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2001 Tacoma Window Tint

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MatthewMay1, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Nov 27, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 [OP] I'm an amateur professional.

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    Hey guys, what's a good, quality, cheap way to tint your windows? My truck came from Illinois to Dallas, Texas so the non-tinted windows let the Texas sun cook me for dinner!
     
  2. Nov 27, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    PkTaco

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    Go to a shop and have them tinted or do it yourself obviously. Shops about 100-200 depending on what kind of tint and the shop, or doing it yourself is about 40-60 bucks depending on brand.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    MatthewMay1

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    Hmmm. Okay thanks for the answer!
     
  4. Nov 27, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    DNG

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    I, personally, wouldn't do it myself to save $40. $60 to do both front windows at a local tint shop
     
  5. Nov 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    Have a shop do it. It will turn out much better than you doing it. If you've never tinted windows before, chances are they'll turn out like this.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Nov 27, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    x2. Save yourself the headache and just have a reputable shop do it, IMO.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Apple X C0re

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    If you don't have experience with tint, don't try installing yourself. One little mistake and you've wasted $$. If you have the proper tools, and the patience, do it yourself.

    And for the extra cheap hit up Autozone or Advanced for tint.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2011 at 12:09 AM
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    Having it done professionally is good advice! I also recommend getting a good quality "metalized" film to prevent fading (i.e., purple tint).

    Shop around... I've had all of my vehicles and my house done by a local shop that offers a lifetime warranty against cracking, peeling, bubbling, delamination, etc. Well worth the extra cost, IMO. :D
     
  9. Nov 28, 2011 at 1:23 AM
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    SCS Ray10's • 265/70/17 KO2's • Tonneau • Pop-n-lock • AVS Ventvisors • Weathertech • RedLine Hood struts • NoxLux Blackout Kit & Tailgate letters • 20% Tint • Cast OEM RunningBoards • Dechromed •
    X3 on professional tint!

    Had my 2 fronts and the top 6" of the windshield done for $80 with warranty against peeling bubbling cracking etc.

    Well worth it!!
     
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