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Old 01-25-2010, 09:50 PM
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ok so ive been debating on how dark and how to put it on i asked my boss how to put on tint cause he put his own all of his trucks and he told me to jack off alot to get a steady hand which didnt help much and i did search and just about all i found was guys talking about the tint they had on their windows i know i will need a squirt bottle with warter and soap and a piece of hard plastic to get the air bubbles out but how did yall put your on
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:51 PM
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Get it professionally done.


Find out Alabama laws for tinting. I've got factory privacy on my back windows and either 15% or 20% on my front doors to match the factory rears.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:55 PM
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id like to but id rather learn how to do it myslef if that makes any sense at all and i dont have about 90 to 100 bucks to take my truck for someone to do it for me and i dont have the down time for it to be gone all day to get done. on tintlaw.com it says 32% on all windows so i guess my next question is how dark is 32%
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:02 PM
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get a roll of tint from walmart or some auto parts store and practice on a window on you house its really easy.


there are videos on youtube that show u how
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:03 PM
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ill check them out. do yall have any tips that might make it easier or faster?
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:15 PM
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Use a squeegee for the main area, then credit card/drivers license for the harder to reach areas.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:17 PM
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Profess shops use some form of heat to excell the water evaporating process. Some use heatguns, others use torches.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:22 PM
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i used a CC for the whole window i didnt do my truck this is in my house. all i did is cleaned the window hella good then used water in a spray bottle an stuck the tint to the window to trim it and then had a had to hold the tint and peel the clear layer off and resprayed the window stick it to the window and move it in place. use the CC to get the water out from under the tint you will have to do this a few times get all the water out! looks good no bubbles
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:34 PM
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ok i jsut text my boss and he has 5% on the back windows and 20% on the front and thats dark i know from ridin with him
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20%tint on driver and passenger windows
5% tint on back window
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:03 PM
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i just watched some of the how to tint videos and in one of them they tinted both the inside and outside does it really matter which side me personally i would think inside is better but thats me
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ported and polished TB
4brand new speakers with inslation in doors
smoked tail lights
20%tint on driver and passenger windows
5% tint on back window
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:20 PM
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look im just gonna tell ya tintin is farely hard... but the best thing to do is to wash the widows off inside and out really good with water then pre cut the tint by putting it on the outside first.. make sure wen u go to put it on the window u soak it really good with the soapy water and u can just use ur license and u can make the cut with a sharp razor blade... it will take a few tries but u will get it
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:22 PM
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i just watched some of the how to tint videos and in one of them they tinted both the inside and outside does it really matter which side me personally i would think inside is better but thats me
You definitely want to place the tint inside, it will protect the film. Go with Brandon's suggestion and be prepared to practice it. I tinted some of my home windows myself, bought a bundle of tint for pretty cheap and the first couple times were pretty bad but after doing it a couple times you'll get the hang of it.

One thing to remember when cutting the tint is it that you want to use a very sharp exacto knife and make sure to take your time so your not pulling the tint. A slight tug will cause it to tear and ruin the edging.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:30 PM
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look im just gonna tell ya tintin is farely hard... but the best thing to do is to wash the widows off inside and out really good with water then pre cut the tint by putting it on the outside first.. make sure wen u go to put it on the window u soak it really good with the soapy water and u can just use ur license and u can make the cut with a sharp razor blade... it will take a few tries but u will get it
if i can rebuild a motor i can put tint on a window is how i look at it or just a challenge. granted it might take awhile but i can do it. so friday i am going to get some rolls of tint and sharper exacto knife mine is shot and some other things and friday nite ill start with my windows. thanks for the help guys
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automatic trans, 4.10s with L/S
ported and polished TB
4brand new speakers with inslation in doors
smoked tail lights
20%tint on driver and passenger windows
5% tint on back window
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:51 AM
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hey roll the window down an inch do the top then roll it up so you dont have the little section on the top that didn't get tint. use a fine file at the window edge to get the tint right on for the window and go slow or you ll rip it up and have to restart
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:22 AM
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my frontd windows are 35% so 32 percent is a tad darker and my back windows are 15%





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