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    Last night I tried to tint my rear window.

    Got the film from halford £35 so enough to do the whole car. Researched what to do and ran out to my garage to give it a go!

    The rear screen has a curve to it so I had to use a heat gun to shrink the film so it followed the contours of the window. This took about an hour during this time i trimmed the film to the correct size. All went really well and I was happy with the result

    Stage two.. Removing the film from the outside of the car to the inside.. this was really easy too

    BUT THEN! after spending 30 minutes getting out all of the water and smoothing the film down.. RIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPPP I feked it up big time.

    I was feking screwing grrrrrrrrrr I couldnt believe it. I could have just patched it up but that would have looked duff so I ripped the whole feking lot off and kicked it round the garage in anger lol.

    SO today I will start again.

    To be contiuned....
     
     

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    Did u put fairy liquid in the mix? Also trim the rear down after you have heat shrinked it. When u apply it do a swoop from the centre to centre to left then centre to right then centre up then centre down. You should be left with 4 sections that way to work out the bubbles. Of it ripped you either didn't keep the back wet enough or the film u got is poo. Hope this helps pm me if u need any more advice
     
     

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    Hi yeah I did it as you said, when I went to tuck an the film upper the trim I slipped and that was it a nice clear 3 inch rip in the film. This morning I did a side rear window and that went as bad, at the bottom of the window I tucked the film in and all was good then the bubble kept on coming back up. I did use a lint free cloth on the sqegy "Cant spell" to drive out the water to the edge to stop this but they kept on coming. I have now given up and will find someone in milton keynes to fit the film for me.

    Tinting car windows is a real skill, I dont think it is something that anyone can do unless they have some experience in doing it before.
     
     

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    CAR WINDOW TINT FILM KIT 15% DARK SMOKE 76CM X 6M | eBay
    before you do try get some of these guys in the link above much better quality than the halfauds rubbish get a 6m roll plenty or room for mistakes then. shame you arnt closer would of offered a hand.
     
     

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    Cheers for your help,

    I am going to give it another go this evening as I have some film left, enough to do the rear sides and qt windows. The thing that is pissing me off is the rubbers on the bottom of the inside windows. They are so tight and make it really hard to get any tools down the bottom to push out the water!

    I could take off the door panels eh! but will the window sill come out ok?
     
     

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    I am going to order this off ebay..

    CAR WINDOW TINT FILM KIT 35% LIGHT SMOKE 76CM X 6M | eBay

    Thanks for the link

    To be continued...
     
     

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    now then u can get one that are already pre cut to your window so its just a case of bangin it straight on so it cuts out all the cutting and trimming,my mate did my back rear windows,but struggled on 2 attempts wiv the back so mine needs doing aswell haha,it may look easy but it aint
     
     

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    Some cars you need the door card off to remove the rubber seal some cars u can pull the seal out with the door card still on
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk4sg4eva View Post
    now then u can get one that are already pre cut to your window so its just a case of bangin it straight on so it cuts out all the cutting and trimming,my mate did my back rear windows,but struggled on 2 attempts wiv the back so mine needs doing aswell haha,it may look easy but it aint
    Buying pre cut film is a good idea but you still have to shape it to the windows, film is flat windows aint! Cutting the shape isnt hard its getting the film to stay stuck in fiddly cornors that is difficult. Im sure after many fuk ups i'll get it right tho :/

    I will be taking off the door cards this evening and see what i can do from there.
     
     

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    I was thinking of doing mine and have a pre cut tint kit on my ebay 'watch' list for the past few months and been watching it being done on youtube. Seems so easy but the back windscreen being curved and all that I know for a fact I will run into trouble and my problem is I have absolutely no patience, i'll rant and rave, feel sorry for myself and get the car booked in to the nearest window tinting place without delay, without any research and end up getting it done by some cowboys! so I'm not even going to attempt it after hearing your story!! lol
    I'm just looking around for a nice friendly cheap and professional tinting company.
    Hope you get it sorted soon
     
     

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