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Old 09-14-2003, 03:42 AM   #1
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has anyone ever tried do it yourself window tints. i wanna try but i'm scared they'll bubble and look like garbage
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If you do, take your time. The professionals that did mine used a heat gun and some type of soapy solution.
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has anyone ever tried do it yourself window tints. i wanna try but i'm scared they'll bubble and look like garbage
Get it dome professionally In the long run its worth it.A couple of buddies of mine tried to save money by doing it themselves and ended spending more removing the bubbled up tints and then getting our local shop to do it! Plus good tint shops have great warranties!
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I agree. Plus chances are,. if you buy the cheap stuff it might turn purple.
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I agree. Plus chances are,. if you buy the cheap stuff it might turn purple.
Nah, it WILL turn purple, which is just hideous.
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Check out Thornhill Tints, they are the only ones that can properly work with the black dot gradient on the rear windows

Don't do it yourself
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I agree. Plus chances are,. if you buy the cheap stuff it might turn purple.
Nah, it WILL turn purple, which is just hideous.
you could always do like ricers do... save the time waiting for it to turn purple and just buy purple tint in the first place
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Does anyone have real smoked glass? or the piece of tint sandwhiched in the glass? I have 03 crew cab dually... and the back windows are so tinted.. I would like that kind of tint in my car.. but I dont know how GM did it...
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I tried to do my own tint on my 97 Geo. I had watched as a friend of mine had his done professionally and they made it seem so simple to do. So I went to Trac Auto ( remember them ) and got some tint an a tint kit. After about 2 hours and about 7 bad tries on the same front drivers door window I was done. A friend told me about a guy in Indiana that tints out of his garage. I went an watch him work. And Mike has done my last 2 cars, my brothers car, and must of my guys cars as well. So this would be one of those jobs that, if you want it done right, Don't do it yourself. Plus most tint shop guarrentee there work. So if you have any problems you can yell at them an not at yourself. Holla back..........
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