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 Post subject: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:26 pm 
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This is in my 1987 turbo sprint (granny car)
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Here what I used
2 rolls of tint....I bought the tint from wal-mart $9 a roll 24" 6 ft (20% Tint)
Glass cleaner
Solution for installation (home made) 1 drop of joy dish soap per pint of water
you want it wet/slippery.... NOT Soapy
Razor blade, Scissors,Phillip screw driver
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I needed 3 Rolls..Ran out of time and tint so i'll do the side glass another time
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It helps if it is not to hot outside and not in direct sunlight ..
when you apply the tint if its warm it will dry out to fast before you get a chance to work out all the bubbles and water
And the tint is applied to the "INSIDE" of the window ...lol
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First remove the window (phillip Screwdriver..
you can put the tint on windows while there still on the car but its nicer if you can take the glass out
Remove all hardware from glass
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clean the glass(glass cleaner)
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cut tint roughly size of the window ..to be trimed later

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Clean glass wthe cleaner and lint free rag
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peel the clear plastic while wetting the tint with the homemade solution
so it will not roll onto it self and stick together
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wet the glass with the solution Heavy

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lay the tint on the glass
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use a rubber squeagie and start from the middle and squeaze the water out gently
removing air bubbles
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Trim with a razor blade
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to do this car you' need 3 roll's of Tint I just had 2 @ $9 each total cost was $20
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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 8:18 pm 
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Very nice - I like to trim with an oilstone (whetstone? used for sharpening knives, chisels, etc.) held at 45* angle. This bevels the tint into the edge of the glass and can be the difference between the tint film staying in place and lifting on a window that slides up & down.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:43 pm 
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Thank you for the write up, Im goin to Walmart

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 7:30 am 
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1. Nice right up, J,V,&S, enjoyed it.
2. Do you tink it will work on the side windows of an MK2/3?
3. Good car you chose to do it too.
4. Like the tow bed for the parts hauler, :lol:.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:02 am 
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I have tinted windows before but I didn't have the luxury of taking the glass out. :lol:. Do you think that walmart tint will stay the same color? I ask because I've seen some tint jobs turn purple. And I thought it was from cheap tint.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:13 am 
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a1989swift wrote:
1. Nice right up, J,V,&S, enjoyed it.
2. Do you tink it will work on the side windows of an MK2/3?
3. Good car you chose to do it too.
4. Like the tow bed for the parts hauler, :lol:.

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There very simular in shape and curve.
I don't see why not .
When I get farther along on the vert projects I will tint the door windows and post here
and use "fordem" advice with the cutting stone (thats a good hint)
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:23 am 
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T Bell wrote:
I have tinted windows before but I didn't have the luxury of taking the glass out. :lol:. Do you think that walmart tint will stay the same color? I ask because I've seen some tint jobs turn purple. And I thought it was from cheap tint.

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You have to pick a good quality tint they have three grades @ the Walmart I went for the middle grade
I have a car i bought that the tint has turned Blueish/purple you can tell it was low grade tint
when you go to buy tint make shure it has metalic reflextive face or bronze coating

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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:46 am 
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jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
You have to pick a good quality tint they have three grades @ the Walmart I went for the middle grade I have a car i bought that the tint has turned Blueish/purple you can tell it was low grade tint when you go to buy tint make shure it has metalic reflextive face or bronze coating


They have a company called WindowShield, that is very dark, is this a low or high grade one? I installd them on my father's Montero and they haven't turned purple, they are starting to come off but it is because they have like 10 years being on the truck.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:44 am 
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I'm not an expert on diffrent brands so Couldn't tell you but i know you have some very warm days in your country
still if its lifting thats not good
I put some low grade tint on my 1975 toyota p/u in 1988 (20 years ago)
beside the dirt and scratches the tint is ok...heres a dirty picture
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:35 am 
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here's some more pictures of a tint job I did in 1988 (20 yrs old)
on my 1975 toyota P/U
still looks good today a little scratched and dirty but ok
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(Note how far i cut the edge on the tint)
it worked just looks amaturish but in my defence the tint didn't delaminate :D
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Here's a picture of a MK1 i just got this is what happens when you don't get all the water out when installing the tint on the windows... this can be taken care of (remove the bubbles ) you can use a squeegie and a heat gun but because of the age of the tint it will be distorted after its fixed !!
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:14 am 
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The bubbling on the Turbo Sprint is what happens if you leave a nicely tinted car in the direct sun here in the desert, day after day.
My concern would be the rear window defogger.
How can you remove the tint, and not hurt that defogger?

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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Mines is lifting now because of the time it's been on the truck I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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DEFINATELY DON'T GET THE STATIC STICK TINT!!!!!!!!!!! I went to Wally world and thought I'd try it out on my rear glass. It's already purple and will not stick well on the curved part in the middle. Also, it's more difficult to get the water out of it. Vision is terrible through it. I'm tinting the other windows with the "better" tint. I'll post pics when I'm done.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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Static Stick Tint??? :huh: Must have got that new and you were the first to buy it. I have always used a brand that they sell call Window Sheild and it is good.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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The static stick or static cling tint has been around for awhile - it has no adhesive on it and can be removed and replaced, I find it a pain in the but to apply but once in place it'll stay. As with everything else, it comes in different qualities - I have some made by Axius - the same brand that JV&S used in his write up and it's good stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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I have the static cling stuff on my windows right now. I put it on last summer and it has started to peel in some corners but not to bad. the vision is pretty bad out of it though almost as if ur glass has smugdes all over it.

I'm definately going to be changing to the "real" stuff lol
is it hard to take to the windows of the back on a 94 hatchback?


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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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I have the static cling stuff on my windows right now. I put it on last summer and it has started to peel in some corners but not to bad. the vision is pretty bad out of it though almost as if ur glass has smugdes all over it.

I'm definately going to be changing to the "real" stuff lol
is it hard to take to the windows of the back on a 94 hatchback?

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You should be able to push them out from the inside you'll have to use your fingers to peel the rubber gasket when you push the window out
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I finally finshed the tint job
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


Last edited by jaguar,vettes&sprints on Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:21 am, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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Not legal in California.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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Now that's tint.

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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thanks :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tint your windows
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
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Im thinking of installing a Sun roof as well

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Looks very nice! How did you do the front windows? Removed them or sat in the drivers seat? :shock:

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Looks very nice! How did you do the front windows? Removed them or sat in the drivers seat? :shock:

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