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      08-18-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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Pentagon Window tinting

Anyone used them? I have got the GFs Golf booked in to the one in North London next week.
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Yes, the Birmingham branch did my Merc
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must be good then
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Its OK...not the best I've seen. The quality of tints on my previous black C63 was much better but they were done at the same place too.

Can't beat factory darkened glass IMO
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Its OK...not the best I've seen. The quality of tints on my previous black C63 was much better but they were done at the same place too.

Can't beat factory darkened glass IMO
The thing that worries me is that the glass has the dots on the edge, the fitter says its not that noticable (worse on a BMW) and the job will be first class.

If its fitted by the VW dealer and before I collect the car I can class it as dealer supplied and not strictly after market so its not a modification.

Should I still have it done?
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Dealer supplied or even a factory fitted extra is still a modification if your insurers want to be sticky. can't see them getting too excited though about tinted glass to be honest.
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You'll never get the same result with a film as you do with factory tints, obviously. That said, i personally hate factory tinted glass as its always way too dark and i dont like the clear front windows and black rear windows unless its on a VAN!!! The RS has factory tinted rear glass and i wish i could change it and have uniformly tinted windows all round - but hey ho.

I always use Pentagon when i get any windows tinted on my cars - there is a local branch to me that now know me very well and take a lot of time to get the result as near perfect as possible as they know what a perfectionist i am. But again, its never going to be as perfect as factory tints and my biggest issue with film is around the micro dots at the outer edge of windows that very often withhold moisture and can look poo. But if you have to get it done then i personally recommend Pentagon.
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You'll never get the same result with a film as you do with factory tints, obviously. That said, i personally hate factory tinted glass as its always way too dark and i dont like the clear front windows and black rear windows unless its on a VAN!!! The RS has factory tinted rear glass and i wish i could change it and have uniformly tinted windows all round - but hey ho.

I always use Pentagon when i get any windows tinted on my cars - there is a local branch to me that now know me very well and take a lot of time to get the result as near perfect as possible as they know what a perfectionist i am. But again, its never going to be as perfect as factory tints and my biggest issue with film is around the micro dots at the outer edge of windows that very often withhold moisture and can look poo. But if you have to get it done then i personally recommend Pentagon.
Thanks for the info. This Pentagon is in Barnet just a few miles from the dealer.
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You'll never get the same result with a film as you do with factory tints, obviously. That said, i personally hate factory tinted glass as its always way too dark and i dont like the clear front windows and black rear windows unless its on a VAN!!! The RS has factory tinted rear glass and i wish i could change it and have uniformly tinted windows all round - but hey ho.

I always use Pentagon when i get any windows tinted on my cars - there is a local branch to me that now know me very well and take a lot of time to get the result as near perfect as possible as they know what a perfectionist i am. But again, its never going to be as perfect as factory tints and my biggest issue with film is around the micro dots at the outer edge of windows that very often withhold moisture and can look poo. But if you have to get it done then i personally recommend Pentagon.

Agree with all of that Steve-o. Factory tints are too dark IMO. For your RS, can you not replace the rear windows with ones from a regular Focus? I'm sure they're the same size... won't be too costly either I don't think.
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For your RS, can you not replace the rear windows with ones from a regular Focus? I'm sure they're the same size... won't be too costly either I don't think.
DAMN!!!! Now thats actually a brilliant idea!! I had genuinely not even thought about that!! I will look into this - thanks Tone!!!
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Pentagon did my astra coupe years ago and am considering having the new beast tinted also So will have to look into it Agree am not keen on the black rear windows and clear fronts-looks odd so looking for an overall effect all round
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can you not replace the rear windows with ones from a regular Focus? I'm sure they're the same size... won't be too costly either I don't think.

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Have only specified a soft tint, smoke I think it called.

Def do not want the limo look
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