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Great site! I used to tint years ago and I'm slowly getting back into the Biz. TD has been a life saver for gettin back up to speed. I've got a question. I filmed a 94' Altima and a 90' Chevy truck both immaculate like brand new. There is a haze that can only be seen in direct sun-light, they are crsytal clear in the shade. The Altima has metallized the Chevy has dyed film. Both films are from major manufacturer's, but not the same one. Just to make it more confusing (at least to me), my wife's 99' LHS and my 99' F-150 have a lesser grade dyed film and they are perfectly clear. All vehicles were done at least a month ago, so they are fully cured. I used either Joy or Dawn on all, but don't know which on which. Is there possibly something in the older vehicle's glass that shows up against the film? :evilgrin

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I have seen that before. I had a customer ask me about it and the only time he noticed it was when the sun was coming up or going down and the sun was shining directly though the tint. this film was also a metalized film. I told him it must have somethign to do with the construction of the film and it wasnt any installation problem. since that time I have noticed it on many cars and trucks I have tinted. I figure it just normal and a effect of how the film is made due to the metal in the film.

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I have seen that before.  I had a customer ask me about it and the only time he noticed it was when the sun was coming up or going down and the sun was shining directly though the tint. this film was also a metalized film. I told him it must have somethign to do with the construction of the film and it wasnt any installation problem. since that time I have noticed it on many cars and trucks I have tinted. I figure it just normal and a effect of how the film is made due to the metal in the film.

I thought the exact same thing but the dyed film is almost identical, maybe not as severe though. I think I'll pull the film from my truck and put on one of the other ones and see what happens. I have access to the Chevy, so I could pull it and try J&J solution to see if that makes a difference. Otta be on sci fi channel!

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I have seen that before.  I had a customer ask me about it and the only time he noticed it was when the sun was coming up or going down and the sun was shining directly though the tint. this film was also a metalized film. I told him it must have somethign to do with the construction of the film and it wasnt any installation problem. since that time I have noticed it on many cars and trucks I have tinted. I figure it just normal and a effect of how the film is made due to the metal in the film.
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I tinted so long ago, that I had never heard of anything but dish soap. Learned that from you guy's. Think it could make a difference? The customers are happy with job, so its more of a curiosty thing now. Also would obviously like to eliminate the problem . I do appreciate the responses! :thumb

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I tinted so long ago, that I had never heard of anything but dish soap. Learned that from you guy's. Think it could make a difference? The customers are happy with job, so its more of a curiosty thing now. Also would obviously like to eliminate the problem . I do appreciate the responses! :dunno

If I skim read well enough adhesive haze during curing can be reduced by using something other than dish soap... however it varies from film make to film make as to the severity...

Baby shampoo will haze the adhesive less than dish soap... and if you use LLumar films, Film On reduces this phenomenon even more.

Also... some film manu's cut their costs through polyester used... from bright poly on down ('bright' being the most crystal clear of the clear polyesters). If it is not made of a bright polyester, it will display a low angle haze even after curing time has passed. This low angle haze is seen only when the sun strikes the material at certain angles. glass itself displays a degree of low angle haze, couple that with a mid-grade polyester in auto film and it will be obvious to few... once seen by a client it is very difficult to please them by replacement.

Some film brands can be worse than others in this respect...

Welcome to the board... :dunno

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