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Old 06-13-2011, 02:51 AM   #1
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2010 SES Window Tinting Q

Can you pop out the rubber channels on the door panel against the window or do I have to pop off the entire door panel?


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Old 06-13-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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the window molding will come out as is, but you will most likely have to take the door panel off to get it back in as the front slides pretty far down. That's what I had to do on all of the 08+ foci that I have tinted
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:03 PM   #5
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Hey Kipp, have you ever experienced the top of the tint creating a bubble or raised looking pattern when installing it on a 08+ Focus? When I got my windows tinted, I took it back because I thought it was bubbling up. We discovered that the channel at the top of the window was textured and when the windows were rolled up all the way after tinting, they dried to the pattern of the texture. Have you ever seen it?
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I never had a problem with mine. Did all the windows and never had any "pattern" appear on any of them. I have the '08.
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Hey Kipp, have you ever experienced the top of the tint creating a bubble or raised looking pattern when installing it on a 08+ Focus? When I got my windows tinted, I took it back because I thought it was bubbling up. We discovered that the channel at the top of the window was textured and when the windows were rolled up all the way after tinting, they dried to the pattern of the texture. Have you ever seen it?

I have what appears to be Scratches on the top portion of all four of my windows. Is this the pattern you mention?
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I have what appears to be Scratches on the top portion of all four of my windows. Is this the pattern you mention?
If you take a look inside of your window channel where the window rolls up, it looks and feels like it is textured. This texture transferred to my tint when it dried. I also have the scratches, they run vertically and appear every 4 or 5 inches I think. Some of them look white and they are only as long as depth of the window channel.
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I just paid a pro shop to tint my 08 with that new ceramic type tint. The installer had no problem getting the film well below the door line without removing any panels. I have noticed no scratches showing up on any windows with the scratch resistant ceramic film that was used.
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I just paid a pro shop to tint my 08 with that new ceramic type tint. The installer had no problem getting the film well below the door line without removing any panels. I have noticed no scratches showing up on any windows with the scratch resistant ceramic film that was used.
good stuff, but dare i ask how much it cost to get that done on the whole car. ceramic tint is almost double the cost of metallic. atleast it was for Llumar
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