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Tint your own windows

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by dak2007, May 20, 2016.

  1. May 20, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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    dak2007

    dak2007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. May 20, 2016 at 12:32 PM
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    BAMA-256

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    I had a buddy that tried to install his own tint and it turned out awful! Best to let the pros handle it
     
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  3. May 20, 2016 at 12:32 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    I see so many cars with the bad bubbles that it was worth it to me to just pay the local shop. That and it came with a warrantee against issues.
     
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  4. May 20, 2016 at 12:35 PM
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    Just clicked on the link. His wasn't precut so that would make the job a lot easier but I would still recommend a pro. Plus they almost always come with a lifetime warranty.
     
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  5. May 20, 2016 at 12:37 PM
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    PkTaco

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    Not even close to worth DIYing. The price of a pro tint job is pretty reasonable, the quality of the tint is much better, and it's not really that easy to do either.
     
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  6. May 20, 2016 at 12:39 PM
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    SilverBullet19

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    For $60 bucks more you save a huge headache, sweat, and cussing. Not to mention a lot of your own time. Everyone has their limit. To me, $60 would be well worth it to save an afternoon, and to have a warranty.
     
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  7. May 20, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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    Gusfco

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    Don't do it. Just take it to the tint shop.
    Shop around. Check Yelp for tint deals.
     
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  8. May 20, 2016 at 12:47 PM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    $30k+ for your Tacoma, I wouldn't skimp on the tint. Your going to have to look at it for the next 10yrs or more. My 02
     
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  9. May 20, 2016 at 1:13 PM
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    sdsurfer

    sdsurfer @ODNAREM life...

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    Don't do it... You'll end up with an inferior product and will likely get bubbling like you often see on other DIY tint jobs!
     
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  10. May 20, 2016 at 1:14 PM
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    dak2007

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    Thanks for the advise. I think I'm going to take it to the shop.
     
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  11. May 20, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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    Drainbung

    Drainbung Somedays you are the show....

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    I had a friend try it and it looked like he put popcorn under it! My God it was awful. Pay the pros.
     
  12. May 20, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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    Launch21v

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    Do it. Bubbled purple tint looks awesome on vehicles people pay a fortune for.
     
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  13. May 20, 2016 at 1:23 PM
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    Thesandaddict

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    Keep looking around. I paid $100 for mine all windows
     
  14. May 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM
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    eli90

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    Thinking bout taking mine to get tinted this week. Are the front windows tinted at 35%? From the factory ?
     
  15. May 20, 2016 at 1:36 PM
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    TXAggieTRD

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    dont cheap out on the tint
     
  16. May 20, 2016 at 4:50 PM
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    Fire Arrow

    Fire Arrow Hanging out at work

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    I wish I could find a shop to do it for $160. I was quoted $300 for a DC, front, back and slider.
     
  17. May 20, 2016 at 4:55 PM
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    eon_blue

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    If you live in Cali don't even bother getting it professionally done. I got a fix it ticket fine and was forced to remove mine last year, rule out here states that only vehicles tinted from the factory can have tint on the front windows .

    Stupid California.
     
  18. May 20, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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    Launch21v

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    Depends on how dark you do it. If it's a light tint as long as you don't do something stupid the cops will usually leave you alone.
     
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  19. May 20, 2016 at 5:36 PM
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    eon_blue

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    Yeah mine was sorta in between. Had it on for 3 years no problem, until one day it was.
     
  20. May 20, 2016 at 5:37 PM
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    Medina33

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    That's a lot. I have a lot my window in ceramic uv tint for 120
     

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