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Old 02-27-2013, 09:42 PM   #11
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That's a pretty good deal. It's hard to say what the little bubbles are without a pic. Most likely they will disappear after being exposed to more heat/sunlight. I tinted both of my cars myself and I had lots of small bubbles and they all slowly disappeared. Give it a little while and if they don't seem to get better then maybe bring it up with the shop.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:46 PM   #12
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A good reputable shop will give you a tint job with ZERO bubbles or flaws. any in the tint is 100% unacceptable. "bubbles are normal" is horsecrap!!! good shops, have heat guns and tools to remove 100% of flaws the first time. go to a Nationally Accredited Auto Glass shop, not some custom car accessory shop. A shop thats AAA accredited and has multiple awards for their work is your best bet, and more then likely wont cost you much over the "cheap shops" and your work is 100% guaranteed. Ive learned to never go cheap when it comes to automobiles... you get what you pay for, nothing more.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:44 AM   #13
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I did my research for over a month and then got F1 ceramic tint on my car from one of the best shops in town. I paid $380 and the results are still immaculate. Lesson - don't be cheap and shop around.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #14
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$100 for mine. 20% all around.
Dude works out of abandoned buildings.. but he's been tinting cars for me since I was in "hikes" school.
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paid 275 for mine. Flawless, not a single bubble or dust bubble. The cut was perfect minus in the back window there is a tiny 1mm gap right at the edge.

Get quality tints and you won't regret it. The shade is consistent and it doesn't look "aftermarket" at all. Got it done May 2012 and not a single bubble or any sign of turning purple.

If you have dust particles, id say send it back and get them to redo it.
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Paid $199 for mine at the Toyota dealer. Ford dealer wanted $229. So far it looks perfect to me. Paid about the same on my last car at a "Radio/Tint" store and it had tiny bubbles in it. Always bothered me. So glad to have a perfect job this time.

Actually they only charged me $110 because they put in 35% front / 15% back - I told them to put 35% all around. I'm not crazy about the 2-tone look.
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Paid $199 for mine at the Toyota dealer. Ford dealer wanted $229.
Sweet, I wasn't even aware Dealers will do this! Cool, I would feel much better getting it done there than a shitty rim shop or somethin.

Anyone know the life of tint film? How long does it last or stay nice looking?
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Thanks for the replies guys. I will definitely go back and have a talk with them. I thought I was being too anal or picky but it seems like a bubble free tint is achievable. I will update you guys!
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Sweet, I wasn't even aware Dealers will do this! Cool, I would feel much better getting it done there than a shitty rim shop or somethin.

Anyone know the life of tint film? How long does it last or stay nice looking?
Not exactly sure how long but high end tint film such as ceramic should last at least the life of your car. Don't quote me on this though.
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I keep cars 10 years and even cheap tint lasts that long if you don't Windex it or rip it, although some cheap tints can fade to a reddish.
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