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window Tint install, anyone?????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sigi, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    Sigi

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    Hey everyone, so im about to tint my 2 front windows my self, and want to know if anyone has some tips or tricks i should know about?? Thanks ​
     
  2. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    Have the pros do it. I've never seen a rookie tint job go well.

    Good luck tho, u should get some good tips here hopefully!

    I'd maybe watch some YouTube videos??
     
  3. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    I'd agree on having the pros do it, I've yet to see a DIY job look good. Good luck though.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Good luck
     
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    Just got my fronts tinted Friday and can not imagine doing it myself!! A little more than can go wrong than I wanted. Best of luck with it and post pics of your awesome work!!!
     
  6. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Thans for the advice guys, well i did watched a few videos and it seems pretty easy, specially cause i ordered the tint from some place that sells them pre cut for my truck. I guess they have the mesurements of every car and you just tell them what car and what % and they send you the tint. Even if i fU*k up i will only be down $14. I have worked on cars my whole life and have done from an oil change to a trasmision swap. So i figured tint would be a piece of cake. I hope, LOL ..
     
  7. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    Make sure you completely clean everything on the glass and do this work indoors. Air borne particles and hairs/fibers are a pain.

    I have not had any troubles doing my own tint even on compound curves.

    As stated what makes a big difference is the brand/quality of tint.

    Yours is likely middle of the road pro tint. You should be fine.

    Just use alot of solution to keep it wet, spray down the window nice and went and then spray down the tint as you peel the clear layer off. Have a person to help at this point is very helpful since even finger prints can show up. Creasing the low end tint is easy pro tint is thicker.

    You can likely heat gun on curves but I dont think you will need to on the front windows they are pretty easy.

    Just be patient and try not to get frustrated.

    Squeeze out the water/solution and catch with a towel so it does not keep creeping back under.

    Post up some pics when done.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    cool, thanks for all the helpfull info, i will put some pictures up when im done. I was going to do it today but it rained all day.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    X2, but if i was you i would take it to the shop
     
  11. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    I did it my self and it came out pretty dam good. Just a few to none bubbles . Its cheap too, i buy from Tint pros precut window tint on ebay. Ive had it for a while and no purple or fade . Just need a credit card, soap and water, and some patience.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. Gave it to my son in Maine, he has an 05 2wd. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. Had Firestone Destinations and now Michelin LTX AT2 in stock size. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    Sigi whatever happened the tint job ?

    :popcorn:
     
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