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Aloha all!

 

I own a 2009 Honda Accord sedan that never got tinted so I decided to it was time to get the windows tinted. It was a bit challenging to find a reputable tint shop that does quality work with integrity. With that said, I was recommended a local tint shop that has a rating of 4.5/5 stars on Yelp. I called the tint shop and was quoted $160 for all 4 windows and dropped the car off to the shop. Less than two hours later I received a phone call to pick up my car. When I picked up my car I have noticed micro bubbles on all windows including the rear windshield. Also, the tint on the rear quarter windows were misaligned and were not fully covered (refer to pictures below).

 

Am I being too picky? Did I get a bad tint job? Should I have him redo my tint? I feel extremely dissatisfied and have told the tint guy who worked on my car. He informed to not roll down the windows and let the windows cure, and that everything will look great. 

 

Mahalo!

 

I did my best to capture some the flaws but pretty much there are micro bubbles all over that did not show up in the pictures. They look a lot worse in person =(

 

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for the most part i always cover those quarter windows all the way, it is a little more advanced because the trim is right up against the glass,  with the proper tools and patients and could have been done. 

 

As for the small dots from the photos it looks like some dust here and there. It is difficult to eliminate 100%, a couple here and there is generally ok but if its excessive then it should be redone. 

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The last three pics look like moisture and should dry. Those quarter windows can be difficult to do in place and for 160 bucks I can't imagine someone is gonna take the extra time to pull it. Mostly all your stuff could be touched up.

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For the price I'd say it's acceptable, if you want the illusion of perfection you're gonna spend quite a bit more. 

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I appreciate all of the replies.  The reason I chose this particular tint shop and had high expectations was because they did a fantastic job on my neighbor's 2007 Chevy Silverado. The tint job on his car is flawless compared to mine and he said he spent around $140 a couple years ago. I guess it just depends on the employee and the employee's craftsmanship. I've heard of people paying as much as $350 and had many unacceptable flaws. 

 

I will be patient and see if most of the bubbles go away. The tint guy said if I am not satisfied to bring it back but he did say I was picky, LOL.

 

Mahalo!

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18 minutes ago, johnt2five said:

I appreciate all of the replies.  The reason I chose this particular tint shop and had high expectations was because they did a fantastic job on my neighbor's 2007 Chevy Silverado. The tint job on his car is flawless compared to mine and he said he spent around $140 a couple years ago. I guess it just depends on the employee and the employee's craftsmanship. I've heard of people paying as much as $350 and had many unacceptable flaws. 

 

I will be patient and see if most of the bubbles go away. The tint guy said if I am not satisfied to bring it back but he did say I was picky,  LOL.

 

Mahalo!

Not all cars are the same to tint. You could do 2 Silverado"s in the amount of time it takes to do an accord.

 

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The more noticeable white areas look like dirt in the film which will not go away...the faint slightly bigger areas are water that has to dry.  The windows in the first 2 photos need to be redone, the last 3 photos could just be water bubbles.

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A car that age will alway have more imperfections then a newer car. That is why it is in our policy not to tint anything below a 2010 unless it us a classic. It is hard even for myself to do a good job and I pulled panel. 

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I would probably just ask the tinter if he would mind just doing a “touch up”.

He can most likely make the areas of concern look better after a couple days of drying. When these first came out, I saw most of them tinted with the same gap in the 1/4 window. I personally cover the whole thing, but also charge $200 for a wholesale tint job. A retail car such as yours is double what you paid. That being said, it’s not even close to the worst work I see around my city! Whatever doesn’t dry out, just ask him to touch it up and you should be good.

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