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jdhart73
05-11-2011, 11:59 PM
I am wanting to lightly tint my windows on an 06 X2. I have been told it's not much trouble to remove the windshield to take in and get tinted. Has anyone done this?

timvan
05-12-2011, 09:01 AM
any good tinter can do the job on the boat... why put yourself through so much trouble?

DemolitionMan
05-12-2011, 09:02 AM
Just take the boat to the tint shop you don't need to remove the windshield.

Double D
05-12-2011, 09:10 AM
So is this tint the sheet type or what is the best tint to have put on?

DemolitionMan
05-12-2011, 09:23 AM
Sheet Tint is the way to go.

scott023
05-12-2011, 09:39 AM
Holy lick. There is NO WAY you should have to remove the windshield. Anyone with a wee bit of talent and know how would be able to do it on the boat. :twocents:

Yellow X9
05-12-2011, 09:43 AM
I am wanting to lightly tint my windows on an 06 X2. I have been told it's not much trouble to remove the windshield to take in and get tinted. Has anyone done this?

So mush easier to take the Boat glass to the tint shop, and the glass from the boat removes easily, remove the rubber at the base of the glass, remove screws and lift. You'll get a better tint job with the glass off the boat- I have done this process to several friends MC boats

chawk610
05-12-2011, 09:53 AM
I removed mine as well... it took about 30 min to get the windshield off... which is about how long it takes to hook up and get anywhere. I decided to remove mine cause I replaced the side acrylic with dark to match the newly tinted glass. Totally worth the work... it changes the look of the boat!

before and after

kskonn
05-12-2011, 12:25 PM
they tinted my X30 on the boat in about 45 minutes.

Kevin@MWMC
05-12-2011, 12:27 PM
Any tinter who has any amount of skill will be able to do the job with the window still on the boat!

DemolitionMan
05-12-2011, 12:34 PM
I have not had mine tinted yet because my tint guy quoted me $400.00 to do it. But he tinted my car for $200.00 that was 7 windows and a windshield. I still have not figured that one out.

TxsRiverRat
05-12-2011, 12:53 PM
Do you guys tint windows for looks? I never tinted mine so I could keep the sweet hours of waterskiing available (dawn and dusk) without having to look over the top.

DemolitionMan
05-12-2011, 01:06 PM
Do you guys tint windows for looks? I never tinted mine so I could keep the sweet hours of waterskiing available (dawn and dusk) without having to look over the top.

I would personally do it for looks.

chawk610
05-12-2011, 02:01 PM
For looks... AND... the sun coming through isn't as strong. We have wakeboarded and skiied at night by moonlight without issue!!! The tint guy doesn't want to work around your dash, speakers, etc... that is why he quoted higher.

DemolitionMan
05-12-2011, 02:29 PM
For looks... AND... the sun coming through isn't as strong. We have wakeboarded and skiied at night by moonlight without issue!!! The tint guy doesn't want to work around your dash, speakers, etc... that is why he quoted higher.

Mine is easier than most because it has the five piece windshield.

jdhart73
05-12-2011, 03:10 PM
I've heard taking them off isn't bad... Just a rubber strip and about 5 screws.

TxsRiverRat
05-12-2011, 03:40 PM
There was a guy that bought a sweet PS 197 several years ago and he tinted the windows. While it looked cool, we always ended up taking my 93 205 so I could see where I was going at dawn...

On a different note, has anyone repainted the black metal frame on the windshield? How did you do it?

supturb89
05-13-2011, 09:08 AM
There was a guy that bought a sweet PS 197 several years ago and he tinted the windows. While it looked cool, we always ended up taking my 93 205 so I could see where I was going at dawn...

On a different note, has anyone repainted the black metal frame on the windshield? How did you do it?

Some good tips here (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=7620&highlight=powdercoat+windshield). I need to do mine, probably going the powdercoat route.

TxsRiverRat
05-13-2011, 09:56 AM
Thanks! Lotta reading!

chawk610
05-13-2011, 10:01 AM
Well... while the glass was being tinted on mine I used flat black rattlecan... it is holding up great!!!

TxsRiverRat
05-13-2011, 10:12 AM
Hmmm.... auto touchup paint may be the way to go

DemolitionMan
05-13-2011, 10:25 AM
I had the one on my 78 powder coated.

A sharpie works well for touch up.

TxsRiverRat
05-13-2011, 11:26 AM
I tried the sharpie – didn’t work for me... Maybe it was the texas heat