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Old 07-14-2011, 01:36 AM
Bighomedog11 Bighomedog11 is offline
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Default Window tinting

I am thinking about tinting my windows but i dont really want to pay anybody money for doing it when i can do it myself. I heard that it is not that hard to do. I am wondering is that true? And what kind of tint and what would you recommend?
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:46 AM
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Default Re: Window tinting

It is actually easy if you have patience.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:14 AM
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Just take your time and you can do it yourself. Don't buy super cheap tint or it will turn purple in like a year though
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: Window tinting

Alright, i heard it wasnt too hard if anything i am going to go watch some youtube videos. Because i found a guy that can do it for 140ish but i can get the tint kit cheaper then that.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:13 PM
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Default Re: Window tinting

Hardest damn thing I have ever attempted.. and I have done a shit tone of mods. But good luck man!
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:25 PM
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Hardest damn thing I have ever attempted.. and I have done a shit tone of mods. But good luck man!
LMAO makes me not want to do it anymore
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Window tinting

I did one of my trucks myself and it looked good, but you cant beat a professionals job.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:28 PM
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Default Re: Window tinting

just watch some youtube vids... and they sell it at walmart for pretty cheap in the auto department... not sure on the quality of the tint though
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Window tinting

Just remember the cheaper the price the cheaper the tint, and taking cheap tint off of all your windows is a pain.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:35 PM
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I spent 45.00... and I F'd up...
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:39 PM
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^^Exactly
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:44 PM
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But that was the most expensive stuff advance auto had
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: Window tinting

You can order precut film on Ebay. I did my driver and passenger windows for like $10. I tried the regular roll stuff and failed miserably.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: Window tinting

After previous experiments, I'll pay a shop to do the tint. Too much of a PITA!
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:48 PM
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Default Re: Window tinting

I did the tint on my '90.
got the back window done perfect, moved on to the sides and found out that the curve of the window is a PITA! lets not talk about how bad it looked lol.
you might have to pay a good chunk more for a pro to do it but your buying his experience, expertise, and warranty!
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