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Old 06-28-2011, 11:38 PM
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I will try to do almost anything to my truck, but I will not touch tint. I have seen bad jobs from people who thought they knew what they were doing. I would just pay someone. IMHO.
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Same here. By the time you factor in the time and effort +plus the higher end tint you just trashed....take it in. My personal time comes at a premium these says, so I'm a little more likely to have someone do the skilled stuff...and window tinting correctly is a true skill....which I am horrible at.
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Not trying to hijack this thred but what are you guys paying for a professnal tint job for the Rams front windows? Thanks
I paid $65 (tax included) to have my front windows tinted to match the back (20% tint).
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I have never seen a do it yourself window tint come out looking like anything other than crap. That is one job I would only have a professional (somebody who does it all day long) do to my cars. My Ram cost $70 to have the fronts done to match the rears.
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Not trying to hijack this thred but what are you guys paying for a professnal tint job for the Rams front windows? Thanks
I had the top of the line Formula One Pinnacle (Ceramic) film put on the front windows for $100 each.

Another $40 for the sunroof.

Less expensive films (Dyed, metallic) will be ALOT cheaper but might not last as long.
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Not worth trying yourself unless you have experience. Even the gentle curves in side window glass can give you fits. I have done it, the results were acceptable but I wouldn't do it again.
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I love the don't try it unless you have experience. Isn't that a chicken and the egg senario?
Your right I didn't say that properly; I was in a hurry when I wrote it.

What I meant to say is I have done it and I wouldn't do it again. The amount saved, IMHO, isn't worth the trouble. I'm like you and like to try new things especially if they save me some money, including some automotive paint work .

For the tint though, by the time I bought the good tint at retail and then went back and bought another piece, because I screwed up the back window too badly the first time, I saved very little and I could still see where mine wasn't as well done as the pros do it. There are tricks to it that take a bit of feel and one or two vehicles doing it on your own doesn't give you that experience. I have every belief I could learn to do it just as well as the pros I just don't want to tint 5 cars to get good enough to do mine to the standard I want.

One advantage you do have is the truck will be easier since there is less curvature in the window. So if you try it I would suggest you do the truck first. The back window of your ladies car will be more difficult.
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