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Old 12-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #701
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Mine was $220 out the door and that included 15% on the sunroof too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #702
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I think it looks pretty nice and probably would look better than doing nothing so it would match the rest of the car. But of course the other issue is the cost. I don't really know what tinting costs. I was quoted 150 when I had my Kia Rio but that was also through a friends shop that they no longer own and it was south from where I live now and everything is cheaper there. I was looking around and it seems like 200-300 is about normal?
The price depends on the shop, the size of the car, and the grade of film used. The higher end films are supposed to be better for heat rejection (ceramic/metallics/ etc) vs the basic dyed films.

Mine was kind of expensive, but the windshield was the most expensive single piece of glass, the rest was less than 300 for the shop's higher end film but the windshield alone was nearly half that again, which seems like quite a lot when you think about it, but it was my birthday present to myself this year, well that and the car itself, but she arrived a tad early.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #703
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The price depends on the shop, the size of the car, and the grade of film used. The higher end films are supposed to be better for heat rejection (ceramic/metallics/ etc) vs the basic dyed films.

Mine was kind of expensive, but the windshield was the most expensive single piece of glass, the rest was less than 300 for the shop's higher end film but the windshield alone was nearly half that again, which seems like quite a lot when you think about it, but it was my birthday present to myself this year, well that and the car itself, but she arrived a tad early.
Can tint be changed after its already on the car ?
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Can tint be changed after its already on the car ?
Not without removing it and putting a different tint on instead, so you'll want to see at least a sample held against the windows or at least a demonstration window at the very least.

If the tint is removed there is a chance the film will be damaged in the process of removing it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:44 PM   #705
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Can tint be changed after its already on the car ?
Yes, it can be taken off with soapy water and a razor blade.
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Not without removing it and putting a different tint on instead, so you'll want to see at least a sample held against the windows or at least a demonstration window at the very least.

If the tint is removed there is a chance the film will be damaged in the process of removing it.
Ok thank you for the help (: I will be sure to post pictures when I get it done.
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oo I dig that. Does it make sense to tint a windshield though? Would it look better to do like 50% tint to match the front windows? I really just want tint to look nice I live in a state that has little sun.
50% doesn't do a whole lot. It takes some of the harshness from the glare from other cars away but, that's about it.

I did 35% on my windshield and, its right about perfect for a car that gets driven at night.

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Mine was $220 out the door and that included 15% on the sunroof too.
I was right around $220 as well when I had every piece of glass done on my car.
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50% doesn't do a whole lot. It takes some of the harshness from the glare from other cars away but, that's about it.

I did 35% on my windshield and, its right about perfect for a car that gets driven at night.



I was right around $220 as well when I had every piece of glass done on my car.
I disagree, 50% does a lot more than having nothing, while not being too dark at night.

I'd worry about going with 30-35% on the front windshield at night as sometimes its borderline too dark to wear the sunglasses at night with the 50% tint, when it was never an issue at the factory tint level.
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I'd like to do the windshield but around here it's likely you'll be replacing your windshield every couple of years (winter and sand on the roads really pits a windscreen around here) but so far the Focus has seen very minimal snow driving.
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I disagree, 50% does a lot more than having nothing, while not being too dark at night.

I'd worry about going with 30-35% on the front windshield at night as sometimes its borderline too dark to wear the sunglasses at night with the 50% tint, when it was never an issue at the factory tint level.
The Talon has 50% on the windshield and, I regretted only getting 50% from the time I drove off. There really wasn't any noticeable difference in cabin temperature or anything else for that matter.

The Focus on the other hand, its cooler in the summer by a HUGE difference, you can see out of it in the middle of a sunny day with out issue and, night driving isn't bad at all.
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