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Old 05-18-2004, 01:26 AM   #1
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Ive noticed on every car Ive seen on the road that has aftermarket tinit on the rear window, the tint is always bubbling. It looks lie crap. Were these all do-it-yourself jobs? Or is this just what happens?
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I would say most of it might have been a do-it-yourself job or a rush-rush job. Or if the car is always in the sun that can cause it to bubble too, eventually
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sometimes.. depends on the quality of the tint, and the install.. if the ting is more of a purpleish color.. its 9 times outta 10 a DIY.. most good shops will offer some kind of warrenty on their work...
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My rear window tint has held up fine for at least a few years, it was put on by the previous owner. I am missing a small patch of tint, about a square inch, from a car-phone antenna that was removed from the window
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I may want to tint the windows in my new Bonny. What should I look for in a shop, the type of Tint used, the process to apply the Tint, and lastly how do I find out what the state laws are for the amount of Tint that can be used?
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a local shop here wants $225 for all my windows and a lifetime warrenty....

is this decent or what?
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Most tint shops here in IL offer a lifetime on their tint. It cost between $200-$400 depending on what you want. I have usd a Gilla brand of tint from Autozone on my last two cars with no bubbles! if you know what your doing and get a good brand there will be no bubbles. My secret for the do it yourselfers' is to mix baby shampoo and water in a squirt bottle when applying, it is allot easier to get the bubbles pressed out. when it dries trust me, it is stuck there! This only cost me about $70 for tint, tool, soap, etc.! The cool thing about the do it yourself tint is that you can take a razor and make dezignz in the tint. I made some pretty cool flames for my Cavalier. Just another cheap tip from a poor gearhead!
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Wow, that $225 sure sounds high. I paid $189 to get my windows tinted (labor + materials). Took about 4 hours. The Bonnevilles are a pain in the butt as they have that little extra window up front. Plus the back window is a pain due to the angle.

But it sure looks nice Its good in the summer too, you don't bake in the car with the sun coming down....
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if you're talking about the little 'bubbles' at the very top of the window this is normal because tint doesn't stick to this part of the window where the defroster lines are extremely close together, like they are at the top of the window.
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$195 and one year later

you can massage the bubblies out with a credit card when your first get it tinted, works well!!
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