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Where to get tint

I need to find out where to get tint, I am going to be tinting my 5th wheels windows and that consists of about 3 large picture windows and about 7 or 8 smaller windows so I would need to get a larger amount. Where would a tint shop get there's from? Because I am thinking that would be a better place to go since I could get it at what the shop would pay.
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Unless you actually know what your doing i wouldnt suggest doing it yourself. But hey give it a shot if you want... But autozone and most autoparts stores sell tint
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Well, I cant speak to where the tint shop gets their tint (they probably wont either) but you can get some pretty good tint at any auto parts store or even walmart if you want to attempt the install yourself. IIRC walmart even sells a type of tint that doesn't use any adhesive but attaches by a sort of static cling effect. That type of tint would probably be a good idea for a first time DIY (even if its just for practice) since it would be very forgiving of any noob mistakes...

Also even if you find their source you wont be getting it at what the tint shop would pay. The tint shop gets preferential pricing because they buy lots of it and they buy it consistently....
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Your best bet is pre cut off ebay if your not experienced even if you are experienced its a lot simpler to do pre-cut.
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Also i think you have to mist the window with distilled water then squeegee it all out... But make sure its distilled cause otherwise it make spots
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Your best bet is pre cut off ebay if your not experienced even if you are experienced its a lot simpler to do pre-cut.
Its for a 5th wheel camper i believe and i dont think the make precut for those
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Its for a 5th wheel camper i believe and i dont think the make precut for those
My bad misread it I did my truck windows with walmart tint been on for two years no purple color or fading. Just take your time trim the tint on the outside window to get your window shape. Its trial and error as a beginner I've been tinting my own windows for four years now and still learning new things.
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I don't personally know how to do it, but my buddy use to work at a tint shop and he never knew where to get it because for his 2 years working there; they never had to restock on tint.
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Go to an auto tint shop and talk to them. The cheap autozone stuff sucks, it will fade/scratch etc.
If you do it yourself and it bubbles and fades you are going to hate yourself and the resale will be affected.
Let a pro do it and use good film that will last.
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It would most likely cost 1000's if I went to a shop, theres alot of big windows to tint.
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It would most likely cost 1000's if I went to a shop, theres alot of big windows to tint.
It isn't going to cost anything to have someone stick their head in and give you a rough idea though.
The film doesn't cost them much, most of the price is the labor of making custom cuts, fitting the film on rounded/bubbled windows, behind door panels, etc.
Installing film on bigger, flat windows in an open space is going to be quick and easy.

If nothing else, ask them about buying film.
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Well I don't know about getting them to look at it, because its a full day ordeal to take it there. But that's why I'm thinking about getting my buddy to do it, because all the windows are flat and easily accessible. Since there single pane windows, the most I would have to do is pop the screen off.
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