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window tint

I want to get the windows tinted on my 98 ranger. How much money am I looking at? can i do it myself with one of those do it yourself tints or will that peel off or bubble?
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Extended or Regular Cab...


Extended Cab = $250-$300 (depending on darkness, and if you have a slider and do windshield strip too)
Regular Cab= $150-200'



or do them yourself with wal mart tint for about $60 max
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I just got a quote today at a shop for 170 for my 4 door truck.
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it all depends on what part of the country you are in..

in va, it cost me ~250 for the darkest i could get it..

I took off the front when my dad was driving it a few weeks back
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Has anyone tinted their own windows how does that turn out? I mean even if it lasted a year you could go back and buy another set for cheaper than it would be to have them done
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You can do it yourself if you have time and patience, it dont bubble if you work it, use water & baby oil (dosent leave a film).


Seeing how i planned on keeping my truck for a while i had it done professionally, i had ALL my windows done for $250 20% on the 2 side windows, and 2% on the back 3 ,and 2% 8'' strip on the windshield.
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I went with 20% carbon tinting. I already had the rears privacy from the factory. A buddy of mine does tint jobs....so i scored there. $20.....just labor. Just got the fronts done.
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ive got 5% all the way around.....even tinted over the factory stuff on the side doors and rear slider and paid $100.00 here in ohio. i got the high grade 3M stuff that just came out last year. dont get a strip on the windshield, just go get a piece of vinyl the same color as your truck and use that...i would have paid $25.00 more for tint on the windshield when a piece of red 10 year vinyl cost me $6.00....
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i got 5% tint all around on my f150 for 140bux..
i can get my ranger done in 5% for 100 bux including the "eye brow" on windshield
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ive got 5% all the way around.....even tinted over the factory stuff on the side doors and rear slider and paid $100.00 here in ohio. i got the high grade 3M stuff that just came out last year. dont get a strip on the windshield, just go get a piece of vinyl the same color as your truck and use that...i would have paid $25.00 more for tint on the windshield when a piece of red 10 year vinyl cost me $6.00....
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Willis, where did you get yours done at? Just checking since you are local and I need to get mine done!!!
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here in florida theres a shop down the streat from me that do it for 60$ extended cab!! How hard is to do it yourself?Is it hard in the back?
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I would think the little windows in the back would be hard with the curved edges.
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I actually tinted all 5 of my rangers windows yesterday. I bought the Gila brand film 20% from Autozone along with an installation kit. I started with the passenger side door window and messed it up. I ended up pulling that one off and moving to the rear window. I have the full back window with no sliding door. The steps I followed were cleaning the windows with soap and water. Sprayed on soap and water again and scraped the window with a razor blade to remove any stuck on debri. Spray window again with soap and water solution, roll out the film and cut it with a one inch overlap. I then took a squeegy and pushed the overlaping film into to the weather stripping. Then using a razor knife i cut the excess off by sticking the blade into the weather stripping and going all the way around the window. That will give you a pretty decent pattern. Pulled the backing off of the film, wet it down, wet the window again and laid the film on. Squeegied the film onto place then used the squeegie as a straight-edge to cut the rest of the excess off. For the rounded corners I had to free-hand it. Then just squeeze the rest of the water out and your done. When I first started the process was frustrating and hard, but once you get it down your golden. If I had to do it again I would have started with the small windows in the ext. cab as they were the easiest to install. Also the instructions said to cut a pattern using the OUTSIDE of the window. I found this was only helpful on the door windows and cut the rest of the windows from the inside. It took 2 rolls to do all 5 windows and 5 hours of my time, but my truck really really looks sharp with it on, as well as keeping the interior much cooler. As for the longevity of the stuff I can't help you there yet, but from what I read, 5-6 years before it really starts to fade.
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Yeah like i said, i mean its a learning experience, as logn as you have the patience and time, you can definately tint your own windows
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