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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-28-2001, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've seen lots of bubble tint and some really good ones. What's the secret apart from installer. The reason for this question is that my wife wants tinting on her Galant and I don't know if there is any quirks like weather or humidity that affects final product. Would it be better to stall for summer heat? No I won't be doing it myself because it would cost twice as much counting what I'd pay to remove my job and have it properly done.

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Re: window tinting

best to do a tint job in spring... mild temp. you should also take it in on a not so humid day for best results! winter is the worst though. the cold temperatures mean the tint gets brittle, and unless done in a heated shop and left in a heated shop for a couple of days, it may not adhere correctly... wait untill a mild, dry spring. and bring it to a good shop that will go good on a warranty, because no matter how good the job, a tint job is never 100%. Unless the glass is fairly new, it's difficult to get a tint to take perfectly. I work in a glass shop, I hate doing tint jobs.

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I did the tinting on our Zuke over 10 years ago and it still looks pretty good. I had never done it before but it only cost about $20 bucks to do it. Just got a sqweege and a box of single edge blades. Took the rear side windows out of the Zuke and did them lying flat. I agree with the spring and if you do it outside it can't be even a little breezy. If the tint touches itself it is tough to get apart. I used plenty of soapy water. Also check local tint laws. Mine is actually now illegl. Too dark. Good luck. Jim

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Wow! that looks pretty good for 10 years... do you live in a hot climate? and yeah!... if you can take the windows out.... do it!... just be careful putting them back in... tint scratches easily!

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Thanks for the word of caution. Spring sounds good to me. That tint job is good. If it wasn't the wifes car I would try it. She drives it every day and I'd hear about every day.

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{do you live in a hot climate?}

I live in Ct where it can go from 0-100 in a year. Jim

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Is it in anyway possible to tint the windows in a softtop?

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I live in central Texas.

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Re: window tinting

On the subject of tint on the soft top, a simple solution would be to use black window screen ( the soft nylon ) and use velcro self adhesive strips. Sew the soft part to the screen and put the hook part on the inside of the top around the window you want covered. Shape is easy to form. Can easily be removed at night for visibility and attached during daytime. Sounds difficult but rather easy, helps if the wife sews.

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Re: window tinting

My windows were tinted on my soft top. They were both trashed when I bought'er... W/out the tint, sooo much better.. I do a lot of night driving, so max visibility without getting my new seats trashed is nice..

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