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wakecumberland
05-09-2013, 01:37 PM
Picked up a new to me 2011 215V/X15 in February and I couldnt resist getting the windows tinted after having it on my X2. This time I decided to remove the windshield and dismantle the frame so I would have a more finished look with no gaps in the tint/frame. I was able to do the removal, disassembly, reassembly and installation by myself, but I would recommend an extra set of hands if you can. Thanks to RyanD121 for his encouragement, as I was a little leary of removing the windshield. Just sharring the results. I had my tint guy use 20%just like I did on the X2. I like how it turned out :D

clrussell
05-09-2013, 01:39 PM
Looks good! Definitely worth the effort!


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TayMC197
05-09-2013, 01:41 PM
I like it

pmkkdx
05-09-2013, 01:51 PM
looks sharp!

snork
05-09-2013, 01:52 PM
on my list of things to do, considering sending off the frame for a powder coating at the same time

Mastercraftdave
05-09-2013, 02:18 PM
That looks awesome. I just got my 45 done this past weekend. Best way to spice up the look of your boat.

mesquitethrasher
05-10-2013, 09:45 AM
Very nice!

wakecumberland
05-10-2013, 11:24 AM
Thanks guys looking forward to a great summer!

TN Barefooter
05-10-2013, 11:38 AM
Now we need pictures of it in the water :D :D

wakecumberland
05-10-2013, 02:59 PM
TN, its funny you should ask that. I delayed posting in hopes of getting on water shots first but the weather hasn't cooperated. I think the boat looks even better on the water. I'll see what I can do. :)

wakecumberland
07-25-2013, 08:15 AM
Finally got some on water shots...

CC2MC
07-25-2013, 10:09 AM
Looks very nice. I have contemplated doing the same thing. I like the colors on the boat too. Very clean look. Random, but is that the 20" MC logo on the rear hull side?

wakecumberland
07-25-2013, 10:17 AM
Thanks CC2MC. I would say its about 20". I'll check it tonight and let you know.

scott023
07-25-2013, 11:29 AM
Finally got some on water shots...

That's a beautiful boat. Love the color, and lack of decals.

MattsCraft
07-25-2013, 11:39 AM
Nice, I am going to do it on my BTS in the fall. 20% looks good.

Redstorm
07-29-2013, 12:29 AM
Looks real good! Been thinking of doing the same and seeing yours convinced me.

timvan
08-01-2013, 07:15 AM
how is the frame dismantled? obviously by removing the screws retaining the top of the frame as a start..how is the rest attached?

wakecumberland
08-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Tim,

The frame is all attached with screws and compression fit rubber. There is a small amount of clear silicone adhesive in the joint between the two pieces of glass, most likely used to help with assembly. This is the order I went through for disassembly and was done on each side independently (duh):

1)Remove black rubber trim on exterior of frame base
2)Remove screws attaching frame to top deck
3)Lift windshield, frame still intact from the top deck and off the boat. (a second set of hands would be helpful)
4) Place windshield on carpeted surface and remove all screws from the frame
5) Remove top frame - I used some soapy water in a spray bottle to lubricate the rubber best I could. It tends to want to stick.
6) Remove bottom frame
7) Seperate the two glass pieces if it hasn't already

Hope that helps!

Smarten
08-09-2013, 09:10 AM
Man, That looks amazing!!! Thanks for the play by play destructions! After seeing yours, I will be starting mine as soon as the water starts getting hard.

96Maristar
10-31-2013, 10:04 AM
Going to tint mine over the winter. The shop that's replacing the side graphics can do the tinting. They disassemble the window, tint then reassemble. They're asking $200 for the job which seemed like a lot but then again that makes them responsible for the glass if it breaks. I may go with having them do it. Love the look. Gonna stay with 20% I think.

andersonmc
11-01-2013, 10:20 PM
Going to tint mine over the winter. The shop that's replacing the side graphics can do the tinting. They disassemble the window, tint then reassemble. They're asking $200 for the job which seemed like a lot but then again that makes them responsible for the glass if it breaks. I may go with having them do it. Love the look. Gonna stay with 20% I think.

THat is SUPER cheap. I paid 300 just to have mine tinted and I did all the labor to take it out of the frame. I got mine done in 20% and love it.