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Old 11-21-2011
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well, last weekend I went up to Downey's place to hang out and give him a hand with a few things. Well we also decided to tint the windows on my truck. I've always been weary about tinting my windows because i didnt want to pay the price the pro's want if its going to be a hassle to get a sticker when it comes inspection time. well i got talked into it and I'm wicked pleased with how it turned out. Its not going to be professional quality, but i honestly don't care. but it came out damn good in my eyes for doing it at night in the cold using spot lights trying to see. and if i have to pull the tint off to pass inspection its not going to kill me to peel it off and re tint later.

anyways, theres no brow on the windshield because i really didnt feel like screwing around with the inspection sticker, rearview mirror, and the ez pass. well anyways onto the pictures.


oh yeah, its 5 % all around.




in person that window doesnt reflect with that, its just the way the light was and the high quality phone camera.





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Looks good man, I did DIY tint and it's lasted 3 years now
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yea that looks a pretty damn good i wish i could see it in the day light. but i think i did a pretty damn good job. looks great man def changed the look of the truck
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did mine in like may still going strong. What % you do?


edit... oops just saw what % is was. looks good.
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A little too dark for me but at least you know you can do it. I tried it once and I suck at it! What color is your ranger, I really like it!
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That would be dark shadow gray. His truck looks sick and has an awesome stance these pics don't do it justice.
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I just can't get over that color, it looks different in different shades of light!
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Looks good man, I did DIY tint and it's lasted 3 years now
thanks man! good to know it lasts, we need to get a meet going again so i can see your truck after all those mods you did.

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yea that looks a pretty damn good i wish i could see it in the day light. but i think i did a pretty damn good job. looks great man def changed the look of the truck
thanks again man, i really appreciate it. i love the way it looks. but ill pop on up prolly after thanksgiving sometime if your free.

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did mine in like may still going strong. What % you do?


edit... oops just saw what % is was. looks good.
thanks man.

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A little too dark for me but at least you know you can do it. I tried it once and I suck at it! What color is your ranger, I really like it!
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That would be dark shadow gray. His truck looks sick and has an awesome stance these pics don't do it justice.
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I just can't get over that color, it looks different in different shades of light!
Ill try to get a good photo shoot of the truck when im home in december, maybe see if i can get some pictures with the 6.4 as well. but i love this color. at first i didnt think i was going to like it, but it grew on me. and in the sunlight its amazing. my paint isnt flawless, but still almost shines like the day it came off the lot.

but thanks again guys for all the compliments, i really appreciate it.
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How hard was it cutting for the sliding window?
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not to hard, just lay a square over it. and cut for the latch. the parts that dont slide are done like every other window. we cut it into three sections. its actually really easy. and as far as the latch goes, that was teh only hard part. its actually easier to tint the three sections then it is to tint the solid back window.. ask downey how he knows about that one. lmao
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Dang that's dark! Good work man!
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Looks good. Love your tires too!
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not to hard, just lay a square over it. and cut for the latch. the parts that dont slide are done like every other window. we cut it into three sections. its actually really easy. and as far as the latch goes, that was teh only hard part. its actually easier to tint the three sections then it is to tint the solid back window.. ask downey how he knows about that one. lmao
haha yes the reason the back side windows are done one my truck and not my back window yet.


the hardest part i found was getting the film off the back of the tint esp with a big piece in a cramped place. it likes to fold over and stick to its self. then your screwed def is nice to have to an extra set of hand to pull the film off then help put the big piece in place and old them while you fine tune it.
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Dang that's dark! Good work man!
it is dark, but i love it. thanks man, i have to give most if not all of the credit to downey tho, ive never done it before so i just lent a helping hand. i learned a good amount, and what not to do next time. haha.

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Looks good. Love your tires too!
thanks man! i love them as well. money well spent.

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haha yes the reason the back side windows are done one my truck and not my back window yet.


the hardest part i found was getting the film off the back of the tint esp with a big piece in a cramped place. it likes to fold over and stick to its self. then your screwed def is nice to have to an extra set of hand to pull the film off then help put the big piece in place and old them while you fine tune it.

haha yeah i gets quite interesting. now we need to get your truck done, now that you have someone to help
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the back window is really all the hard if its solid. I just took my seats out to give me a little extra room. I think it was the easiest for me. I had a hell of a time with the front windows.
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I hurried myself when I first attempted it. I only got my front two windows done and I have gaps at the bottom and It's starting to peel when I crank the windows down. I'll eventually redo it and take my time, I might even trace the windows with wax paper first. I heard it's 10x easier.
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I hear if you take the door panel off to tint, it may be a little easier and then I would not open the windows for a week just to make sure that the glue is dry, especially if it is cooler where you are.
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the back window is really all the hard if its solid. I just took my seats out to give me a little extra room. I think it was the easiest for me. I had a hell of a time with the front windows.
i was to lazy to take the seats out haha, i wish i thought about that tho, it was a pain in teh *** sitting back there. but cam tried doing the back window in his truck himself before i got there and it didnt turn out well. one of those, you need more then one set of hands things. haha.

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I hear if you take the door panel off to tint, it may be a little easier and then I would not open the windows for a week just to make sure that the glue is dry, especially if it is cooler where you are.
i pulled my door panels off. made it much easier because it goes up over the window and we could get closer to the window
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Def taking the door panels off helped
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just gotta remember to take all the screws out. lmao
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Looks awsome and I love the way the duratacs look with the y-spoke rims.
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thanks man!
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Nice air bubbles near the top of the windows
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Looks good, good job Downey.

5% appear to be darker than I would have thought.

Is there a site that has something to look at to decide what amount of DARK to do ?
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Nice air bubbles near the top of the windows
happens they dont really bother me, and they arent as noticeable anymore

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Looks good, good job Downey.

5% appear to be darker than I would have thought.

Is there a site that has something to look at to decide what amount of DARK to do ?
yeah, its pretty dark. the back windows are pretty dark, because its 5% over the factory tint. but as far as i know ive never found a site that shows anything. I might regret this 5% this summer when i go back to towing most of the week. but we'll see. if 5 appears to dark for you, try 20 maybe
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