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Old 01-18-2010, 10:05 PM
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Window Tint question

Can I buy precut film anywhere, or am I going to have to do all the cutting my self, which film is the best and where would you suggest buying it. Thanks, Sponk.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:12 PM
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Re: Window Tint question

Well I am not sure about the pre-cut. But I am sure it is available somewhere.

As for the best....IMHO I would say Lumar or any 3M.
I have had some RED Lumar on my lude for almost 6
years and not one bubble or wrinkle.

Have you ever tinted windows before?
If not, I would leave it to the pros.
Window film can be and will get expensive,
depending on how dark, and what brand you use.

I have seen it for sale at Auto-Zone and Pep Boys
and even at Wal-Mart. But I would not use that to
even tint the windows on my RC Cars. You best bet it
to get it from a reputable tint shop.
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Have you ever tinted windows before?
If not, I would leave it to the pros. Window film can be and will get expensive, depending on how dark, and what brand you use.
Quoted for emphasis. Tinting is one of the things I would def leave to the professionals. It may cost you a bit more, but it's so worth it.
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Re: Window Tint question

we use Llumar stuff at the shop.
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Re: Window Tint question

i ordered pre cuts from ebay. their tint is better than wal mart.
i tinted my old civic, 4runner and couple other friends cars. the tint didnt turn purple for the amount of time i had those cars

but like everyone said, do it if you have experience in it
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Quoted for emphasis. Tinting is one of the things I would def leave to the professionals. It may cost you a bit more, but it's so worth it.

thats why you watch videos and practice on junk window.. thats what i did a time or too, then i did it to my truck and wham bam it looks damn good...
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Re: Window Tint question

98vtec, you sound like you do it for a living maybe? Can I buy kits, with the squeegee and what not, or are those separate things im going to have to find?
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thats why you watch videos and practice on junk window.. thats what i did a time or too
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then i did it to my truck and wham bam it looks damn good...
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Re: Window Tint question

did you look at the tint??? i didnt wash it before i came....
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Re: Window Tint question

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98vtec, you sound like you do it for a living maybe? Can I buy kits, with the squeegee and what not, or are those separate things im going to have to find?
i tint every day and it isn't easy if you are new. you can have a number of problems from craesing the tint, trash in it, fingers on the edges. leave it to the pros. it is really an art if you want a perfect job, then you have some lind of waranty too, if something is wrong with it you can take it back to get it fixed. just saying
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98vtec, you sound like you do it for a living maybe? Can I buy kits, with the squeegee and what not, or are those separate things im going to have to find?

Our tints guys have a process they go through on every car. Clean the window with soapy water and user a razor blade to rid the window of any gunk stuck on there. They then wet the outside of the window and put a piece of tint on there and cut out the window. wet the inside of the window and place it there. squeegee the water out then use a heat gun to help cure the glue.

its much more detailed than that, but that is the basics.
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Re: Window Tint question

I got the pre cut tint package in 20% off ebay for $15.00 + shipping and it came out MINT, as good as the pros!!! And it is so easy! ( the back window was a little tricky, but still doable for a first timer. There are videos on youtube telling you exactlly how to do it if you are unsure. Just make sure you spray the window and both sides of tint well with a mild soap+water mix, start at the middle and squeege water and air bubbles out, and it is easy as pie. Anyone with half a brain can do it and succeed succesfully. {so easy a caveman can do it lol}.
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Re: Window Tint question

how about taking off old tint? only my driver and passenger windows are tinted. i'd keep it on there since it's the shade i want but they both have scratches and tears.
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how about taking off old tint? only my driver and passenger windows are tinted. i'd keep it on there since it's the shade i want but they both have scratches and tears.
You can just use a little soap and water spray and just use a plain razor blade at an angle. The glass is stronger than the blade so it shouldnt scratch it. you may need some of that "goo gone" stuff to help scrape off the sticky gule from behind the tint.
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I agree that you leave the tinting job to the professional since it's too risky. The complex glass curvature and heat-shrinking are far too difficult. I asked help from http://www.TintBuyer.com few months ago before I decided to let the professional tint my car. They gave me unbiased information about the type of tints, laws involve, prices in the market and most importantly, they helped me locate the best professional tinter near my area. I am really impressed with the results, I hope this one helps, thanks
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