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nth...just thinking is it posible to tint the car window with DIY?but actually how they do this?i mean the worker at the shop....i am planning to tint my car film...but dunno where is the best shop for reasonable price la....any one can help?or any DIYer here noe how to do this?thanks thanks thanks
 

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better let them do for u ler...if after you did it...got bubbles, no warantee ler.... :unsure:
 

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skills? steady hand and some agility.

tools? soapy water in spray can. set of plastic squegees, precision craft knife (or RM2 one with new blades ready) and plenty of cloths. Well lighted and clean enviroment. Patience (lots of it)

I tinted my home windows myself.. the results are good but the fact that my home windows are over 20+ years old means that there was some residual dirt which couldn't come off.. so too bad. bumpy here n there but nothing I can do about it. I learnt by spending days sitting at a friend's shop watching him tint car after car...

Anyways,

I would suggest you buy cheap tint (AKA brothers black tint) and practice on your home windows. or some glass lar.

Firstly, buy autosol. use it on the interior glass and grab some newspaper and rub briskly (especially if you had have previous tint on the windows) to remove the adhesive.. Very crucial. You dont' want dust all over, do you? Clean till smooth, use razor blade edge on the window to remove any excess sediment or substrate.

Place tint on the outside glass (you tint inside though) with the removable plastic layer facing you. Soap up the window so that the tint will hold, and then cut to size. Leave some leeway for "accidents" though :)

Then... practice removing and readjusting the tint. Now you're just playing with surface tension and soap.. no adhesive contact yet.

When you're ready, go inside, soap up the window. with the tint still on the windo outside, pick at the tint till you remove the plastic layer.. AS you remove it have someone spray the soap solution IN THE MIDDLE to help remove the plastic painlessly. DO NOT TOUCH this now.. the adhesive goes onto the window and nowhere else. You don't want oil from ur skin on it.

Transfer the tint to the inside window, with the adhesive facing forward...

place as uniformly as you can. readjust till the layer seems in position, and grab you squegee set. Start with the biggest, brush the middle areas out..uniformly and not roughly. Bear in mind if you're rough with it the squegee might wear out and turn into a scratching pad. Remove all visible water bubbles with the squegee. IN the corners, use the thinner squegees to even out the bubbles...continue till done.

When finally done, leave to dry. Do not wind windows down for 2 weeks.

Also, be careful not to scratch your rear defroster lines. Once broken they're gone.............
 

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actually the film is rather cheap, only the labour charges are very high outside
 

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thanks for ur opinions...anyway.....i give up for DIY it...bcoz dun think can tint it well and make it last.....so decide to do it at the shop....but anyone here noe any nice shop around PJ area?which brand is recomendable(cheap + good)?bcoz my budget is very tight....and i am newbie...dunno which shop to go...takut kena chop...so hope someone can guide me....thanks thanks~!~!~!peace~!~!~!
 

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dude.. cheap thing no good.. good thing no cheap...

if u dun wanto regret after installing cheaper tints.. example: it is still hot or de performance of de tint is not enough... even de workmanship is good.. then u better save up ur money to get a better tint...

just suffer for some time.. then later u can enjoy good tint... mayb V-kool? u can feel de difference between good tint n cheap tints...
 

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i noe...but what i expect is actually at least 50% diff lor...and my budget is aroun RM500 only....haha...why?because i am driving and old car only lo...but really suffer when driving under the hot sun...exspecially when i drive back to kedah from KL...damn hot u noe...so any suggestion?thanks thanks....peace~!~!~!
 

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well.. rm500 can get a good tint liao.. but not as good as those v-kool wan lar..

mine also rm500 tint...brand i think is UV-Cool... its not dark.. it looks like stock windows... erm.. heat rejection is 74% if not mistaken.. forgot liao... still ok lar..

but i still like v-kool... de effect damn shiok.. u can barely feel de heat...
 

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well, for RM500 you can get V-Kool Gold Dust.. bit reflective and so-so.

At the end of the day you should know there are only so many manufacturers of metalized/polymer based tinting films in the world. So chances are they originate from the same manufacturer are possible. Just what grade.

AFAIK V-Kool is made by Southwall Technologies, which also makes Hüper Optik. Main difference is that V-Kool has a metallic coating, whereas Hüper Optik utilizes a ceramic-based coating.
 

