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JD Tinting offers a wide range of products and services for car window tinting 50%, 35%, 20% and 5%. The percentage is the VLT (visible light transfer), which means the percentage of light the passes through the film, not the percentage of light that is blocked by the film. So the lower the figure, the darker the film (0% would block all light). All of our films cut out 99% UV.

We can also re-tint any car that was not professionally tinted before or just simply because you may no longer like the look of your car.

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We offer 4 types of different shades of each of visibilities.

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The UK law states that the two front side windows, i.e. the windows either side of the driver’s head, must have a VLT (visible light transmission) of >70%. That means that at least 70% of light must pass through. Most modern car windows are made of glass whit a 80 -70% VLT, so even a very light film applied to the front windows will take the VLT the wrong side of 70% and therefore will not be legal. For more information please visit VOSA website

All windows behind the driver have no such law applying to them so you can have any tint you want.

Window Tinting - Amendments to Legislation
Since the beginning of 2004, Section 32 of the Road Vehicles (Construction) and Use) Regulations will be amended to incluide “Window Tint Films”, where such materials attached to the glassare capable of reducing the Visible Light Transmission of forward windows to below prescribed levels. These changes will be back-dated to become applicable from 1st January 2004.

This will effectively ban virtually all tinted films fitted to windows forward of the B-Post on any vehicle tha is to be driven on UK roads. The reason for these changes is the recent proliferation of vehicles that are excessively tinted. Some vehicles may be so heavily tinted that they present a real danger when used on public roads. The action being taken by the Government follows a fatality that occurred recently where a heavily tinted car was involved in a collision with a motorcycle and the window tints were held to blame due to the vision of the driver being impaired.

There is however a recognised difference between “light window tints” which may be considered safe for road use and “ excessively dark window tints” which are not. There has also been a great deal of debate in recent years about the legitimay of window tints that do not obscure the vision of the driver. A clear case has been argued that road-safe window tints do not actually conflict with existing regulations. The Department for Transport have argued however that Section 32 was always intended to cover materials attached to the glass, despite the fact that no mention of this is made in the Regulation itself.

Unfortunately however, even tint films that may be considered to be safe road use will now be viewed as in conflict with the Regulations, enabling the Police and Vehicle Inspectorate to take actionn against vehicle owners.
This has significant implications for the owners of vehicle that have window tints already fitted and also those that are responsible for installing selling window tints.

 

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