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What did/would you pay for window tinting?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Veccster, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    Veccster

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    I have a price to do my fronts for $40/each ($80 total).

    Seem about right? It comes with a "as long as you own the truck" warranty against peeling, bubbles, fading, etc.

    I'm getting it done at 30% but he can do any %.




    Anyone do their fronts themselves? How hard is it? Do they sell pre-cut tint for our windows?

    I have done it on previous cars and only had trouble with the rear window of my Tauras (the curve was a bitch).
     
  2. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    I got for just my 2 front windows $75.

    at like 15%
     
  3. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    the same % as the rear windows (Access Cab)
     
  4. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    HARGROVE93

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    Mine were 80 for 20% on front 2 with a lifetime warranty.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    i paid $175 for 15% all around. looks great but now I wish i went darker.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    My last name is Hargrove!:D
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    Veccster

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    OK, so i'm getting a fair price. The only question then is how hard is it do myself?

    Also, how expensive is the tint?
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    You dont want to do it yourself... trust me.

    You have to be super patient and have tons of experience.


    What do you mean? Well you have to get a heat gun, tint squegee, tint ($50 and a couple other small things.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    had my fronts done same as rears (20%) for $75, guy came to my house to do it too. lifetime warrenty as well. great investment
     
  10. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    I've never seen anybody use a heat gun to tint windows, maybe thats something new out. Yes, you can buy pre-cut tint on eBay. I've tinted a few windows and it really isn't that hard but professionals will be able to do it quicker because that's what they do for a living. Main thing to remember is don't roll down the windows for 24 hours afterwards (or, that used to be the time, maybe thats changed too).
     
  11. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    It might not be.... I saw it on eHow.com


    and its still 24 hours
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    Paid $40. for the front two with lifetime warranty.
     
  13. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    what %?
    :eek:
     
  14. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    i paid 250 for 20% all around. And I got my windshield done at 50%.
     
  15. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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    I paid 69.95 for the two front windows at I believe 35%. They only took like 30min. to put up.
     
  16. Jul 13, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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  17. Jul 13, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    What kind of company? A local shop you know? That is a really good price!

    All %'s were quoted to me at the same price. It really wouldn't change the installation process.

    I was thinking of getting 35% but decided a bit darker might be preferred. I'm going with 30%. Next step down is 22% (which is the same as the rear) and too dark for my taste. I need to be able to see at night without rolling down the window.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    mine is dealer installed. i'm probably got ripped off.
     
  19. Jul 13, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    Only got at 35% because they told me it was the legal % here in TX. I wanted it a bit darker but couldn't.
     
  20. Jul 13, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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