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Unread 10-04-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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Can soft top windows be tinted?

It's wondering if it's a good idea or not. What happens when roof is down? Will tint peel off over time?

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Unread 10-04-2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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Dont think it will stick well. You could always spray paint them... LOL
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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:41 AM   #3
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Dont think it will stick well. You could always spray paint them... LOL
I bet you could use that "nightshade" stuff people use to tint tail lights.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:59 AM   #4
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Yes there is a spray tint that works on polys like lexan etc.

It aint easy to apply though... and must be done in a TOTALLY dust free environment - and takes a long time to dry.

I used it back in the 90s and was not happy with the outcome. it wasn't even and had a few chips and runs.

Tint film is not a good idea - it will stretch and/or peel if you bend or roll the window at all.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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If you are thinking window film, no.

The spray on stuff that jwmbishop refers to can work, but it is a true pain to work with. You would be better off buying new sail panels and a rear window made with tinted vinyl.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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Although more costly than a tint (spray or film) why not get replacement windows with tint?
My Jeep came from the factory with them and I have seen them sold aftermarket.
Granted, they are not cheap but they will look good and last.
Maybe trade someone your clear windows for their tinted and throw in some $$ .
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