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Old 02-24-2011, 12:29 AM
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Default Tinting the Extended Cab

Hey all, I really want to tint the extended cab windows for three reasons:
#1: Security. It's nice hiding stuff inside, but clear windows don't help much...
#2: Protect the interior
#3: It will look better haha

My friend is amazing at installing tint so I was going to have him do it, but after looking at my windows, I feel like the black paint on the inside would make tinting them difficult. Any suggestions??

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Old 02-24-2011, 02:40 AM
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If your friend is good at tinting then they will have no problem doing it.

I believe that black around the window is covered by the inside panel.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:15 AM
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Default Re: Tinting the Extended Cab

mine are tinted 15% and I have that around my window. so if he is any good, he will know what to do
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:38 AM
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Dont go too dark on the rear window. I put 5% over my factory tint, and at night I only see my headunit back there lol
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:58 AM
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[QUOTE= at night I only see my headunit back there lol[/QUOTE]

Damn dude! pull up your zipper!
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: Tinting the Extended Cab

I am getting ready to tint my extended cab windows and my rear window. What tint do percent do you reccomend to still be able to see okay but provide some sun protection and make the cab cooler.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:04 AM
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A lot of people say 15% is great. So I am guessing that's the number to go for
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:39 AM
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A lot of people say 15% is great. So I am guessing that's the number to go for
15% is a good one to go with.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:43 AM
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I am getting ready to tint my extended cab windows and my rear window. What tint do percent do you reccomend to still be able to see okay but provide some sun protection and make the cab cooler.
I would go 5% on small side windows and back windows then 15-20% on driver and passenger.

Are the back windows factory tinted?
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:50 AM
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Damn dude! pull up your zipper!
wtf are you talking about
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:44 PM
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Awesome! Thanks for the advice. So I'm looking around at tints on amazon and am wondering what the "best" tint is. Should I go static cling or adhesive?
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:47 PM
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I would not do the static cling stuff.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:17 PM
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I would not do the static cling stuff.
Good to know. Is there any tint I should stay away from? I'm worried about getting "purple" tint... I think it looks like crap. Amazon doesn't have many options so I'm looking to Summit Racing. They have 5% Gila Film for $15-20. Good? Bad?
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:33 PM
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Hi All, this is my first post.Just bought a 2008 Ranger two weeks ago with 26000 km on it and I love it. The first thing I did was have the windows tinted. I went 5% on the two side rear windows and 20% on the back. With the 5% you can hardly see inside those windows but you can still see out for changing lanes. and the 20% is just right, not too dark and still dark enough to keep people from seeing in to what you have hiding behind the seats.

When you are going to tint, Always use the adhesive type. the other kind is prone to bubbling up after a little while.

The basics of window tinting are; clean the glass, trim the film to the desired shape, remove the protective layer from the film, wet the film and glass to activate the glue, then apply the film to the glass and squeegee out any water and air bubbles.

If the window is not 100% clean, or any debris gets onto the film or glass during application there will be a bubble in the film and the job has to be redone. I will try to give you an idea of how difficult this product is to work with. If you have ever been frustrated with plastic wrap then you have an idea. Try to get all the wrinkles out of plastic wrap, or try to straighten it out after it sticks to itself. When removing the protective layer from window tint this is exactly what itís like, but itís not one piece of plastic wrap itís two! Then, you need to add water, work as fast as you can so the film does not touch anything and pick up debris before being applied.

Your just starting to get an idea of the patience and talent required to properly apply window tint.

Automotive Glass is even more difficult as vehicle glass is not flat. The window tint must be heat shrunk to the shape of the glass. Once the film has been cut and shrunk to the proper shape it must then be applied to the inside of a vehicle in tight quarters where the film can easily touch fabric and pick up lint and ruin the job. Oh, and remember one single crease and itís time to start over.

Do yourself a favour and get it done professionally so you know it will be done right and you won't have to hate your friend when he F#*@s it up. It is thee most frustrating stuff to work with. Sure, you can do it yourself for the cost of the film, but are you going to get it done right? the first time? if not your back to the store buying more tint film. The 3 windows cost me $199.00 and believe me that was money well spent and it was done so perfect you cant even see the edges of the film on the windows.

Best of luck
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:42 PM
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agreed.

The first tint job I did, I did on my old 02 ranger. It actually looked decent. No bubbles or anything. I kept them up for the 3 days to let it dry.. and on the 4th day the first time I rolled it down the tint crumbled into a big ball. I was sooooooooooooo pissed lol
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