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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Tinted My Front Windows :)

I ordered some precut window tint film on ebay and gave it a shot. The first one (drivers side) i screwed up on big time. The piece ripped when removing the excess tint around the window outline. Thought I could get away without it being noticable when it was installed, and it just looked like a hair under it (only an inch long in the corner...not bad...). Problem came when squeegeeing out the water under it. It caught the one side and ripped open
It couldnt be saved so I ripped the piece off.

I did the passenger side today and it didnt turn out bad at all. The piece tore in the exact same spot (bad cutting on the sellers part), but I managed to save the install. I'll be replacing this piece when I order a new set of film to do the drivers side.


Total cost would have been $20 for the film + application solution + shipping, but it will be $35 since I have to reorder the film. All in all, not a very difficult mod to do if you have patience. I'd rank it about 7 out of 10 in difficulty only because it require lots of patience. Plus I saved about $80 from getting it done in a shop locally.

I'll get some pics tomorrow that shows the tinted window vs the untinted window.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 06:06 PM
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I helped a buddy do his s10. It was pretty difficult to make sure everything was right before it got tacky but that's why we used a lot of soapy water spray!
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shit only thing i tinted was my taillights (taillights were tint overlays) and i even messed that up a little hard to notice tho i leave it to the professionals good job tho man cause i wouldnt of even attempted it pics or it didnt happen

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I think 70% is the legal max here...these are 35% so we'll see how it goes. I see guys around town with 5% all around so I doubt anything will be said, but if I'm told to take it off, at least its a cheap project.
*Note* My rear windows are at 5% for comparison

Drivers side is untinted, passenger @ 35%


No tint


35%


The Rip
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 06:37 PM
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looks nice for doing it yourself.
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If it wasnt for that rip and about 6 tiny tiny pieces of dust behind it, it would be perfect...oh, well. the new ones are on their way already
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Atleast you got the balls to do it yourself lol. I would never attempt to tint my windows haha
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Same here. It's pretty tedious. I'd rather shell out 150.00 and have the whole car done and not have to worry about it.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 12:44 AM
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that looks really good, and ya know ive seen plenty of these cobalt pre cut tint kits for cheap and now i think i will give it a shot. i make zagg invisible shields my bitch so this will be a large scale version of that lol

thanks for making this thread and giving me inspiration man
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i love the de-badgeing and re-badgeing of the bowtie and the "cobalt" letters GOOD idea.
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