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    has anyone tint t-tops yourself?

    Hi guys. I no tint expert but I can do tint in my vehicles. It comes out real good with no bubbles and dirt. I want to do my T-Tops but I was thinking how can I use a blade to clean the surface? I think the T-tops are not made of glass but some kinda of plexiglass. If I use the blade i will scratch them. Any other options to clean the surface dirt free? Or just go real easy with the blade? Thanks.

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    they are made of glass. That's what makes them so damn expensive. I've did my Firebird when I had her and had no issues. I haven't done the T/A yet, probably because I still have my shades I either have the tops off or when they are on I have the shades in. Car gets too damn hot without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    they are made of glass. That's what makes them so damn expensive. I've did my Firebird when I had her and had no issues. I haven't done the T/A yet, probably because I still have my shades I either have the tops off or when they are on I have the shades in. Car gets too damn hot without them.
    oh they are made of glass? Its weird I put one of something on top of them and moved it around and when I checked the surface wa scratched. If they are glass then it should be fine then. I have the shades I will like to tint them to block more heat. thanks
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    test it in a small corner. I have lots of scratches on the outside. I just remember that I had no issues with my 96 FB. But I did clean the hell out of them too. I used denature alcohol on the glass and a no scratch brillo pad. followed with a no lint towel.

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    will do. Do you know of anything that I can use to remove light scratches on glass? I just did my visor strip and I can see the lines where i cut the tint

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    you may think about using the stuff that they use to polish headlights.

    I think that might work, I've seen them do it to old car lenses on the car shows that still have the glass headlights and can't be replaced or reproduce anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Thanks bud. I was looking at some products like that. It looks like is alot of work. I will think about it.

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    Well Jay trying to tint CURVED surfaces = EPIC FAIL. lol i tried but got too many wrinkles and that would not go away. ended up messing the film. So i'm back to my shades. I'm done tinting t-tops.

    it's funny i can do the front visor and probably the doors but not the t-tops lol. Thanks all.

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    did you lay the tint over the outside of the tops to get your rough outline?

    that's how they did my rear window in one piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    did you lay the tint over the outside of the tops to get your rough outline?

    that's how they did my rear window in one piece
    yes, it wasnt a problem to get the right size it was trying to get the paper bends off that happen at the ends. They were too many. the smaller the area to tint the harder it is for me. I don't think i will try the back window.

    You really did the back window in one piece? thats impresive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    yes, it wasnt a problem to get the right size it was trying to get the paper bends off that happen at the ends. They were too many. the smaller the area to tint the harder it is for me. I don't think i will try the back window.

    You really did the back window in one piece? thats impresive.
    did mine in one piece, its easier if you take the plastics off

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    well im done tinting the t tops lol. There is certain things im not good at and this is one of them lol. I might give it a shot another time. Its just too damm hot and my patience runs thin in the heat lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    yes, it wasnt a problem to get the right size it was trying to get the paper bends off that happen at the ends. They were too many. the smaller the area to tint the harder it is for me. I don't think i will try the back window.

    You really did the back window in one piece? thats impresive.
    I paid some one to do that

    No way in hell was I going to try that again. I learned from the Firebird to have a professional do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    well im done tinting the t tops lol. There is certain things im not good at and this is one of them lol. I might give it a shot another time. Its just too damm hot and my patience runs thin in the heat lol
    why dont you take them inside and try?? a/c and all the time you need lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    why dont you take them inside and try?? a/c and all the time you need lol
    you didnt think i did that lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    well im done tinting the t tops lol. There is certain things im not good at and this is one of them lol. I might give it a shot another time. Its just too damm hot and my patience runs thin in the heat lol
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    you didnt think i did that lol?
    no lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    no lol
    lol let me re frase. I was inside but when I had to put the tint on I turn the ac off so i dont get dust on them. I appreciate the BIG correction words ... lmao.

    I dont think heat or not heat was going to make a difference.

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    I would just buy a set of used shades unless you just like being able to see through the glass. The shades are more effective in keeping the cabin cool in direct sunlight, and makes your tint on the doors and back glass appear darker due to no sunlight coming in.

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