my tint experience is that unless you are a pro....
or aleast a whole lot of experience. the rear windows on t-birds have a crazy curve at the bottom and I took my car over to have it tinted and two different shops screwed it up,....i got my money back. One guy swore of tinting t-birds after mine. The bottom on these rear windows curve out and causes the tint to pull back. I have had an estimate, (this is so cal everthing is expensive) and to remove the 5 window tint and retinted is going to cost me $200.00. personnaly I don't care as long as it done right. Which right now it is not done good.
mikes right. a pro can hammer out the job in a couple hours and give you a lifetime warranty. unless you are very experienced you could easily spend a weekend on it, have it come out like crap and have to do it over. the rear window is a PITA to say the least.
for $200 i got all my windows done and got a lifetime warranty. depending where you are the price will be higher or lower. ive seen limo tint jobs down in florida only run $100 for tbirds.
i cant remember what my guy used, but i know 3M makes good stuff. take it to a pro tho.
Look for SolarGard's Quantum line of window tint.I have had it on my car for 5 years now,and it still looks great,and it has a lifetime warranty against color fade,and delamination that any SolarGard dealer will honor.
...a couple of years ago. I live in FL, and the laws are 15% and 20%. That is how my windows are tinted. I have been happy with the job I got done. I did get a lifetime warranty on it, and have had no problems with it.
i'll agree with these guys, pros do it best. The stuff from Murray's or Walmart or wherever sucks. I know people that put it on, it comes out that purplish tint, i know you've all seen it....but hey, you can get lucky. I know a guy who bought 5% tint at a place, and put it on his 5.0 mustang....it came out perfect, his first time doing it. But yea, dont just go to the first place you find, search around for prices, or better yet, get some local's opinion.....usually if youy know someone, you get great prices. I live in detroit area, so I just went over the bridge to canada to a guy's place i knew, and i got the tints done 20% all around for 100 bucks canadian which is like 60 american! now, you may not get as lucky, but just search around, it's worth it....
but with a cougar, you hav e alot less window area than a bird does and hence no nasty pain in the *** back window to have tinted... i had to go to 4 places before finding one near me that would do my bird, but they did a pretty good job and got the rear window done in one piece, its still holding up. i had all 5 windows done for 180, but i got pulled over for expired plates and he gave a ticket for the front two being tinted.. i ripped that off, but i plan on getting it done again cause tint is so nice! -greg
If you want to do it yoursef, then go down to a tint shop and buy some from them. I personally would have a shop do it, because some windows, especially the back, can be a huge pain in the *** to get right. The darker the tint, the hard it is to work with.
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