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Window tinting

Post by stugr33n » Sat May 09, 2015 1:31 pm

Has anyone had any issues with having their rear windows tinted? I had mine done on Thursday, and the film is pealing off around the edges where the black dot matrix is printed on the glass. A quick google search seems to suggest this is a common issue with the film not sticking to the dots. My main concern is that from the outside there is a silver line where the film isn't in contact with the glass. The van is going back to the garage on Tuesday to have the roof re-wrapped and I was going to have a strip of tint installed across the top of the windscreen, but there is a lot of the dot matrix on the windscreen, and if I get the same result as the rear windows, I think it will look rubbish.

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Re: Window tinting

Post by Bigrace » Sat May 09, 2015 3:06 pm

Mine is exactly the same. I was told this would happen before it was done

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Re: Window tinting

Post by torque777 » Sat May 09, 2015 4:09 pm

This happens with all windows, but with skill a window tinter can get the film to stick without it looking like air is trapped, I've had cars done a few times and not had a problem

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Re: Window tinting

Post by Bigrace » Sun May 10, 2015 11:21 am

I dont think its a case of trapped air. It just wont stick where these black dots are around the edge of the glass.

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Re: Window tinting

Post by Gresley » Sun May 10, 2015 6:11 pm

I think it's a case of there being highs and lows and whilst the film will stick in the lows initially, after time the film lifts as it's under tension. That's what happen when I did my windscreen anyway.

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Re: Window tinting

Post by Doc » Sun May 10, 2015 7:08 pm

A god tinter will be able to make it stick and stay.
There are adhesion promoters for just such things.
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Re: Window tinting

Post by Bigvw » Sun May 10, 2015 7:19 pm

Had about 14 or so vans done now and not had any problems, got a guy who has been doing this for 20+ years now and never had a problem with any caddys unsticking or peeling off. He just does them as he does all his tints. Have had a load of other vehicles done as well, wouldnt go past him
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Re: Window tinting

Post by dubstopjames » Sun May 10, 2015 7:51 pm

Is it normal that my rear doors have one window blacked out completely (small) and the other is just tinted slightly? Both look factory done.
I'm thinking I will paint the large window so it is similar to the small window as I have a solid bulkhead any how.
The big window is heated so I will still see the heater element which is a shame.

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Re: Window tinting

Post by stugr33n » Sun May 10, 2015 8:59 pm

Where abouts is your guy based bigVW?

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Re: Window tinting

Post by Bigrace » Sun May 10, 2015 9:28 pm

Sorry to jump in but have ypu still got roof rails

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Re: Window tinting

Post by Bigvw » Mon May 11, 2015 12:01 am

stugr33n wrote:Where abouts is your guy based bigVW?
A bit far from you bud, up here in Fife Scotland, in a town called Kirkcaldy ;)
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Re: Window tinting

Post by stugr33n » Mon May 11, 2015 1:25 am

No way, I was out in Kirkaldy a couple of weeks ago. I'm in Methil quite a lot with work, due up again on Wednesday. What's the guys details, might see if he can sort me out.

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Re: Window tinting

Post by Bigrace » Tue May 12, 2015 12:36 pm

stugr33n wrote:No way, I was out in Kirkaldy a couple of weeks ago. I'm in Methil quite a lot with work, due up again on Wednesday. What's the guys details, might see if he can sort me out.

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Re: Window tinting

Post by twotwofour » Mon May 18, 2015 11:04 am

Mine have been tinted and are still perfect 8 months on.... I used a guy in wakefield, west yorks.
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Re: Window tinting

Post by rexoid » Mon May 18, 2015 11:47 pm

mine have always been good also. just wondering what is the darkest tint you can use on side windows,legally i mean?

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