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    Tinting rear window..

    Would putting vinyl on the inside of the top of the hatch help prevent tint from bubbling? I can't tell how my last hatch was tinted since it came tinted, however, it looks like there is a solid black vinyl strip along the inside and then tint over it. But has anyone else heard of this when preventing bubbles in the tint?

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    Kinda off topic but got pulled over yesterday cause my hatch tint was to dark its a 5 percent but had to drop some knowledge on that five 0 told him its only illegal if i have anything darker than 35 on my door windows now go check your shit and stop hating on my bird cause your driving a crown vic lol I've had my run ends with the law an i wanna be a lawyer so ill put them in there place when they do stupid stuff like this other wise its yes sir no sir sorry for speeding sir lol

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    Wow... anyways.

    As for vinyl, on the top I have seen many do that. The stock rear hatch has black dots on the top of the glass (have no clue what they are called), but they are a sob to tint as air can get stuck up there since u can't squeegee that section.

    Several people I know went with vinyl to black out that top piece since its not visible in the rear view anyways.

    When I had mine tinted I had to take the car back three times for him to work on that tiny top section as bubbles showed very easy from the rear perspective

    If Mr Luos chimes in, I seem to recall he did this as well.
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    Had mine tinted Wednesday and the first thing the guy suggested was putting a strip of vinyl there. The last person to tint it didnt and it never looked right. Looks 10xs better now with the vinyl there.

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    It may sound weird but I have also heard of guys using clear Elmer's glue on that section to prevent bubbling. Your tint guy would just apply the glue to the glass, reapply the film and and squeegee out the excess. The method may seem out there but the results are good.

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    Thanks guys and I still believe 5% tint is illegal on the hatch, look up tint laws for your state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbguy357 View Post
    Thanks guys and I still believe 5% tint is illegal on the hatch, look up tint laws for your state.
    yeah here in nc I failed last year with 30% tint on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    yeah here in nc I failed last year with 30% tint on the back.
    wow, the regulations must be very different state to state in Florida we can go 15% rear but i've never heard of them enforcing it, and when I was in NY we go do any darkness in the rear.

    ya, i looked it up before posting and NC is 35% all around, wierd

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