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window tint streaks

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ugadanny08, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Dec 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    ugadanny08

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    I just had the dealership replace damaged window tint and when I got home I noticed a few air bubbles and streaks behind the tint. Not wanting to waste my gas driving back to the dealership, I squeegeed out the air bubbles but I still have a few streaks from the moisture behind the tint. Will the streaks eventually go away or should I take it back to the dealership?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    If I'm not mistaken I think it's normal to see streaks in the tint?? It takes a few days to cure to the window. I couldn't open mine for 3-5 days. I let it cure for 7 days.

    To be safe and considering you don't want to drive all the way back to the dealership. Give them a call and explain to them what you saw when you first got home and go from there. It might be part of the normal curing. But better off safe than sorry. Especially if you paid a decent amount of money for tints.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    im not sure what you mean by streaks im assuming long air bubbles, or do you mean water/liquid streaks?

    keep your truck in the sun for 2-3 days without rolling windows down and itll fix itself
     
  4. Dec 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    No air bubbles, just discoloration behind the tint. I can squeegee it out with a credit card, but don't want to unless I have to.
     
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    if the window was not cleaned properly before install you can have this issue. Give it a couple days to cure if its still there after a 5 or so days take it back. Call and let them know now you think there is an issue so its on file.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    x2. Cover yourself.
     
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    my windows have always had small air bubbles and streaks for a few days while it dries and cures. Did they not tell you this along with telling you to not roll the window down for a while?
     
  8. Dec 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    They just told me not to roll down the window...
     
  9. Dec 13, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    their tint guy is probably just some 17 year old kid who half asses everything, atleast my dealer is lol.

    i always get my vehicles tinted at this one local shop. guy knows what hes doing never had an issue best in town only one in town lol
     
  10. Dec 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    I got so many tint and auto shop places here that do tints, stereos, alarms etc. And 2 or 3 truck shops that do nothing but trucks and jeeps.

    My suggestion is to let it be for a few days like I said in an earlier post. (Keyword) IF something should happen and the problem is still there. I'd go back and raise hell. Maybe go look for another tint shop and ask around with friends and family to see if they know places. And fight for your money back...although they're stealership's for a reason and probably won't even refund you.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    Is the window looking any better today?
     
  12. Dec 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    yeah, it looks better. I guess the streaks that I saw was moisture between the tint and window.
    thanks guys.
     
  13. Dec 20, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    So did the bubbles go away too?
     
  14. Dec 21, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    I was able to push the bubbles out with a credit card.
     
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