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I did on glass also..using air cool. The effect is very good, no more feeling hot when driving lo...Totally RM600, front window 98% heat filteration, the other 65% only...i heard nowaday they offer RM400++, better heat filteration. Don't know still got promotion or not. Puchong got two air cool branches. B)
 

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v-kool gold dust at rm500? so cheap?

well.. personally i dun like gold dust look... cos it dun suit my car... n it reflect too much light... look like mirror... its good lar.. ppl kenot c u.. but JPJ may kacau..
 

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ho...like that ar....then most probaly will go for air cool...but puchong...nvr been before...shit...have to ask here ask there again liao...PJ area dun have any nice shop for tint?if really dun have then how about brothers ler?if brothers also no good then have to purposely take 1 day leave then go to tint it...haha....thanks for all the opinion ar...peace~!~!~!
 

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at puchong you can go to tints shop... oposit ioi mall.. at car park area.. belakang maybank.. taipan usj area.. behind sate kajang...behind car park buiding... guy if u know if any shop can sell film only with out instal tell me.. i want diy to my kelisa...
 

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U can find air cool opposite road of IOI mall, same row with proton edar. Another bigger branch is near the car park, just behind Hong Leong bank...all opposite IOI mall only.. just go round round, they got big company signboard B)
 

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If u guys want, i have stock for SunGard Gold Dust... very nice & performance oso good... Under afternoon hot sun only use number 2 acond speed. The a/cond can cool the cabin very fast.

My passengers always doze off.... if ride in my car coz very shady & cool. I got excess stock which i can sell at RM6.50 per square feet. I bought the tint for DIY to my car previously.

U can PM me the sizes that you want. Great for DIY fans...
 

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blitz...how much filteration it can do?? heat, uv and light...just asking...possibly my friend wanna do.. :D
 

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There is certain level of visibility approved by JPJ one...around 65% visibility like that..the tint shop people will know one..
 

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dont forget a heat gun too .. for the smooth curve and bends ..

btw, where can get a heat gun eh ?
 

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Originally posted by gogsard@Mar 7 2005, 21:02
dont forget a heat gun too .. for the smooth curve and bends ..

btw, where can get a heat gun eh ?
u dont need heat gun... just use your sister/mom hair dryer also give the same effect.... :D

If u buy own tint film, for labour charge... normally a tint shop will charge around RM60-80 for just the front screen and for whole car, around RM100-180... therefore you save "some" money for cigarette & car petrol...

But if u use their tint film and labour...
whole car incl front screen, RM550 (SunGard Goldust).
If just 4 side windows w/out front and rear screen RM300 (SunGard Goldust).
If 4 side windows + rear screen RM400 (SunGard Goldust).
If just front screen alone, RM130 for 60% reject heat or RM200 for 97% reject heat.

The prices quoted above might differ from one shop to another depending on many influencing factors such as lansi towkey, the car u drive, ur PR with towkey etc... B)
 

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Originally posted by blitz+Mar 8 2005, 14:21 --></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (blitz @ Mar 8 2005, 14:21 )</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-gogsard@Mar 7 2005, 21:02
dont forget a heat gun too .. for the smooth curve and bends ..

btw, where can get a heat gun eh ?
u dont need heat gun... just use your sister/mom hair dryer also give the same effect.... :D

If u buy own tint film, for labour charge... normally a tint shop will charge around RM60-80 for just the front screen and for whole car, around RM100-180... therefore you save "some" money for cigarette & car petrol...

But if u use their tint film and labour...
whole car incl front screen, RM550 (SunGard Goldust).
If just 4 side windows w/out front and rear screen RM300 (SunGard Goldust).
If 4 side windows + rear screen RM400 (SunGard Goldust).
If just front screen alone, RM130 for 60% reject heat or RM200 for 97% reject heat.

The prices quoted above might differ from one shop to another depending on many influencing factors such as lansi towkey, the car u drive, ur PR with towkey etc... B) [/b][/quote]
hair dryer is not hot enough!!
i try b4 ;)
 

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yep.. but hor ait gun air is much hotter than hair dryer...

it can blow hotter air while maintaing low air flow.. wun make ur film fly here n there... B)
 

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i just wan to ask how to DIY tint film for rear mirror since my rear mirror is not straight one.i did try b4 but fail.