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    Default DIY window tinting ... Can I pull it off with NO EXPERIENCE?

    I'm wanting to get my trucks windows tinted and the prices in Charlotte are pretty high.. So
    I've been thinking about trying to do it myself.

    Anyone here install their own tint without prior experience and have it turn out great ??

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    I've tried it before and it was a disaster. Never gonna do it again.

    Now that's it's getting cooler outside you should be able to find someone that will cut you a deal. ?? If you want to do it yourself just make sure to take your time I think.

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    Save your money until you have enough for a professional to tint your windows. Most people who tint there own windows regret it and it looks like they did it themselves.
    :cool:

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    I probably will wait and let someone that knows what their doing take care of it for me!
    It's worth spending $100-$150 for all 4 door windows if its done right..

    I don't have alot of patience and taking my time isn't my strong-suit.

    Preciate the feedback

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    $100-$150 is not bad for 4drs. Does that include the rear window?
    :cool:

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.
    :glasses:

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    I do my own every year. (Usually have to peel off for inspection sticker) If you don't like how it comes out, peel it off. Tint costs about $15 for two doors, so I think it is worth a shot if you have a couple free hours. The important thing is to go slowly. This may help as a guide.

    **Edit, just noticed this, "I don't have alot of patience and taking my time isn't my strong-suit."

    Maybe you should have someone do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrigginNoodles View Post
    I do my own every year. (Usually have to peel off for inspection sticker) If you don't like how it comes out, peel it off. Tint costs about $15 for two doors, so I think it is worth a shot if you have a couple free hours. The important thing is to go slowly. This may help as a guide.

    **Edit, just noticed this, "I don't have alot of patience and taking my time isn't my strong-suit."

    Maybe you should have someone do it.



    $150 for all 4 doors but the rear window wasnt quoted from the company i spoke with.. (they're just a really small 2 man operation) but they seem to do good work.

    - i'd rather it be done the right way, im sure i could pull it off.. but theres too much that can easily go wrong with this.

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    $150 isnt a bad price.
    I did a few of my vehicles years ago when I couldnt afford to pay the price for installation but everytime I finished I'd tell myself next time I'm gonna pay to get it done.
    It really isnt hard to do but it can be frustrating, you need a nice clean area that doesnt have any wind and lots of patience with steady hands.

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    I did it myself, but I cheated and ordered a pre-cut kit online. All I had to do was make sure the window was spotless, get the window and film wet with soapy water, slide it into position, and squeegee it out. Turned out perfect.

    I tried cutting my own tint for the back window on an S10 about 10 years ago, I didn't have as good of luck with that. Wrinkled the material trying to hold it in place to cut it to the right size and that wrinkle was always visible..

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    [QUOTE=Greg84;405879]I did it myself, but I cheated and ordered a pre-cut kit online. All I had to do was make sure the window was spotless, get the window and film wet with soapy water, slide it into position, and squeegee it out. Turned out perfect.

    Just out of curiosity, how much was the pre-cut film kit?

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