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post #16 of 45 Old 02-07-2011, 08:52 PM
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Yea I don't know that I would try to do it myself. But I really want my front windows tinted but I have a soft top does anybody know if that is even possible and if it isnt is there somewhere that I can buy them?


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post #17 of 45 Old 02-11-2011, 03:56 PM
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Just a tip I noticed when I had mine done professionally. Once you cut it to the right size, use a heat gun carefully to get the tint to follow the curve of the window. Just my .02.

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post #18 of 45 Old 02-23-2011, 06:52 PM
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I did mine on the back windaow of my tj, I had the top off and it was easier. if you have no patience, dont try it. I did one window twice. Doesnt look too bad, but still not profesional. Take your time, if you dont like it, rip it off, start over or have someone else do it. But give it a try anyway.

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post #19 of 45 Old 02-24-2011, 01:05 PM
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Tinting is an art. Spend the $60 and have a shop do it.
Wait, it only costs 60$????
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post #20 of 45 Old 02-24-2011, 01:39 PM
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I have tried, & failed, i suck at anything that need an artistic touch.
Hated to do it, but i paid the man. Worth every penny.
Good luck.
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post #21 of 45 Old 02-24-2011, 01:42 PM
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Its a miserable, miserable job especially on the back windows and hatch. Mine turned out good but thats an hour and a half of my life gone to the wind. I should of just had a shop do it

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post #22 of 45 Old 03-05-2011, 10:45 AM
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if you're not good on doing it by yourself, then look for some pro to do it. but there's a lot of kits out there.. it just depends on your budget.

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post #23 of 45 Old 03-05-2011, 02:40 PM
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I do everything myself,the money you save can be spent on more mods.the easiest thing to do is FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS and remove the door panels.
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post #24 of 45 Old 03-17-2011, 01:30 AM
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I used to do tint, it takes patience and a lot of ruined film. You can use a mixture of soap and water or alcohol and water to reduce the tackiness. Get a good squeegee. I like the turbo yellow ones http://www.tintsupply.com/tinting-squeegees.htm Dont be afraid to get the tint too wet either. Buy a roll if its your first time and intent to learn. You will probably screw up a few times. Also remove window felts so you can tint past that and not have to worry bout peeling. Start on something easy like a back window. Good luck
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post #25 of 45 Old 03-17-2011, 01:31 AM
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Also spend some time watching youtube videos. You would be surprised what you can learn on youtube
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post #26 of 45 Old 03-24-2011, 08:25 PM
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Tinting is an art. Spend the $60 and have a shop do it.
As much as you may get fulfillment from doing things yourself, sometimes it pays to have a pro do it. For me, this would be one of those times.
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post #27 of 45 Old 03-24-2011, 10:10 PM
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As much as you may get fulfillment from doing things yourself, sometimes it pays to have a pro do it. For me, this would be one of those times.
Yep im going to have to agree

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post #28 of 45 Old 04-21-2011, 05:28 PM
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i think I might give it a try. I'll practice on my f150 first since that's more of a heap than my jeep. I'll post pics if it does look like ****
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post #29 of 45 Old 07-20-2011, 11:41 PM
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Just use lots of water, it'll let you move the tint around until you get it perfect...once it dries, you better have it in position because it's really sticky.
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post #30 of 45 Old 07-20-2011, 11:45 PM
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Just use lots of water, it'll let you move the tint around until you get it perfect...once it dries, you better have it in position because it's really sticky.
You need soap in that water. Just water will not work.
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