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Old 04-01-2011, 09:07 AM
Wiscy Wiscy is offline
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Default Window Tint?

First of all just bought a 04 ranger reg cab 2.3L 4x2 for my work vehicle. Couldnt buy a car! lol

Has anyone installed window tint on your ranger? I have helped a guy who does it for a living on my other truck so im confident in doing it myself. What brand of tint is better than others? What about pre cut tints that you can buy vehicle specific?

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Old 04-01-2011, 09:23 AM
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I have yet to do mine but I helped my friend do it, be prepared to get pissed off cause It's a biotch doing . Hard to make it look professionally done. Im about to do mine in 5% which is kinda against the law so...
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:43 AM
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Yea im thinkin about either 20% or 35% not sure yet. I had 20% on my other truck that i really liked. Do you know how easy (or hard) it is to take the window out on the rangers?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:29 AM
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I know to do the back you can just leave it in and i'm not sure about taking the window out I know your going to have to remove your whole door panel to do so, on mine there is a plastic sheet behind the panel but i didnt take it off when i had my panels off so it all depends on your truck.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:40 PM
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I just did the extended-cab windows in my '11 Ranger today . I used the "static-cling" 95% limo tint. It goes on just like the permanent stuff (wet the window and squeegee out the bubbles), but if you don't like the looks..........peel it off. It probably wouldn't work with moveable windows, but with fixed windows it should do well.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:51 PM
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No joke I saw some guy today in a escort with the back window tinted and it was crooked as hell and bubbling up and wasnt even to the edges or the window hahaha i could help but just shake my head
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:58 PM
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go with 20 dont get stuff from stores spend the extra money to get a name brand off a tint website like suntek. Clean the windows with a sponge. Clean them agian. Leave the window on, spray window and film with soapy water, roll down window an inch. apply film to window at the top. Get it all lined up then start on the sides and work your way down, then roll up window and work the tint to where you want it. then leave windows up for 4 days or so
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:43 AM
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One token of advice: buy more tint than you'll need.

Tinting windows definitely has a learning curve and it will likely take you a few tries to get it to set right.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:55 AM
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Thanks for all the advice!
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:12 PM
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take your time with it and keep it wet as possible , and trim the edges very careful and be ready to have to start all over haha it tears very easy , but i must say i tinted mine a couple weeks ago and it wasnt to hard , deffinetly one of the easier rigs to do because the windows are flat
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:02 PM
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ive tried static and it looked so crappy that i just took it off....id get the stuff that u have to spray the window first with
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:18 PM
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Hi there, I know that there are regulations regarding the percentages of tint but I was wondering if there are certain kinds of colored window tint that are illegal in some states? I've seen cars driving with green and blue tint so I was wondering about that.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:26 PM
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Hi there, I know that there are regulations regarding the percentages of tint but I was wondering if there are certain kinds of colored window tint that are illegal in some states? I've seen cars driving with green and blue tint so I was wondering about that.
most places darker than 35% is illegal........some states there isnt a law..........i have 20%
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:37 PM
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go with 20 dont get stuff from stores spend the extra money to get a name brand off a tint website like suntek. Clean the windows with a sponge. Clean them agian. Leave the window on, spray window and film with soapy water, roll down window an inch. apply film to window at the top. Get it all lined up then start on the sides and work your way down, then roll up window and work the tint to where you want it. then leave windows up for 4 days or so
x2 The auto part store tint is thinner and harder to work with..get some good tint it's alot easier to work with
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:37 AM
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Hi there, I know that there are regulations regarding the percentages of tint but I was wondering if there are certain kinds of colored window tint that are illegal in some states? I've seen cars driving with green and blue tint so I was wondering about that.
Check the laws in your state. In PA, there are no limits on the back windows and back side windows for trucks and SUVs. Nothing was ever mentioned about color.
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