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HI COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF THE TINTS ON THE NEW C MAX ARE DARKER THAN THE TINTS ON THE OLD C MAX I HAVE PRIVACY GLASS ON MY 04 C MAX GHIA AND SOMEONE I KNOW HAS PRIVACY GLASS ON HIS 08 C MAX ZETEC AND HE INSISTS HIS TINTED WINDOWS ARE DARKER THAN MINE AND TOLD ME FORD TINT THE WINDOWS ON THE NEW C MAX DARKER THAN THEY DO ON THE OLD ONE COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS IS TRUE THANKS
 

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Yup the tints on the new C-Max are way darker but only from the B pillar back, so it is quite dark in the back, I had my rear glass "Limo blacked" by the dealer when I bought it on my 05 2.0 TDCI and you cannot see in the back unless you hold your hands over the glass and touch your face on it!!!

Great for car security and keeps the kids quite on sunny days, but whatever you do do not get full limo black on the fronts (Side Glass)as you cannot see a thing at night and it is very dangerous, we also have a Picasso 2.0 HDI and that is near limo black all round, we have to be exrtra careful when driving at night when pulling out of junctions etc, I may even take it off and get it redoneon the fronts and get it clear lined instead, as it stops breakins as it keeps the glass all in one place and is actually really hard to break through.

Do not roll it into a river though!!! may be tough to get out of then...
 

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There are strict rules (Construction and UseLegislation) about the amount of light that the front side windows and the windscreen can allow through. Exceeding this figure ( ican get it if anyone wants) and you could leave yourself open to a very BIG fine for non compliance if the police decide to DO THEIR JOB
 

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The following comes from Regulation 32 of the Road Vehicles Construction and Use Regulations 1986 as amended up to 2008


<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">(10) Save as provided in paragraph (11), the windscreens or other windows constructed in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this regulation of specified safety glass, specified safety glass (1980) or safety glazing and specified in column 3 of Table II in relation to a vehicle of a class specified in column 2 of that Table shall have a visual transmission for light of not less than the percentage specified in relation to those windows in column 4 when measured perpendicular to the surface in accordance with the procedure specified in a document specified in relation to those windows in column 5. <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />[/B]

TABLE II
(regulation 32(10))
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1
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2
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3
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4
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5
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Class of Vehicles
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Windows
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%
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Documents specifying procedure
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1
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Motor vehicles first used before1st April 1985
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All windows
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British Standard specification No 857 or No. 5282
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2
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Motor vehicles first used on or after 1st April 1985 and trailers
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(a) Windscreens
(b) All other windows
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The documents mentioned in sub-paragraph (i), (ii) or (iii) of the definition in paragraph (13) of “specified safety glass (1980).â€

(11) Paragraph (10) does not apply to-
(a) any part of any windscreen which is outside the vision reference zone;
(b) windows through which the driver when in the driver's seat is unable at any time to see any part of the road on which the vehicle is waiting or proceeding;
(c) windows in any motor ambulance which are not wholly or partly in front of or on either side of any part of the driver's seat; or
(d) windows in any bus, goods vehicle, locomotive, or motor tractor other than windows which-
(i) are wholly or partly in front of or on either side of any part of the driver's seat;
(ii) face the rear of the vehicle; or
(iii)form the whole or part of a door giving access to or from the exterior of the vehicle.

<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">(11A) Paragraphs (10) and (11) have effect in relation to any tint, film or other substance or material applied to a windscreen or window as they have effect in relation to the windscreen or window itself




The following is from the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988
Level 3 is £1,000 &
Level 4 is £2,500


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<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">section 42[/B]<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">[/B]
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<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Breach of other construction and use requirements[/B].
<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">other than one within section 41A(a) or 41B(1)(a) or 41D[/B]<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">[/B]
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Summarily
Prosecution.
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(a) Level 4 on the standard scale if committed in respect of a goods vehicle or a vehicle adapted to carry more than eight passengers.
(b) <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Level 3 on the standard scale in any other case[/B]
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Please excuse some of the above

People taking liberties with both their own and other peoples safety and a lack of consistent Traffic Law enforcement are two of my major concerns over the roads network nowadays
 

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My 53 plate 2.0TDCI didn`t come with window tints so I have ordered a set of sun blinds,these cover rear sides & tailgate.Ford want nearly £100 +vat +del.I`ve got it for£105 delivered.Not fitted yet but will do so if it ever stops raining
 

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I think I'm lucky in the fact that the rear doors have in built sun blinds for the kids that pull up.
Still,I would like some tint on the windows just that I've found some chrome bits to buy instead
 
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