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96 civic hatchback


dgmt321

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Ok, i consider myself as a decent tinter and can dry/shrink much larger rear window that has little curve to it like 92 accord, 92 integra, 94 legend with no problem. But today i was shocked that this rear window kicked my butt. Is it just me or is this rear window harder than it is? I feel very discourage because its a freakin civic hatchback and the rear doesn't appear to be that big at all. I tried dry/wet method but with no success cuz of the big fingers in the corners. I am planning to attempt it one last time, but would like some advice first. Whats the best method for this particular window wet or dry? how should i anchor? please help, thanks.

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decent tinter at 1 year experience???? yeh we all thought that, come back when you've been doing 20 cars a week for a few years then that old civic will tint its self, not all that difficult a window, just a bit curvier than most, i treat them basicaly like a golf 5

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decent tinter at 1 year experience???? yeh we all thought that, come back when you've been doing 20 cars a week for a few years then that old civic will tint its self, not all that difficult a window, just a bit curvier than most, i treat them basicaly like a golf 5

I tinted more than a yr. Its not updated. I do consider myself decent i do good work on cars im capable of doing,not all. Thats why i said decent, not great ok? Just because you werent decent after a year doesnt mean i am not. I am puzzled because The cars i mentioned i could dry shrink those, so apparently im doing something wrong with the hatchback. I came on to ask for help, you act like you never got help before. Instead of acting like you are the sh!t, why not give me some advice? I just want to know which method is better

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Leave the piece you are shrinking long on top and bottom, and slightly lift the film in the corner while shrinking, and pull. If it has a spoiler hanging over the glass, remove it. 4 bolts hidden by grommets.

Is it better to do it wet or dry? Thanks for the help i greatly appreciated it

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Always dry.

Ok i will try dry again. I felt like i didnt have much film to play around with because the window is so small. Should i leave more film excess on the sides so i can float it around more? Btw thanks ///man. You have always been helpful to me on this forum. Thank you so much.

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Always dry.

Ok i will try dry again. I felt like i didnt have much film to play around with because the window is so small. Should i leave more film excess on the sides so i can float it around more? Btw thanks ///man. You have always been helpful to me on this forum. Thank you so much.

NP, yeah, and don't be afraid to leave a couple small fingers on the sides to relieve some of the shrinking from the top and bottom. You can always heat them out after you install it.

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When I anchor, I usually do 2 inches on one side,then pull the film so it's snug on the other side with a 2 inch anchor. Kinda like this without it in the center http://www.tintdude.com/misc/shrinkpattern.jpg .

Also I like to use a hard card sometimes when shrinking when using my hand just isn't working.

The lift and pull technique is your friend. The ryk shrink video has a viewable demonstration of this.

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