technical vehicle regulations:

"Verordnung über die technischen Anforderungen an Strassenfahrzeuge
Art. 71a Fenster und Sicht
Scheiben, die für die Sicht des Führers oder der Führerin nötig sind, müssen eine klare, verzerrungsfreie Durchsicht gestatten, witterungsfest sein und auch nach längerem Gebrauch mindestens 70 Prozent Licht durchlassen. An, vor oder hinter diesen Scheiben dürfen keine Gegenstände angebracht werden, welche die Sicht des Führers oder der Führerin beeinträchtigen und die Lichtdurchlässigkeit unter 70 Prozent vermindern."

https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...ndex.html#a71a

Note that many automobile windows are already tinted by the manufacturer.
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My car has tinted windows.

Tom


That isn't a car, and the windows aren't tinted, you've put your helmet on backwards again, you Muppet.
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Re: Tinting of windows in car

My understanding (to be confirmed by the company doing the installation) is that you can not tint the front driver and passenger side windows in CH. At least this was the case in 2004 (last time I tinted car windows).
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Re: Tinting of windows in car

Why not ask a random person with an SO registration plate?
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Vehicle windows may be tinted but must allow at least 70% of the light through according to Swiss technical vehicle regulations:

https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...ndex.html#a71a
My understanding was that this regulation are for the windshield and the front side-windows, not the windows in the rear?
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My understanding was that this regulation are for the windshield and the front side-windows, not the windows in the rear?


Found this one, seems a bit clearer (excuse the pun).


http://traffic.ch/media/filer_public...5d5/w_2a_d.pdf


4.3.3 is the bit you're interested in.




rear door windows are ok
rear window may be (if rear view mirror fitted to passenger side front door)


For the other windows the foil has to be specifically for that use (eg it carries an identifying mark.)


The foil must not block more than 30% of the incident light. (and they note explicitly that _most_ of the foil available block more than 30%)
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Re: Tinting of windows in car

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Found this one, seems a bit clearer (excuse the pun).


http://traffic.ch/media/filer_public...5d5/w_2a_d.pdf
Thanks - that's a very good document to have :-)
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