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How to repair a tear or scrape in the film?


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#1 *sharpie *

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  17 November 2003 - 12:32 PM

Is there a quick permanent way to fix a small (.5") scrape in the window tint that has already been installed? I don't want to replace the area because it's hardly noticeable. Would some kind of grey nail polish work? Do the manufacturers sell a touch up paint that would fix this?

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#2 *FastBackJack *

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  17 November 2003 - 12:41 PM

Probably only thing that might work is super glue. But that will still look like sh!t. Best to replace the piece.
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#3 TintWizard

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  17 November 2003 - 12:55 PM

Probably only thing that might work is super glue.  But that will still look like sh!t.  Best to replace the piece.

:fbj or a paint marker..but will still look like :rollin
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#4 *mylude90 *

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  19 November 2003 - 01:00 PM

don't scratch it :evileye
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#5 T3MG

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  28 November 2003 - 11:25 AM

I think we all have gouged a piece at the end of the job. The one and only time I did was on a 00 civic, I had it all done and was putting the child strap brackets back in the deck upon re-installation, the wrench slipped off and big fat gouge. had to re-do the window. a hard lesson indeed. :lol
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#6 *TINTFXold *

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  28 November 2003 - 11:32 AM

from 3mguy (postitnoteguy)

I think we all have gouged a piece at the end of the job. The one and only time I did was on a 00 civic,


1 and only time? in 15 yrs of tinting? really? Cmon now, 3mguy (postitnoteguy).

as far as the tear, RE DO THE WORK.
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#7 T3MG

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  28 November 2003 - 12:41 PM

Maybe twice ? honest. Maybe I was just lucky.

I have done it a number of times on a side window where a little piece of dirt or something catches the hard card in the final steps and rips it... but only one or two back glass casualties.
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#8 *TINTFXold *

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  28 November 2003 - 03:51 PM

OK I believe you. I honestly havent done it enough that I even remember doing it myself but I know Ive done it. :thumb
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  28 November 2003 - 08:59 PM

Sometimes if I tear some film and its commonly Flat glass you can get away with this, some CLEAR nail polish will do the trick just a small amount and keep it off the rest of the film.
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  29 November 2003 - 10:54 AM

If the scratch is tiny, try colour wax polish in black
It JUST covers the area, but can still be seen if you get close up
Big advantage is you can wipe the excess when dry
should really re-do it though
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#11 Zrok

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  01 December 2003 - 05:15 AM

Sometimes if I tear some film and its commonly Flat glass you can get away with this, some CLEAR nail polish will do the trick just a small amount and keep it off the rest of the film.

if I tear a piece I re do it, it's the only way it's gonna be right and last, although the clear nail polish works well on film that won't stick to dots SUCH AS the rear window on a focus (fock-ass) the film usually falls off the frit border, so I use some clear nail polish there, but other than that, just re tint it :thumbdown
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#12 mushroomhead

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  11 December 2003 - 08:28 AM

I do perfect job my first time ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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