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Old 10-26-2006, 07:34 AM   #11
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Yeah, that'* cheap...but tinting isn't easy. Getting it done professionally is the way to achieve best results. I coughed up $240 to get my 97 done and I loved the tint.
x2 all the way... tinting is pretty HARD!!!
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What would you think about buying the kit and getting a pro to install it? I guess it comes down to the labor vs. materials...
Do you think there'd be any advantage to doing it that way?
prob not.. the reason why it cost so much to have places do it is because it the Labor/time..

Might cost more that way cuz the tint places get it way cheaper then that.
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definitely looks like a good option for some people, but like Wren said, cutting is not the hardest part by far.

I would have a professional do mine no matter what. Its the cleaning, prep and application that is the most troublesome and technically challenging
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What would you think about buying the kit and getting a pro to install it? I guess it comes down to the labor vs. materials...
Do you think there'd be any advantage to doing it that way?
prob not.. the reason why it cost so much to have places do it is because it the Labor/time..

Might cost more that way cuz the tint places get it way cheaper then that.
Tint places purchase there material in bulk, therefore there pricing would be even cheaper that what'* listed in the link. If you supply the material then they are actually making less money since they lose the profit on material. I don't think you would get a deal since most of the profit is in the installation. It can't hurt to ask though. I think the best way to get a deal is group purchase. Call up a tint place and ask what % off you would get if you had let'* say 10 Bonne'* and have it done in there slow time.
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I got the snap tint tints a while back.. with the DIY kit.

You will defenately need an extra pair of hands. And you will need a roller tool to be able to do the back windshield.

its tough, and you need a non windy day if you dont have an enclosed area to prep and install.. like me.

I thought it was going to be easy, im going to a pro, to do my GA and i will have them put the back windshield on the bonnie.

btw i got the 25% (or 35% i forgot) front and 5% back.
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I tried it myself once and a buncha bubbles popped up, it looked so ugly i had to yank it off and get it done professionally. im gonna get my front two windows tinted lightly as well soon
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