Lazy Cow

Tinted Windows?

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    Hi,

     

    Anyone have a positive experience with car window tinting? Nobody we know has been entirely happy with theirs so they can't help...can any of you guys?

     

    Thanks,

    LC

    PS If you know any companies to avoid I'd be so grateful for the heads up by pm? :notworthy:

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    Guest lippy

    Can't remember the name of the company (Sun Solar?) but they are on Main North Road just above the Scottish Piper on the right hand side, opposite Pet Stock before Godfreys (next to a Nissan garage). We have used them and have had no problems - you get a 20 year warranty (car must stay in your ownership). Worth the trip.

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    Thanks Lippy :wubclub: and I guess the warranty means you don't need to worry about the tinting failing (or something...I don't know what it does lol) over time.

     

    I will pass that on. :cute:

     

    LC

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    I had them done on a Ford Territory at Tint A Car in Gawler, although they are all over SA, and its faultless. I also had them done on another car via the Ford dealer and its just OK - it makes the glass a bit odd, almost smoky. I'd recommend Tint A Car with out a doubt. I had Midnight Express or Midnight Something. Its cheaper to get it done in winter rather than summer.

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    We have just had our house windows tinted by IWf based near the airport. They also do car tinting. They did an excellent job and we wish we had had the house windows tinted when we first bought our house as you don't realise the damage the sun does to your furniture.

     

    Web link below.

     

    www.iwfilms.com.au

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    Guest theforrests

    We've had 2 cars done at a company (can't recall the name - sorry) on Ellemsea Circuit in Lonsdale - they did a fab job.

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    Thank you all so much.:notworthy:

     

    I think the one with the warranty sounds best cos it would be good to know it would be covered if the coating (or whatever it is!) degrades.

     

    Now I've just got to get my car re-gassed!

     

    Have a good one

    :cute: LC

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    Guest The Steeles In Adelaide

    Hi i am a mechanic/engineer and we have used various tinting companies and all are pretty good, most with some kind of warrenty. the reason some people have had difficulty with tint shades lifting , distorting and tearing is down to a multiple reasons, ie the temp on the day it is fitted, the time it is left to adhere correctly and the places you park on hot days, the quality of the tint film being purchased, and even the fluid used to fit this as it is floated and squeegied out, alcohol and solvent liquids can damage the films and certain types of soap solutions can leave residues, most companies should use a window type cleaning fluid(screen Wash)which should evaporate quickly and leave no residue. you should get some good advice from the fitter as long as they have been correctly trained. once the films are fitted winding down the windows should be avoided for the first 36hrs and also keep out of direct sunlight to as this can create premature shrinking before it has adhered correctly and causes a distorted look or ripple effect!. hope this helps

    Dave

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    Oh my goodness Dave! Totally :notworthy:

     

    What an awesome amount of info! Armed with that plus the other posts we should be able to get a good result. The application doesn't necessarily seem to be the problem, it's how it weathers etc after so now we'll know how to get the best result long term. After all, it's a fair bit to spend!

     

    Thank you all so much.

    Lc

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