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Guest leeberbs

Altimas, Jettas, and Passats...and a few other cars have those rear door windows where the front edge of the glass is gradually exposed as you roll it down. My technique is as follows:

1. Make a small cut at the bottom of the front edge with the window rolled up

2. Roll the window down just enough to expose the top and front edge and cut the ege as far down as you can.

3. With the film on my glass table make a gradual fade from the first cut (see step #1) to the end of the edge cut (see #2).

Occasionally you can see this "fade cut" as the window is being rolled down. However, it can't be seen with the window all the way up or all the way down.

I recently had someone complain about it on a 93 Altima...figures :lol

Just wondering if there are some alternative methods better than my current one.


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If I can, I cut this edge when the window is rolled down, then shift it to create an 1/8" gap before rolling the window back up and cutting the opposite edge. On some cars, though, the glass goes 1/2 inch into the frame on that side, so sometimes I'll leave the gap bigger. However, Your method is a good one, and you could try what I sometimes do, which is to have the gap 1/8" about halfway down, then from there to the bottom do what you do. It's sort've a hybrid technique. When you do it that way, then the gap looks more normal when the window is rolled down. :lol

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