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This is a discussion on wifes new car within the Almost Anything Goes forums, part of the Off - Topic / Discussion forums category; well we traded in her fully loaded 05 ford 500 and got a 08 G8 v6(nb4 GT is better) i ...

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    well we traded in her fully loaded 05 ford 500 and got a 08 G8 v6(nb4 GT is better) i know buts its the wifes car and its better for her and gas. Anyway great car looks good and functions good. My questions is has anyone here ever installed tint before? If so could you tell me how you did it? Cars windows are as clear as a petting zoo. makes me uncomfortable.

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    Sides are cake. Rears can be a bit of a PITA depending on the window curvature.

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    so if you buy a roll of tint and did it yourself how do you get the right size film cut for the window? proly just pay someone.

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    You can see vids of tint being installed on YouTube -- does not look bad to do with the right tools.

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    yeah i have watched a few but you gotta remember that those people doing it probably have been doing it for a while and make it seem easy. if it was me it would probably make it to the window balled up and have shit tones of air bubbles in it.

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    pics?

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    I tried that. Very easy to mess the tint up with heat. You can find pre-cut tint on ebay. Again, sides are really easy but the rear window can be a real PITA. You can try the split window method too. But when it comes right down to it, after trial and error you end up spending almost as much money for a half ass hack job doing it yourself. Unless your just hell bent on doing it yourself, I'd have a pro shop do it. Or at least have them do the rear.

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    i mean it would be a great trick of the trade to learn so i can do all of my cars whenever i wanted but its looks like a pain in the arse. i will get pics tomorrow.

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    The cost of paying someone to tint is definitely worth it. Now you may do fine, but u screw up the rear and have to remove it, then you may toast the rear defrost.

    If I were to seriously attempt it, I would probably start by testing on a window or door in my house (easy to remove).

    I actually tinted the backside of our house with reflective tint, where u can't see in. Looks decent from a distance, but would be unsatisfactory on my car.

    And Congrats on the g8. Not that I'm biased, but they're pretty awesome.

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    you can order precut nowadays that fit the windows perfectly. id pay someone to do it

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    found a shop locally and paid 174 for all four doors and rear. front 20% rears 10%. chillin.

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    Good choice. I bought one for my wife last year. All she wanted done was have it tinted and some wheels put on it.
    Go with the Camaro wheels--this is hers.


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    don't go w/the Camaro wheels

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    i kinda like the factory ones on it now preobably wont change the wheels but im tryin to talk the wife into letting me paint all of the silver trim red. her car is black and silver leather/ plastic interior and black metalic exterior. so far she wont let it happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Never-Enough View Post
    don't go w/the Camaro wheels
    I have had so many compliments on how those wheels look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianGoat View Post
    I have had so many compliments on how those wheels look.
    I think they look good

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    it would be nice to get a set of the maro wheels in black. Do they make them?

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    Powdercoat them. LOTS of 5th-gen guys out there swapping their wheels out for aftermarket. Pic up a set, black them out, and throw them on.

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    Yeah those wheels can be picked up pretty cheap.

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