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Old 02-12-2010, 03:39 PM
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Default how long does window tint last for?

just got mine installed yesterday but i wanted to know how long they last for. i live in cali so sun shine most of the time over here. and i also got the %5 tint
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:43 PM
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The worst dyed window film can show signs of color fading in the matter of months under intense sunlight. The average hybrid type film lasts for 5 years, and the best quality metallized sputtered or deposition window film can last for a decade.
all tinting film eventually break down. When this happens depends on the quality of the film itself, the amount of exposure to sunlight, and the workmanship of the tinter who installed the film
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:50 PM
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What about the tint that came w/ the truck, like.....factory?
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:32 PM
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i dont know which one i got though :/ it cost $50 for the rear window. and he told me its the latest window tint out there. he said he keeps up to date on all the new stuff. he said mine is a newer type of window tint. so lets just hope it holds together. but if not i have a lifetime warranty and ill take that back and have it redone. and his job he did was excellent!!
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:47 PM
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if it doesnt just take it back and make him fix it
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i dont know which one i got though :/ it cost %50 for the rear window. and he told me its the latest window tint out there. he said he keeps up to date on all the new stuff. he said mine is a newer type of window tint. so lets just hope it holds together. but if not i have a lifetime warranty and ill take that back and have it redone. and his job he did was excellent!!
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Latest window tint is a meaningless statement. If I said I had the latest car it doesn't give any reference to the quality, it could be a Kia, Lamborghini, or anything in between.

Shops rely on word of mouth, so it would be bad business to give you a horrible product, I would expect it to last a few years without a problem.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:11 AM
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The best/most fun window tint is the mirror tint. I just loved watching people pressing their faces against the glass in my sisters car while I was sitting in the passenger seat. Nobody could see me!!! But it's easy to see out. Plus it looks really good on a silver car. Anybody have the silver/mirror tint here?

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This tint was installed in New Mexico and is legal there. I rarely see it here in TX and I have no idea as to it's legality in other areas.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:48 AM
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My window tint on the passenger side started to bubble in the corner. I took it back and they fixed it. I think all shops around here have lifetime warranty as long as you own the vehicle.

Just clean your windows with ammonia free cleaner. Also don't clean them for 1 week they need time to cure and setup
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:49 AM
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i had my 92 f150 tinted the day after i bought it in September 91 and when she went to the new owner last year it still looked good so i think it is how you take care of it
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:01 AM
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My window tint on the passenger side started to bubble in the corner. I took it back and they fixed it. I think all shops around here have lifetime warranty as long as you own the vehicle.

Just clean your windows with ammonia free cleaner. Also don't clean them for 1 week they need time to cure and setup
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i had my 92 f150 tinted the day after i bought it in September 91 and when she went to the new owner last year it still looked good so i think it is how you take care of it
alright thanks guys. yea ill just use water or baby shampoo with water. and i havnt touched it since it went in 2 days ago. and i wont touch it for about a week like STL said. and yea it has a lifetime warranty on it so if it goes well he will be replacing it. thanks guys
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:54 AM
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where i got my tint done, they did a good job, then went out of business 6 months later... so i have no support for my HU or tint.. great...
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:53 AM
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Default Re: how long does window tint last for?

Year and a half bump lol.

Just noticed my side tint is starting to peel on the drivers side at the very top. Probably from years of rolling the window down and up. I got this tint about 5 years ago
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