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Old 03-06-2003, 12:38 AM   #1
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Ok i need my windows tinted but im not sure what to do. I found a place that will do all the windows for $235.00. I havn't done it myself before but am thinking about trying it because it would save so much money. If anyone has done it or tryed it and has any tips on what kind to use and the best way of putting it up let me know.

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Ok i need my windows tinted but im not sure what to do. I found a place that will do all the windows for $235.00. I havn't done it myself before but am thinking about trying it because it would save so much money. If anyone has done it or tryed it and has any tips on what kind to use and the best way of putting it up let me know.

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I tried to help my friend do it once before. You might be able to save some money but your sanity isn't worth it. To do it right so it lasts and looks good does take a speacial skill. It will be money well spent.
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Damn right. It'* a PITA. I'm old, and I STILL don't have that kind of patience. It'* well worth paying for it, and that sounds like a great price. Make sure the tinting place has a good reputation. Those little extra details the GOOD guys give you are well worth it. You have to look very closely at mine to see that it'* not factory tint.
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Tint is not easy to install
if your friend has a ricer - practice on thers first.

any thing over $200.00 is two much. look around some more,
Ill bet you can get a better price.

I found a couple of guys at $175.
it seems to me its worth that kind of money to not have to hastle with it.
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I got mine done for $172 (taxes included). Its a bit darker then factory specs, but it looks OK.

35% fronts and 20% back, and I agree, anything over $200...is to much. If you are interested have a look at Bonneville pics in my Yahoo folder, it will give you an idea on what my tinting looks like.

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this place has a life time warrnty on work manship for $235.00, the place i found would do it for $275.00 with only a 3 year warranty
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Where are you located? I have never spent more that 125$ and that came with a life time and was "3M"metalic I have a car right now that the tint is 6 years old and as long as you dont use paper towels to cleanyou should be good. Jon from Tucson
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Why can't you use paper towls? What is the alternative? Regular cloth towels? If not what? This intrigues me.
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here in saskatoon canada. theres ap lce here 130 bucks for EVERYwindow in the car including front windshield if you want it done. with life time warrenty any thing your not happy with its redone for free. they also have the best rep here. so im thinking if i paid 130 here in canadian coin.....you should be able to get clsoe to the 100 bill mark but maybe prices there for that are high
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Paper towels can put micro-scratches on the tint film. You'll need to be careful about your selection of window cleaner, too. Some types have chemicals that can damage the film. Your installer will give you specific cleaning instructions.
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