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    Pre Cut Window Tinting?

    Quick one really, is it really worth taking the risk, are there success stories or is it just a no go and should I stop being a tightarse? lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScouseA3 View Post
    is it really worth taking the risk
    No!

    Quote Originally Posted by ScouseA3 View Post
    should I stop being a tightarse?
    Yes!
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    end of thread! ta mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScouseA3 View Post
    end of thread! ta mate!
    Sorry I could have been more help.

    Pre cut film is easier than cutting rolls if you're not experienced, but it's highly unlikely you'll get the finish of a professional window tinter. Even a lot of window tinting companies struggle to do a good job, so really hard for a DIY job. It doesn't have to be expensive for a pro job, and is well worth the extra. I got my rear windows and back screen done for about Ł150, and you'd struggle to tell the difference between that and factory tints.
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    I've been quoted around Ł250 to get mine done by a few different companies.

    But I do have more doors than you

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    I've been quoted around Ł250 to get mine done by a few different companies.

    But I do have more doors than you
    Or "spare doors" as I call them...
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    Around here a LOT of people tint their cars. _As a result there are a LOT of tinters and most of them work full-time. There are -as a consequence- Lots of VERY experienced tinters...

    And I am stunned by how good the guys who did mine were. -I recently took the trim off the back hatch (sportback) and saw how far behind the trim they went, and how neatly they did the job...

    Also my right front window regulator was replaced under warranty, and I took a look at the "hidden" part of the tint job while the door was apart... -STUNNING.

    They also did my open-skye glass. all 5 doors plus the roof for about $400, which is probably right in the Ł250 range, using the expensive ceramic stuff...

    I could NEVER do the same level of work without 2 or 3 years experience, so I heartily recommend paying an experienced bloke who guarantees your satisfaction. -Bak windows are a b*tch to do, and nobody thinks a bubbly tint application looks any good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VWAddict View Post
    Around here a LOT of people tint their cars. _As a result there are a LOT of tinters and most of them work full-time. There are -as a consequence- Lots of VERY experienced tinters...

    And I am stunned by how good the guys who did mine were. -I recently took the trim off the back hatch (sportback) and saw how far behind the trim they went, and how neatly they did the job...

    Also my right front window regulator was replaced under warranty, and I took a look at the "hidden" part of the tint job while the door was apart... -STUNNING.

    They also did my open-skye glass. all 5 doors plus the roof for about $400, which is probably right in the Ł250 range, using the expensive ceramic stuff...

    I could NEVER do the same level of work without 2 or 3 years experience, so I heartily recommend paying an experienced bloke who guarantees your satisfaction. -Bak windows are a b*tch to do, and nobody thinks a bubbly tint application looks any good!

    Keith
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    If i were you i would keep away from the pre-cut pack, they may seem easier but its often cheap vinyl dyed film, and dosnt mention the shrinking techniques that you would need to correctly apply it, if you let me know where you are in the country, i could reccomend someone and they would be good.

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    Hi mate, I am in Liverpool but am willing to travel if you have good contacts? Cheers.

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    once, were easy enough to do but slightly cut short.

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    Give Ian a call at 121, tell him Andy from Firstglass passed his details, he does high quality work- 07791 313507

 

 

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