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Old 07-12-2016, 10:50 AM
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Re: How to: Tint your own windows

Here's 2 closer shots of the tint on my Jeep. Sorry the glass isn't exactly clean, but you can still see there are no bubbles, wrinkles, or other flaws. You can do a professional job with some practice. Trust me, if I can do you you can too.

Anyway. In the photo with the window partly down you can see 2 things. The edge of the film and the edge of the glass. Notice the laminated glass, I don't go quite as close to the edge of the glass as some shops do, and I add more radius on the top rear corner. You can trim as close to the edge as you want, and make that corner as sharp as you want. Just a matter of preference, and that's the way I like it.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:20 PM
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Re: How to: Tint your own windows

That's very good for a DIY. You def have it nailed down. You should cut really close to the tip of the window by now.
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Re: How to: Tint your own windows

Nah, I prefer to have a little gap there. I like the window to engage the trim fully, before the tint makes contact with it. Same reason I put a bit of radius on that back corner. Yeah it will probably hold up just fine, if I put the edge to the edge of the glass, and the corner sharp, but it makes me feel like it will hold up longer leaving that little gap.

Think of it this way. Say you glue 2 pieces of paper to your desk. One right at the very edge, and one a little bit from the edge. Every day you sit at your desk and rub you hand across both pages. The one at the very edge will usually peel up first because you've gotten "under" the lead edge of it as your hand slides up/over the corner of the desk. The paper glued further in though, should allow you hand to slide right over.
Same concept with the radius on the corner. That sharp corner is more likely to grab you hand as you pass over than the smooth edge of the radius.

I could be completely nuts there, and could certainly be over thinking it. That 3/8" of a clear glass at the edge is only seen when the window is partly down anyway, which I don't do. I either have it all the way up, or all the way down.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:06 AM
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How to: Tint your own windows

Lol. I get what you're pointing out logically. If the tint job was done poorly and the adhesive was low quality then it could occur.

In the last two decades I've had tints on my previous vehicles I never experienced peeling or bubbling.

I'm pretty sure the adhesives these days are even better than in previous years.

And if there were issues of what you describe then the installers themselves wouldn't be doing it to this day if they had returns especially with lifetime tints.

If it makes you feel more secure then nothing to convince you. But You of all people should be experimenting on it knowing how far you can push it with an easy redo for no cost versus us scheduling a redo it a warranty work.


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Re: How to: Tint your own windows

Good point about the easy/free redo. Maybe the next one, I'll give it a shot. Heck maybe one day I'll get bored and redo this one. Ha ha.

And FWIW, I don't really have anything to support the theory that they'd come undone if tinted to the very edge. It's probably just me over thinking it. Never really thought about, the obvious part, that I can just redo it if it does start to peel.
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