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best way to tint windows?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    well without a/c in my truck i am finding that it REALLY sucks. i was wanting to tint the windows in my truck with the stuff you buy at walmart, i have installed it in my other truck with fair-poor results, mostly because around the edges there always seem to be grits of dirt and whatnot, prior to installing i wash as god as i can with windex then wipe with rubbing alcohol. does anyone have any tips on how to get a moderate to professional look out of it?
     
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    If you don't have a/c you should be rolling the windows down anyway, so what good would tint do?
     
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    just wanting to lower temps while it sits locked up in the parking lot at work all day in the 100+ temps
     
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    Park so that you'll be facing the afternoon sun, but stick one of those cheap, folding cardboard sunshield things behind the windshield.
     
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    use a dab of dishsoap in a spray bottle. soak the clean window with solution, place tint on it, soak top of tint, squigee the water out, leave alone for 24 hrs.
     
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    What kind of tint is best to resist UV/heat? The kinda that's reflective, but not dark? :confused:
     
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    also i cut the tint a little bigger, put it on window(squigee it) after it has taken a bit then use sharp razor to cut it on the glass. also get a good squigee(am i spelling that right?)

    takes a bit o practice but by the 3-4 one ull have figured it out

    oh yeah slight reflective is way better btw. (check local laws on how dark or refective u can get away with if u go to much)
     

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