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tint guy said he can strip old tint, and charge me for stripping, and put new tint on, or he said he could put another layer over current tint, then wouldnt have to strip.

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Just guessing but

eudaman said:
tint guy said he can strip old tint, and charge me for stripping, and put new tint on, or he said he could put another layer over current tint, then wouldnt have to strip.

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would thickness be a problem with double coat? It may streak from the wipers upon lowering/raising??
 

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i dont think 2 layers of tint will be a problem. on my toyota sequoia it came with the back windows tinted. i put limo tint on the front 2 windows and all they did was put another layer on the back to match the color. had the truck for 2 years never had any problems at all. you couldnt tell that there was 2 layers on the back windows at all.
 

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urbanchemist said:
i dont think 2 layers of tint will be a problem. on my toyota sequoia it came with the back windows tinted. i put limo tint on the front 2 windows and all they did was put another layer on the back to match the color. had the truck for 2 years never had any problems at all. you couldnt tell that there was 2 layers on the back windows at all.
Was it factory tint? If so, isn't factory tinted glass actually tinted?...i.e., not a film on the surface. Maybe there was only one surface coating?
 

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Was it factory tint? If so, isn't factory tinted glass actually tinted?...i.e., not a film on the surface. Maybe there was only one surface coating?

nah it was aftermarket tint...and i was overly conservative on the tint %....much like i maybe in prospectively going with 20 inch wheels instead of 22's. o dear.

from what the urbanchemist says, the 2 layers should be fine! which is nice.
 

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2 layers isnt a big deal .. we do that when ppl want their stuff darker than 5% ... stripping isnt easy or cheap .. especially when your talking about the back window with defroster lines .... bottom line = if you got money ... have them strip it them re-tint it darker ... if you dont have the money then just have them tint over the existing tint ...
 

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If you can use one layer to get the darkness you want then do it right and have the original tint removed. Sticking new tint on old tint is not cleanest or clearest install. Have a shop use a steamer. My shop charged me $10 per window to steam it off as it only took 2-5 minutes a window. You car isn't that old that you should have a problem steaming the tint off.
 

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What the last two said. :fing02:

I recently had my driver's side window re-tinted after the tint became noticeably scratched while my car was being serviced at my Chrysler dealer. I then took it to my tint shop (which originally did the work), and they R&R'd the tint in all of thirty minutes. They advised me that old tint removal is fairly easy (they too steam it off), just as long as it hasn't been on for a number of years.

I then had them completely re-tint my wife's car, because the Ford dealer's aftermarket tint (done elsewhere) had started to degrade. Although that tint had been on for three years, my tint shop was still able to easily steam-off the old tint without any problems...even from the rear window with its integrated defroster. :cool2:
 

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removing side window tint is easy, the hard part is making sure all the glue is off before its re-tinted. The rear window can be a real BITCH to do, as XDC said. The best way to remove the back window, is to spray the film with amonia, and put a garbage back around the inside fo the window, then let the car sit out in the hot sun for a few hours, it should come off fairly easily. Just make sure the shop doesn't razor blade the back window off. You could end up cutting some of those defrost lines.
 
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