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Old 05-01-2019, 09:26 AM
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Hiya folks,
So Iím a bit stumped here, see, normally I think window tint looks rubbish, but, there are some cars that I think genuinely suit window tint (usually exotic stuff, like Lambos etc).
But I just canít decide if X100ís suit it or not, what do you folks think?

Also, if youíve got tints, letís see some pics? :-)
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by norfskate View Post
Hiya folks,
So Iím a bit stumped here, see, normally I think window tint looks rubbish, but, there are some cars that I think genuinely suit window tint (usually exotic stuff, like Lambos etc).
But I just canít decide if X100ís suit it or not, what do you folks think?

Also, if youíve got tints, letís see some pics? :-)

I plan on getting window tint on mine. I don't care if it looks like rubbish. My car has a black interior, and window tint would help keep it a bit cooler in the summer. That is all I care about.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:19 AM
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My two cents: Window tint varies both my darkness and quality,,, IF you do get tint, pay extra for Ceramic or whatever is currently the BEST (with a lifetime warranty) - the worst is when you see wrinkly, crappy tint jobs. The darkness of the tint is normally regulated by the local government so that will determine how dark you can go. I live in South Florida so window tint is a MUST. Here is a pic of my car... I probably would have liked a tad darker on the sides but I am very happy with it (the installer went lighter on the sides since it is a convertible so it wouldn't look bad with the top down and the windows up - which wouldn't have bothered me anyways).
 
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Originally Posted by giandanielxk8 View Post
I plan on getting window tint on mine. I don't care if it looks like rubbish. My car has a black interior, and window tint would help keep it a bit cooler in the summer. That is all I care about.
In case you were wondering how it would look...

 
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No!!! I can't believe that there is a need for it in Scotland like there is in Florida, and also the law in the UK doesn't allow much tint on front side windows anyway. Altogether too drug-dealer.
 
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No!!! I can't believe that there is a need for it in Scotland like there is in Florida, and also the law in the UK doesn't allow much tint on front side windows anyway. Altogether too drug-dealer.
correct, thereís nae need, Iím strictly talking aesthetics :-P
Iím still on the fence though, rothwellís photo looks pretty good! Iíd like to see that car from the back, the back window is such a large part, itís the ďtoy carĒ look Iíd want to avoid :-P
 
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I love the tint on a hot and sunny Texas day. I despise the tent driving at night.

I think I just need two cars.
 
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Originally Posted by norfskate View Post
correct, thereís nae need, Iím strictly talking aesthetics :-P
I hate to tell other people what to do, so here I go without judgement (or so I hope ):

Our XK8 came with the darkest window tint on sides and rear, and just a slightly lighter one on the front.
I absolutely hated the look of the car, and although unscheduled, started removing it on a rainy Saturday morning (no way back once you start pulling...).

I personally think the OEM green tinted windows do match the silver body much better, and although living in the tropics, I do not see any negative results (but I do park the car inside if not used).

If I will ever add a tint again, I will go for a much lighter one, like something we have on our Vanden Plas.
That one is quite transparent at sunless days & at night, and reflective if the sun shines.






 
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Originally Posted by rothwell View Post
In case you were wondering how it would look...

I love that you photshopped the tint onto the photoshop of the dorchester grey wheels you did of my car. I think it looks great! Thanks Rothwell!
 
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The worst is the DYI job that bubbles or turns purple. Here in S.W. Fla. again it is a necessity if you value your car and your comfort. Law limits level on sides. UK probably would need lights inside the car??
 
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Right-o, bonus round:

Where are we on ďsmokedĒ headlights and tail-lights?

I seen a X100 with blacked out tail-lights recently and I thought it looked awful!
BUT, I reckon, and this goes for window tint too, that the colour of the car makes a big difference, it was a silver X100 that I seen with the rubbish blacked lights, but I think a black car with black tail-lights would look great.

Any photos?
 
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I have all my cars tinted to the legal limit, I think it's 35 in NC. Keeps the car much cooler and I like the look, HOWEVER,

as as a motorcycle rider I hate cars with window tint to dark to see the driver clearly. Biker needs to be able to see the driver of a car for safety. So, if you tint please, please pay special attention to motorcycles. Do not roll, even slightly, while at a stop sign or making a cross traffic turn with an on coming bike, that scares the crap out of a biker.
Thank you, the life you save may be a biker friend of yours.
 
