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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Window Tint And the Dots

What did those of you that tinted your rear window yourself, how did you go about placing the vinyl on the dots?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 04:03 PM
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The dots?
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he means the black dots on the top of the rear window. idk if sedans have it or not.

i hate those dots too........i always just worked at it for ever. i guess you could scrape them off with a razor blade before you tint.

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I had a friend that does window tinting for a living do it, he put the actual tint up to the black dots and then black vinyl over the dots.

The vinyl covers the dots better than tint would, I guess it doesn't bubble as easy as tint.

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I had a friend that does window tinting for a living do it, he put the actual tint up to the black dots and then black vinyl over the dots.

The vinyl covers the dots better than tint would, I guess it doesn't bubble as easy as tint.
if he has a spoiler, and vinyl, it would be a 6" viewing area!! lol. i have no idea why after 20 years they still put those damn things on anyway.

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I had a friend that does window tinting for a living do it, he put the actual tint up to the black dots and then black vinyl over the dots.

The vinyl covers the dots better than tint would, I guess it doesn't bubble as easy as tint.
this. its the only proper way to do it
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Those dots?

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Well I definitely wouldn't scrape them off, when I got my windows tinted the tint adhered itself around them and it looks really nice when it's consistent.

Please don't mess up your windows, it's not worth damaging them, if you don't like the dotted look do as someone else mentioned and use vinyl but in my opinion it looks great even with them.
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