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    I want to get my estate rear windows tinted, is this something which could be diy or get a pro in?

    Just need it for security to hide tools etc

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    Best to get a pro. i have done it a few times to cars but never looks as good a pro job

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    Done mine today. Got some film of ebay for 12 quid. a bit fiddly to do but it looks ok. Not sure how long it'll last though

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    Did you get the pre cut stuff?

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    nah, it was on a roll. i got 76cmx6m for 12 quid. Should be easy to find. Personally, after fitting it, i wouldn't try pre-cut. I think it might be a bit difficult to get perfect on the glass. I found it useful to be able to just slap it on then cut round the edges when most of the bubbles were out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithy View Post
    Best to get a pro. i have done it a few times to cars but never looks as good a pro job
    - as keith says. Tinting curved windows is an art,a pro will do it in a couple of hours and it will look excellent - diy will probably not go so well,i've done a few on older cars with flat windows which turned out ok but curved windows are another story

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    get a pro to do it, i had a go once and ended up with more bubbles than Nanette Newman and a bottle of Fairy liquid
    It made me realise it's not as easy as you would think, or i thought anyway!!
    Al ot of swearing, raised blood pressure and the end result that looked like a two year old had attempted were the fruits of my labour.

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    I dread to think what it would look like if I tried to do this. I can't even get a screen protector on a phone without loads of bubbles and trapped dust! I am thinking of getting the rear windows tinted on the Vectra for the comfort of my baby daughter as she constantly pulls any blind I fit off. My mother-in-laws Signum Design has dark tinted windows which is the way I would like to go (not sure if this was factory or done by the cars original owner).

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