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Old 08-11-2010, 05:59 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Europe is about the only place that still has decent prices for tint (from a tinter's perspective). It's not just a product, but it's a service so the skill of the installer is important.
Skill certainly is important, and you pay for skilled labour, but that's a bit excessive IMO.

Even the Volvo sunshades aren't that expensive
(They are rather effective, and even look like window tint from a distance, but they add more weight)


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But DIY tint always looks horrible. Don't take your classy car (I've always wanted a V50) and ruin it's appearance with a DIY job.
Don't worry, I like its looks too, so I don't plan on ruining them
If I'm not happy with the result, it'll come off faster than it has gone on

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Old 08-11-2010, 11:01 AM   #32 (permalink)
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But DIY tint always looks horrible. Don't take your classy car (I've always wanted a V50) and ruin it's appearance with a DIY job.
darkdan, I absolutely agree. I did a DIY job of installing tint on a station wagon I had years ago and found it was not my forte. It looked terrible. A professional job (IMHO) is cheaper than the frustration / aggravation of a job poorly done by me. I've always maintained that I'd rather be mad about the price than the quality.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:05 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I've always maintained that I'd rather be mad about the price than the quality.
+1 from here too.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:28 AM   #34 (permalink)
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That depends on the car. W/ older models that's usually the case, and in order to reduce the cooling people will turn up the temperature, which just mixes the cool air w/ warmer air. On newer vehicles, the cool air tends to be stored and gradually let out so the AC compressor can cycle on and off depending on the temperature the occupants want, so for newer cars it can help w/ gas mileage.
I wasn't aware any cars cycled the compressor (except maybe the ones that you set a temperature).
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:53 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Most build within the last ~5-10 years (give or take) do so AFAIK. It's really obvious at idle on w/ early 8th gen Corollas for instance. You can watch the idle speed move around as the AC compressor cycles on/off and can hear some sort of vacuum operated passageway open up when the temp gets high enough. Newer cars are probably a lot more refined in terms of engagement, but it's pretty much run of the mill now.
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Darkdan,

Wow.......we've been schooled!!!!!!
thanks a bunch. Nice presentation!!!

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Thanks! I appreciate it.

Tinted my new focus with Geoshield ceramic 50%:



Rolling on 15s son!

50% is the legal limit in MN.

My scangauge came in the mail yesterday (wow, ordered it Tuesday from ecomodder.com and it arrived Friday, can't beat that). I mounted it on the steering wheel column because I'm not creative.
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my sg actually sits on the clear plasitc in front of the gauges. I use the sg MPH function because my speedo is off due to tire size. Also, after a while u realize you are looking away from your normal field if the sg is not dead in front of you.

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Old 09-07-2010, 06:07 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Tinting my windows seemed to really reduce residual head inside my car.

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