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Originally Posted by Jandreu View Post
I have all my cars tinted to the legal limit, I think it's 35 in NC. Keeps the car much cooler and I like the look, HOWEVER,

as as a motorcycle rider I hate cars with window tint to dark to see the driver clearly. Biker needs to be able to see the driver of a car for safety. So, if you tint please, please pay special attention to motorcycles. Do not roll, even slightly, while at a stop sign or making a cross traffic turn with an on coming bike, that scares the crap out of a biker.
Thank you, the life you save may be a biker friend of yours.
Thats interesting, I assume you need to see the driver so you know wether or not theyíve looked and seen you?
 
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Originally Posted by norfskate View Post
Right-o, bonus round:

Where are we on ďsmokedĒ headlights and tail-lights?

I seen a X100 with blacked out tail-lights recently and I thought it looked awful!
BUT, I reckon, and this goes for window tint too, that the colour of the car makes a big difference, it was a silver X100 that I seen with the rubbish blacked lights, but I think a black car with black tail-lights would look great.

Any photos?
If you want dark tail lights, the only right answer is to source them from a Victory Edition X100.
 
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Originally Posted by giandanielxk8 View Post
If you want dark tail lights, the only right answer is to source them from a Victory Edition X100.
This is what you need GiandanielXK8.....

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2005 Jaguar XKR Coupe - Onyx/Ivory Medium Tinted Windows - Victory Edition Tail Lights with LED Bulbs

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This is what you need GiandanielXK8.....

2005 Jaguar XKR Coupe - Onyx/Ivory - BBS 20" "Montreal" Wheels

2005 Jaguar XKR Coupe - Onyx/Ivory Medium Tinted Windows - Victory Edition Tail Lights with LED Bulbs

Billy Clyde in Houston
 
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Yes, I am well aware of the beauty that is your car Billy Clyde. If I had a black car, I would try to spec it just like yours.
 
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giandanielxk8....

I wanted everybody to see the results of my Saturday Morning's work....It took about 3 hours in all....I bought a Mother's 2.0 Speed Clay "thingmezig" and sprayed Griot's "Spray on Car Wash" on as the base....Then took off all around the car! The Mother's Speed "Claymezig" worked very well and was a lot faster than a "Clay Bar"...When I finished the Paint was as smooth as Glass! Honestly, It was amazing how smooth it was.....Then I coated the entire car with this new F-11 Top Coat stuff that everybody has been talking about.....Now you've just seen the difference! It kind'a looks like a mirror.....and again, it is smooth as glass!!!

The last time I Clayed the car, it took most of the Week-end and I used 3 Clay Bars...constantly working the Clay over and over...It was a job...I did this whole Car in about an Hour and 20 minutes,,,and the Top Coat went on in about 35 or 40 minutes...I don't know what's in F-!! but it sure does shine pretty! Now, I have to wait and see how long the shine last before I have to hit it again....The advertisement said I should do it again soon or as needed....said that I should pour water on the car and if it was slow to run off in spots, it was time to shoot the F-11 on it again....We'll see how it goes......Keep that XK8 Happy!

Billy Clyde in Houston
 
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Norskate, that's exactualy correct. Bikers need to know the driver sees them.
 
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My two cents: Window tint varies both my darkness and quality,,, IF you do get tint, pay extra for Ceramic or whatever is currently the BEST (with a lifetime warranty) - the worst is when you see wrinkly, crappy tint jobs. The darkness of the tint is normally regulated by the local government so that will determine how dark you can go. I live in South Florida so window tint is a MUST. Here is a pic of my car... I probably would have liked a tad darker on the sides but I am very happy with it (the installer went lighter on the sides since it is a convertible so it wouldn't look bad with the top down and the windows up - which wouldn't have bothered me anyways).

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Beautiful car! Love the wheels too and I'm not normally a fan of aftermarket wheels on these; but those are sharp. The tint looks real nice too.

I've wondered about tint on my convertible. Did you end up tinting the rear window in the top, and if so, do you have any pictures to share? What percentage tint did you end up going for? I know in Michigan, I don't know a single person who has ever gotten a repair ticket other than as a way to write down a moving violation, so legality isn't something I've checked on or am concerned with.
 

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