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.
The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. They would prefer the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, “Baa.”
Until the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog.