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Tinted windows

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kris77, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    kris77

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    Anybody get there windows tinted?

    Whats a fair price someone would charge for this?

    I got quoted 200$ for the wife's camry...That reasonable???

    Thinking about getting the taco done as well...

    And ideas?
     
  2. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    depends on the amount of windows you get tinted. My two fronts were $80. I think $200 is about right for 4 side windows and the rear.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    I think I payed about $75 for the Tacoma and about $150 for my wifes Corolla
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    That price was for the 4 side windows...Not the rear on the camry...

    I didnt check on the truck yet...but i have a DC so it would still be 4 windows...But i have another question...The back windows in my truck are already a little tinted from the factory...How does that work with aftermarket stuff?
     
  5. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    On my truck it was only the front two windows tinted to match as the rear passenger and rear slider are already tinted. THe price for my wifes Corolla was for all 4 doors and the rear window as well.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    it will work fine on top of the factory tint for the rear window because the factory tint is the glass itself not a laminate.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    Unless tinting the rears over the factory tint will push you past your state's tint limits.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    The price on the camry is a little high i would think without the rear window being tinted also. Usually i charge $30 a window and $50-$60 a back glass. That's the standard price in my area.
    As far as tinting the back windows on the taco it won't hurt anything because like darknight stated the tint from factory is mixed in with the glass. I tinted 20% over the top of my factory tint and 20% on the front two windows too and it matches well.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    that's a good point. some states have strict laws on any passenger window but some states the back glass on a truck can be blacked out. if you just tint 20% on your front two windows it will pass the tint test at least in TN. most of the time if an officer can see how many occupants are in the front of the vehicle they won't mess with you for tint laws and 20% or less will allow that
     
  10. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    I paid 110.00 for an a/c to be tinted.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    Just the driver and passenger fronts or the rear 3 as well?
     
  12. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    Also talk to the shop that gave you the quote and see if they will cut you a deal for having 2 vehicles done at the same time?
     
  13. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    I just got quoted $150 for all the windows (except windshield) for my double cab
     
  14. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    here in kc.. i charge 160 for any 4 door car. 20 or 35%

    the driver and passengers on trucks i do for 60. Toyota owners get a better price of course :)
     
  15. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    Same here. I just got quoted for $155 out the door. 5% on the rear windows. And 30% for up front. For the windshield tint $20 extra.
     
  16. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    Tacoma i payed $75 for the front two, and the fiances Mazda 3 was $185 four doors, and back, with $10 off for being a repeat customer.
     
  17. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    I paid 35 dollars a window all done free hand came out perfect im in connecticut
     
  18. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    So it seems like anywhere from ~150$-200$ is pretty reasonable...

    There are 2 shops here in town that do it and both are rock solid on 200$ for the Camry...
    Stupid question but is it hard to do yourself or should i just leave it to the pros???
     
  19. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    I have seen both good and bad doing it yourself, take you time if you do it yourself, just don't rush through.
     
  20. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    I would leave it to the pros myself. My Tacoma was $70 for just the front two. I had a Toyota Solara before i got my truck and it was $180. That was for 35% . If you go darker it is usually more $$$
     
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