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Old June 14th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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Window Tint PROB!?

So i got my tint done last week. The sides look good, But my rear window looks like ASS! Any have the same prob i have. I was told its hard for the film/adhesive to stick to the dots at the top? This true? anything i can do to smooth it out?



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Old June 14th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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Tell the shop that that is unacceptable....
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Old June 14th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #3
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Tell them to add a vinyl strip over the dot matrix and then redo the rest of the tint.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #4
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Tell them to add a vinyl strip over the dot matrix and then redo the rest of the tint.
? does the vinyl strip go inside or outside? I have no idea what to do. Never had this problem with window tint.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 11:00 PM   #5
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I had the same problem with my dot matrix. The 6ga coupe is notorious with this problem since the dots are bigger than average.

I lived with this for 3 years (dunno how) until I finally got it redone last week. Here it was before I got it redone with a darker tint and vinyl strip on the inside covering the matrix.


Don't have after pics from last week, but it looks just about perfect.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 12:38 PM   #6
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hmm Well i was told to put it in direct sunlight the next week and see what happens. He said if not then it will get fixed. Its under warranty. If i have to put the vinyl strip in i will.
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its not going to get better

go look at every 6th gen with tint, they all have this, including mine

so let me get this straight though

the solution is to remove the tint, add a vinyl strip, and then redo the tint ?
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Old June 15th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #8
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^^ Yeah, sun wont help that out. Unfortunately for our 6 gens, this is notorious. I've only seen a handful out there with nice tint on the rear.

^ Yes, any shop should charge like 10-20 for the vinyl strip and the labor for redoing the back. Remove existing tint, add a vinyl strip, let it dry just like tint, then re-apply the tint.

Beware, some shops will act like they know what they're talking about. Make sure the shop has done vinyl work or has done what you're inquiring about before you pay. LOL
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Old June 15th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #9
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hmm Well i was told to put it in direct sunlight the next week and see what happens. He said if not then it will get fixed. Its under warranty. If i have to put the vinyl strip in i will.
That's what I was told. As you can see it didn't help.



Whether or not the tint should be removed depends on the tinter's experience, imo. My tinter was thinking he could just cut off the top piece over the matrix and just put vinyl, but I decided I wanted to go darker (15% to 5%) to lessen the tint to vinyl contrast (and it was 100 degrees out) and he removed the whole thing. If they remove it, make sure they use the steam method or a similar tedious safe method.

I was charged $75 for removal, $75 for retint, $25 for vinyl. Make sure you take advantage of their warranty and have them do it right.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 03:22 PM   #10
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they shouldn't have tinted the top part, your supposed to lay vinyl on the top of it from the inside.


go back and complain, threaten them lol
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threaten them jeesh

its a problem with our cars, not the shop's fault

Every other car I've had tinted never had this problem
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Old June 15th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #12
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needs to be re done my does not look like that.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #13
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Chris has been doing tint for 16yrs. He said if he has to take it off it will be steamed. He said if the sun light doesnt work, He will put a vinyl in.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #14
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It'd be better to save both yourselves time and go straight with vinyl, but that's just a suggestion.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #15
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i need to. fawk it. I'll be goion back down to indy to have it re-done either this sunday or next.
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Yup, that sounds like our 6th gen cars allright. Mine has the same thing, but it doesn't really bother me that much since the paint, or lack or paint on the roof and trunk, diverts the view from my window tints not sticking in that place. Question though, is the vinyl darker or lighter than 35% window film? I ask because I refuse to go any lighter or darker than that.
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Old July 17th, 2010, 05:48 AM   #17
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make them redo it because that is just messed up that they would let that kind of quality roll out of their garage
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Old August 9th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #19
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Exotic Window Tint in La Canada did my first accord with vinyl. Came out great. Then for my second AV6 I go to California Tint in Rosemead, The manager Peter is telling me I don't need vinyl to cover the dots, we know what we are dong. So now I showed back last week and they were too busy to fix it. I shouldn't have listened to him, he doesn't know what he is doing. Vinyl is the only way on our 6gens. I still need to take it back. ARGH!
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Old September 5th, 2010, 12:21 AM   #20
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ive heard they can correct it with elmers glue, but i have not tried it myself. heard this from two different sources one is a tinting shop owner and the other said they did it for him on an altima. if i get it done and it works then i will post a pic.
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