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Old 12-08-2006, 08:55 PM
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DIY tinting tips

Has anyone had a go at DIY tinting?

I had a go a while ago - turned out fine on the back windows but when I attempted it on the front windows I gave up because the curve in the windows kept causing air bubbles.

Has anyone got any pointers or pictures ? The local Car store had a clearance sale and had film tint for 5 bucks a roll so it was too cheap to pass up. I thought why not have a go!
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:17 PM
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tinting is cheap enough now that there is no reason why you shouldn't pay to have it professionally done.

You can get a hole car done professionally for $100.

Tinting is not as easy as they make it look.

http://www.tintdude.com/
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Old 12-10-2006, 11:37 PM
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There's no WAY that $100 will get you a good tint job... They'd have to use cheap crap tint, and apply it very quickly, to only get $100 for it...

Around here, the going rate is $50 per window, WITH door panals/third brake lights removed... It's extreamly difficult to DIY...




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i just paid $260 cdn and a life time warrenty, scratches ANYTHING is covered, just pay and then u got no worries
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:53 AM
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It requires skill, just like painting your own car, but some like the $99 paint jobs. I have done my two glass storm doors with great sucess, soapy water, new squegee, but no way in the world would I tackle car windows!
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:17 AM
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There's no WAY that $100 will get you a good tint job... They'd have to use cheap crap tint, and apply it very quickly, to only get $100 for it...

Around here, the going rate is $50 per window, WITH door panals/third brake lights removed... It's extreamly difficult to DIY...




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Maybe up North - had my SDL completely done for $110 in Central TX with a 10 year warranty.

Here is also a good tutorial for DIY tint
http://www.textint.com/_Main_Pages/_Tutorial_Demo/demo_tutorial.htm
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:52 AM
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Well, I now agree.

Had a second go, but to much of a challenge for me - I have little patience for things that stick to my hands!!

Never mind, I enjoyed the challenge and the tint was dirt cheap.

I got a local guy who can do mid range tint for 300 $NZ.
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Where can I get it done fir $260 in Canada? I am in toronto, hope you are in toronto too. Thx

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Old 01-05-2007, 12:06 AM
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im in hamilton, apple auto glass bro, it takes them a few hours to do it so call and make app

wish i got darker tints tho lol..dont want ticket
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:43 PM
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I have enough trouble getting my county tax sticker on my windshield. I'd never try putting tint on my windows!

Good luck!
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I've done 3 vehicles with good success. The trick is to trim the film on the outside of the glass. Roll the window down and run the utility knife along the curved edge of the glass for pro-looking results. Or just buy the precut film from eBay - they sell it for just about any car. At that point it's practically peel n stick.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:49 AM
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im in toronto to throne7 the best tinter is www.fxauto.com seen all his work on mazda,s wow looks original great jobs plus computer cuts to exact size really impressed with jobs ive seen he is in markham check him out, actually taking mine next week, goodluck
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