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jdhart73
05-16-2011, 10:45 PM
UPDATED WITH PICS! The guy actually took the glass out of the frame and tinted the window edge to edge so there would be no shrinkage in the heat, I love how it looks! I went 20%.

I wanted to update my previous window tint thread. I decided to take the windows off and take them in to the tint shop. This took me a total of 30 minutes! I peeled back the outside weather strip and removed about 9 torx screws on each window frame and picked them up and put them in my truck by myself (not heavy at all). I dropped them off at the tint shop and they are putting 20% on them for me in the morning for $100.
While the windows are off I have taken the opportunity to clean all those hard/impossible to get places as well.

Just wanted to update everyone that this was extremely simple, at least on my boat it is (2006 X2). I will post pictures when I get them back tomorrow!

http://i53.tinypic.com/v8o1lx.jpg

DooSPX
05-17-2011, 01:19 AM
post pictures!

jdhart73
05-17-2011, 01:20 AM
Will do, should have them back at the house tomorrow and will be re mounting

jdhart73
05-18-2011, 09:33 PM
updated with pics in original post.

Barefooter92
05-18-2011, 10:09 PM
SICK! I would like to hear how you like driving at night though.

jdhart73
05-18-2011, 10:35 PM
Thanks. I don't do a lot of driving at night and when I do I sit on the bolster and look over the window or I use GPS.

Thrall
05-18-2011, 10:49 PM
GPS keeps you from running into things? That's autopilot!:D
Seriously though, looks awesome. Been thinking about doing that to my black X2, but so far, I still want to be able to see out the windows even though most of the time I'm driving, it's w/ teh bolstr up looking over the windshield.

jdhart73
05-18-2011, 11:41 PM
Ha Thrall! I thought of how dumb that sounded after I pushed reply. I should have said I use a combination of GPS and bolster seat at night.... GPS obviously doing nothing to keep me from running into stuff! Actually I rarely look out the window during the day!

jdl xstar
05-19-2011, 10:31 AM
Considering getting tint put on my boat. Whats the going rate these days for that?

DooSPX
05-19-2011, 10:38 AM
I have thought about getting mine tinted, but not so dark. I was thinking like 30% or so.