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Hello everyone:

This is my first post, although I have been a forum member for several months. I have a white car arriving this month and am curious as to whether anyone else has tinted their MP4-12C or is considering it. Without seeing one tinted next to one untinted, I am not sure what would look sharper. Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Marc, I have seen tint and plain white cars and think it is a matter of preference.......obvious I know. The all white car looks very good and maybe that's a starting point and then have it tinted at a later stage or reverse the tint if on the supplied vehicle.

My preference today is the drama of all white..........but the black roof does add something......ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
 

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I went ahead and tinted my side windows to around 30%, that's all they allow us to do by law. Of course this is not for aesthetic purposes but rather for heat. I am hoping it comes out nicely on my Mclaren Orange car.
 

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hello everyone:

This is my first post, although i have been a forum member for several months. I have a white car arriving this month and am curious as to whether anyone else has tinted their mp4-12c or is considering it. Without seeing one tinted next to one untinted, i am not sure what would look sharper. Thanks in advance for your replies.

Marc
tint ! Tint ! Tint !
It will look great ! !! ! !
Just doit ! ! !
 

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Mobious -- can you post up a pic with your tint? Also, did you tint the small back window? Not sure it would make any difference given the engine cover wouldn't be tinted I assume.
 

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Hello everyone:

This is my first post, although I have been a forum member for several months. I have a white car arriving this month and am curious as to whether anyone else has tinted their MP4-12C or is considering it. Without seeing one tinted next to one untinted, I am not sure what would look sharper. Thanks in advance for your replies.

Marc
That's one of the first things I did with my car which is white as well, I only did the side windows nothing on the back due to heat from the engine. I'm not sure if you can see or appreciate the difference, I love it. Here are some picture for you to look at the first is without the tint which may be hard to notice due to the angle. Welcome to the Mac forum Marc and congrats on your acquisition. Cheers......??

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Tinting the car keeps out the heat. In my case, i think it cuts it down by about 80%. While i don't usually park out in the sun, it does help the keep the interior warm and not hot. It's very hot in Singapore with temperature of around 30 degrees all year round. My tint looks fairly dark from the outside, two benefits, it makes the car look a bit more aggressive and it provides some level of privacy. Here is a picture of the tint on my car.
 

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I was going to but at the last minute decided not to, I may do it in the not to distant future, first I need to drive the car. Cheers....??
 

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Anyone tinting the small back window?
I tint all 3 sides according to the local regulations and limitations mainly for 95% heat rejection purposes in a hot tropical country and secondly for aesthetic reasons ... but I did not tint the small triangular side window if this is what you are refering to.

Firstly, that particular window is small and it is dark to begin with so it made no difference if it is tinted or not. How much heat can penetrate thru that window?

Secondly, any type of film applied to that area would inevitably result in a distinct 'bubbling' effect over the black dotted areas surrounding the window pane.
 

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I tint all 3 sides according to the local regulations and limitations mainly for 95% heat rejection purposes in a hot tropical country and secondly for aesthetic reasons ... but I did not tint the small triangular side window if this is what you are refering to.

Firstly, that particular window is small and it is dark to begin with so it made no difference if it is tinted or not. How much heat can penetrate thru that window?

Secondly, any type of film applied to that area would inevitably result in a distinct 'bubbling' effect over the black dotted areas surrounding the window pane.
RC,i think he was referring to the window between the engine bay and the cockpit,but I could be wrong:)
 

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I was referring to the window between the engine bay and cockpit, but appreciate everyone's comments. I think I will tint everything including the small windows by the mirror. Have tinted all my cars, many of which had the little bubble borders, and that never bothered me.
 

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Extreme -- your car looks great. What percentage did you use on your side windows. Could be the angles or lighting, but the two small fixed side windows (by the mirror and the back quarter) look a little darker than the one large side window.
 

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Extreme -- your car looks great. What percentage did you use on your side windows. Could be the angles or lighting, but the two small fixed side windows (by the mirror and the back quarter) look a little darker than the one large side window.
RT I went the legal limit which is 35%, and the same film was used throughout on both sides of the putt-putt. Cheers.....??
 

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I always say tint and tint it all. I did my coupe and spider.

Spider is 5% rear 20% sides and ceramic tint on windsheild. Its like have sunglasses on all the time. I hae dont every single car I own last 5 years with ceramic on the windshield.
 

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