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#1 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 03:53 AM
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To tint or not to tint ?

Hello everyone

Firstly let me say that I have searched the internet and found this to be one of he most informative Mercedes Benz forum sites. Have been reading for a month or so and have finally become a member.

I recently purchased a 1994 E220 Mercedes Benz Coupe, silver in colour. I would like other forum user's opinion on whether or not to tint the windows on the car. I have noticed that it does have a slight blue hue in the glass already. The car is in absolute pristine condition and I don't want to make a mistake and wreck the vehicle's look and/or authenticity.

Thanks in advance.
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#2 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 06:38 AM
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Such a nice, squeaky clean coupe!

Unless security/privacy is a concern, I say (definitely) not.

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Welcome aboard! To answer your question about tinting, I believe it looks great right now but it would also look reaaaally nice with the tints as well. So... it's up to you! It's personal preference my friend.

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Tint it!!!
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Tinting isn't just for visual effect, it also helps augment the ability of the AC to keep the interior cool, and the 124 needs all the help it can get.
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GREAT looking coupe!

generally speaking,i don't like to tint and think yours would look better without it and also less suspicious and with more taste,....however,because of the fact that we live in florida and we have pretty strong sun most of the time,we went ahead and tinted. it most definately and without a doubt protects the interior and keeps it looking new much longer. also,most cars here have tint so it doesn't really stand out. we also use one of those windshield/dash protectors all the time,even though it's a bit of a PITA and takes a few extra seconds getting out every time we park.

...did i mention that our interior still looks new.

also,make sure they do it right,..if not,it can easily add extra friction every time the window goes up and down,increasing wear on the regulators and motors etc..
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oh yeah,and the AC cools faster and when you get in it always cooler than not having tint. if not,it would feel like an oven at first.
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You can have a very light tint applied which will help the interior stay nicer and cooler. I wouldn't decide on a dark tint as I think that looks silly, but a slight one is nice.
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I think tint would look great. It is especially nice to have on a sunny day. If you're worried about it being too dark but still want the sun heat reflection, you can go with a light ceramic tint.

My car has a light tint all the way around. 80% ceramic tint on my windshield blocks a lot of heat. And you can't even tell it's tinted since its so light.
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I have 30% front and 15% rear and I wouldn't have it any other way. Privacy and blocks heat.

Being in Australia, you'll "feel" the difference when the sun is pointed right at you in the car. Its much less intense.

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