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    Default Just attempted to tint my windows

    Well been meaning to do it for a while since my daughter keeps complaining when sun is out that it's on her eyes

    So finally had a go tonight
    Took me 4 and half hours and quite a few attempts lol

    Still not a great job but hey ho it'll do the job.

    For anyone thinking of doing theirs I'd recommend taking door cards off as it would make life a lot easier.

    Surprisingly I found the rear quarters the easiest to do lol

    Here's a couple of pics it's a 15% dark tint


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    Could a mod please change my spelling mistake in the title. My sausage fingers and iPhone don't seem to get on some times

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    Done the same on my old vec Sri pig of a job ain't it mate but well worth being patient though! you can't rush or you just get bubbles looks good though

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    Yeah it's a nightmare. Will be doing them all agen when I get some more tint due to me some how putting the rear window one on with sticky side faceingbout to start with, D'OH, so has lots of little spiders webs type.

    And managed to crease bottom corner of the passenger one trying to get it around the door lock.
    But o well now I now what I'm doing shouldn't take as long to do.

    And tenner for the tiny a few hours definatly worth it as tint place wanted 300 to do it

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    I'm sure you can get precut tints now ?

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    looks good in the pics
    what size did you get and did you have enough of it

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    I couldn't find any for vec when I was looking.
    But tbh I think where I've messed up I'd of made same mistake on pre cut lol.

    Will have a go at doing a sun strip next time aswel

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6009tristanb View Post
    looks good in the pics
    what size did you get and did you have enough of it
    Got 6 metres mate.

    Theirs enough to do another side window plus all the off cuts left.
    But a think a messed up the side windows about 3 times so should be enough to do whole car really.

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    Ah I remember the days when I would try this. I tinted the windows on my escort using the MAX power window tints I took the rear windows out to do them and the looked sweet....never again though.

    They look ok though mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Ah I remember the days when I would try this. I tinted the windows on my escort using the MAX power window tints I took the rear windows out to do them and the looked sweet....never again though.

    They look ok though mate
    Aahh good old max power lol

    I did think about taking the windows out, but I convinced meself if the professionals can do it with everything still in place so can I, how wrong can ya be?! Lol

    Definatly takings door cards Off next time as will make it ten times easier.

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