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So I tinted my first car. I am the dreaded do-it-yourselfer but I was doing it because I wanted to learn, maybe to do jobs on the side, not to save money. Plus the car that I was gonna tint was my daily driver/beater. I cant thank this website enough for the knowledge to do it. I read just about everything on here But I have to say it wasnt as hard as I thought. I bought all my supplies and tint from autowindowtinting.com. The first window was a pain, but after several mistakes I got it on. second window was better. The third and fourth took me no time at all. You can tell exactly which order I did them in though. The first looks and is cut bad, second better, third even better, and fourth on looks damn good to me :spit . What I found worked best was first place the tint on the outside and wind down the window an inch. then I cut the top even with the window and rolled it up. Then I cut the sides using a straight edge and then cut the bottom a 1/2 inch from the seal. putting it on I first did the top leaving a little gap, then pushed the botton down, then the sides in. then squeeged from the inside out. I knew that fitting the back window would be a hard so I used a sheet just practicing with the heat gun. Handling and installing the back piece was the hardest part for me.

one thing I would like to tell any noobie like me who attempts tinting is that you realy do need to get the glass REALY clean. I underestimated this, I hit it with a razorblade and soap then squeeged it but definatly didnt put enough effort or time into it. there are a few dirt specks on the windows around the edges.

Now Im going to attempt my girlfriends car so hopefully that goes smoothly too.

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Guest haroldshouseoftint

:spit Congrats, now strip it off, and do it again, then do GF's car and strip it off and do it again, over and over and over, eventually you'll have it all down pat, then go and get a job @ a shop somewhere in your area, and learn even more, and someday be a pro :spit

BTW :poke to the board

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Thanks for all the kind words. 237 im definetly going to do mine again for more practice untill I get it perfect, I want it to look professional. Everyday I look at it I see more and more little imperfections.

I wont be able to get pics up till monday, my girlfriend is out off town with my digicam.

Thanks for the order!!!!!! welcome to the board and congrads on the first car. don't get frustrated!!

Stan

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I emailed your website with some questions on the film that you sell but I recieved no response. :evilgrin

I realy like the web site though, its set up with everything a beginer would need. Your sample videos are the only reason I was able do shrink the back window. looking at the rest of the video clips I can see alot of stuff that would have made it alot easier to do. I feel bad just watching the clips and not buying the videos, But since im going to school full time and my girlfriend is in grad school money is pretty tight.

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