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I snapped a couple quick picts before dropping the R off at the dealership. I was just starting to get use to driving around without boost. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/06_project_v70r/tint_side.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/06_project_v70r/tint_front.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/06_project_v70r/tint_rear.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Thanks to the Dave and the guys at California Tint in Vienna, VA for a great job. Just under two hours and I was out the door. I went with 30% on the sides and 20% on the rear hatch. When I get the V70R back from the dealer I'll snap some more picts. <p>If you are in the DC Metro area give them a call: 703-757-9535.<p>
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint ([email protected])

You gotta stop, NOW! It's starting to look almost as good as mine <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I wouldn't have gone so dark in the rear hatch, (I went 35% on the rear), it may be a bit hard to see out of at night
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (JRL)

the rear looks to be just a tad darker than the sides. Its still lighter than the tint I had on my '00 V70R. I actually like having the rear window dark to help cut down on the direct assault of the truck headlights.<p>
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (JRL)

I have 20% in the rear. It's actually not that bad. As Chris mentioned, I went dark because of those stupid lifted trucks (in Los Angeles <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You gotta stop, NOW! It's starting to look almost as good as mine <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I wouldn't have gone so dark in the rear hatch, (I went 35% on the rear), it may be a bit hard to see out of at night</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think this color had your car beat from the get go JRL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Car looks really really sah-weet! Just needs lowering and paint those rear-views the same color as the matte white headlight housing and grill surround!<p>Possibly paint the pillars black too?
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (Barry)

I'm with you Barry, thats on the list of 'how the hell am I going to get that just right" list <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Its getting closer to looking like your retouched photo. If I can track down the elusive 19" ti pegs it will really be looking like it!<p>
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint ([email protected])

Beautifull car already Chris... It do would look absolutly amazing with Titanium 19" Pegasus and lowering <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You gotta stop, NOW! It's starting to look almost as good as mine <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I wouldn't have gone so dark in the rear hatch, (I went 35% on the rear), it may be a bit hard to see out of at night</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was happy with my 5% all the way around except on the front two windows. Who needs to see out the back window anyway? That is what reverse radar is for, duh <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.deepnetconsulting.com/swedespeed/users/kaizai/v70r/09.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint ([email protected])

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its getting closer to looking like your retouched photo. If I can track down the elusive 19" ti pegs it will really be looking like it!<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>GO CHRIS GO!!!!!<p><IMG SRC="http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9506/projectr5yt.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (Barry)

Tint is Greatness! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://pic12.picturetrail.com/VOL423/1725447/5918533/103848833.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint ([email protected])

I really want to tint our R, but does anyone know if it's easy to remove to return off-lease? I would imagine they would charge me some penalty if I left it on.
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (Dashdog)

All my previous four leased Volvos came with tint and were returned with tint. No problems. (V70T5 was even returned with IPD ECU and exhaust) Dealer just handed me the keys to the R. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (Dashdog)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dashdog</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I really want to tint our R, but does anyone know if it's easy to remove to return off-lease? I would imagine they would charge me some penalty if I left it on.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>First of all, it doesn't matter.<p>Secondly, the guys that do the vehicle inspections are bank guys, not car guys. So they don't know stock from $25K in aftermarket mods (if done somewhat stealthily). I haven't been in the business as long as Yannis or JRL, but I have yet to see someone get charged for IMPROVING the vehicle <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint ([email protected])

STOP IT... You're killing me!! Why Volvo had to introduce sonic blue after I bought my V70R I will never know. You're in Ashburn? I drive up there fairly frequently. Had my car in for service at Don Beyer a few weeks ago.<p>-A<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>andrewket</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why Volvo had to introduce sonic blue after I bought my V70R I will never know.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Someone in San Diego should add canary yellow lightning bolts. Totally reminds me of a metallic Robins Egg blue like classic Chargers uniforms!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thanks to the Dave and the guys at California Tint in Vienna, VA for a great job. Just under two hours and I was out the door. I went with 30% on the sides and 20% on the rear hatch. When I get the V70R back from the dealer I'll snap some more picts. <p>If you are in the DC Metro area give them a call: 703-757-9535.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I had my car done by California Tint on Tues, 35% all around. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Went away this weekend so I have not had a chance to clean up and take pics.
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had my car done by California Tint on Tues, 35% all around. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Went away this weekend so I have not had a chance to clean up and take pics.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Looking at the map, those guys are less than 5 minutes from my office!<p>How much did it cost, if you don't mind my asking?
 

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Re: Project V70R: Window tint (MineMapper)

I paid $270. Not the cheapest out there, but they appear to have done quality work. I also called that morning, dropped the car off at lunch, and was able to pick it up after work. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I paid $270. Not the cheapest out there, but they appear to have done quality work. I also called that morning, dropped the car off at lunch, and was able to pick it up after work. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm going to ask the stupid question, but $270 was for 6 windows plus rear hatch?<p>Thanks!
 

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I just called to schedule the window tinting for my car.<br>$175 for standard 35% tint.<p>Evidently, tinting does not affect inspection in PA since 1998 (I believe). It's just that police may have a problem with anything lower.<p>But 35% is just fine. Why would I want it any darker? People wouldn't be able to see who is in this fine ride then. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I just need to order some new reverse/fog light bulbs as per 'R' Kelly's thread. I think I'll skip the new housings though...$700+... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 
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