Originally Posted by ImInLoveWithMyTruck
Looks great and now you have me interested in it, what's the actual process consist of? Never seen it done. Also, anyone know where you can find a state list of % of legal tints? I know in Maine has a law about too much tint.
Well, first he cleaned the glass really well on both sides. Then he places the tint on the outside to cut it to the correct size and shape.
Then he removed the door panels on the inside and so that he could get the tint below the inner molding.
The tint itself basically consists of a film that is applied to the window with an adhesive on one side. He sprayed the window (and the adhesive side of the film) with a mixture of water and dish soap. This makes it easy to work with. Then he applys the tint to the glass positioning it exactly where he needs it to be. Then, with a squeege, he scraped the water/soap mix out from underneath the film. This allows the adhesive to stick to the glass.
He had a heat gun which he used to heat the edges to ensure that they would stay. Now, I just need to leave my windows alone for the next 2-3 days and let the sun bake the rest of it on (during this process the tint becomes hazy for several hours - that goes away).
He did a top notch job, and he warranties his work.
(mark = happy camper)
Your local DPS/DMV should have a reference of which tints are legal. I would check their website.