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Old 01-24-2010
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Window tint

I just got my front two windows done (20%). The guy who put them on told me not to put my windows down for 3 days because they have to "cure". Does the tint get darker after it cures? Also is it normal if you're wearing polarized shades and looking out the windows that you get like the rainbow effect?
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yea thats normalm for the three day cure thing and no it will not get darker... MAYBE a tad bu not usually. as far as the glasses im not sure, however it would make sence but cant say the polorized would make it do that for sure. does it still do it w.out the glasses on? if not then its the glasses
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They don't get darker, the water that is inbetween the tint and the glass itself has to pull back through the tint and evaporate so that the glue on the tint will stick. If you put your windows down now the tint isn't really glued to the window yet and it would probably come off or mess it up. The tint should get a little cleaner and all of the little water spot bubbles will go away.
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They don't get darker, the water that is inbetween the tint and the glass itself has to pull back through the tint and evaporate so that the glue on the tint will stick. If you put your windows down now the tint isn't really glued to the window yet and it would probably come off or mess it up. The tint should get a little cleaner and all of the little water spot bubbles will go away.
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People do it all the time my neighbor does tint, then you have to pay to have it stripped then again to get it re-tinted.
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yeah polarization does that
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It needs time for the moisture to work out and the adhesive in there to cure. Bubbles and haze should go away. Parking in the sun and heats makes it cure faster.
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Actually if its a quality job you can roll the windows down the same day. they tell you 3 for liability purposes.
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Well i thought it was gonna be a lot darker like the sample they had out. Also when you look directly at them they look kinda greenish. They did a great job but im not happy with the product. Do you think if i went back and told them they'd scrape em off and let me go darker with a discount? They did come with a lifetime warranty. The rainbow effect will take some getting use to, if i just do a quick check to my side mirrors i get like vertigo or something lol.
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Well i thought it was gonna be a lot darker like the sample they had out. Also when you look directly at them they look kinda greenish. They did a great job but im not happy with the product. Do you think if i went back and told them they'd scrape em off and let me go darker with a discount? They did come with a lifetime warranty. The rainbow effect will take some getting use to, if i just do a quick check to my side mirrors i get like vertigo or something lol.
Well think of it this way, If you order something at a restraunt, then change your mind, shold you get a discount on the food you wasted?

Not being a dick, just trying to make you see the other side.
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Well think of it this way, If you order something at a restraunt, then change your mind, shold you get a discount on the food you wasted?

Not being a dick, just trying to make you see the other side.
Yea i know exactly what you're saying. The guy there seemed really nice, had a really funny conversation and i also left him a really nice tip. I'll probably end up going back this weekend and see what he says, worst he can say is no, right lol?
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Yea there you go, it cant hurt to ask
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can they put a second layer of 50 over it to make it darker lol or is that just dumb?
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can they put a second layer of 50 over it to make it darker lol or is that just dumb?
I don't know about 50, didn't even see 50 as a sample. But my friend got double 5 and its like having 2.5. Can't even see through it, he already got 4 tickets lol.
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Some brands and lines of product are greenish. If it is not dark enough that is not his problem, either is the fact that you wear polarized glasses. Lol
Maybe he will give you a discount on darker tint.
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The "greener" films are your cheaper brands that are died.

As for going darker, you can double up the tint and it still looks fine.
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mine actually had like a purple haze in my old accord with glasses on (and it wasnt due to fading as the tint was just applied)
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The "greener" films are your cheaper brands that are died.

As for going darker, you can double up the tint and it still looks fine.
Well my lifetime warranty pamphlet thing says LLumar CPFilms but the guy said he gave me the better stuff something like suntek or something.
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