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    Default Horrible tint job

    Have had my 15% tint on for about 2 months, went outside this morning and the front passenger window had about a 3 inch bubble surrounded by other small ones and all the other windows had minor ones. We were recovering from a very humid hot and rainy 2 days and my windows had been cracked allowing a little moisture in but still, a good installation would have prevented this. Now I have to go to the guy and tell him to take it off and re-do it for free (hopefully).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgibson181 View Post
    Have had my 15% tint on for about 2 months, went outside this morning and the front passenger window had about a 3 inch bubble surrounded by other small ones and all the other windows had minor ones. We were recovering from a very humid hot and rainy 2 days and my windows had been cracked allowing a little moisture in but still, a good installation would have prevented this. Now I have to go to the guy and tell him to take it off and re-do it for free (hopefully).
    Hopefully you have a good installer who stands behind his work! The shop I use for all my vehicles gives a lifetime warrenty.
    2000 Silverado Z71 Whipple Supercharger, JBA Headers,3" cat back Flowmaster Exhaust, Volant cai, Pioneer Preimer deck,Orion subwoofer,03 signal light mirrors,03 taililghts

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    If youi used a "reputable" installer, he should cover itl I have gone to the same place for my last few vehicles. I've never had a problem, but you never know. Good luck!


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    Good Luck.

    Ive had mine redone before when there was a minor bubble in the corner back window but since i knew it was there it bugged me. lol
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    I've had my driver window retinted before, and the shop did it for free because of a small bubble. I would be pissed in your situation if they didnt retint for free. But then agian i kinda wouldnt be surprised if this happened to alot of people locally for you that went to that tint shop as well
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    I agree...I got a lifetime warranty on my which covers bubbles. Good luck!

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    Ditto on the warranty. I had the same guy do my silverado that did a friends S-10 back in 1990. He's been in busniss for over 25 years and does perfect work. He charges for it too!
    Jim

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    Always have had mine done @ the same place for two reasons 1) they do amazing work and I have had them do all my vehicles and 2) Lifetime Warranty on any thing that goes wrong with them!Hopfuly they will fix them.
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    make sure they use a heat gun, ive seen shops just put tint on the and remove the air bubble with a squigee. <--- how ever you spell it.

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    You didn't clean the tint side of your windows the night before did ya. If you did, is it possible that you used a window cleaner with ammonia in it? If you did it can ruin a tint job quick.
    Marc

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