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PostSubject: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:56 pm

ok so i REALLY want some tint........ i could go professionally BUT....i dont have the money.... im willing to spend 30 bucks or more on tint FOR ME to do it........ how hard is it....... and should i go with the CLING on type OR the adhesive........ ANY INPUT is greatly appreciated.........
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:34 pm

its hard to do ur own tint...idk about where u at but over here u can get em done for 55 with a lifetime warranty. but advance auto parts sells it for i think $25 or so? and it is adhesive...
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:36 am

dadeboy305 wrote:
its hard to do ur own tint...idk about where u at but over here u can get em done for 55 with a lifetime warranty. but advance auto parts sells it for i think $25 or so? and it is adhesive...
im up in MINNESOTA........ so here the CHEAPEST place to get it done is called ZIEBART and its 179$................... for metalized tint.........
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:28 pm

Window tint is VERY hard to do yourself and have it look right. I'd wait and save your money till you can pay someone.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:26 pm

jax95riv wrote:
Window tint is VERY hard to do yourself and have it look right. I'd wait and save your money till you can pay someone.
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Don't waste the money and time trying to do it yourself unless you really know how.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:20 pm

DAMN $179!!! yall dont got no flea markets or swap shops???? dang. but yea, ima agree with them, save your bread and pay up as long as their willing to do lifetime warranty, i tried it on my mother in laws olds, LoL, do so hot kuz im low in patients...PATIENTS IS VERY NECESSARY FOR THIS KINDA JOB!!!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:59 am

Id wait to have it done professionaly and 179 is cheap the place i take my cars too over here was 300 but they do a top notch job. The reason i say dont do it yourself is if you dont do the back window the way you want it your stuck with it cause if you pull the tint off you are pretty much guarenteed to damge th defrost decals and then your stuck buyting a new rear windshield.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:20 am

The main prob' , would be thickness of tint. If it is thick u have to heat shrink both doors, always have to shrink back glass,so much curve to it. (better have a heatgun!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Window Tint, Rocker Panels etc.   Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:05 pm

Hey everyone, I've been making a bunch of appearance mods recently, which I'll take pics of as soon as I can, but I'm looking to move on to tinting the windows. Coming out of work the other day, I couldn't help but notice that the totally see-through glass in the rear window isn't that attractive.

Thus, I've decided to try tinting them and see how that works out. I've heard that the tint on the door windows can sometimes have problems with it. Has anyone had any trouble with theirs? Any noticeable tears or anything?

I'm trying to get an idea of what kinds of percentages to get where. In Delaware, we can't have less than 70% on the front 2 windows, which pisses me off, but whatever. If you've got some examples I could compare and look at some options, I'd appreciate it.

Also thinking about getting some chrome rocker panels for the sides. Would come up about 4 inches from the plastic crap on the bottom up the doors. I'm going for an overall luxury look, and I'm wondering if this would or would not deter from the look of it. Any opinions?

Ooh, and before I forget, I'm thinking of chroming the door handles, and removing the "Riviera" lettering from the sides and replacing the lettering with some classic "R" emblems. Just looking for some opinions on how people think those concepts may look. Thanks for the help!


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:34 pm

On the tint, I have heard that the front window the rails in the door could damage the tint.

If your going to tint my suggestion is to keep it even ont he front and rear windows.

And for removing the riviera eblem I would leave it with nothing


Shaved look ftw.

Please post up pics of your new additions I would like to see them thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:04 am

oldsman that looks great i love it
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:12 pm

palermocorey90 wrote:
oldsman that looks great i love it

thanks man .
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:52 pm

Are you talking about the little window behind the door? I had my Rivie tinted several years ago and it's all tinted quite well, however I did take it somewhere to have it professionally done. I'd never thought of doing anything like chrome handles - how would one do such a thing?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:42 pm

I've heard there's problems with the actual door window, not the quarter-window. I'll get it tinted pro if I feel like actually getting it tinted, but I've just heard our doors mess the tint up when the windows are rolled down.

And you can get someone to chrome dip the handles. I need to shop around for someone to do that, though. There's not much of a market where I live.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:41 am

i have that problem with the tint. the retard at the tint shop didnt point it out despite the obvious problem on the stock tint.
guess im supposed to know all about that stuff rolleyes

I still dont know how to fix it.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:04 am

When my brother in law got his tint done (different car), the guy told him that he could not roll down his window for at least 24 hours so the tint sets properly or then there will be marks from the glass rails and the motors. He did that and his tint is still perfect. Although his tint has a lifetime warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:11 am

Mines been tinted for twelve years with no problems. It's starting to turn purple now and I'll have to get it retinted this spring. You just want to make sure the felt pads that the window rides against are fresh. I think there are two on each door. It's only one or two bolts that hold them in place. Get them from the dealership and change them before you take the car to the glass shop. (you might check to see it the glass shop can get them too.) Now you have to decide what % of tint to go with. 15% is legal here, but I'm going with 5%...call me crazy.

I don't care for the chome handles, etc. I think it breaks up the body lines. But, hey, that's just my opinion. wink


**I agree with Corey, Your car looks great Oldsman! rock
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:20 am

well there i see ur thinking about tinting. i tinted windows last summer as a job yay. not really it sucks a job, but to give you some idea's for the different shades. i will post some pictures

5%


15%


20%


35%


50% on the front 37% on the rear



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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:06 pm

That BMW looks like it has no tint on the front windows...
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:25 pm

Thanks for the pics, Corey. Good to see the different tints and compare.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:42 pm

all cars came with 70% tint stock from 1992+ i believe its 92

ZEP if you need to see what tint would look like on ur car send me a
a message and tell me how dark and i will hooked u up
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:22 pm

As a sidenote, I don't see how anyone could drive a car with no tinted windows. I hate having the sun in my eyes and I don't like other people gawking at me in my car or looking in it. I'm not sure what my tint % is but it's probably not legal because it's very dark. You can just barely see through it.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:41 pm

if you can barely see thru it , its either 15 or 5
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:00 am

in texas, our summers dicate max legal tint.

5% rear, 35% sides.

sucks at night though, both my cars got this tint setup.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Window Tint Info   Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:58 am

Quote :
Hey everyone, I've been making a bunch of appearance mods recently, which I'll take pics of as soon as I can,


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I want those pics. read
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