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Window Tint Class

just finished my window tint class with a 95%

looks like my ranger will be freshly done soon. :)

next class is pinstriping (paint and vinyl)
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thats awesome.
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Sweet. What is involved in a tint class?
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that would take alot of patience
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Sweet. What is involved in a tint class?
to be honest nothing, just a simple 30min video, go into the shop watch someone do it. then practice on all the diff window types till u get it figured out. techniques and tips, fixing fingers, mostly just practicing your cuts and get all the bubbles out :) wasnt a long class, its pretty simple just takes practice.

side windows are easy, its the rear that sucks as u can imagine, some shops wont carry the long 40" wide rolls so you have to learn to do seamless tinting, using 2 pieces of tint for the rear windshield and not seeing the seam when your done
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sounds pretty cool. but lets see some pictures!
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I did a rear window on a 90 firebird. It was a pain. Took about 3 hours to get it right. I wont ever do it again.
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Impressive... tinting a window is something I don't ever see myself attempting... just easier to pay the $60 to have it done.
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Impressive... tinting a window is something I don't ever see myself attempting... just easier to pay the $60 to have it done.
$60?! Jeez...local shop here charged me $200 to do all 4 doors and rear window on my Cadillac.

I've never paid less than $170 for a tint job.
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$60?! Jeez...local shop here charged me $200 to do all 4 doors and rear window on my Cadillac.

I've never paid less than $170 for a tint job.
Less that $120 for my front two..
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I paid $170 to have a std cab pickup tinted 3 years ago. Most other tint jobs Ive had done were $200-250.
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got all mine and the tint strip for the front window done for $95...had to call around tho...other shops wanted much more
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me n my buddy did mine. Well really he did it. He's been practicin for a while now. Just a few little dust bubbles and no creases and the cuts were awesome. Hes gettin really good. Always good to have friends in the right places.
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good dan, Ill send ya the money and you can pick up the good tint and do my windows.
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I have a question then, is it easier and better if you take the glass out and tint it?
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No not really. The back glass maybe since its very easy to get out. As for the doors, not worth the risk of breaking the glass.
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It makes life a lot easier with the new computer cutting templates. The computer just cuts it to size for each window, which saves labour time and all the installer has to do is install the tint. The shop I get my tint done at uses this.
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we dont have tha machine we cut them ourselves. and no it takes A LOT longer labor time to take the window out to do it, much easier to do it while its in.
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I was thinking about redoing mine and thought it might turn out better if I took the glass out and put it on. It is easy to take the glass out. I thought I would just ask you since you are taking a class.
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what % is the stock tint on the back side and rear windows b/c I really want the front windows to match the rear.
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i would love to take a window tinting class and start doing this myself. I would probably always have a shop do my rear, but the doors i could do.
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we dont have tha machine we cut them ourselves. and no it takes A LOT longer labor time to take the window out to do it, much easier to do it while its in.

why would you take the window out??
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Damn Dan, I may hit you up for some striping sometime
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what % is the stock tint on the back side and rear windows b/c I really want the front windows to match the rear.
It should be the same as or close to 15%
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what % is the stock tint on the back side and rear windows b/c I really want the front windows to match the rear.

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It should be the same as or close to 15%
Sounds about right. I did the same thing on my Ranger. Check local state laws though. Here in the Province of Ontario, driver and passenger side windows can only be 35% min. I have 14% all around and never been bothered about it. Just depends on the local PD, how you drive, and where you live.
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