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Credible, long time tint shop %20 factory matched = colored zebra stripes.

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Hello, first time poster, don't know what to think here.

So I took my Dually to a tint shop with over 15 yrs in biz and the two customer cars they showed in the parking lot where excellent - from the outside.

This shop only does tint, I only had the pass/driver windows factory matched to the rest of the truck, %20. Its perfect from the outside.

 

Waited the three days, no rolling up, drying etc. When looking out its like a bad acid trip, not just a tiny amount of rainbow, it colorizes buildings/cars/road signs/bridges etc.

When leaning back and looking at the upper half of the window with a blue sky - theres massively noticeable horizontal colored stripes with brighter, clearer spots in between stripes and the colors in the stripes.

 

After reading here, I know theres many of you that are at the top of the tinting game. So my question is, I assume this isn't normal. I know you can get a very faint colorize, not these over exposure like stripes. Is this a shit job? Did they maybe use the last tint of a roll?

 

Sorry for the length but thought I should explain clearly.

Thanks for your(s) input.

 

Almost like this at the tops.

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Odd angle, got a short bed. The actual bed is 8 1/2' long 😆

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11 hours ago, highplains said:

Are you wearing polarized glasses by chance?

Could just be the film causing this effect without the polarized glasses.  Not as prominent of coarse but I've seen it depending on angle and what I'm looking at.  

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14 hours ago, highplains said:

Are you wearing polarized glasses by chance?

 

I don't wear glasses (and not looking through sun glasses), polarized is a good description whats in the tint. 

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something others here haven't mentioned. Considering the age of your truck you might be looking at hard water stains caused by acid rain and oxidation of the glass. I have had 3 customers comeback this year thinking it was the tint and I had to prove them wrong all 3 times by removing the tint and having them take a close look. They look like zebra stripes when the light hits it at the right angle.  The tint magnifies the stains but they are actually on the outside of the glass. 

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2 hours ago, civicrice said:

something others here haven't mentioned. Considering the age of your truck you might be looking at hard water stains caused by acid rain and oxidation of the glass. I have had 3 customers comeback this year thinking it was the tint and I had to prove them wrong all 3 times by removing the tint and having them take a close look. They look like zebra stripes when the light hits it at the right angle.  The tint magnifies the stains but they are actually on the outside of the glass. 

 

The windows are razor bladed and crystal clear. So clear at some angles, that it looks like theres no window there.

And theres no 'aging' artifacts of the glass.

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Pretty sure those windows are laminated.  You could be seeing a polarization effect because of the extra plastic in-between the two pieces of glass.  

 

Also, window tint alone has the " oil slick " look on it's on.  It is very common with all window films and there is nothing you can do about it.  :thumb   

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Go talk to the shop. Show them and let them tell you it is the glass or normal film.

 

We deal with "it wasn't there before" too much and usually it's simply truly "we never seen that before"!

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6 hours ago, Bham said:

Pretty sure those windows are laminated.  You could be seeing a polarization effect because of the extra plastic in-between the two pieces of glass.  

 

Also, window tint alone has the " oil slick " look on it's on.  It is very common with all window films and there is nothing you can do about it.  :thumb   

 

TY much Bham. I really don't know if they are laminated but I can tell ya, looking at the glass at all angles (with no tint) there's zero anything. Its crystal clear.

Yeah I kinda knew about the oil slick thing, but like I said, this is far more than that. When you drive down the road, you shouldn't see purple road signs, redish buildings and color shifting cars😂

 

And the stripes look just like an over exposed negative. Shrugs...

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