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Old 02-27-2014, 03:48 AM
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Question Film Tinting windows, anything I should look out for ?

I am planning to darken my windows and thinking of using 3M film for tinting, but don't know what's the best out there.

Does it matter what brand I use ? Anything I should look for (specifications that affect longevity, type of material etc ) ?
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:11 AM
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Re: Film Tinting windows, anything I should look out for ?

Huper Optik & 3M, the best ones available in our region i think. Go as dark as your local laws allow.

Must do a clear/transparent one on the windshield & rear glass to block heat; or tint if the law allows it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:26 AM
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Re: Film Tinting windows, anything I should look out for ?

My tip, don't so it yourself unless you're experienced in doing it.
Every self tint job I have seen is a disaster.
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Re: Film Tinting windows, anything I should look out for ?

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My tip, don't so it yourself unless you're experienced in doing it.
Every self tint job I have seen is a disaster.
Absofreakinlutely!!!

Been there, done that, regretted it.

It is really difficult to get it cut correctly, but after that is when the real
fun starts where too hot/too cold, wrong techniques, etc. can make your
really nice vehicle look like a piece of crap.
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Re: Film Tinting windows, anything I should look out for ?

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My tip, don't so it yourself unless you're experienced in doing it.
Every self tint job I have seen is a disaster.
I third this!!!

I have approximately a 3 foot x 1.5 foot basement window I attempted to do myself. Pretty easy right since it is a rectangle? Hell no! I used up the entire roll in a few attempts and it never got done. Reading the directions on how to do it, and having a lot of tips/tricks/experience are completely different.
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I just went to a place in wheeling wv and got mine done 5% all windows and 5% 6" front strip. I paid 250.00 and couldn't ask for a better tint job.
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I just went to a place in wheeling wv and got mine done 5% all windows and 5% 6" front strip. I paid 250.00 and couldn't ask for a better tint job.
Good Luck with the 5%. WV and western PA don't like 5%. Bet it looks bada$$
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Re: Film Tinting windows, anything I should look out for ?

Thank you for your responses guys. Local laws here allow for 30% on all sides EXCEPT the front pane.
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Yea it surprised me the change it made in looks I will take some pics later when I get Black Betty cleaned up. And about the law I think Ohio is 35% on the front and any on the back. But I had a city cop give some pretty good compliments the other day. Thought for sure he was going to write me lol.
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Re: Film Tinting windows, anything I should look out for ?

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Good Luck with the 5%. WV and western PA don't like 5%. Bet it looks bada$$
I had 0% on my dodge for 5 years with no issues..
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Re: Film Tinting windows, anything I should look out for ?

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I had 0% on my dodge for 5 years with no issues..
So you had your windows painted black? The measurement is the amount of light transmittance.
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Re: Film Tinting windows, anything I should look out for ?

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So you had your windows painted black? The measurement is the amount of light transmittance.
I put a layer of 2.5% all the way around and 3 years later at the shop I got bored and put a tint meter on the front windows in three different spots and each time it read 0 to 1 %. And yes I understand what the number on the tint means.
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