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Applying Tint

Drew03

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Hey,

I have been browsing the forums for a few weeks now and finally decided to post.  I have a 2003 avalanche and recently decided that I wanted to tint the front windows the the stripe on the windsheild to match the back tint.  I was going to take it into a shop to have it done but then I saw some 20% pre-cut tint on ebay for about $20 and decided to try it.

Just curious, have any of you applied the tint yourselves, will it look ok or should I just take it in and have the "pros" do it?
 
its hard to apply tint so you don't get any creases.  if you do it yourself, use soap and water on the sticky side of the tint so its easy to use and won't stick to everything it toutches and then just squeegy the water and soap out and let it dry for about three days.  i have mine done professionally and they give me a livetime warrenty.
 
I have done it by myself in the past, and personally I think having a pro do it is more beneficial. The tint I installed just did not turn out the way I wanted it to. It also did not last very long before i started getting bubbles. Also remember a pro will guarantee it for life.

Just my thoughts.

Shane
 
Thanks for the quick replies, I am starting to think that I will just take it to a shop to have it done.  I am very picky about how things look so even one bubble or crease would bug me forever.

How much would you estimate it to cost to have just the front two tinted to match the back two?
 
I am going to guess it depends on where you live. I paid $100.00 for my fronts an glare strip. I paid another $30 to have my custom lettering added on.

If you can get it done for about $150.00 you should be doing good.

I have attached a pic of mine.
 

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I had my two fronts done for $90 with a life time warranty.  I think the professionals are the way to go...it's all about the warranty.  Just my 2cents  :B:
 
looks like I'm in the minority here.  I say do it yourself.  You can buy pre cut pieces on ebay that go right on your window. 

Its not hard to do, you just have to take your time to get it right.
 
Alright sounds good. Are they able to tint the rear removable window? I ask because of the defrost on it. I am only 16 so all of this is very new to me.
 
Drew03 said:
Alright sounds good. Are they able to tint the rear removable window? I ask because of the defrost on it. I am only 16 so all of this is very new to me.
yup... 
 
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