After market car window tinting.

Sir_Franc

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I'm interested in having my rear and rear side windows tinted on my car as I'm obviously having a mid-life crisis and decided the pimpmobile look is the way to go. As far as I can tell, it's a film that is glued on to the outside of the window. Has anyone had this done? And if so, did it stay on? Look any good? And does it scratch after a while?

Cheers Rick :cool:

 

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Most of the ones I see look creased, or have bubbles, or have started to delaminate and go brown round the edges. Fine if you have a 15-year old Vauxhall and want to look like a Barry boy, but possibly not so appropriate on a nicer car...

 
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Should cost you about £100 to have them done by a decent mobile chap. I had my pickups done as I used them for work and kept stuff on the back seats. They were perfect, no creases bubbles and didn't deteriorate over time.

Alternatively buy a roll from Halfords and DIY it resulting in the type Mibby has seen.

 

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Thanks for the comments. I wouldn't do it myself as I know I'd end up with a complete cock up, so would have it done professionally. From what I've seen, I'm expecting it to cost around £200. It's more the long term side of things that I don't know about. I can't help thinking it would scratch when windows are opened / closed etc and maybe during washing etc. On the plus side, I like the idea of it keeping the car cooler in erm... summer and it apparently helps to protect the leather interior.

 

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Thanks for the comments. I wouldn't do it myself as I know I'd end up with a complete cock up, so would have it done professionally. From what I've seen, I'm expecting it to cost around £200. It's more the long term side of things that I don't know about. I can't help thinking it would scratch when windows are opened / closed etc and maybe during washing etc. On the plus side, I like the idea of it keeping the car cooler in erm... summer and it apparently helps to protect the leather interior.
absolutely...

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The tint is applied to the inside so will not get damaged by washing the car etc.

 
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dat is a honkies ride, dem rims is too big for a bro, dey needs to be small to ride low, an where iz de weed ?

 

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What I do is wear a pair of sunglasses to get that feeling of tinted windows on the cheap.Bonus is that it works outside as well...
Do they keep the car interior cooler and protect goods in the back from being in direct sun/view too? :p

 

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Do they keep the car interior cooler and protect goods in the back from being in direct sun/view too? :p
No, but it means I am complying with the law according to President (George) Clinton.

And I insist my passengers also comply, otherwise they have to go in the boot where they're out of sight, but not in a way out cool sort of way.

 

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Given he said he wants it for the rear and side windows, no legal issue from Bill Bush or Cameron Archer - and you must wear sunglasses in a very odd way :nuts:

 

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My son had it done to his C4 coupe a few years ago, still looks good, no scratches, bubbles

Cost him around £100 for the rears and tailgate

I have to admit, it does look good.

 

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I keep thinking about having this done too. Theres loads of companies about who'll come to your home or workplace and do it. Provided you do some research and pick a reputable company, they should last ages and not bubble or scratch or deteriorate in any way.

They usually charge per window and I personally wouldn't pay more than £30 for the side windows and obviously a little more for the back one. I'm also guessing most will offer a package for the windows you've specified.

Don't go TOO dark, 35% usually looks good, and of course, it depends on the colour of your cars paintwork as to the level of tint to go for.

 

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