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Old 11-03-2010, 04:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
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If you have 2 hands you can DIY it easy. $20 well spent.

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Old 11-19-2010, 12:31 PM   #32 (permalink)
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its definitely a process

i had mine done at a dealer. got 30% ceramic for half the price of other shops.


i watched them apply it for a few minutes and this is what i noticed.

1. cut the film to fit by laying the tint on the outside of the car windows

2. use A LOT of spray when applying

3. have a good hairdryer/heatgun


i dont know if i have the guts to do it myself though
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:28 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Window tinting is extremely effective in reducing emissions.

Some interesting stuff I read on Detail Wiz Window Tint...

First was about how commercial tint is used to drastically reduce UVs and heat. When heat is reduced in a commercial building, it reduces the need for a/c use drastically. This, in turn, reduces emissions. The same can be said for home tinting.

Here are some other articles that are interesting just for window tinting in general...

Window Tinting Prices | Detail Wiz Window Tinting

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thanks.

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Here I'm told that 3M makes best films for windows and they have ones that are perfectly clear but still block heat out as well as dark ones, those are mostly used for house windows, but window is a window no matter if it is in a car or house.

They don't sell those 3M special films to DIY guys, only available as installed.

I have not put films on car, but I have put on my house, bought cheapest ones, now after 1 year they are not dark at all, colour has disappeared in sun, so I advice to avoid films that are cheap.

With cars here we have quite strict laws about it too, front windows are not allowed, no windshield, rear window can be darkened but mirror is needed on passenger side if quite dark film is used, so I have not bothered as front would be more important, but as it is not allowed here I choose to sweat, makes me pick bicycle more often so maybe law is not so stupid after all
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Some light tint for the front window would help a little. Or I'm pretty sure they make clear tints that block out UV rays so your skin doesn't burn, but you have clear visiblity
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yes they do make a clear that has 100 uv block

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