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Removing and Disassembling Door Vent Windows

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by beefcake83, Apr 1, 2001.

  1. beefcake83

    beefcake83 1/2 ton status

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    I'm wondering if anyone has disassembled their door vent windows before. I'd like to remove the glass to do a quality tint job, and wonder if I'd do more damage than good.

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  2. HarryH3

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    It's really more trouble than it's worth. Just use an exacto knife to cut the trim right at the egde of the frame. Then position the tint against the frame before trimming at the back edge of the glass. Do the cutting around the frame edge before you even remove the backing film from the tint. Wet the glass, apply the film, position it and then do the final trimming.

    The main thing you should do to get a quality tint job is to use 3M tint film and make sure that you get all the water out from under the film. A rubber squeegee won't get enough water out. You need to use a hard plastic and keep the tint wet as you squeegee so you don't scratch or tear the film. If you leave water under the film then you'll get bubbles in the film later on. [​IMG]

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  3. Emmettology 101

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    The side track bolts in and I think there is a bolt or two at the bottom of the window.... Not sure how to get the vent window out though..

    I think I agree with Harry.. Or maybe just remove the bottom weather stripping stuff and that way your tint line will be below that!

    Mike [​IMG]
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  4. wayne

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    Did that on an old truck and it was a real pain in the a$$. I'de say leave them in.

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