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Old 08-03-2004, 01:17 PM   #11
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If you take the windows out, you are making it way too time consuming and difficult. The pros use the same tools mentioned eairlier: soap & water solution in a spray bottle, very sharp razor knife or blade and a squeegee. If a shop does a particular vehicle very often, they may use a template to precut the film.

It'* all technique.
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If you take the windows out, you are making it way too time consuming and difficult. The pros use the same tools mentioned eairlier: soap & water solution in a spray bottle, very sharp razor knife or blade and a squeegee. If a shop does a particular vehicle very often, they may use a template to precut the film.

It'* all technique.
And patience. Did anyone mention patience?


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Look, everytime i have seen someone do it themselves it either bubbles after a few weeks (sometimes days) or it "looks" like you did it yourself. i don't know how much it costs by you but it was only about $125 for the whole car in FL. And they Guarantee the tint against fading, cracking, bubbling etc. for the pain involved it is worth paying someone to do it.

Did anyone mention how much patience this install will take? [/b]
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If you want to go Edge to Edge you must take the windows out. That'* how REAL professionals do it. You can't fit tint into the edges of the windows.

The hardest thing to tint without bubbles on these cars, without a doubt is the rear window. It'* a compound curve, and you'll need lots of strips to do it right.

Maybe get an old piece of glass from the junkyard, or practice on a beater for instance before you do it.
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Pimp my Ride, did it on the outside first, and it came out sweet! Thats why I said that, seems like a logical choice to. Plus there real professionals also
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If you want to go Edge to Edge you must take the windows out. That'* how REAL professionals do it. You can't fit tint into the edges of the windows.
yup. the tint that'* been installed by the previous owner of my car (don't know if it'* a home job or a pro job) doesn't go edge to edge... but it works.
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Lets see... we'll say a shop gets $50 per hour for labor.

Remove 4 windows, apply tint, reinstall 4 windows... Superman can do this in an 8 hour day. That'* $400.

Sprinkle in some material ... I don't think I'm getting my windows tinted at that [real professional] shop!
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I understand your logic, but as someone else said, i think it'* somewhere under 200 bucks to get it done. I almost checked into it when I was going to get mine done (before I decided I was selling) and someone said it wasn't that bad price wise.
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I understand your logic, but as someone else said, i think it'* somewhere under 200 bucks to get it done. I almost checked into it when I was going to get mine done (before I decided I was selling) and someone said it wasn't that bad price wise.
Your selling? How much?
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