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Opinions and experiences on window-tinting Mercedes-Benz cars

Post by Merc1112 » Tue 01 May, 2018 3:41 am

Hi there, I would like to get people's opinions and experiences on window tinting Mercedes cars. What experiences have you had with tinting your car's windows? Any negative or positive experiences? Would you recommend having it done?
I have a 2012 W204 C300 and am considering tinting the windows but have been warned that scratches on the films will most likely form over time. And I've come across some friends' Mercedes-Benzes with pretty severely scratched windows, whilst others' don't seem to experience this issue with their cars. Would appreciate any input. Thanks very much!

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Re: Opinions and experiences on window-tinting Mercedes-Benz cars

Post by John Green » Tue 01 May, 2018 8:25 am

Not an expert, but can offer two bits of information:

- be careful with not exceeding the legal limit. All Australian spec MB's come with some degree of tint already in the glass, if you add tint that is designed to be put on 100% clear glass and be legal, you will be over the limit.
- There is tint and then there is tint, you get what you pay for. Better quality tint does not scratch anywhere near as easy as cheap stuff.
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Re: Opinions and experiences on window-tinting Mercedes-Benz cars

Post by Merc1112 » Tue 01 May, 2018 2:35 pm

Thank you very much for your input, John. Appreciate it. I’ve been told by a MB salesperson that all MB cars come with some degree of protection against UV in the glass, some up to 98/99% protection.
But it doesn’t reject the heat very much and that’s where the film comes in for me. I’ll be getting the tint that’s within the legal limit so no issues there. More wondering if the job’s going to affect the car in any way, like the speakers, electrics, sound insulation etc, as the door trims will be detached and then reattached for the job. Have found a very good installer so don’t have concerns about his quality of work. Just wondering if there would be any unexpected consequences.

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Re: Opinions and experiences on window-tinting Mercedes-Benz cars

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 02 May, 2018 4:58 pm

Haven’t got access to a desktop machine at the moment so can’t provide the link.
Google John Cadogan and should I tint my cars windows.
He will give some sage advice. According to him your local MB salesman is full of :bs: with regard to UV protection. I tend to agree with him on this one.
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Re: Opinions and experiences on window-tinting Mercedes-Benz cars

Post by Merc1112 » Fri 04 May, 2018 5:37 pm

Thank you, Ivanerrol, will check out the site.

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Re: Opinions and experiences on window-tinting Mercedes-Benz cars

Post by Merc1112 » Fri 04 May, 2018 6:41 pm

That was good information, Ivanerrol, with John Cadogan! Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

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