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#1 minipip

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:33 PM

ok guys now tonight i have got a bit anoyed with ppls head lights in my rear view mirror lighting the whole bloody car up, so would like to know the different ways that it would be possible to tint that rear window my main concern with using that film stuff is the heated strips may bubble or melt it? any idears??? much aprichated that will be the first window i do then the rear 2 then look into something legal for the front 2, by the way i have read all the other posts on how much your alowd to tint so no need for all that just need pointers on how to do that very cupped window called the rear ;D
thanks antything would help

sorry if that sems rude, but blody rangerover lights are at the same height as my window. bmw lights are way to bright.
sorry im tired, any idears would be helpful.
is that film ok to use on the back?
is there anyother way of doing it?

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:40 AM

good quality film will be fine on the heated screen element.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:21 PM

any tips on how to doit to stop the film folding or do you just persist? it is a very big curve on that glass, wouldent it be easyer to do it with the window removed?? then when its all dry and trimmed then refit the glas?!?!?!?!

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:23 PM

yep. take it out. it'll only take 5 mins and be 100 times easier to tint!

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:32 PM

brilliant!! may have to look at some a new rear window do that one then just do a straight swap lol the crome strip isnt expencive is it?

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:34 PM

Around a fiver I think. Why get a new window though? If you're gonna spend an hour tinting it, it's not as if you have to be somewhere else!

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:40 PM

only 2 of my heated strips work on the current one, so do it that way, what do u guys think of a company called moss?!?! they seem to stok everyhting you need? moss europe

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:42 PM

moss are extremely good! Large stocks and mostly competitive prices (check before though, because some bits are very pricey!). I had an account with them when restoring my two triumphs, and would probably order bits twice a week!

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:48 PM

when your putting ythe film on, because the winodw is curved you will get little bits that stick up as there isnt anwhere for it to go, if you heat it gently with a heatgun the film actauly shrinks and forms a curve, just work it until its matches the curve of the glass and thats it, leave it to dry and your sorted, also, dont use your heated screen for about 2 weeks after you put the film on.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:58 PM

Iíve got a guide somewhere how to tint widows yourself some were, Iíll go fish it out

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:50 PM

How 2 tint windows:

Step one: if possible and will make your life a whole lot easer for many reasons, take the windows out to be tinted and bring inside some were nice and clean as itís all too easy for stay dirt to attach itself to the film - and by the time youíve noticed it, it could be too late.
If possible try to have a large mirror next to your work area, you will find out why later. Try not to look in it; you donít want to go breaking it now. LOL

Step two: clean the window being tinted on both sides. Donít use glass cleaners or these might react with the film or itís adhesive, and muck it up.

Step three: As you unroll the film, Take note Ė Handle it very carefully. If you crease it, you wonít be able to get them out. Cut the film roughly (donít need to be perfectly the same size, just a bit larger) to the side of the window.

Step four: mix up a weak soapy water solution (few drops of washing up liquid) in one of those plant sprayers, available from most DIY stores.
Now spray the out side of the window.

Step five: lay the tinting film onto the glass, with the clear backing nearest you.
You can check this by applying some really sticky tape to the front and back side Ė use the tape to pull the films apart, just at one corner, the identity of the films will then be obvious.

Step six: spray the outside of film with that soapy water and using a squeegee to get all the air out from beneath the film, sticking it to the glass.

Step seven: using a sharp knife carefully trim the film to the shape of the window, on some windows may have a black border, if so, only trim to this or the glass might not refit without damaging the film.

Step eight: now get the mirror ready with the soapy water and lay the film on it the same way up as it was on the window. Now go back to the window being tinted and prepare the inside of the glass to receive the tint in much the same way as before.

Step nine: back to the mirror, its time to separate the films. Use two peaces of sticky tape on both sides Ė use the tape to pull the films apart, just at one corner.
As the films come apart be ready with the soapy water to help it separate cleanly.

Step ten: now carefully remover the film from the mirror and transfer to the window, the side that was facing you should now be stuck the glass.

Step eleven: spay the film once more with soapy water and using a squeegee to get all the air out from beneath the film, sticking it to the glass. If need be use a heat gun of hairdryer to help shrink the film to the glass on curved areas.
Leave over night for it to full dry and re fit.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:02 PM

the rear screen is a pig to do i have attempted to do this about 4 times before getting it perfect i found the easiest way was to do it in a few strips i think i did it in 3. making sure each strip was fully dry before doing the next oneand then you can butt the second piece up with the first one then wait to dry and do the last one the side windows are a piece of *yellow human water* to do though so you shouldnth have too much trouble

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:22 AM

Moved to the FAQ section. :w00t:

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:36 PM

hi, i know this post is like 127 years old, but could anyone tell me how to remove the back window and two side ones?

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:47 PM

hi, i know this post is like 127 years old, but could anyone tell me how to remove the back window and two side ones?

Side ones should be pretty easy if you have a good look just a few cross head screws. I used a stanley knife to cut my rear window out as I am replacing the window seals (from what I've gathered from the experts on TMF it's wise to renew your window seals) £20 from minispares including the locking strip (but not the locking pieces!).




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