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post #1 of 4 Old 12-22-2007, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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soft top window tint

Does anyone make tinted window for the soft upper door? Or is there anyway to do it yourself?

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-23-2007, 05:29 AM
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I found mine on ebay but haven't ever seen them again anywhere.Some people have used that static cling tint and sewed it on over the clear plastic.Other than that,no.
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-23-2007, 07:37 AM
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Do you have a spare set to experiment with?

I know for a fact that in the early days of plastic eyeglass manufacturing, sunglass lenses were tinted with good old fashioned RIT dye. The lenses were put into stainless steel tint tanks that kept the solution warm. I have been curious if this would work for the upper doors; theoretically the black fabric would be unaffected since it is "waterproof" and the clear would accept the dye. It might be difficult to get the color to match the factory rears that way however.

Your other option is to take them to a boat cavas shop and have the clear plastic replaced with tinted plastic. I inquired about this from a local place and they said it could be done fairly easily.

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Do you have a spare set to experiment with?

I know for a fact that in the early days of plastic eyeglass manufacturing, sunglass lenses were tinted with good old fashioned RIT dye. The lenses were put into stainless steel tint tanks that kept the solution warm. I have been curious if this would work for the upper doors; theoretically the black fabric would be unaffected since it is "waterproof" and the clear would accept the dye. It might be difficult to get the color to match the factory rears that way however.

Your other option is to take them to a boat cavas shop and have the clear plastic replaced with tinted plastic. I inquired about this from a local place and they said it could be done fairly easily.
You can get a spray tint at Advance auto but it's not pretty.Note to self:Patent tinted upper door skins and get rich quick! Why doesn't anybody do this?A $#!T load of people want it.
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