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Old 08-05-2007, 11:59 PM   #21
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strange how price on this job varies so much state to state. i apologize for that. good luck with w/e happens
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Thanks for the local tips guys. I'm in the Fairlawn / Bath area outside of Akron. I've heard of Horizon before, I'll check them out if I end up having too.
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on a side note, what do you use to clean tinted windows?
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Just to update this thread - I took the car back and they retinted like 3 of the windows. Even the retinted ones don't look that good. Now this is the first vehicle that I've had the windows tinted in, and maybe I don't know what tinted windows are supposed to look like. Maybe I'm thinking they should be basically flawless and thats not the case. All I know is that there are still some decent wrinkles and some slight bubbling. I had the impression that they should be totally smooth.

Also theres about a 1/2inch to a full inch gap around the edges of the windows, which to me looks pretty tacky and ridiculous..but again, maybe thats supposed to be there and I don't know what tinted windows are supposed to be like. Either way, I'm not really satisfied with my purchase.
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Can you get your money back and take it to a decent tinter?

There should be no bubbles, wrinkles or anything between the tint and the windows. The tint job should look like a window only darker.
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Can you get a couple of pics so we can see it?
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im not tryin to be a wise A$$ or anything but at $230 you got robbed big time. i had mine done for $150 and i even found a guy that would've done it for $125. my friend got his done by him so its not like he sucks. next time shop around a little better. (just tryin to help you out)
It'* hard to say. Around here, that price he paid is about average with all the shops contacted. I've read in Texas it'* unheard of to pay more than 120 for tinted windows on a sedan. Location matters big time. Hope the OP gets it taken care of.
i had mine done for 170 at a reputable shop, and he did a remarkable job on it... SOME places like tint king in Billerica take pride in ripping people off for 250
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RJ, you are right to feel ripped off in this case. None of those things should be true. With a proper tint job, the very worst you should see is perhaps maybe a small wrinkle in a tough spot. No wrinkles all over, no bubbles at all, and the tint should be done so that you almost cannot tell where it ends...no 1/2" gap around the edges.

I am really sorry to hear about this, as it gives a bad name to tinting in general and may discourage someone from tinting when a proper tint job can be a real nice asset. Plus, it just plain sucks that you've been taken by a hack.

I would hazard a guess that the person who did your job didn't plan on ripping you off, they just are not good enough to do what they have charged you for.

It'* always fair for you to expect to get a quality job when you pay good money for custom work.
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Also theres about a 1/2inch to a full inch gap around the edges of the windows, which to me looks pretty tacky and ridiculous..but again, maybe thats supposed to be there and I don't know what tinted windows are supposed to be like. Either way, I'm not really satisfied with my purchase.

As for the 1/2 inch to inch gap around the edges, there should only be that gap at the top of the window.
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Mine does not have that gap anywhere, including at the top of the window. Ask those here that have seen mine. It'* actually difficult to tell that it isn't factory, except for the obvious darker than stock tint.
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