TINTING WINDOWS

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TINTING WINDOWS

Post by Junglist » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:31 am

Anyone know the easiest cheap way to tint my windows darker? Don't want to use sticky-back tinting sheets though for fear of bubbles appearing later down the line. I've seen perfectly fitted tints end up like an aero advert after a few months of settling in. What's the alternative? Anyone know the cost of a proffessional job in money compared to a DIY job in time and money? I may pay a pro if it'll save me 2 days work and isn't extortionate. I want (ideally) to have a mid-way tint (not total black-out) on rear three windows and a lighter tint on the winding windows.


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Re: TINTING WINDOWS

Post by bluestreak56 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:48 am

I got a quote from a "professional company" for 5% rear windows and windscreen, 35% front windows and quarterlights and possibly windscreen .. cant remember for

£170

I didnt take it up but thought it was semi-reasonable. The company in question was:

http://www.ejtints.com/


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Re: TINTING WINDOWS

Post by LEEP » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:34 pm

just had mine done £125 inc fronts but there said the scirocco was a right pain in the ass to do when i phone them up there thought it was a new scirocco www.tintK.com based in bradford but do mobile :good:


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Re: TINTING WINDOWS

Post by Junglist » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:23 pm

I've had some quotes now. Most quotes are purely based on number of windows so 170-180 for all (incl quarters) but I'm told once they realise it's so difficult to do, they might up it to £300. Mk2 Sciroccos apparrently one of hardest cars to tint, so if you can get them to agree on 170-180, you've cracked it. Everyone quoting the same except those familiar with the vehicle.
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Re: TINTING WINDOWS

Post by MrD » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:14 pm

Mine look pants now,they were pretty good when i first did them,back screen was such a pain that i chopped the bottom section off level with the rear spoiler,at least i have a gap i can see behind,thinking about ripping it all off as it`s got lines going down it from the top.The sides were also a pain to do .


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