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Window Tint....

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by jda2265, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    jda2265

    jda2265 [OP] Member

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    How do you put window tint on yourslef!!>???
     
  2. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    Swank

    Swank Certified Mall Crawling Instructor

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    Buy the tint, throw that shit on. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    If you can find it there is a company that will sell the tint already cut for your vehicle. Then from there you just install it. If you had to buy the roll it would be cheaper to go somewhere and get it done.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    Yea. I threw the shit on and messed it UP! haha Yea. I found a place in NY that cuts it for ya... Hope i can do that...
     
  5. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    Swank

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    In NY? A guy around here did my sisters car for $60-$100 and she has 5 windows. :O
     
  6. Mar 11, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    Bennett707

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    after watching it done, I would do it myself.

    baby shampoo + water. clean window. cut out window tint. place. pull top off. squeegee out. etc. I probably missed a step in there but that is the gist of it.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    Oh ok... Thanks Guys!
     
  8. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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    It's not as easy as it looks. Making clean cuts is the hardest part. If you get the precut stuff it would be a whole lot easier. Even then, it's not as easy as it looks. I've done it on several vehicles and after trying and messing up and trying again it ends up costing you as much as having them professionally done. My brother owns a tint shop out in Georgia and says Tacoma windows are some of the easiest so you might have better luck.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    .if you never tinted windows before I suggest you get it done by a professional...may I suggest get sun gard window tint I tinted alot of windows I notice that these tint last long,dont fade

    I use joy dishsoap , if you DIY youll need more practice and patience :) if yo mess up on one window youll have to buy another box tint :) a box of tint is about 6'enough fr 2door windows or just the rear window goodluck
     
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  10. Mar 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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    zach nunes

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    Whatever you do....do not use windex PERIOD or anything with ammonia in it for that matter. It will purple your tint faster than a black eye.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    The company I work with has a pro tinter. He's a damn artist and can tint anything. After watching him work I wouldn't be happy DIY. We use the thickest, best quality film and offer a lifetime warranty. You pays your money and you takes your choice. Good luck.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:27 AM
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    Cool man. Text me 276-385-2143
     
  13. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    I haven't yet but plan to get my rear window done. What would I use to clean the inside of the window with after..as in say 3 months later?

    I've only owned one vehicle with tint on the rear window and it came factory that way
     
  14. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    any window cleaner WITHOUT ammonia
     
  15. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Good deal..thanks Ricky
     
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    I have discovered over the years have it done it's not worth the headaches.......
     
  17. Jun 23, 2014 at 8:33 AM
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    Here's how I tint mine:

    1) Drive to the tint guy in my town that's tinted over ten vehicles for me.

    2) Shoot the breeze with him while he tints the truck.

    3) Pay him $160 and a tip.

    Really, just have someone do it. For me, the guy I goto is great. Product has a lifetime warranty, and he's been in business for 25 years. It's not worth me trying to save $5 by DIY.
     
  18. Jun 23, 2014 at 5:44 PM
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    I am a window tint (auto and residential) and PPF (clearbra) installer of 14 years. Feel free to ask any questions. I fix the DIY jobs constantly. I have a plotter to cut patterns if anyone wants to try it themselves, hit me up.
     
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