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post #11 of 24 Old 05-29-2009, 06:01 PM
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Yea I NEED to get both of my vehicles tinted cause the sun out here is BRUTAL. Having dark interiors and leather in the Gen makes for some roasted buns and extremities! I like the idea of the ceramic tint for sure to keep some of the heat out.

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post #12 of 24 Old 08-17-2009, 01:17 PM
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since im a tinter,, things werent that hard for me,, and also products im using,, isnt a big brand ones but it is ( to me..used it for over 5years) very well color blended, and no color changing bubbles or any other defects..
since i own one of the Gen coupe,, i do alot of coupes... along with sedans.
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A little trick for tinting I will let out of the bag. It is a super secret so don't tell everyone you know this. To get ride of the matrix bubbles when you tint the back of the GC...

Blue Gel Elmer's Glue use it on the tint and then just press it out. Works amazing if your having issues with it not sticking to that HUGE matrix on the top of the window in the GC.

Hope this helps anyone thinking about tinting their car.
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A little trick for tinting I will let out of the bag. It is a super secret so don't tell everyone you know this. To get ride of the matrix bubbles when you tint the back of the GC...

Blue Gel Elmer's Glue use it on the tint and then just press it out. Works amazing if your having issues with it not sticking to that HUGE matrix on the top of the window in the GC.

Hope this helps anyone thinking about tinting their car.
I read long ago, someone advocating using elmer's gel glue (or clear glue sticks) for the matrix.
So would you:
spray the interior of the glass with soap solution,
apply gel glue to the matrix portion of the TINT,
then place tint into place.

Is this the step?

I contemplated personally tinting the front two windows of my '05 pathfinder few years back, and then realized that neighbor who got pulled over at a "routine stop" got harrassed by NJ state police... So I abandoned, but now I live in NJ, and would want to tint my GC to keep heat out mostly and to prevent fading of the rear shelf/top of rear seats, so I think I am not thinking of re-attempting it.

I remember back, one article mentioned REMOVING the glass from the door, and then tinting ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE, then hold a razor blade at a 45º angle as you cut at the edges to keep the tint from peeling at the edges... Is there anyone out there who tints to the edges?

I know that the factory tint on the rear windows of all my pathfinders are tinted to the edge, so I would like to make it look factory as possible...

Also, anyone know a cheap source for decent tint for DIYers???

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Yeah you got the steps... Only thing to change about that. Is go ahead and apply the whole tint to the window normally. Once it starts to dry a little use the heat gun on it. just don't try the top edge, leave it hang down a little so it will hold the weight. Then apply the glue to the edge only on the matrix part just a thin bead alone the edge and then squeeze it up.

I would only recommend the blue gel glue it drys on the glass totally clear and won't damage the tint I have heard some bad things about the glue sticks not working after a while the glue changes color in hot sun or something over time.

I mean the only way to have truly perfect tint is to take the window out tint it and then reinstall it haha, but who can do something like that? But that is usually what you see on the car from the dealer or they actually come with fogged glass on most now.

Hope this helps. Let me check on the tint thing for you. I think the shop I used to work with still tints so I will see if I can get the roles from them for cost or something they use some really good stuff I think it is 10 year tint. Are you interested in a roll if I can buy one off em?
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I've always had difficulty doing my own tintiing (a good job anyways), so I allow other qualified people to do this for me. I was about ready to give up on a good location to have mine done here in town & to head toward Atlanta when BlckRspecGuy told me about a new place in Columbus that does very good work called Total Eclipse.

I dropped the car off for Llumar ceramic 35% all around to be installed. The owner/installer recommended painting the matrix in the upper back glass with a flat black aerosol can paint from the inside to match the tint. It turned out very good & I would recommend this solution to anyone looking to fill that area (it looks good enough to show).

Anyways, I'm very impressed with this guy's work (best tint job I've had done yet), enough so that I sending him to my home to give me an estimate on doing the front door oval glass & 2 side rectangle glass panes on either side of the door to match the rest of the tinted windows in the house. In addtion I plan on signing off on his work on my car by creating a small vinyl autograph in the lower portion of the quarter glass on each side of the car (Total Eclipse Tint by Sam).

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^^I concur. The dot matrix strip painted to match looks better than tinting over it IMO.

I'm trying to find time to have mine done as well since the yahoo that did mine (Chico in Columbus) left it clear and didn't even cut the tint straight. So, not only is it bare window, the tint is all crooked and ghetto looking. Sam at Total Eclipse quoted me $30 to straighten out the poorly cut tint and spray it for me. I would never have Chico's shop tint another vehicle of mine. I wouldn't even let him tint a plain window pane...lol. When I picked up my car it still had streaks down all the panels from the solvent. I guess $200 isn't enough to cover clean up. He also tinted my fiance's car and there are a few spots that were far below professional work but she relies on her car too much to keep taking it back to have it fixed.....end of RANT!!!

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Yeah I talked about painting it when I went for the tint. But after sleeping on it I decided not to I just didn't trust myself or anyone else enough to do it in that cramped area.

But I do know that trick works very good to. I would like to see a pic of how it came out. I haven't seen it on a GC yet.
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Yeah I talked about painting it when I went for the tint. But after sleeping on it I decided not to I just didn't trust myself or anyone else enough to do it in that cramped area.

But I do know that trick works very good to. I would like to see a pic of how it came out. I haven't seen it on a GC yet.
I'm holding off right now on whole car shots until I have all the phase1 asthetic mods done, but I will post a close up of this done to my rear glass.

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Damn, the link to the state laws regarding window tint is broken.
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