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Tinted Windows

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Danny Tse, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    I just tinted my car's windows and I have no idea what to use when cleaning the inside. Windex?? Any ideas??
     
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    I was told to use either soapy water, or just plain water. Something about the ammonia in glass cleaner.
     
  3. Andrew W

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    Don't use anything with ammonia. Ammonia is used to remove the tint.
    Go to the auto section in Target or Walmart and get the special window cleaner.
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    The best thing to use is a mild soap/water mix or a silicone cleaner made specifically for window tint. Windex will destroy your tint, do not use it.
    Also do not forget: Do not roll your windows down for at least 4 days, and do not clean the inside for at least 14-15 days. Allow at least 30 days for all haze to disappear.
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  5. Danny Tse

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    Thanks guys!! Just the info I needed.
    Now have to go to Target/Walmart and check out "ammonia-free" glass cleaners.
    Thanks again!!
     
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    I just bought some Armor All glass cleaner that, according to the label, is safe to use on tinted windows.
    Lisel
     
  7. Ryan Wright

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    Hey, speaking of tinting your windows, how hard is this?? I really want to tint my windows and figure I could probably do a decent job of it. I'd just pay someone else to do it, but $50 vs. $250 is a huge difference. Besides, I'd like to go just slightly darker than the legal 35%. The problem is, everyone I know tells me it's very difficult to do.
    Anyone want to quickly outline the process and difficulty rating for me?
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  8. Danny Tse

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    Ryan,
    The guy who tinted my windows did an excellent job. I have a 1997 Acura Integra coupe, the one with the huge piece of glass on the hatch. He charged me $120.00, including labor and material. That's including all the side windows and the hatch. It looks like something that I wouldn't be able to handle myself, especially that hatch where he had to do some fancy cutting and slicing. If you've never tinted windows before, I think letting a professional handle it would be a wise choice.
     
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    Thanks for the info. There's a guy who sells a good quality tint pre-cut for Fieros. $35 for the tint (both side windows & rear window) and tools necessary to get it done (sqeugee, soapy solution, etc). I think I'm going to buy a kit from him and give it a try.
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