: pre-cut window tint
09-16-2009, 07:18 PM
looking to get my windows tinted, im so sick of my car being ice cold with a/c, getting out for 5 min, then back in and its a sauna. anyone tried this stuff? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Focus-4dr-2004-2005-2006-2007-PreCut-Tint-Kit_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4999Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem4837439121QQitemZ310164820257QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
09-16-2009, 10:48 PM
Personally I'd recommend going to a place that will do a professional job. For the money it's worth it imo. I got my sedan done for like $250 and it looks fantastic. The people I know who have done the pre-cut stick on stuff never have had good results with it.
09-16-2009, 10:59 PM
way more of a pain in the ass than its worth. spend the money to have it done right and have the professional warrenty
09-16-2009, 11:07 PM
boooooooooooo. you people dont give me the answers i want lol. thanks though. i guess ill just save my pennies
09-16-2009, 11:19 PM
I have seen some places here in OKC, that do tint for $100.
09-16-2009, 11:24 PM
definatly do pro, if you don't get it right not only will it piss you off but it will peel especially around the edge of the window....
09-16-2009, 11:27 PM
ya 100 doesnt seem like that much but im in that shitty transition from just graduating, moving back to moms, getting a job and trying to move out. AND i NEED to get a new bike. not riding is killing me.
09-16-2009, 11:31 PM
What kinda bike?
09-17-2009, 12:08 AM
I have a very good friend that tints for a living and has done so for about 15 years now. He's damn good at it and probably the best in 5-6 counties. For a sedan like yours he would charge like $130-$150. It all depends on the rear door quarter windows and the back glass (how curved it is). He warranties for life against peeling, fading and scratching (with a coulpe limitations mind you). I asked him about that ebay tint once and he said that the precut stuff is cool, as long as you get the right quality tint. Some of it is shitty tint. No matter how well it is cut and how perfectly it fits, it's still sub-par tint. Take that for what it's worth......if you were closer, I could get you hooked up with a GOOD quality tint job for a more than fair price.
09-17-2009, 12:11 AM
just got off an 08 kawi 650r (first bike) now when i get settled in an apartment and job im going for either a 2010 triumph 675 (doubt ill get financing for it) and the more logical second choice is the 09 monster zx6
09-17-2009, 12:36 AM
As far as tint goes pro jobs are much better but i did my rear windows in my zx3 and after a try or two its simple, but the curve of the back window was near impossible to get it right.... so def. go pro and my back windows are beginning to get purple (fading) which isnt the job, but the quality, so going to have to get ir redone soon. Pro jobs are much cleaner and overall better quality.
09-17-2009, 01:08 AM
I did my own tint on my old truck. It looked great at first. It started bubbling and peeling less than a year later. Get it professionally done and find a place that will warranty it.
09-17-2009, 02:19 AM
I gotta agree with everyone else. Have a pro do it, and get the lifetime tint.
09-17-2009, 09:28 AM
09-17-2009, 09:28 AM
Try looking on like Craigslist for someone running a special. I just got my 08 done for 120. The guy was running a special for $99 and I upgraded to the 20% for the extra $20. Well worth it and he did the whole car in like 45 minutes. Plus he used a heat gun to contour the tint to the back glass and came to where I work to do it. Check out your local Craigslist.
09-17-2009, 11:55 PM
didnt feel like reading all the threads, but if you dont have the money to get it professionally done, at least get a roll. if you mess up say the front drivers door, you dont have anything else to replace it with. also it is a lot easier cutting it yourself because sometimes they are off just barely, but it is enough that it isnt going to fit.