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Old 07-19-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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Window tinting

The instructions were simple. Application was hard because after peeling the backing off the film, the film was crinkly and fought back with a vengeance.

I'm dissatisfied with the look but I'm noit dissatisfied enough to produce cash for somebody else to do it. I'm saying its an old bus. It's only ever going to be an old bus lol
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There's a trick they use. Can't remember if it is soap or diluted vinegar in a spray bottle used to work out the bubbles.
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Oh. I did water in a spray bottle. Might try adding soap.
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There's a trick they use. Can't remember if it is soap or diluted vinegar in a spray bottle used to work out the bubbles.
Its a soap solution and a squeegee; and work top down, inside out. At least that's what we used to hang window tint on the patio doors of our house.
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:03 PM   #5
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OK. I'll try that next.
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The instructions were simple. Application was hard because after peeling the backing off the film, the film was crinkly and fought back with a vengeance.

I'm dissatisfied with the look but I'm noit dissatisfied enough to produce cash for somebody else to do it. I'm saying its an old bus. It's only ever going to be an old bus lol
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tinted my limousine windows and double tinted them several times over the last 8 years....... plus several suburbans
I don't know what instructions you used....

scrape and wash the windows, and scrape and wash them again.....
cut a piece CLOSE TO SIZE,
wet the window, (in my cases, it was the outside of window... buses shouldn't apply.)
throw it up there,
cut out with SHARP SHARP SHARP Razor knife,
pull tint off window,
spray window,
peel tint apart,
throw it up there,
squeegee it out with rubber squeegee (center to edge),
trim to size,
squeegee,
lather, rinse, repeat
and always remember, Don't sweat the small stuff!


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in a spray bottle, use water and a few drops dishwashing liquid for lubricant. spray water/detergent liberally!

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You're dealing with relatively flat glass, and lot of repetitions.... if it were me, I'd have several sheets of tint cut closely to the size beforehand.

start on one, get it the way you want it.... spray it down, spray the next glass squeegee the previous one, and form assembly line fashion.



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That's how I do it also. I usually just use dish soap in spray bottle. I get one corner started then a top edge peeled back. Place open edge on really wet window. Then peel back the rest of the clear film. Cheap tint is harder to work with, but that is what I used on the bus too. This is the stuff I used. I can't recommend it other then the price.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o02_s00

This is the front door and top visor tinted.

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The white haze on the door is the glass starting to delaminate.

Back windows tinted
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Lol. We have the same stuff! It's almost impossible to find an edge to peel!
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Lol. We have the same stuff! It's almost impossible to find an edge to peel!
two pieces of scotch tape, one in left hand, one in right hand....

join them together on a corner, sticky to sticky.... pull apart


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my current tint is 2 layers if 5%


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